Arctic Securities

For both chess players and investors alike, precision is essential and mistakes can be fatal. Arctic Securities is a leading, independent Norwegian investment bank, specializing in corporate finance transactions and advisory services, securities sales and trading, as well as equity and credit research. I respect Arctic Securities’ absolute commitment to integrity, quality and independent research achievements. They focus on competence, discretion and rapid execution – their core competitive advantages.


Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has assisted me with legal advice since I was thirteen – and they continue to, today. When they told me that one of their sayings was “failure is not an option” it reminded me of the words of my former coach Garry Kasparov – “losing is not an option”. Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is one of the leading law firms in Norway. With approximately 170 lawyers and offices in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Tromsø they are well represented locally. Simonsen Vogt Wiig provides professional legal assistance within all aspects of the business law. Their clients includes Norwegian and foreign corporations, institutions, organizations, individuals as well as government.



VG has been covering my career for many years. Their journalists have been traveling with me around the globe for many different chess events. I hope my partnership with VG will ensure even more exposure of chess to the Norwegian mainstream audience. VG is primarily a media company focusing on newspaper publication and related activities. The objective of the newspaper Verdens Gang is to be a politically and financially independent daily newspaper covering the whole of Norway. VG is owned by the Scandinavian media Group, Schibsted. VG’s core values include courage and open and people-minded. With these values VG sets the agenda for both the public and the official news in Norway. Since its founding in 1945, VG has grown to be the most read newspaper in Norway on all platforms: paper, web and mobile.