Handelsbanken AB is a Nordic banking and financial group, established in 2000. Earlier, the Swedish government's holding in the bank, but now it is an independent listed company. Handelsbanken is the Largest Bank in Sweden. Today the bank employs about 32,983 people worldwide, with about 7530 active in the Swedish financial sector. The Bank has established its headquarters in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm, as well as regional offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Singapore and the USA. Handelsbanken is the second largest company in the Nordic region, according to Forbes Global 2000 list.