The London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange is at the heart of global financial markets and is home to
some of the best companies in the world. At the apex of the three great financial centres
of London, New York and Tokyo, the London Stock Exchange has built on more than 200 years
of integrity, expertise and market knowledge to become the world's most global exchange
We enable companies from around the world to raise the capital they need
to grow, by listing securities on our highly-efficient, transparent and
well-regulated markets. Through our two primary markets the Main Market
and AIM we give companies access to one of the worlds deepest and most
liquid pools of investment capital. Once companies have been admitted
to trading, we use our expertise of the global financial markets to help
them maximise the value of their listing in London.
We provide the trading platforms used by broking firms around the world
to buy and sell securities. Our systems provide fast and efficient access
to trading, allowing investors and institutions to tap quickly into equity,
bond and derivative markets. Internationally recognised standards of regulation
and market practice make our markets some of the most attractive and liquid
in the world. More than 300 firms worldwide trade as members of the London
We supply high-quality, real-time prices, news and other information to
the global financial community. Strong relationships with data vendors
help ensure the markets receive the information they depend upon. We invest
heavily in the best technology to create new applications for our data.
We work closely with world-class partners to constantly upgrade our products
Our derivatives business is a pioneering diversification beyond our core
equity markets. EDX London is our international equity derivatives exchange
and our aim is to become the worlds most efficient and liquid market
for equity derivatives. The UK covered warrants market is one of the world's
fastest growing investment markets. We host five blue-chip issuers offering
over 800 warrants and certificates on single stocks and indices in the
UK and around the world.
Our strategy is to compete globally in the market for
financial transaction services and become the market of choice. We intend
to grow our existing business and the reach and scale of our operations,
through business development initiatives, acquisitions, joint ventures
and alliances where appropriate.
To implement this strategy, we will pursue 3 objectives:
- Reinforcing and extending our position as the premier source of equity
market liquidity, benchmark prices and market data in the European time
- Operating a diversified business which capitalises on the emergence of
an increasingly innovative environment, through leadership in technology
and market services
- And thereby delivering superior value to our customers and shareholders
Since its launch in 1999, techMARK - our international
market for innovative technology companies - has established itself as
a leading global market for shares in businesses at the cutting edge of
We have now launched techMARK mediscience, the world's
first international market for healthcare companies. These companies are
world leaders in the fields of science and technology and techMARK mediscience
recognises the dynamism and huge potential within the healthcare industry.
techMARK mediscience is designed to maximise these advantages by catering
for the unique requirements of these businesses.
To offer both maximum coverage for companies on these markets and maximum
opportunity for interested investors, further information about techMARK
and techMARK mediscience is available
- the FTSE techMARK All-Share Index that includes all techMARK companies
- the FTSE techMARK 100 Index that excludes the largest companies and focuses
on medium and small techMARK companies at the generally faster-growing end of the market
- the FTSE techMARK mediscience Index that is specifically for emerging
healthcare companies in the early stages of growth.
FTSE techMARK All-Share index
All companies admitted to techMARK are included in the FTSE techMARK
All-Share Index. It is reviewed quarterly and new listings are included
within the index straight away.
FTSE techMARK 100 index
The FTSE techMARK 100 index focuses on medium and smaller techMARK companies.
It excludes the largest companies and includes the 100 primary listed
companies that were below ?4bn market capitalisation at the launch of
techMARK. The existing constituents are reviewed quarterly and are subject
to minimum liquidity criteria.
FTSE techMARK mediscience index
The FTSE techMARK mediscience index is specifically for emerging healthcare
companies in the early stages of growth, so FTSE 100 companies are not included. The
existing constituents are reviewed quarterly.
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