London Stock Exchange Group (LSE)
What is the London Stock Exchange Group?
The LSE Group is a major operator of financial exchanges, most notably the London Stock Exchange. It also owns the FTSE and Millennium Exchange, one of the fastest trading platforms used by several of the world’s leading stock markets.
Where have you heard about the London Stock Exchange Group?
The London Stock Exchange is well known around the world. The LSE Group hit the financial headlines in March 2016 when it announced a merger agreement with Deutsche Börse to create Europe’s largest exchange operator, in a deal worth $30 billion.
What you need to know about the London Stock Exchange Group...
The London Stock Exchange Group PLC was formed in 2007 when the LSE acquired the Milan-based Borsa Italiana for 1.6 billion euro (£1.1bn/$2bn).
The LSE Group provides a number of different markets for shares, bonds and other tradable assets including exchange-traded funds and derivatives.
The LSE itself can trace its history all the way back to 1698 when shares were bought and sold using the open outcry system like a traditional market. Nowadays, trades are carried out electronically.