Press releases 2013
London Stock Exchange hosts major Russia and CIS investor conference
London Stock Exchange today welcomed over 400 delegates to its inaugural Russia and CIS Investor Conference. The event includes international investor presentations from listed and private Russian and CIS companies; and high level panel discussions on topics including the outlook for IPOs, derivatives trading and the post trade environment.
Representatives from some of the region’s leading companies, including Sberbank, VTB, Russian Railways and Lukoil, are attending the conference.
To mark the occasion, Nick Baird, CEO at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), joined senior Russian delegates to open trading on the London markets in a ceremony hosted by London Stock Exchange Group CEO, Xavier Rolet.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, said:
“Today is an excellent demonstration of the strong financial ties between London, Russia and the CIS. The community of companies, investors, analysts and advisors gathered at today’s conference are at the heart of a formidable partnership of two of the world’s leading financial centres.”
There are 69 companies from Russia and the CIS quoted across London Stock Exchange’s markets, with a combined value of $551 billion.
London Stock Exchange’s International Order Book (IOB) facilitates the trading of 36 Russian GDR issuers, which see more than $10 billion worth of trading each month.
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About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801.
The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the Pan-European equities and derivatives platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.
Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.
The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, Unavista, Proquote and RNS, as well as access to over 200,000 international equity, bond and alternative asset class indices, through LSEG’s world leading index provider, FTSE.
London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 30 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at: www.lseg.com