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Thematic and ESG ETPs see numbers increase at the London Stock Exchange

2021 was a year that saw strong growth in the London Stock Exchange’s ETP range. Overall, there were 311 new ETPs across the year, divided into 181 ETFs and 130 other types of ETPs. This compares with 193 ETPs listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2020.

Lida Eslami, Head of Business Development, ETP and IOB, London Stock Exchange Group explains that the oth

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2021 - A year of opportunity

Whilst 2020 was a year of resilience, 2021 was a year of opportunity.

The landscape changed and the markets were buoyant. We were at the heart of the action - helping our clients uncover new opportunities and growth; supporting issuers in raising capital to fund innovation and sustainability initiatives and supporting our trading clients in tapping into global liquidity.

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2021 has been a landmark year for the London Stock Exchange

2021 has been something of a landmark year for the London Stock Exchange and its Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).

Hetal Patel, Manager, Exchange Traded Products, London Stock Exchange, explains that on 3 February 2021, trading in ETPs accounted for 23 per cent of the total London Stock Exchange order book turnover.

The first Exchange Traded Fund (E

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London Stock Exchange's Voluntary Carbon Markets solution – accelerating the availability of financing for projects supporting the low-carbon transition.

 The London Stock Exchange is developing a new market solution to accelerate the availability of financing for projects that will support a just transition to a low-carbon economy.  The goal is to address two major challenges: access to capital at scale for the development of new climate projects worldwide; and primary market access to a long-term supply of high-quality carbon cre

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Sustainable finance news: Q1 update

In the year that the UK will host COP26, sustainability is not only a national priority, but has become a mainstay on the financial sector’s agenda. 

Investors globally are pushing forward the ESG investment agenda and demanding transparent climate-related disclosures. Equity funds pursuing an ESG strategy have seen significant growth, and corporates and sovereigns alike are tapping

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Momentum gathers for capital raising in London, retaining its title as the leading financial capital in Europe

Murray Roos 

Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

London has retained its position as the premier venue for capital raising in Europe – with companies raising £16.3bn through IPOs and follow-ons during Q1 2021, amounting to double the value of the next two largest exchanges on the continent (Dealogic, April 2021). The latest

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Deliveroo IPO: Case Study

In just eight years, Deliveroo has grown from delivering food from three restaurants in Chelsea to delivering in over 800 towns and cities across 12 markets globally. Now its founder Will Shu has taken his company public.

The highlights for UK and European tech company founders:

 Multi-billion valuations can be achieved in London, where there is a high level of demand for fast

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Financing the climate transition: London Stock Exchange extends its Sustainable Bond Market

Murray Roos

Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

We are proud to announce that London Stock Exchange has expanded its Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) to allow issuers to display transition bonds on the platform. This initiative is part of a coordinated effort across LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) to support our clients in raising the

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London: open to the world

For centuries, London’s resilient markets and institutions have powered the world’s economy.  Through business and economic cycles and amidst times of great change and challenge London Stock Exchange has supported businesses by connecting them with capital.

Listing on London’s markets to finance global ambition has a long and deep history - the longest continuously listed company on

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Green economy in focus: Foresight Group Holdings

When Foresight Group Holdings ("Foresight") listed on London Stock Exchange's Main Market at the start of February, it became only the third fund manager to qualify for the Green Economy Mark at corporate level, alongside Gresham House and Impax Asset Management.  We interviewed Jonathon McManus, Head of Corporate Investor Relations at Foresight, to learn more about the company's

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Debt Capital Markets update 2020

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We are pleased to share London Stock Exchange's Debt Capital Markets (DCM) review of 2020, trends, highlights and product development. 
The update provides a review of global DCM activity, as well as key product

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2020 – A year of green milestones for the Sustainable Bond Market

2020 has been a memorable year for London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM).

Already home to the first certified green bonds out of China, India, and the Middle East, and to the first sovereign green bonds from Asia Pacific and the Americas, SBM welcomed 39 bonds

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2020 - A year of resilience

London’s capital markets ecosystem showed its mettle during the pandemic. Public markets quickly supported businesses and institutions in raising funds to shore up balance sheets and continue to fund growth and innovation. 

445 businesses returning to the market raising £40.8bn in follow-on capital (67% more than in 2019).  Over £73bn was raised through COVID-19 response bonds, including

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Fixed Income Pulse: CEE, CIS and Russia – A busy time for the region

Emerging Europe and Central Asian issuers have been active in 2020, as we’ve seen a flurry of first-time issuers and local currency bonds from the region come to our markets.


Hungary was one of the first sovereigns from the region to list its bonds in London this year, raising €2 billion at the end of April, shortly followed by its debut green bond in June 2020 on London Stock

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Green economy in focus: Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

Tom Williams, Head of Energy & Infrastructure and Partner at Downing LLP gives his views on the launch of its newest fund, Downing Renewable & Infrastructure Trust (DORE). The fund is the latest London-listing to receive the Green Economy Mark on admission, which is given to companies and funds with 50% + revenues

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Thirty years of China's capital markets

December 2020 marks 30 years since the creation of both Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Between them, there are approximately 4,100 listed companies with a target market capitalisation of about RMB77,244bn. The pace of change and growth in Chinese capital markets is unparalleled and international participation and interest in these markets continues to also grow at a rapid

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Debt Capital Markets update Q3 2020

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We are pleased to share LSEG’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q3 2020. The update provides an overview of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including key DCM transactions and LSEG initiative and engagement with the global

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Building dialogue between investors and issuers on ESG: a report on disclosure trends

Investor focus on ESG continues to increase – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The challenge for issuers is to focus and improve their ESG performance as well as how they communicate and engage with investors.

Our ESG Disclosure Score helps issuers to see where they might improve their most important sector specific ESG metrics and understand

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A bold green ambition: how Yangtze Power became the first Shanghai-London Stock Connect issuer to receive the Green Economy Mark

China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd (Yangtze Power) is the national business card of China’s expertise in hydropower. Founded in 2002, its four mega hydropower stations situated on the Yangtze river account for nearly 16% of the total hydroelectric power in China. Its installed capacity of 45.495GW, which is set to increase by a further 26.2GW in the near future, makes it the largest hydropower

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Fixed Income Pulse: LSEG Debt Capital Markets Forum 2020 roundup

London Stock Exchange held its second annual Debt Capital Market’s Forum on Monday 21 September 2020, organised in partnership with Barclays. More than 140 delegates live-streamed and participated in the event via London Stock Exchange’s dedicated service for digital presentations and events – SPARK LIVE. This edition of our Fixed Income

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THG £1.88bn tech IPO comes to London

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Manchester-based THG has become a global player in ecommerce and one of the UK’s biggest digital success stories. Now its founder Matt Moulding has taken his company public in a £1.88bn IPO.

For UK and European tech company founders, it’s a watershed moment. It shows that:

Tech companies don’t need to

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How London’s oldest market is pioneering new investment opportunities

Investors from around the world have long trusted the trading environment in London – and for more than 150 years they have been investing in London’s investment funds.

“Investment funds are one of the longest running parts of the London market,” says Dr Darko Hajdukovic, Head of Multi Asset, Primary Markets and Investment Funds at London Stock Exchange. A remarkable number of these

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