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Global exposure, best execution: why London is at the centre of global securities trading

Robert Barnes
Group Head of Securities Trading & CEO Turquoise Global Holdings

 

The world trades in London

In the time zone that is central to the global business day, London’s role in global finance has always been pivotal. And at London’s heart is London Stock Exchange, which for centuries has provided choice and liquidity for investors and traders

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Imperial X Plc to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Imperial X (“Imperial X” or the “Company”) as it begins trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CDL”. The Company will be changing its name to Cloudbreak Discovery Plc in due course and will update the market on its progress. In conjunction with the listing, Imperial X undertook a placing to raise £2 million at a placing price o

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kitwave Group plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kitwave Group plc to AIM under the ticker “KITW”, after it raised gross proceeds of £64.0m for the Company and a further £17.6m for the Selling Shareholders. The Placing Price was 150 pence per share resulting in a market capitalisation of £105m at Admission.

Founded in 1987, following the acquisition of a single-site confectionery wholesale busine

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Advancing its connections to global investors: why Alphawave IP listed in London

Founded in 2017, Alphawave IP provides designs for microchips that enable data to travel faster and more reliably, using lower power. Its customer base includes many of the world’s largest technology companies. As a leading global supplier of silicon IP, this fast-growing Canadian company had many options on the table about where to launch its IPO. But its decision wa

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Stepping up, not slowing down: How London’s equity markets are supporting the healthcare and technology sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the market turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies listed on London’s markets have had continued access capital - not only to strengthen their working capital requirements but also to drive innovation and fund growth. The technology and healthcare sectors have been prominent in their activity.

In the first half of 2020, companies have raised £23.7bn in IPO and

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The green economy report: How issuers are leading the drive to a low-carbon economy

The Green Economy Mark, first introduced in 2019, highlights companies and investment funds listed on all segments of London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM that are driving the global green economy. To qualify for the Green Economy Mark, companies and funds must generate 50% or more of their total annual revenues from green activities. In 2020, there are 86 issuers, including 23 closed-

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Providing capital and confidence: the vital role of London’s markets during the COVID pandemic

It has been an unprecedented six months.

Flexibility, speed and resilience were the hallmarks of London’s initial response during the testing period of February and March, with extreme levels of volatility and record numbers of trades.

London’s markets remained open and robust in the face of these extreme conditions. But at the time, there were questions about how the capital

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Debt Capital Markets Update Q2 2020

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We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q2 2020. The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including how our markets are reacting to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your

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London: At the heart of Global Capital Markets

As part of the newly agreed partnership between London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Wind, the largest financial markets data provider in China, the Alderman William Russell, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of City of London, LSEG, KWM, Schroders and Barclays discuss the varied products available for global investors in London and the innovation that the market continues to offer. 

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London Stock Exchange Welcomes Elixirr International plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Elixirr International plc, an established global award-winning management consultancy.

Elixirr announced that it is raising a total of £25.0 million with a market capitalisation on admission of £98.1 million. The placing will raise gross proceeds of £20.0 million for Elixirr which the company intends to use to accelerate its expansion into new

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London Stock Exchange welcomes The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan $1.75bn dual-tranche bond listing on the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan placing its US$500m 4.95% due July 2025 and US$1.25bn 5.85% due July 2030 dual-tranche benchmark Eurobonds to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. The deal was more than 6 times oversubscribed, receiving bids in excess of $6.25bn.

The Kingdom intends to use the net proceeds of the issue of the Notes to finance

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Pensana Rare Earths Plc to the Main Market

Today London Stock Exchange welcomes Pensana Rare Earths, a rare earth development company focused on supplying innovative NdPr solution to the green economy, as it lists on the standard segment of the London Stock Exchange's Main Market.

Renewable energy is set to play a significant role in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With US$16 trillion of stimulus programmes driving

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Republic of Belarus Inaugural bond listing on the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Ministry of Finance, acting on behalf of the Republic of Belarus, placing its US$500m 5.875% due February 2026 and US$750m 6.378% due February 2031 dual-tranche benchmark Eurobonds. These are the first bonds issued by the Ministry of Finance to be admitted to London Stock Exchange. 

The Republic of Belarus, country in Eastern Europe, stands at

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Fixed Income Pulse: Newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

Maximise your visibility on the newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

London Stock Exchange’s website has been enhanced to give it a fresh look and feel and to deliver a better user experience. We’ve created a new personal investing section and implemented enhanced data and search with dynamically updated market data pages, heatmaps and powerful price and instrument search

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Northern Powergrid on celebrating their inaugural green bond issuance on the Sustainable Bond Market

Northern Powergrid is delighted to become the first GB electricity distribution network operator to power its business investment plans via green finance, issuing its inaugural green bonds under the recently published Green Finance Framework.


Northern Powergrid is the electricity distribution network operator for the North East,

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Fixed Income Pulse: Sustainability-Linked Bonds now eligible on Sustainable Bond Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes the launch of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, administered by ICMA Sustainable Bond Market eligibility criteria updated to allow Sustainability-Linked Bonds to be admitted under the dedicated Issuer-Level Segment Allows for differentiation between

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London Stock Exchange celebrates 25 years of AIM

London Stock Exchange celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of AIM this week. 

Since its inception in June 1995, AIM has admitted over 3,800 companies from across the globe, raising a combined £118 billion in equity capital.  39% of this raised at admission and a further 61% raised in follow-on funding.  Supporting companies throughout changing business and economic cycles, AIM

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Welcome China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company Ltd to the Shanghai Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’) today welcomes China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (‘CPIC’ or ‘the Company’), a leading insurance group in China, as the Company begins trading through Shanghai-London Stock Connect. Shanghai-London Stock Connect marks a major collaboration between two of the world's leading economies, allowing global investors to access Chinese enterprises directly

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Celebrating 25 years of AIM

25 years ago, AIM was launched to provide a platform for growth companies to raise equity capital. In that time over 3,800 companies, operating in 79 countries around the world, have raised £118bn of capital, making AIM the most successful growth market in the world.

To mark this occasion, we’ve published a report looking at AIM’s achievements, including research from Grant Thornton on

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Leverage Shares Short & Leveraged ETPs

London Stock Exchange welcomes Leverage Shares Celebrating the listing of twenty-eight Short and Leveraged ETPs

Leverage Shares, an innovative sponsor of physically backed ETPs, has launched 28 new ETPs based on heavily traded US stocks – expanding their product range to 40 on London Stock Exchange’s main market.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Fidelity International celebrating the listing of three Sustainable Research Enhanced ETFs

Fidelity International, a global asset manager, is extending its ETF range with the launch of three sustainable equity ETFs. The Fidelity Sustainable Research Enhanced ETFs provide investors broad equity market exposure comprised of companies Fidelity favours from a sustainable and fundamental perspective. The strategy uses a robust repeatable process which combines Fidelity analysts’

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Trident Resources plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Trident Resources (soon to be Trident Royalties), a new growth-focused mining royalty and streaming company, to AIM.

Trident plans to rapidly establish itself as a diversified mining royalty and streaming company by constructing a portfolio to broadly mirror the commodity exposure of the global mining sector, with a bias towards production or near-

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