Raising capital & ensuring liquidity
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Our central economic function is to bring together companies and other issuers seeking capital with investors from around the world.
Our primary markets in London and Italy provide companies and other issuers of equity and debt from around the globe with cost efficient access to some of the world’s deepest and most liquid pools of capital.
Our systems provide fast and efficient trading, providing investors and institutions access to UK and Italian equities, pan-European equities (through Turquoise), international depositary receipts (on our International Order Book), European corporate and government bonds (fixed income) and equity and index derivatives (Italian, Norwegian, Russian and UK).
Our primary markets are home to a wide range of companies, from global and well known, to small and medium size enterprises. Our systems allow our members to electronically trade equities listed on our markets. The majority of trading takes place on our Main and AIM markets, both in London and Italy. Through Turquoise, traders can also access pan-European equities.
The Group’s MTS, MOT, ORB and EuroTLX markets provide platforms for the trading of European and US Government and corporate bonds.
Our success in running primary markets has enabled us to develop derivative markets for the trading of emerging market equity derivatives, particularly Russian derivatives. IDEM is our derivatives market for Italian equities; Turquoise trades International Order Book derivatives and has also launched FTSE 100 Index Futures and Options.