Information that powers the markets
The Information Services provided by London Stock Exchange Group are critical to the way in which markets function around the world.
The best-known and most obvious way in which we support the financial system is through market data such as share-price movements and the delivery of real-time news. We also supply ‘reference’ data – the information that uniquely identifies any instruments that are being traded.
There are, however, other vitally important elements to our business.
Few exchanges have their own indices, but the FTSE Russell brand is renowned internationally and our presence in benchmarking and indices is stronger than ever.
We also provide analytics and software solutions that help clients reconcile their systems and meet compliance and post-trade requirements. Our technology is designed to help both sell side and buy side clients address the increasing demands of regulators.
To facilitate efficient trading on our markets, we have developed a number of other reference, desktop and workflow products, which we provide to issuers, investors, traders, retail brokers and market makers. These services include:
- SEDOL – unique security identifier numbering system
- UnaVista – transaction matching and reconciliation service
- RNS – Regulatory News Service
- Proquote – market data system