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What we do at LSEG

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What we do

LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider that operates connected businesses to serve customers across the entire financial markets value chain.

With capabilities in data, indices and analytics, capital formation, trade execution, clearing and risk management, we operate at the heart of the world’s financial ecosystem and enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities.

LSEG is headquartered in London and has a major presence throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

Together, our three business divisions – Data and Analytics, Capital Markets and Post Trade – offer customers seamless access to global financial markets, across the trading lifecycle.

Our business

Data and Analytics

One of the world’s leading providers of financial information – delivering high-value data, analytics, indices, market surveillance, and solutions to manage risk, workflow and data.

Through products and services including Workspace, Eikon, Yield Book, StarMine, Lipper and DataScope, we deliver over 200 billion data updates every day. The quality and integrity of our data give customers the confidence they need to make critical decisions, while our ESG database, covering over 10,000 companies, supports the transition to a more sustainable global economy.

Our FTSE Russell business, a global provider of benchmarks, analytics and data solutions, produces indices against which more than $16 trillion of investments are benchmarked.

Plus, our suite of Risk Solutions helps regulated businesses and corporate organisations conduct due diligence, meet KYC commitments, onboard customers and combat financial crime.

Capital Markets

Connecting the owners and users of capital via world-class venues and infrastructure.

The Capital Markets division gives businesses the ability to raise or transfer capital across multiple asset classes and geographies – simply, reliably and cost-effectively. It also provides efficient electronic platforms for secondary market trading of equities, FX and fixed income.

The division combines a number of venues, including our flagship London Stock Exchange (the world’s most international exchange and Europe’s most liquid pool of capital), our independent electronic multi-bank trading platform FXall, and Tradeweb (a fixed income trading platform in which we own a majority interest).

The division is home to Turquoise – where customers can trade over 4,000 European, US and emerging market stocks, ETFs and other assets – and AIM, the world’s most successful market for small and growing companies. 

Post Trade

Playing a systemically-important role in creating safe and strong financial markets.

Post Trade supports customers’ clearing and reporting obligations, and provides them with risk, balance sheet and resource management solutions – all underpinned by gold standard risk management.

Our UnaVista operation is a regulated platform that helps customers meet reporting obligations and reduce operational and regulatory risk.

LCH provides customers with a multi-asset class clearing house with proven risk management capabilities. LCH (formerly London Clearing House) supports execution venues globally across asset classes, including over-the-counter interest rate swaps, FX, credit, and European exchange-traded equities futures and other fixed income venues.  

In times of crisis, we enable the markets to operate safely and manage market participants’ counterparty and credit risk.