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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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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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Burberry launches its inaugural sustainability bond on London Stock Exchange

Burberry Group plc, a global luxury brand, launches its inaugural medium-term Sustainability Bond on London Stock Exchange.

Burberry is the first luxury fashion company to issue a sustainability labelled bond. The final terms are for a £300,000,000 1.125% bond due 21 September 2025.

Burberry was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry and is now a global luxury brand, headquartered

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the United Mexican State celebrating its debut sustainability bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the United Mexican States issuing their EUR750mn 1.35% note due September 2027 to London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The deal was more than 6 times oversubscribed, receiving bids in excess of $4.8bn from over 260 investors.

This transaction makes Mexico the first country in the Americas to issue a sustainability sovereign

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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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London Stock Exchange welcomes THG to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes THG Holdings plc (‘THG’), a global technology platform that specializes in taking brands direct to consumers, as it lists on the Standard segment of the Main Market.

Powered by its proprietary ecommerce technology platform ‘THG Ingenuity’, THG is a leading strategic player within the global beauty and online nutrition industry. The Company combines its

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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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London: the route to global investing

London stands in the middle of the world’s trading day. It is open from when the Asian markets are closing, right through to when the American markets are opening and continuing to trade. It is in the ideal time zone to enable Asian investors to manage risk, react to news and pursue their trading strategies constantly and efficiently during and after Asian market hours.

So, it should

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Rize ETF celebrating the launch of Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF and Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF

SPECIALIST THEMATIC ETF PIONEERS, RIZE ETF, LAUNCH TWO FIRSTS - SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND EDUCATION ETFS

Rize ETF, Europe’s first specialist thematic ETF issuer, has today issued two brand new ETFs. The Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF (FOOD) and the Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF (LERN) have both been admitted to trading today on London Stock Exchange. The ETFs

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Sustainable Finance News

Towards the end of 2019 London Stock Exchange launched the Green Economy Mark and Sustainable Bond Market. At the time we hosted our first Sustainable Finance Summit and launched our Guide to Green Finance. Whilst the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the economy and our day to day lives, we’ve seen continued interest and momentum across the green finance ecosystem and markets have

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kooth plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kooth, the UK’s leading provider of online mental health services, following the Company’s successful IPO and fundraise on AIM.

The Company has successfully raised £26 million through a placing, giving it a market capitalisation on Admission of £66.1 million. The gross proceeds for the Company will be used to support its organic growth, both

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Fixed Income Pulse: LIBOR Transition - Update for Issuers and Market Participants

Regulators have made the need to transition away from the use of £-LIBOR as a benchmark clear Market participants with exposure to £-LIBOR must now be preparing comprehensive transition strategies to be ready for the phasing out of £-LIBOR LSEG remains committed to supporting our clients through this transition and offers a suite of products designed to assist market participants in their

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Keep your options open in volatile times with London Stock Exchange Group’s International Order Book (IOB)

IOB’s diversity and flexibility helps investors respond to market uncertainty

Every portfolio manager will consider an investment idea from many angles before moving to implementation. In unpredictable market conditions, most will pay particularly close attention to their choice of vehicle for the idea, assessing room for manoeuvre should circumstances change. So far in 2020, portfolio

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Why North American firms should be looking at a London IPO

An Alabama-based oil and gas company that raised nearly $800m in equity and completed 11 acquisitions with a value of $1.8bn in 3 years. A San Francisco-founded payments technology company that has provided a profitable exit for its market leading VC investors, while also making strategic acquisitions. A New York-based life sciences company which raised $50m and less than two years later

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Castillo Copper Ltd to the Standard Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes Castillo Copper Limited, a base metal explorer primarily focused on copper projects across Australia and Zambia, as it lists on the standard segment of London Stock Exchange's Main Market.

Requirement for copper is expected to continue to rise due to an increase in demand for products such as Electric Cars. Castillo Copper aims to capitalise on this

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London Stock Exchange establishes the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group

London Stock Exchange announces the establishment of the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group  Advisory Group will act as a consultative body for London Stock Exchange on developments in sustainable finance  Follows the recent expansion of London Stock Exchange’s sustainable finance offering including new companies eligible for Green Economy Mark and the launch of sustainability-linked bonds

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London Stock Exchange welcomes AEX Gold to AIM

AEX Gold is an independent gold mining exploration and development company, with a portfolio of assets located in Southern Greenland. The company is currently listed on the TSXV and has announced today its dual listing on AIM.  
 
AEX holds an unrivalled portfolio of high-grade gold licences covering 3,356km2 in Southern Greenland, an exciting and stable jurisdiction with which the

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Alerian celebrating the listing of the Alerian Midstream Energy Infrastructure Dividend UCITS ETF

London Stock Exchange has welcomed the listing of the Alerian Midstream Energy Infrastructure Dividend UCITS ETF under ticker MMLP.

The Alerian Midstream Energy Infrastructure Dividend UCITS ETF has been issued via the HANetf white-label platform by US-based Alerian - the world leader in North American energy infrastructure indexing and research – as their first European-listed UCITS

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Phoenix Group Holdings plc celebrating the acquisition of ReAssure Group plc

On 22 July Phoenix Group plc completed the acquisition of ReAssure Group plc from Swiss Re Group. The transaction is another significant milestone on Phoenix’s growth journey and has established Phoenix as the largest long-term savings and retirement business in the UK with circa £300 billion of assets under administration and circa 14 million policies. 
 
The acquisition is

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