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European Assets Trust PLC celebrates 50 years.

This year, European Assets Trust PLC celebrates its fiftieth anniversary since launch in May 1972. The Company was created in 1972 following the acquisition of a Dutch investment company ‘Mijbeb NV’ by a consortium of United Kingdom institutional investors and the appointment of a predecessor of BMO Investment Business Limited as its Manager.

Initially the Company was listed solely on

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WisdomTree celebrate the launch of the WisdomTree Recycling Decarbonisation UCITS ETF (WRCY)

The London Stock Exchange today welcomes WisdomTree Recycling Decarbonisation UCITS ETF (WRCY), the world’s first recycling decarbonisation UCITS ETF which provides exposure to global companies involved in waste-to-energy and recycling technologies as part of the global decarbonisation megatrend. WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor, has lever

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London Stock Exchange welcomes PensionBee to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes PensionBee, a leading online pension provider, to the Premium Segment of the Main Market.

PensionBee was co-founded in 2014 by its Chief Executive Officer, Romi Savova, and its Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Lister Parsons, with a mission to make pensions simple, so that everyone can look forward to a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Financials Acquisition Corp to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes Financials Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition vehicle sponsored by FINSAC, to the Main Market under the ticker symbol FINS and FNWR

Founded by William Allen and Andrew Rear, who have significant experience as senior executives in insurance and financial services and a strong track record of delivering returns through investing in and growing

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London Stock Exchange Group welcomes The Future Investment Initiative Institute, celebrating the launch of the FII regional summit “Inclusive ESG for Emerging Markets”

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute is a new global nonprofit foundation with an investment arm and one agenda: Impact on Humanity. Global, inclusive and committed to ESG principles, the FII Institute fosters great minds from around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions in four critical areas: AI and Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability. The FII Institute

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Grayscale and HANetf Celebrating the launch of Grayscale Future of Finance UCITS ETF

Grayscale Investments®, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, today announced its first European ETF, Grayscale Future of Finance UCITS ETF (ticker: GFOF), that has listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and will also be passported for sale across Europe.  

GFOF tracks the investment performance of the Bloomberg Grayscale Future of Finance Index and seeks to offe

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London Stock Exchange celebrates FTSE Russell’s partnership on derivatives with Cboe Global Markets

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Cboe Global Markets and FTSE Russell to mark the launch of Mini-Russell 2000® Index Options.

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Frank Russell Company (now part of FTSE Russell) was one

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London Stock Exchange welcomes FlexShares® by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of its FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds in Europe

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of two climate focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs): the FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD). 

The Funds represent the first FlexShares’ ETFs available in Europe

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Virgin Wines to AIM

The Norwich-based company’s Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading at 8.00am on Tuesday 2nd March 2021, under the stock market ticker VINO. The Admission price was 197p, resulting in a market capitalisation of £110 million. 

Virgin Wines is one of the UK’s largest direct-to-consumer wine retailers which has a reputation for supplying and curating high quality products, excellent

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods plc to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CBX” after it raised gross proceeds of £13 million through a 13 times oversubscribed IPO.

Cellular will be the first pure-play biosynthetic cannabinoids consumer products company to list on London Stock Exchange, providing the investor community with a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ecobank Nigeria celebrating its bond issuance

Ecobank Nigeria has today opened the market at London Stock Exchange via a virtual ceremony to mark the listing of its five-year fixed rate senior unsecured US$300 million bond.

Ecobank Nigeria, a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the  Ecobank Group, provides the full suite of banking products, services and solutions through multiple channels to

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to trading on the Main Market by way of a premium listing.

ATG has been serving the auction industry since its origins as the Antiques Trade Gazette in 1971. It now operates the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, seamlessly connecting bidders from around the world to trusted auctioneers across three

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London Stock Exchange welcomes 4basebio UK Societas to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes 4basebio UK Societas (“4basebio”, “4bb” or the “Company”) to AIM today. The Cambridge-based Company’s Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading at 8.00am on Wednesday 17th February 2021.  

The Company’s TIDM is 4BB.LON and at the Admission price of 118p, has a market capitalisation of £14.53m. No new equity has been raised.  

On 8 December 2020,

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kanabo Group PLC to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kanabo Group Plc (“Kanabo” or the “Company”) to trading on the Main Market. Kanabo (LSE: KNB) successfully completed an IPO of £6 million that was oversubscribed, giving it a market capitalisation of approximately £23.4 million on admission. 

Kanabo aims to create a new standard in the medical cannabis industry by building an ecosystem that improves

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals Inc. to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals, a mineral exploration and development company focused on its mining projects in Cornwall, United Kingdom, to the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) under the ticker “CUSN” after it raised gross proceeds of £8.2 million through an oversubscribed placing.

A discovery of near-surface, high grade copper–tin mineralisation at the Company’s

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited to the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomed Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited to the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market today, after it raised gross proceeds of £370million pursuant to its initial public offering.

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited’s investment objective is to seek to generate attractive total returns for shareholders over the longer term, comprising capital

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Grit Real Estate Income Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes Grit Real Estate Income Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market today. This follows a rigorous step-up process by the Company that further strengthens Grit’s position to deliver increased value and sustainable growth and enhances the company’s profile with a broader base of potential investors.

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a leading

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London Stock Exchange welcomes MGC Pharma to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes MGC Pharmaceuticals ("MGC Pharma" or the "Company") (LSE, ASX: MXC), a Bio-Pharma company with a “Nature to Medicine” strategy at the forefront of the emerging global phytocannabinoid derived medicines looking on the London Main Market Listing. MGC Pharma is the first medicinal cannabis related company to join the Main Market of the bourse.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Foresight Group Holdings to the Premium Segment of the Main Market and celebrates its Green Economy Mark

London Stock Exchange welcomes Foresight Group Holdings Limited (“Foresight Group” or “Foresight”) to trading on the Main Market by way of a premium listing. Foresight Group (ticker: FSG) is an award-winning infrastructure asset and private equity investment manager that specialises in providing investment opportunities in difficult-to-access private markets to both institutional and retail

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Supreme plc to AIM

Supreme plc has achieved a market capitalisation of over £156 million by successfully raising £67.5 million in an oversubscribed placing, as it joined AIM on Monday, 1 February 2021. 

As a leading manufacturer, supplier and brand owner of fast-moving consumer products, Supreme has myriad capabilities spanning from product development and manufacturing through to its extensive retail

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London Stock Exchange welcomes VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc

London Stock Exchange welcomed VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market today, after it raised gross proceeds of £242.6 million pursuant to its initial public offering.

VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc intends to invest in a diversified portfolio of global sustainable energy infrastructure assets, predominantly in countries

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London Stock Exchange today welcomes Moonpig Group PLC

Moonpig Group is an international gifting platform, comprising the Moonpig and Greetz brands, which serves 12 million active customers across the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands. The group offers its products through its proprietary technology platform and app. With its unique AI and data science capabilities, Moonpig Group optimises and personalises the customer experience, making it as

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Dr. Martens to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, iconic British footwear brand Dr. Martens takes a major step towards its global growth ambitions by listing on the Premium Segment of the Main Market on London Stock Exchange.

From the brand’s humble beginnings six decades ago, Dr. Martens has since cemented itself as a timeless icon that resonates with subcultures all over the world, adopted by a broad and diverse range of

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London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Women in ETFs celebrating 7 years

Women in ETFs is celebrating the 7th anniversary and the launch of our first Global “Around the Clock, Around the World” virtual conference. We are proud to feature fireside chats and panel discussions with thought leaders from around the ETF industry, with over 1,600 people that have registered to attend the event.  
 
Women in ETFs is the first women’s group for the ETF industry

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