Main Market

Access Europe's deepest pool of capital through our most international and diverse capital market

  • Our Main Market is a world leading market for the admission and trading of equity, debt and other securities. Its location at the heart of the world’s pre-eminent financial centre makes it the ideal home to more than 1,000 companies from 100 countries, including many of the world’s largest, most successful and dynamic companies.
  • Underpinned by London’s balanced and globally respected standards of regulation and corporate governance, the Main Market represents a badge of quality for every company admitted to and traded on it, and admission remains an aspiration for many companies worldwide.

 

Main Market at a glance

  • 1100+: Our Main Market is home to around 1,100 companies with a combined market cap of £3 trillion.
  • £160bn+: In the past five years alone, 555 companies have raised over £160bn on our Main Market segments.
  • £208m: The average amount of money raised at IPO over the past five years.
  • £4.5bn: Last year, the daily volume of trades of Main Market companies averaged £4.5bn.

Our Main Market segments

There are four segments within the Main Market, each fulfilling different issuer requirements.

Main Market - Premium Segment

The highest listing standards for the world’s leading companies

 

 

Main Market - Standard Segment

Core European listing standards for equity and GDR issuers

 

 

Main Market - High Growth Segment

launch pad for growth businesses on their journey to the Premium Segment.

 

Main Market - Specialist Fund Segment

Designed for investment funds that wish to target institutional investors or professionally advised investors only.

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

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London Stock Exchange welcomes HSBC Global Asset Management to celebrate the listings of their suite of seven sustainable equity ETFs

Today London Stock Exchange markets were opened by HSBC Global Asset Management to celebrate the listings of their suite of seven Sustainable Equity ETFs.

HSBC Asia Pacific ex Japan Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF
HSBC Developed World Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF
HSBC Emerging Market Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF
HSBC Europe Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF
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London Stock Exchange welcomes J.P. Morgan Asset Management to celebrate its new sustainable ETF

Today the London Stock Exchange markets were opened by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) to celebrate the launch of JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF (ticker: JPCT), a sustainable ETF which offers core exposure to global equities with a low tracking error, compared to the MSCI World Index, and have a meaningful reduction in carbon intensity.

JPCT will track the JPM

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Barclays Celebrating its Green Bond issuance

Sasha Wiggins, Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Barclays this morning opened the market at London Stock Exchange in recognition of the listing of the bank’s second Green Bond. The bond was listed on Tuesday 3 November, raising £400m to support the development of Barclays’ Green Mortgages portfolio.

Commenting on the Green Bond issuance Sasha Wiggins, Group H

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Wheaton Precious Metals to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. ("Wheaton" or the "Company") (LSE, NYSE, TSX: WPM), one of the world’s largest precious metals streaming companies, to trading on the Main Market.  Wheaton is the first company of its kind to join the bourse, offering investors with the upside associated with mining companies but with a much lower risk profile.  

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