London Stock Exchange Group

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London Stock Exchange
Founded 1801
Headquarters London, England, U.K.
Key People David Schwimmer, Chief Executive Officer
Employees Approx. 4,700
Products Cash equities, futures and options, debt, covered warrants, ETFs, reits, fixed interest, CFDs and depositary receipts
Twitter @LSEplc
LinkedIn Profile
Website LSE Homepage

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE Group, or LSEG) is an international exchange group that operates a range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including the London Stock Exchange plc; Borsa Italiana; MTS, the European fixed income market; and London Derivatives Market (formerly Turquoise). The London Stock Exchange is the United Kingdom's primary stock exchange. The LSE, which is itself publicly traded, provides markets that facilitate the raising of capital and the trading of corporate securities, access to a trading environment, as well as real-time pricing and reference information services worldwide. The 2007 acquisition of Borsa Italiana added futures and options to its product mix.[1]

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In July 2020, the LSE added 169 digital assets to its SEDOL Masterfile service, a database that catalogs financial instruments traded globally. According to an article published by Coindesk, LSEG’s Head of Data Solutions, James Nevin said that more LSEG customers have begun trading in the digital asset space due to the "gradual institutionalization" of digital assets; because of this, the LSEG thought it was the "appropriate time" to add them to SEDOL. Nevin also said that despite this move, assigning such codes to digital assets in SEDOL does not add legitimacy to any particular digital asset.[2]