London Stock Exchange

IBM blockchain powers Borsa Italiana’s digital securities scheme

Italy’s only stock exchange Borsa Italiana, part of London Stock Exchange Group, and IBM are building a blockchain solution to digitise the issuance of securities for unlisted small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The aim is to simplify the tracking and management of shareholding information, and create a distributed shared registry containing a record […]

EC blocks Deutsche Börse and LSE merger

The European Commission (EC) has prohibited the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the EU Merger Regulation. EC commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, says the merger “would have significantly reduced competition by creating a de facto monopoly in the crucial area of clearing of fixed income instruments” […]

LSE to acquire financial data provider Mergent

London Stock Exchange (LSE) is to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of business and financial data provider Mergent. The Mergent business will form part of LSE’s information services division, which includes FTSE Russell, a provider of indexes, and real-time and reference data products. Mark Makepeace, group director of information services and CEO of […]

Misys to float on London Stock Exchange

Misys plans to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in early November 2016. As Banking Technology reported in August, Misys – currently residing in the hands of US-based Vista Equity Partners – was understood to be gearing up for this IPO with a £5.5 billion float and appointed investment […]

LSE powers Casablanca Stock Exchange trading tech revamp

Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) has gone live with Millennium Exchange for equities and fixed income trading and Millennium Surveillance to monitor trading and “detect unusual behaviour”. The solutions will be underpinned by the Millennium Advanced Platform (MAP), and are all provided by Sri Lanka-based MillenniumIT; which was acquired by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in […]