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London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back more than 300 years. Starting life in the coffee houses of 17th century London, London Stock Exchange quickly grew to become the City’s most important financial institution. Over the centuries following, London Stock Exchange has consistently led the way in developing a strong, well-regulated stock market and today lies at the heart of the global financial community
London Stock Exchange Group was created in October 2007 when London Stock Exchange merged with Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana. Here are some of the key landmarks since:
London Stock Exchange Group Timeline
London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana merge, creating Europe’s most diversified Exchange Group.
London Stock Exchange Group and Oslo Børs announce strategic partnership including the provision of trading services to its equities, fixed income and derivatives markets.
The Board of London Stock Exchange Group appoints Xavier Rolet as Chief Executive.
MillenniumIT, a premier technology solutions provider serving the global capital markets industry is acquired.
London Stock Exchange Group acquires majority stake in Turquoise and launches pan-European trading partnership with global investment banks.
London Stock Exchange Group launches its charitable Foundation, which focuses on supporting selected initiatives in the communities in which it operates.
London Stock Exchange Group plc acquires outstanding 50 per cent of FTSE International Limited, giving LSEG 100 per cent ownership and strategic control.
LSEG agrees to acquire majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Group Limited.
London Stock Exchange Group raises £529,400 in first Charity Trading Day.
London Stock Exchange Group acquires a 67 per cent stake in Gatelab, an Italian and UK based technology company.
FTSE Group and TMX Group announce a definitive agreement to combine their fixed income index businesses in a new joint venture: FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets.
London Stock Exchange Group completes purchase of majority stake in LCH Clearnet.
London Stock Exchange Group completes the acquisition of Frank Russell Company.