More Guernsey-incorporated companies are listed on the markets
of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any its competitor finance
centres, according to data direct from the market authority.
LSE statistics to the end of September also show there are more
Guernsey-incorporated companies on each of the UK main market, the
Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and the Specialist Fund Market
(SFM) than any competitor.
In addition, Guernsey also leads the way in terms of the numbers
of 'equity investment instruments' – the majority
of investment funds – listed on the exchanges, both
individually and collectively. This includes the fact that it has
more equity investment instruments listed on AIM than any other
jurisdiction, including the UK and more listed than the UK, Jersey
and the Isle of Man combined.
The figures from the LSE website also show that there have been
more new listings so far in 2010 from Guernsey than any other rival
"This data is direct from the London Stock Exchange and as
such, it is a ringing endorsement of Guernsey's credentials as
a leading international finance centre, "said Peter Niven,
Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the promotional
agency for the Island's finance industry.
"These figures are further confirmation of the strong
relationship between Guernsey and London but also they are a strong
reminder that the Island is a location which provides the
opportunity to list on a range of exchanges and thereby gain access
to capital from investors across Europe. These are messages that
will resonate with professionals that we are going to be visiting
in the next couple of weeks in the Far East, the Middle East and
The LSE website shows that there were 106 Guernsey-incorporated
companies with a market value of £21bn listed on the LSE
markets as of 30 September 2010. Of these, 60 were listed on the UK
main market, 41 on AIM and 5 on SFM. There were 66 equity
investment instruments from Guernsey on the exchanges at this time,
with 44 on the main market, 19 on AIM and 3 on SFM.
There have been 14 new listings by Guernsey companies so far
during 2010, including Better Capital and Raven Russia moving from
AIM to the main market, Shore Capital Group listing on AIM and the
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund on SFM.
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