The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited
("CISE") began its operations in December 2013 replacing
the Channel Islands Stock Exchange ("CISX"). It is based
in St Peter Port, Guernsey and provides a listing facility and
bespoke trading platform. It is within an OECD jurisdiction and in
the European time zone. The CISE's mission is to be the premier
offshore stock exchange in the European time zone and the exchange
of choice for the listing of investment funds, debt instruments and
the shares of companies.
The CISE has concentrated on the following core products:
specialist securities, including Eurobonds, structured debt and
primary and secondary listings of securities and shares issued
by Channel Islands and overseas companies; and
Channel Islands Depository Receipts.
In due course the CISE plans to expand its products and
services to include, for example, the listing and trading of
products such as insurance-related instruments. Since the CISE
commenced operations, initially as CISX, it has grown rapidly with
more than 5,300 listings having been approved, of which over 45 per
cent are specialist debt securities.
The CISE offers a personalised approach and fast track
processing of listing applications within a highly regulated and
The CISE provides high visibility for its listed securities and
sponsors through its website http://www.cisx.com This .service is in
addition to the market data and price quotations distributed
world-wide through the CISE's Market Data Management Services
("MDMS") background information pages.
With the implementation in EU member states in 2005 of the EU
Prospectus and Marketing Abuse Directives there has been increased
interest in the listing of securities on the CISE. The Channel
Islands are not within the EU and so the CISE is not a regulated
market for the purpose of those Directives, which do not apply by
reason only of a listing on the CISE.
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