Figures compiled by the Hemscott Group Limited, a Morningstar
company, confirm that Jersey continues to be the number one ranked
jurisdiction for registering FTSE 100 companies outside of the
As of 29 June 2012, eight out of eleven such companies have been
listed with a combined market capitalisation of £69 billion.
Jersey has a further nine companies registered in the FTSE 250
Index, a total market capitalisation value from both exchanges of
more than £78 billion, at least six times higher than any of
its closest competitors in the market.
Jersey is also one of four jurisdictions alongside Bermuda, the
British Virgin Islands and Guernsey, with the most Alternative
Investment Market (AIM) companies registered outside of the UK.
The research also shows that Jersey was home to five companies
which floated on the London Stock Exchange, half of all the non UK
company flotations during the period.
Geoff Cook, Chief Executive of Jersey Finance Limited,
commented: "One of Jersey's strengths in the global
markets is its appeal as a jurisdiction for listings and these
latest figures on the listings on London's Main Markets
highlight our pre-eminent role in attracting the large scale
listings. The rankings help to demonstrate that we have the skilled
practitioners here to advise some of the world's leading
companies on the advantages of registering in Jersey and that when
combined with our attractive companies law, robust regulation and
tax neutrality, make Jersey an ideal choice for this type of
Among the Jersey companies formed to list on the main London
Exchange in the last eighteen months has been one for Glencore, the
world's largest commodity trader, which established a Jersey
holding company in May 2011 for the biggest ever Initial Public
Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange and Genel Energy plc,
which was admitted to the Main Market in June 2011 and was the
second largest flotation on the London Stock Exchange last
Worldwide Jersey has close to 100 companies which are listed on
global stock exchanges with a total market capitalisation exceeding
Listing on a major Stock Exchange can be an important step in
the development of private companies by:
Providing capital for growth
Creating a market for the company's shares
Enhancing the profile and credibility of the business
Ultimately, providing an exit strategy for its owners
Moore Stephens Jersey is able to provide assistance with
listings on major Stock Exchanges.
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