LSE listings lead for Guernsey

Guernsey continues to hold the largest number of non UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) according to data recently released.

The figures from the LSE show that at the end of 2016, 124 entities incorporated in Guernsey are listed on the Main Market and AIM.

Despite 2016 being a quiet year for listings, Guernsey added nine new entities to the LSE, which is the same number as its two nearest competitors combined, excluding the UK. Guernsey’s total number of LSE listings is more than 40 ahead of its nearest non UK competitor, Jersey with 82. In total, Guernsey has 91 non-UK entities listed on the Main Market of the LSE and is home to 33 entities listed on AIM. Guernsey is also the market leader with 74 LSE listed non-UK ‘Equity Investment Instruments’.

“These figures show that Guernsey remains the jurisdiction of choice for entities listing on the London Stock Exchange,” said Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance.

“Our expertise, owing to the fact that so many companies and securities on the exchange are already incorporated in the island, is why funds such as VinaCapital have moved their domicile to Guernsey recently. They value the well-established infrastructure available in Guernsey and recognise the island as a leader in this area. The fact that Guernsey has added more than double the number of entities of our nearest competitor also reaffirms the high regard in which Guernsey is held by professional advisers in the City of London and beyond.”

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