Type: Stock Exchange
Location: London, United Kingdom
Founded: 1801; 213 years ago
Key people: Christopher S. Gibson-Smith (Chairman), Xavier Rolet (CEO)
No. of listings: 2,864 (as of December 2011)
Market cap: US$3.2 trillion (Dec 2011)
Volume: US$1.7 trillion (Dec 2009)
Indexes: FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 250 Index, FTSE 350 Index, FTSE SmallCap Index, FTSE All-Share Index
London Stock Exchange (abreviated LSE) is a stock exchange located in London. It is one of the largest stock markets in the world, offering the titles of several American and British companies. Its parent company is listed, even running the FTSE 250 index.
Its headquarters are between Newgate Street and Paternoster Square close to the St. Paul’s Cathedral and the current High Criminal Court Old Bailey. The current leader is Xavier Rolet LSE.