London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back to the coffee houses of 17th century London. For many decades, London Stock Exchange provided a trading floor where members could buy and sell shares. Today, share trading is almost entirely done electronically and London Stock Exchange offers this service with state-of-the-art systems that can process over a million trades per day.
London Stock Exchange enables companies and governments from around the world to issue securities such as shares or bonds to raise capital. Those securities can then be accessed and traded by thousands of investors, ranging from large financial institutions to private individuals. It is also responsible for supplying high-quality prices, news and other information to the financial community, for the UK community and across the world.