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Guernsey Leading On Non-UK LSE Listings

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 January, 2015

Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority.

LSE data shows that, at the end of December 2014, there were 122 Guernsey-incorporated entities listed on the three LSE markets: the main market, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), and the Specialist Fund Market (SFM). After Guernsey, Jersey was in second place with 92, followed by the Isle of Man (54), Ireland (53), the Cayman Islands (50), the British Virgin Islands (44), Bermuda (41), Russia (33), the United States (32), and India (31).

Of the 122 Guernsey companies on the LSE, 70 are listed on the main market, 37 on AIM, and 15 on the SFM. Guernsey-based NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund is the largest entity on the SFM by market capitalization.

Dominic Wheatley, the Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, said: "During 2014 Guernsey not only became home to more new non-UK listings than any other jurisdiction but there were also some particularly notable listings across all three markets of the LSE."

"Guernsey is the jurisdiction of choice for listings on the LSE. However, companies incorporated in Guernsey can also list on the local Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISX); Euronext; markets in Australia, Johannesburg, Toronto, and Frankfurt; and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), among many other exchanges around the world. This means that Guernsey provides an ideal gateway to global capital markets."

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