Borsa Italiana - LSE


Italian Stock Exchange was founded in 1998 by the privatization of exchanges. Borsa Italiana organises and manages the Italian stock market with the participation of nearly 130 domestic and international brokers who operate in Italy or from abroad through a completely electronic trading system for the real-time execution of trades. Borsa Italiana manages IDEM (Italian Derivatives Market) and MOT (Electronic Government Bond and Securities Market).

On the MOT buy and sell contracts are traded on government securities and nonconvertible bonds; the EuroMOT is the Euro-Bond Electronic Market that trades Eurobonds, bonds from foreign issuers and Asset-Backed Securities (ABS). The electronic share market (MTA) trades Italian shares, convertible bonds, and warrants.

Borsa Italiana was sold to a consortium of banks, and operated under a joint-stock holding company between 2 January 1998 and on 1 October 2007, when it was merged with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in an all-share takeover.