Euronext | Euronext 100 | Euronext London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon


Euronext exchange is a pan-European securities exchange; the largest exchange in continental Europe, 6th largest in the world, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Prime currency- EURO, representing a combined market capitalization of €4.13 trillion or US$ 4.65 trillion as on April 2018,with over 6.74 billion US$ or €6 billion of securities traded daily. The exchange offers products and services in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and London.



Euronext Operations, Products & Services:

The Euronext exchange offers trading for stocks of companies listed across its markets, in addition to bonds, ETFs, equity derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, commodities, indices, structured notes, warrants and certificates. The exchange includes listings of more than 1,300 stocks; 4,400 fixed-income securities; 500 mutual and exchange traded funds; 20 indices; nine regional commodities; 6 European region currency contracts and 5 categories of equity derivative contracts…The listed company issuers are 1240 as on 2018.

Euronext other Services:

Alternext :
Alternext is a specialised market segment for small- and medium-sized companies that lack resources to satisfy requirements of the larger regulated market. The segment includes more than 180 listed companies with a total market capitalization of €8 billion.
EnterNext is the Euronext subsidiary, created in 2013, dedicated to financing and promoting small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the financial markets. It comprises the 750 listed companies on Euronext markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Indices :
Euronext manages the following main national European equity indices: AEX-index (Dutch Stocks Benchmark), BEL 20 (Belgian Stocks Benchmark), CAC 40 (French Stocks Benchmark) and PSI 20 (Portuguese Stocks Benchmark), ISEQ 20, Euronext 100, Next 150 (fr)

Euronext Universal Trading Platform:
In 2010, Euronext introduced its Universal Trading Platform, an electronic trading service, to facilitate trading across markets and products. Since its launch, the company has made the service available to operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including exchanges in the cities of Warsaw, Amman, Beirut, Muscat and Tunis.

Euronext History

The Euronext began taking shape in 2000 following a merger between the Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris stock exchanges, and a later addition of the Lisbon Stock Exchange. The origins of what is today known as Euronext dates to 1611 with the opening of the Amsterdam stock exchange, which was the first of its kind in the world.
The Amsterdam exchange got its start when the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, a large shipping company doing business in the Far East, sold shares as a manner to finance its operations. Business on the exchange grew to include commodities and other financial instruments such as options.
Although shares were also traded in France as early as 1540, the first official exchanges in France and Belgium were established only in 1801 under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Lisbon Stock Exchange initially began operating in 1769 as the Assembleia dos Homens de Negócio, and by 1999 it had evolved into the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (BLVP).
Following its merger in 2000, the Euronext group in 2001 acquired the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange; and in 2002 it acquired the Lisbon Stock Exchange. In May 2006, as part of an effort of fend off a possible purchase of Euronext by Nasdaq, NYSE Group entered a merger agreement with Euronext in a transaction worth US$10 billion.
In 2008 and 2009, NYSE Euronext developed its Universal Trading Platform, an electronic trading platform for bond, equities, options and futures markets. The new holding company combining those businesses was named NYSE Euronext, and it was subsequently listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris.
In 2010, NYSE Euronext launched Euronext London, a London-based securities market aimed at attracting international issuers. The following year, German exchange group Deutsche Börse entered talks for a proposed US$9.53 billion purchase of NYSE Euronext that would create the world's largest multi-market trading exchange. In December 2011, Deutsche Börse obtained approval from U.S. antitrust authorities to go ahead with the acquisition. However, the European Union blocked the planned acquisition of NYSE Euronext in February 2012 amid concerns the exchange would control more than 90% of the trade in European derivatives.
In November 2013, the global market and clearinghouse operator Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) acquired NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion. Following the acquisition, ICE separated the continental European operations of NYSE Euronext and Euronext London from its other operations to launch a public offering of a newly formed entity named Euronext N.V. in June 2014. The company's shares were priced at €20 each to raise US$1.9 billion. ICE, however, maintained Liffe and NYSE as separate entities.
In order to stabilise Euronext, a consortium of 11 investment groups took a stake in the company. These investors, referred to as "reference shareholders," own 33.36% of Euronext's capital and agreed to maintain a three-year lockup period: Euroclear, BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Fortis, Société Générale, Caisse des Dépôts, BPI France, ABN Amro, ASR, Banco Espirito Santo, Banco BPI and Belgian holding public company SFPI.
Together, they hold three seats on a 9 member board. Since its IPO, Euronext N.V. has operated as an independently listed company, with shares traded in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels under the symbol ENX.

Euronext Markets

1) Euronext Amsterdam/ Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Netherland)



2) Euronext Brussels/ Brussels stock Exchange (Belgium)



3) Euronext Dublin/Irish Stock Exchange (Ireland)



4) Euronext Paris/Paris Bourse (France)

5) Euronext Lisbon (Portugal)


Some of the relevant international competitors for Euronext in equities and derivatives markets include: Deutsche Börse, London Stock Exchange Group, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, BATs Global Markets and Nasdaq OMX Group.
Euronext NV operates with a market share of 14.7% in Europe and the U.K. It's the third-largest securities exchange in those markets behind BATs with 24.4%, and the London Stock Exchange with 18.9%

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