|Key people||Andrea Sironi (Chairman)|
Raffaele Jerusalmi (CEO)
|No. of listings||353|
|Market cap||EUR (2017) € billion 2,370.00 ($ billion 2,960.00)|
FTSE Italia All-Share
FTSE Italia Mid Cap
FTSE Italia Small Cap
FTSE AIM Italia
The Italian Bourse (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.), based in Milan, is Italy's only stock exchange. It manages and organises domestic market, regulating procedures for admission and listing of companies and intermediaries and supervising disclosures for listed companies.
Following exchange privatisation in 1997, the Company was established and became effective since 2 January 1998. It is now a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group plc since 23 June 2007.
Borsa Italiana is also informally known as Piazza Affari ("Business Square"), after the city square of Milan where its headquarters (the Palazzo Mezzanotte building) is located.
The Borsa di commercio di Milano (Milan Stock Exchange) was established by Eugène de Beauharnais, viceroy of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, through decrees dated 16 January and 6 February 1808. It operated under public ownership until 1998, when it was privatized. In 1997, all the Italian stocks were merged. Before of this year other smaller stocks exchanges based in Naples, Turin, Trieste, Venice, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Rome, and Palermo. In 1991 the electronic exchanges were approved and in 1994 the market with grida (A,B,C) was abolished. In Milan were also the currencies exchange rates fixing and the commodities fixing.
On 1 October 2007, Borsa Italiana was merged with the London Stock Exchange in an all-share takeover, thus becoming part of the London Stock Exchange Group. In March 2016, the London Stock Exchange Group announced the agreement to merge in an all-stock deal with Deutsche Borse, but was subsequently blocked by the EU Competition Regulator.
The following timeline outlines the consolidation through mergers and acquisitions among bourses in the European Union, which has taken place since the 1990s in response to financial harmonisation and liberalisation. Current, independent (parent) exchange companies are shown in colour.
Borsa Italiana acts as a market management firm operating with autonomy and flexibility. It organises and manages the domestic stock market along with Italian and international brokers through fully electronic trading system. Among its leading tasks, Borsa Italiana supervises listed companies, defining rules for admission and listings and supervising transaction activities.
The exchange has pre-market sessions from 08:00am to 09:00am, normal trading sessions from 09:00am to 05:30pm and post-market sessions from 06:00pm to 08:30pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.
Major trading markets for Borsa Italiana are:
- MTA, the leading equity market, which is devoted to mid and large-size companies. It includes two segments: STAR, for mid-sized firms, and MTA International, on which shares from non-Italian issuers already listed on other European markets are traded;
- AIM Italia, which collects stocks by small and medium high-growth companies;
- MIV (Market For Investment Vehicles), on which retail and professional investors operates on investment vehicles which have a defined strategic vision;
Borsa Italiana's main indices are:
- FTSE Italia All Share
- FTSE MIB, a capitalisation-weighted index of 40 of the biggest companies chosen to represent 10 economic sectors, created in 2009
- FTSE Italia Mid Cap
- FTSE Italia Small Cap
- FTSE AIM Italia
- AIM Italia Investable
For a full list see Category:Companies listed on the Borsa Italiana.
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