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Guernsey leader of non-UK listings
Posted: 12 February 2013
Guernsey remains the domicile of incorporation for more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to figures from the market authority.
LSE data shows that at the end of December 2012 there were 122 Guernsey-incorporated entities listed on either the Main Market, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the Specialist Fund Market (SFM) or as ‘Trading Only’. This is comfortably more than the major economic powers of the US (43), Russia and Australia (both 31), India (30), South Africa (10), Germany (7), China (5) and France (3). It was also well ahead of competitor centres Jersey (86), Ireland (54), the Isle of Man (52), Cayman (46), Bermuda (44) and BVI (37). These are trailed by Luxembourg (11), Singapore (8), Gibraltar (5), Hong Kong (3) and Malta (2).
Figures from the LSE show that during 2012 Guernsey (6) added more non-UK entities to the Main Market of the LSE than any other jurisdiction globally. In second place was Jersey (4), followed by Canada and Cyprus (both 2) and then Egypt, the Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Russia (1 each). Of its peer group, Guernsey (67) has the most number of entities listed on the Main Market of the LSE, followed by Jersey (35), Ireland (28) and Bermuda (21). Jersey (49) is home to the most number of AIM-traded entities, with Guernsey (42) taking second place, then the Isle of Man (40), Cayman (38), BVI (33) and Ireland (26).
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