We have great and very important news to share with you! Yesterday, on October 6, 2016 EXANTE became an official member of the Malta Stock Exchange and hosted a formal reception to celebrate its membership. The event was attended by the key executives of EXANTE, the chairman and executives of the exchange, staff and key stakeholders of EXANTE.
The enactment of the Malta Stock Exchange Act on November 13, 1990, provided the necessary framework for the setting up of the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), which started its trading operations on January 8, 1992. After 25 years of continued growth and development, today the MSE is a fully-fledged internationally recognised regulated market which throughout these years has successfully fulfilled its role as an effective venue to raise capital finance.
Apart from the government, which lists all sovereign debt (government stocks and treasury bills) on the MSE, the past 25 years have seen a number of companies approaching the market through initial public offerings (IPOs) in equity, corporate and government bonds and treasury bills. Indeed, over the past 25 years, over €18 billion has been raised on the market, €814 million which relates to equity issues, €1.73 billion from corporate bond issues and the remainder resulting from sovereign debt. Apart from these financial instruments, a significant amount of collective investment schemes have also been admitted to the MSE.
Robert Bianco, KPMG; Alexey Kirienko, EXANTE’s CEO, Anatoliy Knyazev, Executive Director of EXANTE, Joe Portelli, Chairman of MSE, Patrick O’Brien, EXANTE’s Communication Director; Gatis Eglitis, Executive Director of EXANTE; Reuben Galea, Signature Brands; Claude Ellul, KPMG.
All of EXANTE’s directors attended the event that evening as it is seen as another milestone in the history of a company which was founded in Malta in 2011. Besides addressing the audience, the EXANTE and Exchange leaders took the opportunity to ring the Exchange bell, building a tradition to announce new key developments.
Apart from other available instruments, EXANTE’s clients will now have a direct electronic access to stocks of the major Maltese companies including the oldest bank of Malta, Bank of Valletta (BOV), a leading commercial real estate owner Malta Properties (MPC), an investment company Malita Investment (MLT) and others. All the listed instruments will become available for trading through the EXANTE terminal within a few weeks.
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