New market data promotion for retail investors

  • Real time data from as little as 20p per month

The London Stock Exchange today announced a volume discount pricing scheme for real time data delivered to the retail investor community. The initiative reaffirms the Exchange’s ongoing commitment to increase the availability of order book data to all types of investor. Licensed distributors of the Exchange’s real time data will now pay from as little as 20p per month per retail investor, encouraging them to implement cost effective access to real time market data.

Jarod Hillman, Head of Real Time Data at London Stock Exchange Group, said:

”We are committed to the cost effective provision of real time Level 1 content. There is growing private investor appetite for direct access to trading services, as individuals seek to have greater control over their portfolios. We are keen to ensure end users have the easiest and most cost effective access to high-quality real time data to inform their key trading decisions. This volume discount initiative reinforces that commitment.”

Level 1 data provides comprehensive information on both pre and post trading activity in all Main Market and AIM quoted securities in real time.

Ahead of the new pricing model launch on 1st November 2010, the Exchange will operate an optional 2 month trial to encourage licensed distributers to promote the benefits of real time data to their users.

New Level 1 Data pricing scheme available to licensed distributors:

Number of retail   investors subscribing to Level 1 data

Charge per month, per   retail investor, to licensed distributors

Up to 10,000

£4.00

10,000 – 15,000

£1.00

15,000 +

£0.20


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For further information, please contact:

Alastair Fairbrother Press Office +44 (0)20 7797 1222

newsroom@londonstockexchange.com

Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.

The London Stock Exchange itself is the world's most international exchange with more than 600 overseas companies from over 70 countries. These figures include international companies quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the London Stock Exchange's growth market, and the world's most successful market for small and medium sized enterprises with over 1,200 companies.

The Group offers trading in a wide range of instruments, holding the number one position in the trading of exchange-traded products (ETFs and ETCs) and through its interest in MTS, is Europe’s leading platform for the trading of fixed income products. Through the Order Book for Retail Bonds and Mercato Telematico delle Obbligazioni (MOT) the Group also offers a comprehensive range of UK and European corporate and government bond trading services. Its Italian Derivatives Exchange Market (IDEM) sees over €2.5 billion worth of trading every day and through EDX London the Group provides a facility for the trading of Scandinavian and Russian equity derivatives.

London Stock Exchange Group also offers post-trade services such as netting, clearing and settlement on an efficient and competitive basis. These include services from Monte Titoli, the Central Securities Depository for all Italian financial instruments, and Cassa di Compensazione & Garanzia (CC&G), which in July 2009 was granted Recognised Overseas Clearing House (ROCH) status by the FSA to operate in the UK.

With the acquisition of MillenniumIT, the Group encompasses a leading developer of low cost high performance trading platforms and financial markets software serving both the industry and the Group's own businesses.

Since February 2010 London Stock Exchange Group has owned a majority stake in Turquoise, a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) providing pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading in some 2,000 securities across 19 countries.