ELITE Connect investor relations portal launches in beta phase

  • New  social platform bringing public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors together
  • Facilitates efficient engagement and investor relations activity between participants
  • Beta phase commenced prior to full launch

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces the launch, in beta phase, of ELITE Connect, a new social network for public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors. The open access platform facilitates interaction between global stakeholders, promoting connections, engagement and business.  

Beta phase testing with major listed European companies has begun today with a full go-live planned for later in 2015. The testing phase will allow participants to explore and feedback on the platform’s functionalities ahead of the full launch.

ELITE Connect features include:

  • A tailored participant profile page and set of social networking functionalities
  • A company and investor search function, with advanced filters allowing searches on company, size, location and industry
  • A fully embedded calendar to coordinate availability and schedule meetings between users
  • A digital ‘meeting room’, with easy to use video conference technology, document sharing and note taking facilities

ELITE Connect has been developed to serve a wide range of market participants including public companies, investor relations professionals, institutional investors and brokers.

Luca Peyrano, Managing Director, ELITE said:
“The pace of change in global capital markets and the technology and regulation that underpins it, has   been transformative in recent years. ELITE Connect will fully harness today’s technology within the investor relations industry and connect people across the globe. 

“We know that approximately 90 per cent of listed companies travel the world to meet asset management firms and spend up to one month a year meeting face-to-face. ELITE Connect will help make investor relations more efficient, more international, and more valuable for all parties.”

Further information on ELITE Connect can be found at:  www.elite-connect.com

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About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, a pan-European equities MTF. It is also home to one of the world’s leading growth markets for SMEs, AIM. Through its platforms, the Group offers international business and investors unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of multi-asset global CCP operator, LCH.Clearnet Group, LSEG operates CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, the T2S-ready European settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s newly established CSD based in Luxembourg.

The Group is a global leader in indexing and analytic solutions. FTSE Russell offer thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets around the world. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS.

Following the acquisition of Russell Investments, LSEG conducted a comprehensive review of the investment management business to analyse its strategic fit with the Group. This was concluded in February 2015, and LSEG is now exploring a sale of the business in its entirety.

London Stock Exchange Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software for customers around the world. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 35 other organisations and exchanges use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com.