London stock exchange

London stock exchange

The London Stock exchange can track its history back over three hundred years to its very early days when John Castaing started providing information on prices of shares and investments to facilitate trading. This initial trading started in a coffee house and over those early years spread around that particular area and into other similar establishments.

In the 1760s about a hundred and fifty stock traders formed an association to buy and sell shares and about ten years later they built their own premises and so the Stock Exchange was born.

The following years saw the evolution of a developing market that brought regulation, ease of trading, the introduction of new technology, additional trading exchanges and a number of legal and organisational changes to the London Stock Exchange as an entity.

The London Stock Exchange has been at the forefront of stocks and shares trading and continues to be a major presence in the financial industry around the world.