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Reasons to list on The International Stock Exchange (TISE)

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TISE has a business established since 1998 and now there are more than 2,600 securities on its Official List.   A listing on TISE is attractive due to the advantages it can offer and it has a number of global recognitions.
  • Deemed a Recognised Stock Exchange by the UK Tax Authority, HMRC, for the purposes of investment by SIPPs and ISAs;
  • HMRC recognition also means that products listed on the Exchange may be able to avail of the Quoted Eurobond Exempted (QEE);
  • TISE's market authority is an Affiliate Member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO);
  • TISE's market authority is an Affiliate Member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE);
  • Recognition from the German financial services regulator, BaFin, allows German insurers and UCITS funds to invest into products listed on TISE;
  • Similar recognitions and/or other national provisions allows UCITS funds from many EEA jurisdictions to invest in TISE-listed products;
  • Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) recognition.

TISE is an agile exchange with global standards which offers many reasons for listing.

  • TISE's market authority applies global standards of regulation proportionate to the business carried out to provide investor protection whilst Issuers are not unduly burdened;
  • Fees are competitive when compared to other similar exchanges and considerably cheaper than major exchanges
  • TISE is a nimble exchange and is able to turn around applications in a timely manner (typically four to six weeks from start to finish) and they can consider more unusual transactions

TISE has experienced significant growth in recent years and there was an increase in listings of 40% in 2017 (203 listings) on the previous year which took the total to 2,511 with a market capitalisation of £300 billion + at the end of December 2017.  The growth includes high yield bonds where 56 companies listed 71 high yield bonds which listing on TISE during 2017 which have included some migrations from Ireland and Luxembourg but predominantly they have been new issuances.

There are also nearly 400 investment vehicles listed on TISE and this includes a growing number of REITs.  More than 25% of all UK REITs are listed on TISE.

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