Companies from around the globe list a wide variety of debt instruments on The International Stock Exchange due to our streamlined and cost-effective admissions process which is administered by an experienced and approachable team.
TISE caters for retail and non-retail debt securities and is a leading market in specialist debt, with in excess of 2,000 listed debt securities.
Key benefits » A leader in listed debt » Streamlined processes » Cost-effective listings
Issuers include governments and some of the most globally recognisable companies. The fact that they repeatedly utilise TISE to list debt products gives the Exchange enhanced credibility and is a significant endorsement of both our admissions process and the expertise of our listings team. In 2015, we saw the first listing from an issuer with an ultimate parent company in China and since then, others have followed.
The Exchange can cater for a number of different types of debt instruments, including bonds and loan notes. Recent trends have been towards convertibles, predominantly issued by companies with equity already listed on other global exchanges, and high yield products with issuers attracted by our rigorous yet proportionate rules for these types of instruments. There are also a number of Islamic finance, Sharia compliant structures including those which issue sukuk.
The Exchange’s international recognitions provide benefits such as widening the potential investor base. For example, the UK tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), deems us to be a Recognised Stock Exchange for the purposes of products listed on TISE being able to avail of the Quoted Eurobond Exemption (QEE).
We have an admissions and continuing obligations regime which is proportionate and reflects the expertise of the investor base, for example we take a pragmatic approach to disclosure requirements.
Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are used particularly frequently for listing debt, not least as part of intra-group financing arrangements and private equity acquisition structures. The SPVs are predominantly established as corporate vehicles and cell companies can be used for programmes of debt.
Debt securities are usually freely transferable and can be traded through the Exchange’s bespoke trading system.
TISE has the advantage in being in the European time zone but outside of the EU and therefore offering a convenient and pragmatic environment for listing debt.
We compare favourably to competitor exchanges in terms of the average time it takes from initial application to listing, as well as being cost-effective.
In addition, our well established position in the market means that we have built a listings team which is experienced in handling these applications and can be easily contacted to answer queries or consider new ideas.
We are continually monitoring and reflecting on our own service and developments being made by competitors to ensure that we continue to provide a market-leading offering.
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