London Stock Exchange has over 450 listed investment funds accounting for a market capitalisation of around $220 billion. Closed-end investment funds listed on London Stock Exchange raised £2.9 billion through IPO proceeds in 2018 – more than any other exchange in the world. In addition, our further issue market has enabled fund managers to upscale their funds efficiently, with more than £22 billion raised through further issues over the last five years.
- Over £6 billion was raised by investment funds on London Stock Exchange in 2018
- Over 40% of investment fund IPOs from 2017 came back to raise further capital during 2018
- New asset classes such as music royalties, energy efficiency and energy storage were welcomed to London’s funds market in 2018