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Euronext Paris

posted onJune 6, 2017

The Paris Stock Exchange, historically known as the Paris Bourse or the Bourse de Paris, is the largest exchange in France. In contrast to the stock exchanges in London and New York, government, not private interests, created the Paris Bourse in 1724.  

In the early 19th century, the Paris Bourse's activities found a stable location at the Palais Brongniart, or Palais de la Bourse. From the second half of the 19th century, official stock markets in Paris were operated by the Compagnie des agents de change. The Commodities Exchange was housed in the same building until 1889. Moreover, until about the middle of the 20th century, a parallel market known as "La Coulisse" was in operation. Until the late 1980s, the market operated as an open outcry exchange, with the agents de change meeting on the exchange floor of the Palais Brongniart. In 1986, the Paris Bourse started to implement an electronic trading system.

Since September 2000, the Paris Stock Exchange merged with the Amsterdam, Lisbon and Brussels exchanges to form the first ever pan-European exchange, eventually named the Euronext N.V. As of 2017, Euronext was the largest exchange in continental Europe with 1,300 issuers representing a €3 trillion market capitalization.

In 2007, the Euronext exchange merged with the New York Stock Exchange, thereby creating the entity “NYSE Euronext.”As of 2008, NYSE Euronext manages a variety of exchanges, located in six countries. The company operates the world's most liquid exchange group, with nearly 4,000 listed companies, which represents a total market capitalization of approximately $30.5 trillion.

Euronext Paris a subsidiary of Euronext N.V and operates securities and derivatives exchanges in France. It engages in listing various securities, including domestic and international equity securities, convertible bonds, warrants, trackers, and debt securities, including corporate and government bonds.

Investment and trading operations conducted by Euronext Paris are regulated domestically by France’s Ministry of Economics, le Comité des Établissements de Crédit et des Entreprises d’Investissement (CECEI), the banking commission, and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).

Anthony Attia EURONEXT Paris CEO

Key people:
Anthony Attia (CEO)
Mr Attia serves as CEO of Euronext Paris since January 2014. He has been its Global Head of Listing since May 2016. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext from 2010 to 2013. In 2008, following the merger between NYSE and Euronext, he was appointed Senior Vice President in charge of designing and deploying the UTP.

Phone: +33 (0)1 70 48 24 00
Address: 14, place des Reflets
92054 Paris La Défense Cedex France