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Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE)

posted onJuly 1, 2018

Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) is Slovenia's only stock exchange. LJSE was established in 1989. However, brokerage in Slovenia has a much longer tradition.

The first stock exchange in Ljubljana existed as early as in the period between 1924 and 1942. Upon the opening of the Exchange, 27 securities were traded, the majority of which were state securities, and the rest were securities of Slovenian financial institutions and industrial enterprises. Many of them were the predecessors of todays well known Slovenian companies 
During the Second World War the trading on the old exchange was suspended, and after the war also officially banned by a decree. Slovenians were thus left without a stock exchange for almost half a century.  The present Ljubljana Stock Exchange strives to maintain and further develop the tradition and reputation of the old Exchange. LJSE trades shares of Slovenian companies, as well as bonds and commercial papers. 

The core business of the Ljubljana stock exchange is to ensure a secure, efficient and successful operation of the regulated segment of the Slovene capital market, in accordance with the law and other regulations. LJSE performs the following business activities:

  • operates the stock exchange market in financial instruments, for which it had obtained authorization from the Agency,
  • provides the prices of financial instruments,
  • provides information on supply and demand, market values and other data on financial instruments,
  • provides technical services to support trading,
  • operates a CSI.

Additional activities include the services for trading members and listed companies.

The only stockholder of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange is Zagreb Stock Exchange. 

In  2016, the Ljubljana Stock Exchange decided to join SEE Link, a project launched by the Bulgarian, Croatian and Macedonian stock exchanges with the aim of creating regional infrastructure for the trading of securities listed on those three markets.

Ale Ipavec Ljubljana Stock Exchange CEO

Key people:
Ales Ipavec  (President)
Mr. Ipavec, has been President of the Management Board of LJSE since September 2016. Prior to that he worked for Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank where he held various management positions, such as Head of Treasury Sales, Director of Financial Markets & Balance Sheet Management and Director of Financial Controlling, Treasury and Balance Sheet Management.

Tel:+ 386 1 / 471 0211
Fax: + 386 1 / 471 0213
E-mail:    info [at]
Address: Slovenska cesta 56, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia