Useful Links

Below are a series of links to other websites that are relevant to and provide useful information for the small and mid-cap quoted sector.

Please note the QCA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Organisations

EuropeanIssuers

A pan-European organisation representing the majority of publicly quoted companies in Europe. Includes news briefings on regulatory updates throughout the EU.

Association of British Insurers

Financial services trade association, representing the interests of the UK’s insurance industry. Provides publications for both shareholders and issuers.

Wealth Management Association

A wealth management association who are the representative body for the investment community.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Professional body of accountants. Provides information about governance, auditing, financial reporting and tax, including:

Non-Executives Directors Association

Group representing the interests of NEDs. Produces useful information for NEDs, available for purchase, including:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Professional accountancy body. Provides in-depth information about financial reporting, corporate governance, corporate responsibility, tax, regulations and auditing, including:

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)

Professional body for company secretaries and authority on corporate governance issues. Provides detailed public guidance on governance, including:

The Investor Relations Society (IR Society)

Not-for-profit professional body for those involved in investor relations and the focal point for investor relations in the UK.

Institutions and Government

Bank of England

UK central bank, working to ensure monetary and financial stability.

European Commission

Executive branch of the European Union

HM Treasury

The UK’s economics and finance ministry – responsible for forming and implementing financial and economic policy.

HMRC

Responsible for collecting and administering taxes in the UK.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Government department covering company law, trade, business growth, employment law, regional economic development and consumer law.

Regulators

United Kingdom Listing Authority (UKLA)

FCA-based competent listing authority. Provides information on the UK's Listing Rules.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Independent body that regulates the conduct of over 50,000 businesses. Provides an online library of all documents published.

Markets

FTSE

Creates and manages equity, bond, alternative asset class indices.

ISDX

ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange (ISDX) - London based stock exchange providing UK and international companies with access to European capital through a range of fully listed and growth markets. 

London Stock Exchange

Operates equity markets in the UK, including:

Also has useful information on:

NYSE Euronext

Operates equity markets throughout the world, most notably Euronext (in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Lisbon) and NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).

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