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Bombay Stock Exchange
Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay
Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asias first Stock Exchange and one
of Indias leading exchange groups. Over the past 137 years,
BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate
sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising
platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established
as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association" in 1875
BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a
broad shareholder-base which includes two leading global
exchanges, Deutsche Bourse and Singapore Exchange as
strategic partners. BSE provides an efficient and
transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments,
derivatives, mutual funds. It also has a platform for
trading in equities of small-and-medium enterprises (SME).
Around 5000 companies are listed on BSE making it worlds
No. 1 exchange in terms of listed members. The companies
listed on BSE Ltd command a total market capitalization of USD Trillion 1.06 as of May 15, 2012. BSE Ltd is worlds
fifth most active exchange in terms of number of
transactions handled through its electronic trading system.
It is also one of the worlds leading exchanges (5th largest
in May 2012) for Index options trading (Source: World
Federation of Exchanges).
BSE also provides a host of other services to capital
market participants including risk management, clearing,
settlement, market data services and education. It has a
global reach with customers around the world and a
nation-wide presence. BSE systems and processes are designed
to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the
Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and
competition across all market segments. BSE is the first
exchange in India and second in the world to obtain an ISO
9001:2000 certification. It is also the first Exchange in
the country and second in the world to receive Information
Security Management System Standard BS 7799-2-2002
certification for its On-Line trading System (BOLT).
It operates one of the most respected capital market
educational institutes in the country (the BSE Institute
Ltd.). BSE also provides depository services through its
Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL) arm.
BSEs popular equity index - the SENSEX - is Indias most
widely tracked stock market benchmark index. It is traded
internationally on the EUREX as well as leading exchanges of
the BRCS nations (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa).