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London Stock Exchange (UK) trading: largest insurance companies June 2020

As of June 2020, the UK based Life insurance and financial services company Prudential Plc had the highest value of market capital of any insurance company trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Market capitalization is the outstanding value of a company's shares and is often used to measure the size of a company and investors interest in each enterprise. Market capital is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the value of one share.

London Stock Exchange

As of June 2020, there were just over two thousand companies trading on the London Stock Exchange can see anywhere up to two million trades per day. The combined market value of companies trading on the LSE was just under 2.3 trillion British pounds (GBP) in June 2020, a considerable drop resulting of the covid-19 crisis.

Initial public offerings (IPOs)

When a private company first offers its shares to the public, the process is called an initial public offering (IPO). IPO’s are often used by growing companies that need to raise capital or by allowing owners to sell off some of their ownership of a company. As of the the end of 2019, the telecommunications company Airtel Africa plc saw an initial public offering of over 2.7 billion British pounds (GBP).

Leading insurance companies trading on London Stock Exchange (UK) in June 2020*, ranked by market capitalization

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June 2020

Supplementary notes

* Figures have been rounded.

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