London Stock Exchange (UK) trading: largest insurance companies December 2019

As of April 2019, 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 2019, there were almost 2.1 thousand companies trading on the London Stock Exchange can see anywhere up to 1.25 million trades per day. The combined market value of companies trading on the LSE was just under four trillion British pounds (GBP) in June 2019.

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 second quarter of 2019, the telecommunications company Airtel Africa plc saw an initial public offering of 3.1 billion British pounds (GBP).

Leading insurance companies trading on London Stock Exchange (UK) in December 2019*, ranked by market capitalization

Market capitalization in billion GBP
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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures have been rounded.

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