About the Borsa Italiana SpA
Italy’s only stock exchange is known as the Borsa Italiana. Located in the city of Milan, it trades in Euros and brokers can trade in person or via the real-time electronic trading system.
The exchange trades the stock of high-profile Italian companies such as Ferrari and Campari, and traders can also exchange derivatives, bonds and other financial instruments. The Borsa Italiana’s history stretches all the way back to the 19th century, and it was formerly privatised in 1998. Since June 2007, Borsa Italiana has been a part of the London Stock Exchange Group plc.
On this page you’ll find a list of the companies traded on the Borsa Italiana, relevant indices that track the exchange, information about its history, and the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
The history of the Borsa Italiana is rich, beginning in 1808 as the Borsa di Commercio of Milan – or the commodities exchange. In this time, the Exchange was led by the government, and the first publicly traded share was listed in 1859. During the 1870s, the banking and railway companies joined the Exchange, and this is where it started to record faster growth and see trading volumes increase.
It wasn’t until 1994 that the Exchange began electronic trading and became fully operational. In 1998, the Borsa Italiana went private before merging with the London Stock Exchange in 2007. This is one of the most important mergers in financial history, as it created Europe’s largest exchange group – with Euronext being in second place.
Recent history has also seen strong growth on the Borsa Italiana.
Given the merger with the London Stock Exchange in 2007, the main indices of the Borsa Italiana include:
- FTSE MIB
- FTSE Italia All Share
- FTSE Italia Mid Cap
- FTSE Italia Small Cap
The FTSE MIB is weighted by the capitalisation of 40 of the biggest companies, and functions as the exchange’s benchmark index.
The Borsa Italia lists the stocks of over 350 companies, including many of the largest companies in Italy – even including Juventus FC.