Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (Spanish Exchange)

Exchange entity Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BSE)
Conducts business in Spain
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 3506
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WFE) 711,214
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 2001
Regulatory bodies
  • Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CMNV)
Regulatory model
  • Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model The Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CMNV) acts as the supervisory body for capital markets in Spain. The CMNV possesses the authority to impose changes in the markets and continuously monitors the BME Spanish Exchanges. As such, the exchange wields limited regulatory authority although it is still considered to be self-regulated.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Madrid, Spain Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) is the operator of all stock Markets and financial systems in Spain. BME has been a listed company since 14 July 2006. In the last few years it has become a reference in the sector in terms of solvency, efficiency and profitability. BME is a high technological company with a highly skilled workforce. It has the know-how and resources necessary to offer a wide range of services, products and advanced trading and global market access systems to issuers, intermediaries and investors, whether in Spain or elsewhere. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Banco de España 5.36%
La Caixa Group 5.03%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 4.11%