As the largest and most liquid cash equities market in Europe, NYSE Euronext’s regulated market has entry points in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon and Paris. Regulatory bodies protect investors and ensure the orderly operation of financial markets.
Each NYSE Euronext European market holds an exchange license and operates under the supervision of its respective national exchange regulatory authority. Market operators are also subject to requirements imposed by a national exchange authority, the laws and regulations in their national jurisdictions, and in some cases, the central banks and/or finance ministries in their respective European countries. Regulation of NYSE Euronext and constituent markets is coordinated by national regulatory authorities pursuant to memoranda of understanding between the cash and derivatives markets.
Regulatory harmonization has fostered the integration of NYSE Euronext’s trading platforms. A Single Rulebook governs trading on NYSE Euronext’s cash and derivatives markets, which contains a set of harmonized rules and a set of exchange-specific rules.
Since the merging of NYSE Euronext’s marketplaces, regulators in Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Portugal have co-ordinated the supervision of our European cash markets. To perform cross-border activities, an investment firm or a credit institution must inform the home regulator, who will notify the other regulators involved and draw up the necessary European passport (within the European Economic Area (EEA).
Please view the regulatory bodies below to learn more about their roles in the marketplaces of NYSE Euronext: