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Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, commonly called ANZ, is the fourth largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation and National Australia Bank. Australian operations make up the largest part of ANZ's business, with commercial and retail banking dominating. ANZ is also the largest bank in New Zealand, where the legal entity became known as ANZ National Bank Limited in 2003 and changed to ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited in 2012
BHP Billiton Ltd
BHP Billiton PLC (BHP) is an Australia-based mining company having interests in diversified natural resources. The Company mines, extracts and produce aluminum, coal, copper, iron ore, manganese, nickel, silver and uranium, and oil and gas.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is an Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom. Commonly referred to as the Commonwealth Bank (or CBA or Commbank), it provides a variety of financial services including retail, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and broking services. The Commonwealth Bank is the largest Australian listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange.
CSL Limited is a global specialty biotechnology company that researches, develops, manufactures and markets products to treat and prevent serious human medical conditions. CSL's product areas include blood plasma derivatives, vaccines, antivenom, and cell culture reagents used in various medical and genetic research and manufacturing applications.
National Australia Bank Ltd
National Australia Bank (abbreviated NAB, branded nab) is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation and customers. NAB was ranked 21st largest bank in the world measured by market capitalisation and 41st largest bank in the world as measured by total assets in 2014. NAB operates 1,771 branches and service centres and 4,578 ATMs across Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Asia serving 12.7 million customers.
News Corp is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing. It is one of two companies which succeeded the former News Corporation, alongside 21st Century Fox, which consists of the old News Corporation's broadcasting and media properties, such as Fox Entertainment Group. The spin out was structured so that 21st Century Fox would be the legal successor and continuation of the old News Corporation, with the new News Corp being an entirely new company formed by a stock split.
Qantas Airways Ltd
Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) is the flag carrier airline of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, having been founded in November 1920. it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from "QANTAS", an acronym for its original name, "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services", and it is nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo". The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot with its main hub at Sydney Airport. Qantas has a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carries 14.9% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.
QBE Insurance Group Ltd
QBE Insurance Group Limited is Australia's largest global insurer. It provides insurance services mainly to Australia, America, Europe and Asia Pacific region. QBE has 17000 employees in 38 countries worldwide. As of Aug 2012, QBE was ranked among the world's top general insurers. QBE has market capitalisation of A$18.6 billion and represents 2.22% of the ASX 200 index.
Scentre Group was created in June 2014 when Westfield Group separated its United States and European businesses from its operations in Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the world�s leading shopping centre companies with retail destinations operating under the Westfield brand in Australia and New Zealand. The corporation undertakes ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing, and marketing activities for its centres. The company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has a shopping centre portfolio that includes investment interests in 44 shopping centres across Australia and New Zealand and encompassing around 12,544 retail outlets.
Telstra Corp Ltd
Telstra Corporation Limited (known as Telstra) is Australia's largest telecommunications and media company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other entertainment products and services. Telstra has a long history in Australia, originating together with Australia Post as a government department, the Postmaster-General's Department.
Transurban manages and develops urban toll road networks in Australia and North America. It is a Top 25 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and has been in business since 1996. In Australia, Transurban is the full owner of CityLink in Melbourne, which connects three of the city's major freeways; and has stakes in five tolled motorways in Sydney, and, in five of the six tolled motorways in Brisbane.
Wesfarmers Limited is one of Australia's largest public companies and one of Australia's largest retailers. Its headquarters are in Perth, Western Australia. Wesfarmers is the largest private employer in Australia, with more than 200,000 employees across the country.
Westpac Banking Corp
Westpac, is an Australian bank and financial-services provider headquartered in Westpac Place, Sydney. It is one of Australia's "big four" banks and is the second-largest bank in New Zealand. In November 2011, Westpac had 12.2 million customers, and Australia's largest branch network with almost 1200 branches and a network with more than 2900 ATMs. The bank is Australia's second-largest bank by assets.
Woodside Petroleum Ltd
Woodside Petroleum Limited is an Australian petroleum exploration and production company. Woodside is the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia and also Australia�s largest independent dedicated oil and gas company. It is a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia.
The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original pioneers of the five-and-dime store. It was arguably the most successful American and international five-and-dime, setting trends and creating the modern retail model which stores follow worldwide today.
Abengoa S.A. is a Spanish multinational corporation, which includes companies in the domains of energy, telecommunications, transportation, and the environment. The company was founded in 1941 by Javier Benjumea Puigcerver and Jos� Manuel Abaurre Fern�ndez-Pasalagua, and is based in Seville, Spain with U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a global biotechnology company specializing in the development of new technologies in producing biofuels and biochemicals and promoting sustainability of raw materials. Abengoa invests in research in sustainable technology, and implements these technologies in Spain as well as exporting them globally
Abertis Infraestructuras SA
Abertis Infraestructuras S.A is a Spanish conglomerate corporation. The company runs over 8,000 kilometres of motorways in Europe and America. Abertis manages toll roads and telecommunication infrastructures. Abertis is part of the IBEX-35 index and is being traded on the Madrid Stock Exchange. Its headquarters are in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Acerinox, S.A is a stainless steel manufacturing conglomerate group based in Spain. The company was founded in 1970, and initially received technical support from the Japanese firm Nisshin Steel. Nisshin continues to hold approximately 15% of Acerinox as of April 2010. The headquarters are in Madrid.
ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA
ACS, Actividades de Construcci�n y Servicios, S.A is a Spanish company dedicated to civil and engineering construction, all types services and telecommunications. It is one of the leading construction companies in the world, with projects in many countries around the world. The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of OCP Construcciones, S.A. and Gin�s Navarro Construcciones, S.A. The group has a global presence, including countries like Germany, India, Brazil, Chile, Morocco and Australia.
Amadeus IT Holding SA
Amadeus IT S.A is a Spanish IT Provider for the global travel and tourism industry. The company is structured around two areas: its global distribution system and its IT Solutions business area. Acting as an international network, Amadeus provides search, pricing, booking, ticketing and other processing services in real-time to travel providers and travel agencies through its Amadeus CRS distribution business area. Through its IT Solutions business area, it also offers travel companies software systems which automate processes such as reservations, inventory management and departure control.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A (BBVA) is a multinational Spanish banking group. It was formed from a merger of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria in 1999, and is the second biggest bank in Spain.
Banco Popular Espanol SA
Banco Popular Espa�ol, S.A. is the fourth largest banking group in Spain. The group consists of the following companies:
A national bank: Banco Popular Espa�ol
Five regional banks: Banco de Andaluc�a, Banco de Castilla, Banco de Cr�dito Balear, Banco de Vasconia, Banco de Galicia
A mortgage bank: Banco Popular Hipotecario
A private bank: Popular Banca Privada
A subsidiary in Portugal: Banco Popular Portugal
A subsidiary in U.S.A.: TotalBank (Miami Dade)
A separate Internet bank: bancopopular-e.com An Estate Services subsidiaryAliseda
Banco de Sabadell SA
Banco de Sabadell, S.A is a banking group headquartered in Sabadell, Spain. It is the fifth-largest Spanish banking group. It includes several banks, brands, subsidiaries and associated banks. It is a universal bank and specialises in serving SMEs and affluent individuals with a bias towards international trade.
Bankia is a Spanish banking conglomerate that was formed in December 2010, consolidating the operations of seven regional savings banks. As of 2012, Bankia is the fourth largest bank of Spain with 12 million customers. Bankia reports a total business volume of �486 billion with total assets of �328 billion. Formerly a private bank, it was partially nationalized by the government of Spain in May 2012 due to the near collapse of the institution.
Bankinter is a Spanish commercial bank that have been founded from Banco Santander and Bank of America in 1965. In 1972 it became fully independent of its founders and floated on the Madrid Stock Exchange, where its shares became one of the components of the IBEX 35.
Banco Santander is a Spanish bank, and the principal subsidiary of the Santander Group. The bank was established in Santander in 1857. In December 2012, the Santander Group announced that it would merge Banesto and Banco BANIF into Banco Santander, purchasing the remaining 10% of Banesto it did not already own.
CaixaBank, is a Spanish financial services company owned by the Catalan savings bank La Caixa with a 72.76% stake. Headquartered in Barcelona, the company consists of the universal banking and insurance activities of the La Caixa group, along with the group's stakes in the oil and gas firm Repsol YPF, the telecommunications company Telef�nica and its holdings in several other financial institutions. It is Spain's third-largest lender by market value and with 6,631 branches to serve its 13.2 million customers, CaixaBank has the most extensive branch network in the Spanish market.
is a Spanish energy company and European TSO, which owns and operates the nation's gas grid. The firm also owns four liquefied natural gas regasification terminals in the country, at Huelva, Barcelona, Cartagena and Gijon. In addition, it owns 50% of the plant BBG (Bilbao) and 100% of Gascan. The firm's headquarters are located in Madrid. Apart from Spain, Enag�s has presence in Mexico, Per�, Chile, Sweden and in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) European project.
Endesa is the largest electric utility company in Spain. The firm, a majority-owned subsidiary of the Italian utility company Enel, has 10 million customers in Spain, with domestic annual generation of over 97,600 GWh from nuclear, fossil-fueled, hydroelectric, and renewable resource power plants. Internationally, it serves another 10 million customers and provides over 80,100 GWh annually. Total customers numbered 22.2 million as of December 31, 2004. It also markets energy in Europe. The company has additional interests in Spanish natural gas and telecommunications companies.
Ferrovial is a Spanish multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation (DBFO) and maintenance of transport, urban and services infrastructure. It is a publicly traded company and is part of the IBEX 35 market value-weighted stock market index. The company is headquartered in Madrid.
Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA
Fomento is a leading Spanish construction company based in Barcelona. It is publicly traded and is part of the IBEX 35. Until November 2014 over 50% of the shares were owned by a company controlled by the daughter of its founder, Esther Koplowitz and others, when George Soros bought around 25 percent of her rights to acquire shares.
Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA
Gamesa is a Spanish manufacturing company principally involved in the fabrication of wind turbines and the construction of wind farms. It was formerly headquartered in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, but subsequently moved in 2010 to Zamudio, Biscay in northern Spain. Gamesa develops, manages and sells wind farms, for which it also supplies wind turbines. It is the market leader in Spain and the fourth largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world (2011).
Gas Natural SDG SA
Gas Natural SDG is a Spanish natural gas utilities company which operates primarily in Spain but also in such countries as Italy, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Moldova and Morocco. Its main interests are the distribution of natural gas in Spain, Italy and Latin America, the generation and commercialisation of electricity in the recently liberalised Spanish market as well as in Puerto Rico, and the management of gas infrastructure. Gas Natural has approximately 10,000,000 clients and 6,700 employees, of which around 50% work in Spain. The firm is headquartered in Barcelona.
Grifols is a Spanish multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company. Principally a producer of blood plasma-based products, a field in which it is the European leader and largest worldwide, the company also supplies devices, instruments and reagents for clinical testing laboratories.
Indra Sistemas SA
Indra is a Spanish information technology and defense systems company. Indra is listed on the Bolsa de Madrid and is a constituent of the IBEX 35 index. The company was named after a Hindu god Indra. Indra is organized around three business areas: information technologies, simulation & automatic test equipment, and defense electronic equipment. Indra's portfolio ranges from consultancy, project development, and systems and applications integration to outsourcing of IT systems and business processes. This offer is structured into two primary segments: solutions and services.
MAPFRE is a Spanish insurance company, based in Majadahonda, Madrid. The name comes from the old mutual origin of the company (Mutualidad de la Agrupaci�n de Propietarios de Fincas R�sticas de Espa�a), but the company now only refers to itself as MAPFRE. It is the leading insurance company in Spain and the largest non-life insurance company in Latin America. The company purchased Webster, Massachusetts-based Commerce Insurance Group, a major provider of motor insurance, for over �1.5 billion in October 2007. MAPFRE was listed in the Fortune Global 500 list on its 2008 edition. Rafael Nadal is officially sponsored by the company.
Obrascon Huarte Lain SA
OHL is a Spanish-based multinational construction and civil engineering company. The company is involved in infrastructure and commercial property construction, homebuilding and the operation of toll road and other transport concessions. In the latter, the group is particularly active in Brazil through its majority-owned subsidiary OHL Brasil and in Mexico with OHL M�xico. OHL also has a majority-owned American subsidiary called Tower-OHL Group which is based in Miami, Florida. Since July 2008 the company has been a constituent of the benchmark IBEX 35 stock market index on the Bolsa de Madrid.
Red Electrica Corp SA
REDELECTRICA is a partly state-owned and public limited Spanish corporation which operates the national electricity grid in Spain, where it operates the national power transmission system. It also holds assets in Portugal, Peru and Bolivia. The company was created in 1985 by the Spanish Government-owned holding company Instituto Nacional de Industria to provide a unified national power grid. Up to 20% of Red El�ctrica is controlled by the state-owned holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), with the remainder being free float on the Bolsa de Madrid.
REPSOL is an integrated global energy company based in Madrid, Spain. It carries out upstream and downstream activities throughout the entire world. It has more than 24,000 employees worldwide. It is vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.
Sacyr Vallehermoso SA
SACYR is a leading Spanish construction company based in Madrid. It is publicly traded and is part of the IBEX 35 market value-weighted stock market index. The company was founded in 1986 as Sociedad An�nima Caminos y Regad�os and was renamed Sacyr in 1991. In 2002 it acquired 24.5% of Vallehermoso, a leading Spanish housing business founded in 1921. In 2003 it merged with Vallehermoso to form Sacyr Vallehermoso.
Tecnicas Reunidas SA
TECNICAS is a Spanish-based general contractor which provides engineering, procurement and construction of industrial and power generation plants, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Since April 2008, the company has been part of the Spanish large-cap IBEX 35 stock index. TRSA is the primary holding company for a group of companies capable of providing several different integrated services for turnkey projects worldwide. Since 1959, the TRSA group of companies has designed and built over 1000 industrial plants worldwide. International projects account for 70% of the company's annual turnover, mainly in Latin America and China.
TELFON is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Operating globally, it is one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world. The company started as a public telecommunications company. Its head office is in the Distrito Telef�nica in Madrid.
A2A spa is an Italian utility company born out of the merger of two independent Italian companies, AEM of Milan and ASM Brescia at the end of 2007. It is the first Italian operator in the private urban waste sector to work 24 hours for an energy production of 1.5 TWh. It is the third largest company in Italy in the production and distribution of electricity.
Ansaldo STS SpA
ANSALDO is an Italian transportation company with a global presence in the field of signaling and integrated transport systems for passenger traffic (Railway / Mass Transit) and freight operations. Ansaldo STS plans, designs, manufactures, installs and commissions signaling systems, integrated mobility solutions, components and high technologies for the management and control of newly built or upgraded Railway, Transit and Freight lines worldwide. Headquartered in Genoa, Italy and controlled with a 40% stake by Finmeccanica, the company's shares are listed on the Borsa Italiana and is a component of the benchmark FTSE MIB Index. In February 2015 Hitachi announced plans to acquire Ansaldo STS.
ATLANTIA is an Italian holding company whose primary asset is Autostrade per l'Italia, the largest concessionaire on the Italian autostrade network. Another subsidiary of Atlantia, Autostrade of Virginia, is a member of the consortium that operates the Dulles Greenway. The firm is publicly traded on the Milan Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the S&P/MIB index. Atlantia's largest single shareholder with around 38% of the company is Sintonia, an investment vehicle of the Benetton family.
Autogrill is an Italian-based, multinational catering, which is controlled with a 59% stake by the Edizione Holding investment vehicle of the Benetton family. Autogrill runs operations in 40 different countries, primarily in Europe and North America, with over 250 licensed and proprietary brands. Over 90% of the company's business derives from outlets in airport terminals and motorway service areas.
Azimut Holding SpA
Azimut Holding is an Italian asset management company, based in Milan, Italy, with branches in Luxembourg and Ireland. Traded on the Borsa Italiana, the company is specialized in investment management.
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA
BANCAMONTE is the oldest surviving bank in the world and Italy's third largest bank. Founded in 1472 by the magistrate of the city state of Siena, Italy, as a "mount of piety", it has been operating ever since. Today it has approximately 3,000 branches, 33,000 employees and 4.5 million customers in Italy, as well as branches and businesses abroad. A subsidiary, MPS Finance, handles investment banking
Banca Popolare di Milano Scarl
Banca Popolare di Milano Scarl is an Italian cooperative bank based in Milan, Lombardy. It is the second cooperative bank in Italy and it was founded in 1865 in Milan by Luigi Luzzatti, who later served as the nation's Prime Minister. Luzzatti drew his inspiration from the 'credit associations' developed by Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch in Germany a decade earlier.
Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna Scrl
Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna is an Italian banking group offering traditional banking services to individuals, corporate and public entities. The company is based in Modena and is a constituent of the FTSE MIB index.
Banco Popolare is an Italian cooperative bank, formed in 2007 from the merger of Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara (BPVN) and Banca Popolare Italiana (BPI). In June 2009 the company became the first Italian bank to receive state aid from the Government of Italy due to the ongoing financial crisis. It sold �1.5 billion in convertible bonds to the state. Banco Popolare is a component of FTSE MIB index of Borsa Italiana. (Italian stock exchange) The Group had branches in most of Italy.
Buzzi Unicem SpA
Buzzi Unicem S.p.A. is an Italian company, quoted on the Borsa Italiana, which produces cement, ready-mix concrete and construction aggregates. Its headquarters are in the town of Casale Monferrato which was once known as the Italian �cement capital�. Today it has subsidiaries, interests and operations in Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, Algeria and Eastern Europe as well as in North America. The company was formed in September 1999.
CNH Industrial is an Italian company registered in the Netherlands that, through its various businesses designs, produces, and sells agricultural equipment and construction equipment (Case and New Holland brand families), trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and special vehicles (Iveco), in addition to powertrains for industrial and marine applications (FPT Industrial). Present in all major markets worldwide, CNH Industrial is focused on expanding its presence in high-growth markets, including through joint ventures.
Davide Campari-Milano SpA
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., trading as Gruppo Campari, is an Italian company active since 1860 in the branded beverage industry. It produces spirits, wines, and soft drinks. From its signature product, Campari Bitter, its portfolio has extended to include over 50 brands, including Aperol, Appleton, Campari, Dreher, Cinzano, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey.
Enel is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. Enel, was first established as a public body at the end of 1962, and then transformed into a limited company in 1992. In 1999, following the liberalization of the electricity market in Italy, Enel was privatized. As of February 2015, the Italian government is the owner of 25.5% of the company�s shares.
Enel Green Power SpA
Enel Green Power S.p.A. is an Italian multinational renewable energy corporation, headquartered in Rome. The company was formed as a subsidiary of the power generation firm Enel in December 2008, grouping its global renewable energy interests. Enel Green Power has operations in over 16 countries across Europe, North America and South America. It generates energy principally from hydroelectricity, wind, solar power, geothermal electricity and biomass sources.
Eni S.p.A. is an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It has operations in 79 countries, and is currently world's 11th largest industrial company with a market capitalization of 68 billion euros (US$ 90 billion), as of August 14, 2013. The Italian government owns a 30.303% golden share in the company, 3.934% held through the state Treasury and 26.369% held through the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. Another 2.012% of the shares are held by People's Bank of China.
Exor is one of the most important european investment companies, controlled by the Agnelli family. Since over a century Exor realizes investments with a long term horizon in global societies, mostly in Europe and USA, taking benefits from a permanent patrimonial base. In addiction of FCA, Exor�s principal investments include CNH Industrial, the 4th global society in capital goods.
Fiat Cherysler Automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, also known as FCA, is an Italian-American multinational automobile manufacturer. It is the world�s seventh-largest auto maker. The group was established in 2014 by merging Fiat S.p.A. into a new Netherlands-based holding company with its global headquarters in London, UK and primary listing on the New York Stock Exchange and secondary on Borsa Italiana. Exor S.p.A, an Italian investment group owned by the Agnelli family, holds a 44.31% voting interest in FCA, and 29.19% ownership position.
Finmeccanica S.p.A. is the leading industrial group in the high-technology sector in Italy and one of the main global players in aerospace, defence and security. It operates in seven sectors: aeronautics, helicopters, space, electronics, defence systems, transportation and construction. The company has offices in over 100 countries. It is partially owned by the Italian government, which holds about 30% of Finmeccanica's shares.
Assicurazioni Generali SpA
Generali Group is the largest insurance company in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It has its headquarters in Trieste. In 2010, Assicurazioni Generali Group was the second largest insurance group in the world by revenue after AXA. Under the name of Imperial Regia Privilegiata Compagnia di Assicurazioni Generali Austro-Italiche, the company was founded on December 26, 1831. At the time, Trieste was the most important sea port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The company grew in importance, becoming one of the largest insurance operators both in Italy and in Central Europe. As of 2014, the company ranks 48th on the Fortune Global 500 list of companies.
Iberdrola is a Spanish public multinational electric utility company based in Bilbao, Basque Country. Iberdrola has a workforce of around 31,330 employees in dozens of countries on four continents serving around 31.67 million customers. Subsidiaries include Scottish Power (Scotland), Iberdrola USA (United States) and Elektro (Brazil), amongst others. The largest shareholder of the company was, in 2013, Qatar Investment Holding; other significant shareholders are ACS, Kutxabank and Bankia.
Inditex is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia. It is made up of almost a hundred companies dealing in activities related to textile design, production and distribution.
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
Intesa Sanpaolo is a banking group resulting from the merger between Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI based in Torre Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin, Italy. It has clear leadership in the Italian market and a minor but growing international presence focused on Central-Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (77% of the bank's revenue (96.3% from Europe) and 86% of all loans to customers come from business in Italy). When it was formed in 2007 it overtook Unicredit Group as the largest bank in Italy with 13 million customers and $690 billion worth of assets. By 2010 its assets had grown to $877.66 billion 26th highest among all of the world's companies.
Luxottica Group SpA
Luxottica Group S.p.A. is an Italian eyewear company. It is the world's largest eyewear company, controlling over 80% of the world's major eyewear brands. Luxottica is the owner of Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Eyemed vision care plan, and Glasses.com. Its more well-known brands are Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oakley.
Mediaset S.p.A., known as Gruppo Mediaset in Italian, is an Italian-based mass media company which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country. Founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and still controlled today with a 38.6% stake by his family holding company Fininvest, the group competes primarily against the public broadcaster and market leader RAI, La7, and 21st Century Fox's Sky Italia. Mediaset's headquarters are in Milan and it began in 1978.
Mediobanca is an Italian investment bank founded in 1946 at the initiative of Raffaele Mattioli (at that time CEO of Banca Commerciale Italiana, the largest commercial bank in Italy which promoted its incorporation together with Credito Italiano) and Enrico Cuccia to facilitate the post-World War II reconstruction of Italian industry. Cuccia led Mediobanca from 1946 to 1982. Today, it is an international banking group with offices in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris.
Mediolanum S.p.A. is an Italian financial services company based in Basiglio near Milan, founded by Ennio Doris in 1982. Doris remains the chief executive officer and largest shareholder with around 40% of the company today. The second-largest shareholder with over 36% is Berlusconi's Fininvest. Mediolanum is active in the banking (as Banca Mediolanum and Banco Mediolanum in Spain), life insurance and mutual fund sectors and aims much of its products towards individuals and families. The firm also operates in other European countries, notably Spain where it owns Fibanc. The company is listed on the Borsa Italiana and a constituent of the FTSE MIB index.
Moncler S.p.A. is a brand with a winter heritage. Known for its outerwear, Moncler today designs and produces clothing and accessories for women, men and children, directly distributed through Moncler boutiques, its online store, department stores and multibrand stores.
Pirelli & C. SpA
Pirelli & C. SpA is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy, listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 1922. The company, the world's fifth-largest tyre manufacturer. Pirelli has published its Pirelli Calendar since 1964, which has featured the contribution of famous photographers over the years.
The Prysmian Group is an Italian multinational corporation headquartered in Milan that manufactures electric power transmission and telecommunications cables and systems. It is the largest manufacturer of cables in the world measured by revenues. Prysmian Group has sales of some �7 billion in 2013 and employs about 19,000 employees across 50 countries, 91 production plants and 17 Research and Development centres. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Borsa Italiana in the FTSE MIB index.
Saipem S.p.A. is an Italian oil and gas industry contractor. It is a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni, which owns approximately 43% of Saipem's shares. Saipem has contracted for designing and constructing several pipelines, including Blue Stream, Greenstream, Nord Stream and South Stream. Saipem was originally founded in 1957 as a service provider for the Eni group.
Salvatore Ferragamo Italia SpA
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is an Italian luxury goods company, with headquarters in Florence, specializing in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear for men and women. It is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group. The company also licences eyewear and watches. With about 2,600 employees and a network of over 550 mono-brand stores, the Ferragamo Group runs operations in Italy and worldwide, which provide the brand with a broad footprint in Europe, America and Asia.
Snam S.p.A. is an Italian natural gas infrastructure company. As of 31 December 2014, it had a market capitalization of �14.38 billion. Snam was originally a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni. It has since become an independent company, whose largest shareholder is Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A, a holding company controlled by the Italian state. Snam was founded on 30 October 1941 in San Donato Milanese
STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is commonly called ST, and it is Europe's largest semiconductor chip maker based on revenue. While STMicroelectronics corporate headquarters and the headquarters for EMEA region are based in Geneva, the holding company, STMicroelectronics N.V. is registered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Telecom Italia SpA
Telecom Italia is an Italian telecommunications company which provides telephony services, mobile services, and DSL data services. It was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications companies and is the former state monopoly telephone operator in Italy. The company's stock is traded in the Borsa Italiana.
Tenaris is an Argentinean manufacturer and supplier of seamless and welded steel pipe products and provider of pipe handling, stocking, and distribution services to the oil and gas, energy, and mechanical industries. It is a majority-owned subsidiary company of the Argentinean/Italian group Techint. It is headquartered in Luxembourg and is also a supplier of welded steel pipes for gas pipelines in South America.
Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA
Terna S.p.A. - Rete Elettrica Nazionale is an Italian electricity transmission system operator based in Rome, Italy. With 63,500 kilometres (39,500 mi) of power lines or around 98% of the Italian high-voltage power transmission grid, Terna is the first independent electricity transmission grid operator in Europe and the sixth in the world based on the size of its electrical grid. Terna is listed on the Borsa Italiana and is a constituent of the FTSE MIB index. Terna Rete Italia manages the Italian electricity system whereas Terna Plus is in charge of new business opportunities and non-traditional activities in Italy and abroad.
Tod's Group is an Italian company which produces luxury shoes and other leather goods. The business started in the late 1920s.
UniCredit Group is an Italian global banking and financial services company. Its network spanning 50 markets in 17 countries, with more than 8,500 branches and over 147,000 employees. Its strategic position in Western and Eastern Europe gives the group one of the region's highest market shares.
Unione di Banche Italiane SCPA
Unione di Banche Italiane S.c.p.A is an Italian banking Group, the fifth largest in Italy by number of branches, It was formed on 1 April 2007 from the merger of the Banche Popolari Italiane (BPU) and Banca Lombarda (BL) banking groups. UBI Banca shares are listed on the Milan Borsa and are included in the FTSE MIB index.Unione di Banche Italiane S.c.p.A., branded as UBI Banca, is an Italian banking Group, the fifth largest in Italy by number of branches, It was formed on 1 April 2007 from the merger of the Banche Popolari Italiane (BPU) and Banca Lombarda (BL) banking groups. UBI Banca shares are listed on the Milan Borsa and are included in the FTSE MIB index.
World Duty Free SpA
World Duty Free SpA, the holding company of World Duty Free Group, is an Italy-based multinational travel retailer that employs almost 8,500 people. Since 1 October 2013, the company is a constituent of the FTSE MIB index.
YOOX Group S.p.A is an Italian internet mail order retailer of men's and women's multibrand clothing and accessories. Founded by Federico Marchetti, a former investment banker, in Zola Predosa near Bologna in 2000, Yoox Group has become an e-commerce company that serves more than 100 countries worldwide.
Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories. The company is based in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. Adidas was founded on 18 August 1949.
Allianz SE is a European financial services company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its core businesses are insurance and asset management. As of 2014, it is the world's largest insurance company, the largest financial services group and the largest company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine, as well as the largest financial services company when measured by 2013 revenue.
BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF originally stood for Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik (English: Baden Aniline and Soda Factory). Today, the four letters are a registered trademark and the company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange. The company delisted its ADR from the New York Stock Exchange in September 2007.
Bayer FWB is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen (today a part of Wuppertal), Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, where its illuminated sign is a landmark. Bayer's primary areas of business include human and veterinary pharmaceuticals; consumer healthcare products; agricultural chemicals and biotechnology products; and high value polymers.
Beiersdorf AG is a German personal care company based in Hamburg, manufacturing personal care products. Its brands include Elastoplast, Eucerin (makers of Aquaphor), Labello, La Prairie, Nivea and tesa (tesa tape). Although its shares are publicly listed, Beiersdorf is controlled by maxinvest AG (parent company of Tchibo), which directly owns 50.49 percent of shares.
BMW, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad, and plug-in electric cars under the BMW i sub-brand. BMW is one of the best-selling luxury automakers in the world.
Commerzbank is a global banking and financial services company founded in 1870 with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Commerzbank is Germany's second-largest bank, holding a nationwide network of branch offices, numerous offshore branch offices and representations in more than 50 countries globally which employed a total of 51,782 employees as at June 2014.
Continental AG, commonly known as Continental, is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries. Continental is based in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. Continental is the world's fourth-largest tire manufacturer. Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer. In September 2012, Continental returned to the benchmark DAX index of 30 selected German blue chip stocks.
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank AG is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. It has more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the emerging markets. In 2009, Deutsche Bank was the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world.
Deutsche Boerse AG
Deutsche Boerse AG is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. It is also a transaction services provider. It gives companies and investors access to global capital markets. It is a joint stock company and was founded in 1993. The headquarters are in Frankfurt. As of December 2010, the over 765 companies listed had a combined market capitalization of EUR 1.4 trillion. On 1 October 2014, Deutsche B�rse AG became the 14th announced member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.
Deutsche Post AG
Deutsche Post AG, operating under the trade name Deutsche Post DHL, is the world's largest courier company. With its headquarters in Bonn, the corporation has 467,088 employees (FTE 421,270) in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and generated revenue of �56.63 billion in 2010. Since its privatization, Deutsche Post has significantly expanded its business area through acquisitions. Deutsche Post is listed in the DAX stock market index.
Deutsche Telecom AG
Deutsche Telecom AG is a German telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn. Deutsche Telekom was formed in 1996 as the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized. As of June 2008, the German government still holds a 15% stake in company stock directly, and another 17% through the government bank KfW.
E. ON AG
EOA is a European holding company based in D�sseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It runs one of the world's largest investor-owned electric utility service providers. The name comes from the Greek word aeon which means eternity. It is one of the 30 members of the DAX stock index of major German companies and a member of the Global Titans 50 index.
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA
Fresenius Medical Care is a German company specializing in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis. It is 31%-owned by the health care company Fresenius. The company was formed in 1996 from the merger of Fresenius Worldwide Dialysis, then a division of Fresenius, and American company National Medical Care.
HeidelbergCement is a German multinational building materials company headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. It is a DAX 30 Corporation. In 2010, it was the world's third largest cement producer, the market leader in aggregates and fourth in ready-mix concrete.
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, headquartered in D�sseldorf, Germany, is a multinational company active both in the consumer and industrial sector. Founded in 1876, the Dax-30 company is organized into three globally operating business units (laundry & home care, beauty care, adhesive technologies) and is known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite.
Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG is a German semiconductor manufacturer founded on 1 April 1999, when the semiconductor operations of the parent company Siemens AG were spun off to form a separate legal entity. As of 30 September 2013, Infineon has 26,725 employees worldwide. In fiscal year 2013, the company achieved sales of �3.843 billion.
K+S AG is a German-based agricultural chemical and salt company, headquartered in Kassel. The company is Europe's largest supplier of potash for use in fertilizer and, after the acquisition of Morton Salt, the world's largest salt producer. The firm also produces and distributes other mineral fertilizers, such as those from magnesium salts, as well as potting soils and other plant nutrients.
LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft is a specialty chemicals group based in Cologne, Germany. The group was founded in 2004 with the spin-off of the chemicals division and parts of the polymers segment from Bayer AG. The core business of LANXESS lies in the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good Index. LANXESS is the ninth largest chemicals group in Germany in terms of sales. Shares in LANXESS AG have been listed in Germany�s DAX since September 24, 2012.
Linde AG is a multinational industrial gases and engineering company founded in Germany in 1879. It is the world's largest industrial gas company by market share as well as revenue. Linde shares are traded on all the German stock exchanges and also in Z�rich, and the Linde share price is included in the DAX 30 index. The group is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with some supporting headquarters functions in Surrey, England.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is a German airline and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries.
Merck KGaA is a German multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company headquartered in Darmstadt, with around 40,000 employees in around 70 countries. Merck was founded in 1668 and is the world's oldest operating chemical and pharmaceutical company.
Metro AG, otherwise known as Metro Group, is a German global diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in D�sseldorf. It has the largest market share in its home market, and is one of the most globalised retail and wholesale corporations.
RWE AG, is a German electric utilities company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The company was founded in Essen in 1898.
SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-W�rttemberg, with regional offices in 130 countries. The company has over 293,500 customers in 190 countries.
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich. It is the largest engineering company in Europe. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company. The company is a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment and its medical health-care division, which generates about 12 percent of the company's total sales, is its second-most profitable unit, after the industrial automation division.
ThyssenKrupp is a German multinational conglomerate corporation based in Duisburg and Essen, Germany. The corporation consists of 670 companies worldwide. While ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers, the company also provides components and systems for the automotive industry, elevators, escalators, material trading and industrial services.
Volkswagen is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management.
3i Group PLC
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of �12.9 billion as at 31 March 2013. 3i is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group, managing assets for both institutions and private investors from offices around the world. Its head office is in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Associated British Foods (ABF) is a British multinational food processing and retailing company whose headquarters are in London, United Kingdom. Its ingredients division is the world's second-largest producer of both sugar and baker's yeast and a major producer of other ingredients including emulsifiers, enzymes and lactose. ABF is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Admiral Group PLC
Admiral Group plc is a motor insurance company with its head office in Cardiff, Wales. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Anglo American PLC
Anglo American plc is a multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world output, and a major producer of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore and metallurgical and thermal coal. Anglo American has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Antofagasta plc is a Chilean business that operates in various sectors of the economy. It is one of the most important conglomerates of Chile with equity participation in Antofagasta Minerals. Antofagasta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
ARM Holdings PLC
ARM Holdings plc (ARM) is a British multinational semiconductor and software design company with its head office in Cambridge, England. ARM has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.
Ashtead Group PLC
Ashtead Group plc is a British industrial equipment rental company formerly based in Leatherhead, Surrey but which has since moved to new offices in the City of London. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's seventh-largest pharmaceutical company measured by 2012 prescription drug sales. AstraZeneca has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Aviva plc is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has around 34 million customers across 16 countries. In the UK, Aviva is the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider. Aviva has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Babcock International Group PLC
Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Babcock is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
BAE Systems PLC
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide. The company was formed on 30 November 1999 by the �7.7 billion. BAE Systems is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Barclays is a British multinational banking & financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. Barclays has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �22 billion.
Barratt Developments PLC
Barratt Developments PLC is one of the largest residential property development companies in the United Kingdom. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1968 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the world�s five largest tobacco companies. BAT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Bg Group Plc
BG Group plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom. It has operations in 25 countries. BG Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
BHP Billiton PLC
BHP Billiton is an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. It is the world's largest mining company measured by 2013 revenues. BHP Billiton Plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
BP plc also referred to by its former name British Petroleum, is one of the world's six "supermajor" oil and gas companies. It is a British multinational company, headquartered in London, England. BP has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index; it had a market capitalisation of �85.2 billion.
British Land Co PLC
The British Land Company plc is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. The firm became a real estate investment trust when REITs were introduced in the UK in January 2007. It is headquartered in London. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index and a founding member of the European Public Real Estate Association.
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
Sky plc is a British-based pan-European satellite broadcasting, on-demand Internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company headquartered in London, with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. Sky is Europe's biggest and leading media company and the largest pay-TV broadcaster in Europe, with over 20 million subscribers. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �13.69 billion.
BT Group PLC
BT Group plc, trading as BT, is a British multinational telecommunications services company with head offices in London, England, United Kingdom. It has operations in around 170 countries. Its BT Global Services division supplies telecoms services to corporate and government customers worldwide, and its BT Consumer division supplies telephony, broadband, and subscription television services in Great Britain to around 18 million customers.
Bunzl plc is a multinational distribution and outsourcing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The company is primarily a distributor of a diverse range of non-food consumable products including food packaging, cleaning and hygiene supplies, personal protective equipment and carrier bags. Bunzl has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1957 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Burberry Group PLC
Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, distributing outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Capita plc commonly known as Capita, is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK. Capita is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Carphone Warehouse Group PLC
Carphone Warehouse is a British mobile phone retailer, with over 2,400 stores across Europe. It trades as Carphone Warehouse in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and as Phone House elsewhere. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Centrica plc is a British multinational utility company with its headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire. Its principal activity is the supply of electricity and gas to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and North America. It is the largest supplier of gas to domestic customers in the UK. Centrica is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �15 billion.
Compass Group PLC
Compass Group plc is a British multinational contract foodservice, cleaning, property management and support services company headquartered in the Compass House in Chertsey, Surrey. It is the largest contract foodservice company in the world and has operations in over 50 countries. Compass Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
CRH plc is the parent company for an international group of diversified building materials businesses which are engaged in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of building materials and in the operation of builders� merchanting and DIY stores. CRH has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England. It is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine. Diageo has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Direct Line Insuran0ce Group PLC
Direct Line Insurance Group is a United Kingdom insurance company, formed in 2012 by the divestment of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's (RBS) insurance division through an initial public offering. The company owns a number of insurance subsidiaries providing various insurance products. The group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
EasyJet is a British low-cost airline carrier based at London Luton Airport. It is the largest airline of the United Kingdom, by number of passengers carried due to its all-economy class fleet. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on over 700 routes in 32 countries.
Experian plc is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries. The company now employs 17,000 people with corporate headquarters in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and operational headquarters in Nottingham, United Kingdom; Costa Mesa, California, United States; S�o Paulo, Brazil; and Heredia, Costa Rica. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Experian is a partner in the U.K. Government's Verify ID system.
Fresnillo plc is a Mexican-based precious metals mining company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in Mexico City. Fresnillo is the world's largest producer of silver from ore (primary silver) and Mexico's second-largest gold miner. The first Mexican firm to have its primary listing on the LSE, Fresnillo is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
G4S plc is a British multinational security services company headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex. It is the world's largest security company measured by revenues and has operations in around 125 countries. With over 620,000 employees, it is one of the world's largest private sector employers. G4S has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire. The company was formerly known as Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and can trace its origins back to 1759 and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Glencore International PLC
Glencore plc is an Anglo�Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with its registered office in Saint Helier, Jersey. May 2011 and was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Hammerson plc is a major British property development and investment company. The firm switched to Real Estate Investment Trust status when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007. It is traded on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Hargreaves Lansdown PLC
Hargreaves Lansdown plc is a financial service company based in Bristol that sells funds and shares and related products via its website and through the post to retail investors in the United Kingdom. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC
Hikma Pharmaceuticals is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in London, that manufactures branded and non-branded generic and in-licensed pharmaceutical products. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 is now a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's fourth largest bank by total assets, with total assets of US$2.67 trillion. It was established in its present form in London in 1991. HSBC has a dual primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index and the FTSE 100 Index.
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA
International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. is a British-Spanish multinational airline holding company based in London, United Kingdom and with its registered office in Madrid, Spain. It was formed in January 2011 by the merger of British Airways and Iberia, the flag carrier airlines of the United Kingdom and Spain. It is the sixth-largest airline company in the world measured by 2010 revenues. IAG has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and has been a FTSE 100 constituent.
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC
Imperial Tobacco Group plc is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. It is the world�s fourth-largest international cigarette company measured by market share after Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, and the world's largest producer of cigars, fine-cut tobacco, and tobacco papers. Imperial Tobacco is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Inmarsat plc is a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services. It provides telephone and data services to users worldwide, via portable or mobile terminals which communicate with ground stations through eleven geostationary telecommunications satellites. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC informally InterContinental Hotels or IHG is a British multinational hotels company headquartered in Denham, UK. The origins of InterContinental Hotels Group can be traced back to 1777, when William Bass established the Bass Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent. In 1876, its red triangle trademark was the first registered in the United Kingdom.
Intertek Group PLC
Intertek Group plc is a multinational inspection, product testing and certification company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
ITV plc is a British media company that holds 12 of the 15 regional television licences that make up the ITV network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ITV plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
St James's Place PLC
St. James's Place plc is a UK-based wealth management business. It is headquartered in Cirencester and has 20 regional offices throughout the UK among recently acquired offices in China and Hong Kong. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Johnson Matthey PLC
Johnson Matthey is a British multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company headquartered in the United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has been a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index since 2002. Today, the company has market capitalisation of over �6 billion with 12,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries.
Kingfisher plc is a British multinational retailing company headquartered in London. It is the largest home improvement retailer in Europe, and the third-largest in the world (behind The Home Depot and Lowe's). It has over 1,176 stores, in eleven countries across Asia and Europe, and its brands include B&Q, Castorama, Brico D�p�t and Screwfix. Kingfisher is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Land Securities Group PLC
Land Securities Group plc is the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK. The firm switched to Real Estate Investment Trust status when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007. It is headquartered in London and traded on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Legal & General Group PLC
Legal & General Group Plc is a British multinational financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its products include life insurance, general insurance, pensions and investments. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Egypt, France, Germany, the Gulf, India, the Netherlands and the United States. Legal & General is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Lloyds Banking Group PLC
Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institution formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009. The Group's history began in 1765 with the founding of Lloyds Bank, which is the fourth oldest bank in the United Kingdom. Lloyds Banking Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
London Stock Exchange Group PLC
The London Stock Exchange Group plc is a British-based stock exchange and financial information company. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It owns the Borsa Italiana, MillenniumIT, Russell Investments and the London Stock Exchange.
J Sainsbury PLC
Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.9%. Founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, London, the company became the largest grocery retailer in 1922. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Marks & Spencer Group PLC
Marks and Spencer plc is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London. It specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Meggitt PLC is a British engineering business specialising in aerospace equipment. It has its headquarters at Bournemouth Airport in Dorset. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Merlin Entertainment PLC
Merlin Entertainments PLC is a British company headquartered in Poole, Dorset which operates 124 attractions, 16 hotels and 3 holiday villages in 25 countries. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Mondi plc is an international packaging and paper group employing over 24,400 people with 102 operations across more than 30 countries, predominantly in central Europe, Russia and South Africa. It is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain � from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper, to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. It has listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Morrisons is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE 100 Index of companies.
National Grid PLC
National Grid plc is a British multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its principal activities are in the United Kingdom and Northeastern United States. National Grid has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �31.4 billion.
Next is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which 502 are in the United Kingdom and Ireland and around 200 are in continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Old Mutual PLC
Old Mutual plc is an international investment, savings, insurance and banking group. Established in 1845 in South Africa, it is now a FTSE100 listed company and has more than 16 million customers and �293.8bn assets under management.
Pearson PLC is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London. It is the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world. Pearson holds 47% in Penguin Random House, the world's largest consumer book publisher, and 50% stake in the Economist Group, the publishing group which specialises in international business. Pearson has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Persimmon plc is a British housebuilding company, headquartered in York, England. The Company is named after a horse which won the 1896 Derby and St. Leger for the Prince of Wales. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a former constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Prudential plc is a British multinational life insurance and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in London in May 1848 as The Prudential Mutual Assurance Investment and Loan Association to provide loans to professional and working people. Prudential has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �41,630 million.
Randgold Resources Ltd
Randgold Resources is a gold mining business operating mainly in Mali. Headquartered in Jersey, Channel Islands, it is listed on the London and the NASDAQ stock exchanges. Its London-traded shares are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index and its NASDAQ-traded shares are a constituent of the NASDAQ-100 index.
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc is a multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, Berkshire, England. It is a producer of health, hygiene and home products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV. RB is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Rio Tinto PLC
Rio Tinto Group is a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation with headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and a management office in Melbourne, Australia. The company was founded in 1873. Rio Tinto Group is a dual-listed company traded on both the London Stock Exchange where it is a component of the FTSE 100 Index and the Australian Securities Exchange where it is a component of the S&P/ASX 200 index.
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public holding company that, through its various subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries. Rolls-Royce Holdings is headquartered in City of Westminster, London. Rolls-Royce is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc is a British banking and insurance holding company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The group operates a wide variety of banking brands offering personal and business banking, private banking, insurance and corporate finance through its offices located in Europe, North America and Asia.The Group had a market capitalisation of approximately �20.4 billion as of 4 March 2014, making it the 26th largest company on the London Stock Exchange.
ROYAL MAIL PLC-W-I
Royal Mail plc is a postal service company in the United Kingdom. Royal Mail was established in 1516. The company provides mail collection and delivery services throughout the UK. Letters are deposited in a pillar or wall box, taken to a post office, or collected in bulk from businesses.
RSA Insurance Group PLC
RSA Insurance Group plc is a British multinational general insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. RSA has major operations in the UK & Ireland, Scandinavia, Canada,and Latin America and provides insurance products and services in more than 140 countries through a network of local partners. It has 17 million customers. RSA was formed by the merger of Sun Alliance and Royal Insurance in 1996. RSA is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
SABMiller plc is a multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom. SABMiller has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Sage Group PLC
The Sage Group plc, commonly known as Sage, is a multinational enterprise software company headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. It is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise resource planning software. Sage is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Schroders plc is a British multinational asset management company, founded in 1804. The company employs over 3,500 people worldwide across 37 offices in 27 different countries around Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in the City of London, it is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Severn Trent PLC
Severn Trent plc is a UK water company that is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Severn Trent, the trading name owned by the above company applies to a group of companies employing more than 15,000 people across the UK, US and mainland Europe, with some involvement in the Middle East. The main companies in the group are Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Services.
Royal Dutch Shell A PLC
Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo�Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. Shell has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Royal Dutch Shell B PLC
Shire Plc is a Jersey-registered, Irish-headquartered global specialty biopharmaceutical company. Originating in the United Kingdom with a large operational base in the United States, its brands and products include Vyvanse, Adderall XR, Intuniv, Lialda, Pentasa, Fosrenol, Replagal, Elaprase, VPRIV, Firazyr and Dermagraft. Shire has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �17.1 billion.
Smith & Nephew PLC
Smith & Nephew plc is a British-based multinational medical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is an international producer of arthroscopy products, advanced wound management products, trauma and clinical therapy products and orthopedic reconstruction products. Its products are sold in over 90 countries.
Smiths Group PLC
Smiths Group plc is a British multinational diversified engineering business headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has operations in over 50 countries and employs around 23,550 staff. Smiths Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Sports Direct International PLC
Sports Direct International plc is a British retailing group. Established in 1982, by Mike Ashley, the company is the United Kingdom's largest sporting retailer, and operates over 500 stores worldwide. The company owns a large number of sporting brands, and trades predominantly under the SportsDirect.com brand. Sports Direct has been a publicly traded company since 2007 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Standard Chartered PLC
Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. tandard Chartered has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Standard Life PLC
Standard Life plc is a long term savings and investment business, with headquarters in Edinburgh and operations around the globe. It has 1.2 million shareholders in more than 50 countries  and 4.5 million customers worldwide, with a further 20 million customers through joint ventures in China and India.
Taylor Wimpey PLC
Taylor Wimpey plc is one of the largest British based housebuilding companies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Its corporate headquarters are in London and its UK operational headquarters are in High Wycombe. The company was created from the merger of rivals Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey on 3 July 2007.
Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is the third largest retailer in the world measured by profits and second-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. Tesco is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Travis Perkins PLC
Travis Perkins plc is a British builders' merchant and home improvement retailer based in Northampton. It operates 1,900 outlets, and has more than 24,000 employees in the United Kingdom & Ireland. Travis Perkins plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE 100 Index.
UI Group is a multinational travel and tourism company headquartered in Hannover, Germany. It is the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world and owns travel agencies, hotels, airlines, cruise ships and retail stores. The group owns six European airlines - the largest holiday fleet in Europe - and UK-based tour operator Thomson. TUI is jointly listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange as a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
United Utilities Group PLC
UNITEDUTILITIES is the United Kingdom's largest listed water company, was founded in 1995 as a result of the merger of North West Water and NORWEB. The group manages the regulated water and waste water network in North West England - which includes Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside which have a combined population of nearly 7 million. The United Utilities Group was the distribution network operator for the North West until 2010 when the electricity subsidiary was sold to Electricity North West. United Utilities' headquarters are in Warrington and the company has 5,300 direct employees. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the FTSE 100 Index.
Vodafone Group PLC
Vodafone is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire. It is the world's 2nd-largest mobile telecommunications company measured by both subscribers and 2013 revenues (behind China Mobile), and had 434 million subscribers as of 31 March 2014. Vodafone owns and operates networks in 21 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. Its Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in over 65 countries. Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately �89.1 billion as of 6 July 2012, the third-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.
Weir Group PLC
The Weir Group plc is an engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The company operates in over 70 countries employing approximately 14,000 people focused on mining, oil and gas and power markets.
WHITEBREAD is a multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company headquartered in Dunstable, United Kingdom. Its largest division is Premier Inn, which is the largest hotel brand in the UK with around 650 hotels and over 50,000 rooms. Its Costa Coffee chain has 2,861 shops across 30 countries as of May 2014 and is the world's second-largest international coffee shop chain. Its other brands include the restaurant chains Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns. Whitbread is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Wolseley is a multinational building materials distribution company headquartered near Reading, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest heating and plumbing distributor to the professional market and has approximately 47,000 employees across 25 countries. Its brands include Brossette, Ferguson, Pipe Centre, Plumb & Parts Centre and Wolseley. Wolseley is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
WPP (Wire and Plastic Products) is a British multinational advertising and public relations company with its main management office in London, England, and its executive office in Dublin, Ireland. It is the world's largest advertising company by revenues, and employs around 179,000 people in 3,000 offices across 111 countries. It owns a number of advertising, public relations and market research networks, including Millward Brown, Grey, Burson-Marsteller, Hill & Knowlton, JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, TNS, Young & Rubicam and Cohn & Wolfe. WPP has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.
Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics�notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone�and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS). Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.
American Airlines is a major United States-based airline, operating an extensive international and domestic network, and is the world's largest airline by fleet size and revenue, and the second-most by number of destinations, only after United Airlines. It operates from its main hub at Dallas/Fort Worth, and its hubs at Charlotte, Los Angeles, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Miami, O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., while its primary maintenance base is at Tulsa International Airport. The company, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, also has a significant presence in Boston, London-Heathrow, New York-LaGuardia and San Francisco. The airline primarily competes with Delta, United, and Southwest.
Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.Apple's worldwide annual revenue in 2014 totaled $182 billion for the fiscal year ending in October 2014. The company enjoys a high level of brand loyalty and, according to the 2014 edition of the Interbrand Best Global Brands report, is the world's most valuable brand with a valuation of $118.9 billion.
Baidu is a Chinese web services company headquartered at the Baidu Campus in Beijing's Haidian District.During Q4 of 2010, it is estimated that there were 4.02 billion search queries in China of which Baidu had a market share of 56.6%. China's Internet-search revenue share in second quarter 2011 by Baidu is 76%. In December 2007, Baidu became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index.
Chevron an American multinational energy corporation. One of the successor companies of Standard Oil, it is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries. Chevron is engaged in every aspect of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world's largest oil companies; as of 2014, it ranked third in the Fortune 500 list of the top US closely held and public corporations and sixteenth on the Fortune Global 500 list of the top 500 corporations worldwide.
Cisco is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.
EA (Electronics Arts) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. In 2011, Electronic Arts was the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard.
EBAY is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer to consumer & business to consumer sales services via Internet. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. Today, it is a multibillion-dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.
Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering in February 2012 and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor�s 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University.
Intel is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968.
Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
Netflix is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in all of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan, North America and parts of Europe.
Starbucks is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world ahead of UK rival Costa Coffee, with 22,551 stores in 65 countries and territories, including 12,739 in the United States, 1,868 in China, 1,395 in Canada, 1,117 in Japan and 830 in the United Kingdom.
Sina is a Chinese online media company for Chinese communities around the world. Sina operates four major business lines: Sina Weibo, Sina Mobile, Sina Online, and Sina.net. Sina has over 100 million registered users worldwide. Sina was recognized by Southern Weekend as the "China's Media of the Year" in 2003.
Solarcity is an American provider of energy services, headquartered in San Mateo, California. Among its primary services, the company designs, finances and installs solar power systems. The company had 9,051 employees as of December 2014.
Tesla Motors Inc
Tesla motors is an American automotive and energy storage company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. In the first quarter of 2013, Tesla posted profits for the first time in its history.
ahoo is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services.
3M is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. 3M headquarters are in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood, Minnesota. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and produces more than 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental and orthodontic products, electronic materials, medical products, car-care products (sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, treatment for the exterior, interior and the under chassis rust protection), electronic circuits, and optical films. 3M has operations in more than 65 countries including 29 international companies with manufacturing operations and 35 companies with laboratories. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 200 countries, and online directly from the company.
American int Group
AIG is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. AIG companies employ over 64,000 people in 90 countriesAIG traces its roots back to 1919, when American Cornelius Vander Starr (1892-1968) established a general insurance agency.
Aluminum Company of America
ALCOA is the world's third largest producer of aluminum, behind Rio Tinto Alcan and Rusal, with corporate headquarters in New York City. From its operational base in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States, Alcoa conducts operations in 31 countries. Alcoa is a major producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum.
Alibaba Group Holding
Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. It also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. The group began in 1999 when Jack Ma founded the website Alibaba.com, a business-to-business portal to connect Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers. In 2012, two of Alibaba�s portals handled 1.1 trillion yuan ($170 billion) in sales. The company primarily operates in the People�s Republic of China (PRC), and at closing time, on the date of its initial public offering (IPO), 19 September 2014, Alibaba's market value was measured as US$231 billion.
American Express is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan's Three World Financial Center in New York City, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US. BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World.
ATT is an American multinational telecommunications corporation, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas. AT&T is the second largest provider of mobile telephone and the largest provider of fixed telephone in the United States, and also provides broadband subscription television services.
Berkshire is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The company wholly owns GEICO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, FlightSafety International, and NetJets, owns 26% of Kraft Heinz Company and an undisclosed percentage of Mars, Incorporated, and has significant minority holdings in American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Wells Fargo, IBM and Restaurant Brands International. Berkshire Hathaway averaged an annual growth in book value of 19.7% to its shareholders for the last 49 years (compared to 9.8% from the S&P 500 with dividends included for the same period), while employing large amounts of capital, and minimal debt. The company is known for its control and leadership by Warren Buffett, who is the company's Chairman of the Board.
Bank of America
Bank of America (BOA) is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets. As of 2013, Bank of America is the twenty-first largest company in the United States by total revenue. In 2010, Forbes listed Bank of America as the third biggest company in the world.
Boeing is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites. It also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, is the second-largest defense contractor in the world based on 2013 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Boeing stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
CAT is an American corporation which designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than US$89 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500. Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
CHMO is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network. The company is the largest mobile telecommunications company by market capitalization today, and it was named as such in March 2011. China Mobile Limited is listed on both the NYSE and the Hong Kong stock exchange. As of December 2014, China Mobile is the world's largest mobile phone operator by subscribers with about 806 million. The ARPU(Average revenue per user) for the company stays at 90 Renminbi since 2004.
CITI is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City. Citigroup was formed from one of the world's largest mergers in history by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate Travelers Group in October 1998 (announced on April 7, 1998). As of January 2015, it is the third largest bank holding company in the US by assets. Its largest shareholders include funds from the Middle East and Singapore.
Coca-Cola is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory. The Coca-Cola Company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments. Its stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA; S&P 500 index; the Russell 1000 Index; and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. As of 2015, its chairman and CEO is Muhtar Kent.
Delta Air Lines Inc
DELTA is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield�Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline along with its subsidiaries operate over 5,400 flights daily and serve an extensive domestic and international network that includes 334 destinations in 64 countries on six continents, as of June 2015
The Walt Disney Company
DISNEYT is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's second largest broadcasting and cable company in terms of revenue, after Comcast. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio, then Walt Disney Productions. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.
Exxon Mobil Corp.
EXXM is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, and was formed on November 30, 1999 by the merger of Exxon (originally the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil (originally the Standard Oil Company of New York). ExxonMobil is the largest of the world's supermajors with daily production of 3.921 million BOE. In 2008, this was approximately 3 percent of world production, which is less than several of the largest state-owned petroleum companies. When ranked by oil and gas reserves, it is 14th in the world�with less than 1 percent of the total.
General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York. As of 2015, the company operates through the following segments: Appliances, Power and Water, Oil and Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation and Capital which cater to the needs of Home Appliances, Financial services, Medical device, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Software Development and Engineering industries. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 26th-largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue and the 14th most profitable. As of 2012 the company was listed the fourth-largest in the world among the Forbes Global 2000, further metrics being taken into account. The Nobel Prize has twice been awarded to employees of General Electric: Irving Langmuir in 1932 and Ivar Giaever in 1973.
General Motors is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and sells financial services. General Motors produces vehicles in 37 countries under thirteen brands
Goldman Sachs Group
GOLDSACHS is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients.
HPACK is an American global information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It develops and provides a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
International Business Machines Corp
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500. Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey with the consumer division being located in Skillman, New Jersey.
JP Morgan is a commercial and investment banking institution based in the United States founded by J. Pierpont Morgan and commonly known as the House of Morgan or simply Morgan. The firm is a predecessor of two of the largest banking institutions in the United States and globally, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Between 1959 and 1989, J.P. Morgan operated as the Morgan Guaranty Trust, following its merger with the Guaranty Trust Company of New York.
King Digital Entertainment
KING is a social games company, and the largest game developer ever in the history of the website Facebook.com. King develops games for the web, for mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), Facebook, and Windows 10. King is led by Riccardo Zacconi, who has served in that role since co-founding the company in 2003. Founding partner Melvyn Morris serves as chairman. The company has 1400 employees and parcels development out to small, autonomous teams of designers working with a "startup" mentality. In 2013, it spent $110.5 million on research and development, roughly 6 percent of sales.
Linked In is a business-oriented social networking service. It was founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million members. As of March 2015, LinkedIn reports more than 364 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.
Manchester United Plc
Manchester United is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that currently plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.In August 2012, Manchester United made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably with Liverpool and with Manchester City.
McDonalds is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets. Founded in the United States, the company was founded in in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.The McDonald's Corporation revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. In 2012, the company had annual revenues of $27.5 billion and profits of $5.5 billion. According to a 2012 BBC report, McDonald's is the world's second largest private employer�behind Walmart�with 1.9 million employees, 1.5 million of whom work for franchises
Morgan Stanley is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Morgan Stanley Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Morgan Stanley operates in 42 countries and has more than 1300 offices and 60,000 employees. According to the Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking Benchmark the company had 1,454 USD Bn of assets under management (AuM) in 2014, an increase of 17.5% on the 2013 figure. The main areas of business for the firm today are Global Wealth Management, Institutional Securities, and Investment Management.
Merck & Co Inc.
Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck headquarters is located in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company Merck (founded 1668). Merck & Co. was confiscated by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company. It is the world's seventh largest pharmaceutical company by market capitalization and revenue. Merck publishes The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses, and technicians.
ORACLE is an American global computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California. The company primarily specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.
Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, New York, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is among the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines.
Procter & Gamble
PG is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, founded by William Procter and James Gamble, both from the United Kingdom. Its products include cleaning agents, and personal care products. Prior to the sale of Pringles to the Kellogg Company, its product line included foods and beverages. In 2014, P&G recorded $83.1 billion in sales. On August 1, 2014, P&G announced it was streamlining the company, dropping around 100 brands and concentrating on the remaining 80 brands, which produced 95 percent of the company's profits. A.G. P&G remains a highly selective employer as less than 1% of all applicants are hired annually.
Potash Corp is a Canadian corporation based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The company is the world's largest potash producer and the third largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate, three primary crop nutrients used to produce fertilizer. At the end of 2011, the company controlled twenty percent of the world's potash production capacity, two percent of nitrogen production capacity and five percent of phosphate supply. The company is part-owner of Canpotex, which manages all potash exporting from Saskatchewan. It also has a joint-venture with Sinochem named Sinofert. In late 2013, it was 60%-owned by institutional shareholders. In 2007, the CEO, William Doyle was by far the highest earning CEO in Canada, earning over $320 million.
Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in K?nan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business is primarily focused on the Consumer and Professional electronics with divisions Gaming, Entertainment and Financial services sectors. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony is ranked 116th on the 2015 list of Fortune Global 500.
Toyota Motor Corp
TOYOTA is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In March 2014 the multinational corporation consisted of 338,875 employees worldwide and, as of November 2014, is the eleventh-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota is the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. It did so in 2012 according to OICA, and in 2013 according to company data. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and launched by July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users who in 2012 posted 340 million tweets per day. Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 302 million are active users.
UBS Group AG
VERIZON is an American broadband and telecommunications company, the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider as of September 2014, and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is based at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, but is incorporated in Delaware.
VISA is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2008, according to The Nilson Report, Visa held a 38.3% market share of the credit card marketplace and 60.7% of the debit card marketplace in the United States. In 2009, Visa�s global network (known as VisaNet) processed 62 billion transactions with a total volume of $4.4 trillion.
WMART is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores and warehouse stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. It has over 11,000 stores in 28 countries, under a total 65 banners.Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014, as well as the biggest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees.
Air Liquide SA
Alcatel-Lucent is a French global telecommunications equipment company, headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software and services, with operations in more than 130 countries. Is one of the largest research and development facilities in the communications industry, whose employees have been awarded eight Nobel Prizes and the company holds in excess of 29,000 patents.
Bnp Paribas SA
BNP is a French bank and financial services company with global headquarters in Paris. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas (see below for name origin) in 2000. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world. Based on 2012 information, BNP Paribas was ranked as the third-largest bank in the world, as measured by total assets, by Bloomberg and ForbesBNP Paribas escaped the 2007�09 credit crisis relatively unscathed reporting a �3 billion net profit for the year of 2008, and �5.8 billion for 2009, both years boosted by profits from trading in its Corporate and Investment Banking division.
Bouygues is an industrial group headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index. The company was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In 2011 it had over approximately 130,000 employees in 80 countries, generating �32.7 billion in revenue.
Cap Gemini SA
Carrefour is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in Greater Paris. It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011), the fourth largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue.
Cr�dit Agricole is a corporate and investment banking entity. With a staff of 9500 employees in 32 countries, Cr�dit Agricole CIB is active in a broad range of capital markets, investment banking and financing activities. Clients are primarily corporates, governments, and banks, with a small footprint in the investor segment.
Electricite de France SA
Edfelect is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. Headquartered in Paris, France, with �65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120+ gigawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. EDF is the world's largest producer of electricity. In 2011, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power.
Cie Generale d'Optique Essilor International SA
France Telecom SA
FRTELE is a French multinational telecommunications corporation. It currently employs about 170,000 people, 105,000 of them in France, and has 230 million customers worldwide. In 2012, the group had revenue of �43.5 billion. Its head office is in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, and the current CEO is St�phane Richard. Orange has been the company's main brand for mobile, landline, internet and IPTV services since 2006. The brand originated in 1994 when Hutchison Whampoa acquired a controlling stake in Microtel Communications during the early 1990s and rebranded it as Orange. It became a subsidiary of Mannesmann in 1999 and was acquired by France T�l�com in 2000. The company was rebranded as Orange in July 2013.
GDF is a�french multinational�electric utility�company, headquartered in�La D�fense,�Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of�electricity generation�and�distribution,�natural gas�and�renewable energy.As of 2010 GDF SUEZ employs 236,000 people worldwide, including 1,200 researchers and experts at 9 R&D centers, with revenues of �84.5 billion. GDF SUEZ is listed on the Euronext exchanges in Paris and Brussels and is a constituent of the CAC 40 and BEL20 indices.
Danone group is a multinational food-products corporation based in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It has four business lines: Fresh Dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. In the United States it is marketed as the Dannon Company. In 2014, Fresh dairy products represent 52% of the group's total sales, Early Life Nutrition 21%, Waters 20% and Medical Nutrition 7%.
Lafarge is a French industrial company specialising in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete. The company has become a world leader in building materials. On 2015, July 10, Lafarge merged with Holcim, a Swiss cement company. On July 15, the new company was officially launched around the globe under the name of LafargeHolcim, creating a new leader in the Building Materials sector.
Alimentation (A) Couche Tard Inc.
Alimentation (A) Couche Tard Inc.
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Bank of Nova Scotia
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Montreal
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce-Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce-Canada
Canadian National Railway Co.
Canadian National Railway Co.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
Canadian Tire Corp Ltd.
Canadian Tire Corp Ltd.
Loblaw Cos Ltd.
Loblaw Cos Ltd.
Magna International Inc.
Magna International Inc.
National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada
Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.
Power Corp. of Canada
Power Corp. of Canada.
Restaurant Brands Internatiol
Restaurant Brands Internatiol
Rogers Communications Inc
Rogers Communications Inc
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Sun Life Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial Inc.
Suncor Energy Inc
Suncor Energy Inc
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
Cie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
Publicis Groupe SA
Schneider Electric SA
Schneider Electric SA
Schneider Electric SA
Cie de St-Gobain
Veolia Environnement SA
Gilead Sciences Inc
Gilead Sciences Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Cyber-Ark Software Ltd.
Cyber-Ark Software Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Palo Alto Networks Inc.
New Bussiness Netherlands
New Bussiness Netherlands
Boston Properties Inc.
Boston Properties Inc.
American Tower Corp.
American Tower Corp.
Credit Suisse Group AG
Cie Financiere Richemont SA
Roche Holding AG
Swiss Re AG
UBS Group AG
10 Year US Treasury Note-Fut
A debt obligation issued by the United States government that matures in 10 years. A 10-year Treasury note pays interest at a fixed rate once every six months and pays the face value to the holder at maturity. An advantage of investing in 10-year Treasury notes, and other federal government securities, is that the interest payments are exempt from state and local income tax. However, they are still taxable at the federal level.
2 Year US Treasury Note-Fut
30 Year US Treasury Bond-Fut
A U.S. Treasury debt obligation that has a maturity of 30 years. The 30-year Treasury used to be the bellwether U.S. The 30-year Treasury will generally pay a higher interest rate than shorter Treasuries to compensate for the additional risks inherent in the longer maturity. However, when compared to other bonds, Treasuries are relatively safe because they are backed by the U.S. government.
5 Year US Treasury Note-Fut
Euro Bund (10 Year Bond)-Fut
A bond issued by Germany's federal government, or the German word for "bond." Bunds are the German equivalent of U.S. Treasury bonds. The German government uses bunds to finance its spending. Long-term bonds are the most widely issued, with billions of euros' worth outstanding, and these come in 10- year durations.
Euro Bobl (5 Year Bond)-Fut
A futures contract with medium term debt that is issued by the Federal Republic of Germany as its underlying asset. The contract has a notional contract value of 100,000 euros, with a term to maturity of 4.5 to 5 years. Unlike most other types of future contracts, BOBL future contracts tend to be settled by delivery.
Euro Schatz (2 Year Bond)-Fut
The Schatz future is traded on the Eurex� exchange. The underlying instrument is a short-term German federal bond with an interest rate of six percent and a remaining maturity of between 1.75 and 2.25 years. The value of a Schatz future contract is EUR 100,000
UK Long Gilts are government-backed bonds issued by the Debt Management Office in the UK and generally considered low risk. The name originates from the original British government certificates that had gilded edges. India's government securities are also called gilts because of the country's history as a British colony.
db-X MSCI EAFE Currency-Hedged Equity Fund
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund
Financial sector is a category of stocks containing firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers. This sector includes banks, investment funds, insurance companies and real estate. Financial services perform best in low interest rate environments. A large portion of this sector generates revenue from mortgages and loans, which gain value as interest rates drop.
iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund
iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
IPATH S&P 500 VIX is an exchange-traded note (ETN) designed to provide investors with exposure to equity market volatility by tracking the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index Total Return. It is is designed to offer exposure to daily rolling lost positions in CBOE Volatility Index futures contracts, which reflect the implied volatility of S&P 500 Index options.
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund
The iShares US Real Estate exchange-traded fund, or ETF, was started in 2000 to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index, which measures the performance of the real estate sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund invests in a variety of large-, mid- and small-cap real estate companies, and the majority of IYR's holdings represent real estate investment trusts, or REITs.
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) exchange-traded fund (ETF) is designed to track the price and yield performance (before fees and expenses) of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Free Index. This ETF averaged 32% annual returns in the period between 2005 and 2007, but it has struggled to maintain that level of performance or consistency in the years following the global recession in 2008.
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares
The Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF is structured as an open-ended investment company, which is a type of security that allows for readjustments in investment criteria and fund size. TZA is an inverse leveraged ETF that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange Arca Exchange. The Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF consists of multiple Russell 2000 Index Swaps, which are the top holdings of the fund. These swaps are derivative contracts, in which one party exchanges one cash flow with another party's cash flow on specified dates.
Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund
Established in 1998, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) is up 8.5% since its inception. Its portfolio includes companies from various health care industries including pharmaceuticals, health care providers and services, health care equipment and supplies, biotechnology and life sciences. The fund seeks to provide results that track the price and yield performance of the S&P Health Care Select Sector Index.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust
The first, and most popular, ETF in the U.S. is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (AMEX:SPY). It tracks one of the most popular indexes in the world, the S&P 500 Index. It is managed by State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest mangers of ETFs in the world. The objective of the SPY ETF is to duplicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the total return of the S&P 500 Index
United States Oil Fund LP
The United States Oil Fund is an exchange-traded fund that attempts to track the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil. The United States Oil Fund was founded in April 2006 by the Victoria Bay Asset Management along with the American Stock Exchange.
SPDR Gold Shares
SPDR Gold Shares (also known as SPDR Gold Trust) is part of the SPDR family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) managed and marketed by State Street Global Advisors. For a few years, the fund was the second-largest exchange-traded fund in the world, and it was briefly the largest. As of the close of 2014, it has dropped out of the top ten. This ETF denotes a share of gold bullion, which is unlike many ETFs which represent ownership in a basket of stocks. SPDR Gold Shares are designed to track the price of a tenth of an ounce of gold. If the share price differs from the gold market price, the fund's manager exchanges blocks of 100,000 shares for 10,000 ounces of gold.
Powershares QQQ Trust Series 1
he QQQ is an ETF that trades on the Nasdaq and tracks the Nasdaq 100 Index. QQQQ, is a widely held and traded exchange-traded fund (ETF) that gives investors and traders a snapshot of how some of the largest technology companies are trading stocks. The QQQ is heavily weighted toward large technology companies trading on the Nasdaq stock market, with over 50% allocated in the information technology sector.
The benchmark stock index for the Austrailian markets. It was created for the sake of investment managers who held Australian securities and needed a sufficiently large and liquid portfolio with which they could compare their investment performance. The index trades on the Australian Stock Exchange under the symbol XJO.
The CAC is a benchmark French stock market index. The index represents a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most significant values among the 100 highest market caps on the Euronext Paris (formerly the Paris Bourse). It is one of the main national indices of the pan-European stock exchange group Euronext alongside Brussels� BEL20, Lisbon�s PSI-20 and Amsterdam�s AEX.
The DAX (German stock index) is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prices are taken from the electronic Xetra trading system. According to Deutsche B�rse, the operator of Xetra, DAX measures the performance of the Prime Standard�s 30 largest German companies in terms of order book volume and market capitalization. It is the equivalent of the FT 30 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and because of its small selection it does not necessarily represent the vitality of the economy as whole.
US Dollar Index-Fut
A measure of the value of the U.S. dollar relative to majority of its most significant trading partners. This index is similar to other trade-weighted indexes, which also use the exchange rates from the same major currencies.
Dow Jones Industrial Average-Fut
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. The DJIA was invented by Charles Dow back in 1896.
The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 100, FTSE, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. It is seen as a gauge of prosperity for businesses regulated by UK company law. The index is maintained by the FTSE Group, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.
The Hang Seng Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted stock market index in Hong Kong. It is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market and is the main indicator of the overall market performance in Hong Kong. These 48 constituent companies represent about 60% of capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 100, FTSE, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. It is seen as a gauge of prosperity for businesses regulated by UK company law. The index is maintained by the FTSE Group, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.
Short for Japan�s Nikkei 225 Stock Average, the leading and most-respected index of Japanese stocks. It is a price-weighted index comprised of Japan�s top 225 blue-chip companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei is equivalent to the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index in the U.S. In fact, it was called the Nikkei Dow Jones Stock Average from 1975 to 1985.
The NASDAQ Composite is a stock market index of the common stocks and similar securities (e.g. ADRs, tracking stocks, limited partnership interests) listed on the NASDAQ stock market. Along with the Dow Jones Average and S&P 500 it is one of the three most-followed indices in US stock markets.
Russell 2000 Mini-Fut
An index measuring the performance approximately 2,000 small-cap companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 serves as a benchmark for small-cap stocks in the United States.
An index of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. The S&P 500 is designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities and is meant to reflect the risk/return characteristics of the large cap universe. Companies included in the index are selected by the S&P Index Committee, a team of analysts and economists at Standard & Poor�s. The S&P 500 is a market value weighted index � each stock�s weight is proportionate to its market value.
Dow Jones Euro STOXX50-Fut
A market capitalization-weighted stock index of 50 large, blue-chip European companies operating within eurozone nations. The universe for selection is found within the 18 Dow Jones EURO STOXX Supersector indexes, from which members are ranked by size and placed on a selection list.
The ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, which shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility. It is constructed using the implied volatilities of a wide range of S&P 500 index options. This volatility is meant to be forward looking and is calculated from both calls and puts. The VIX is a widely used measure of market risk and is often referred to as the "investor fear gauge." There are three variations of volatility indexes: the VIX tracks the S&P 500, the VXN tracks the Nasdaq 100 and the VXD tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The European Union, China, India, United States and Russia are the biggest producers of wheat in the world. The United States is the biggest exporter of wheat (27% of total exports in 2010/11 fiscal year), followed by the European Union (17%), Australia (14%) and Canada (13%). Wheat Futures are available for Trading in The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT� ) which was established in 1848 and is a leading futures and futures-options exchange. More than 3,600 CBOT member/stockholders trade 50 different futures and options products at the CBOT by open auction and electronically.
Sugar No. 11-Fut
he biggest producer and exporter of sugar in the world is Brazil (23% of total production and 50% of total exports in the 2010/11 fiscal year). A significant amount of sugar is also produced in India, China, Thailand and the United States. Sugar futures contracts are available for trading in the New York Mercantile Exchange. The size of each contract is 112,000 pounds. Sugar was first thought to have been produced in Polynesia and later India, around 500 BC. It is primarily derived from sugar-cane, but other sugar sources include sugar beets, the date palm, sorghum, and the sugar maple. Sugar No. 11 is an extremely popular global sugar product. It is used in food and candy, rum, and even the fuel additive ethanol.
Silver futures and options contracts are used by mining companies, fabricators of finished products, and users of silver-content industrial materials to manage their price risk. As a precious metal, silver also plays a role in investment portfolios. The largest industrial users of silver are the photographic, jewelry, and electronic industries. The biggest producer of silver are: Mexico, Peru and China followed by Australia, Chile, Bolivia, United States, Poland and Russia.
The United States, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay are the biggest producers and exporters of soybeans in the world, concentrating 85% of total production and 94% of total exports in 2010/11 fiscal year. China is the biggest importer of soybeans (60% of total imports) followed by the European Union, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan. Soybeans Futures are available for Trading in The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT� ) which was established in 1848 and is a leading futures and futures-options exchange. More than 3,600 CBOT member/stockholders trade 50 different futures and options products at the CBOT by open auction and electronically.
Rice constitutes one of the top three staple foods of the world. Consumption in both China and India translates directly into weak exports. Only a small percentage of the total global production of rice is truly available for international trade, which leaves small rice-producing countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and the U.S. in the forefront as net rice exporters. With its invaluable status as a staple food source in two of the most populous nations on earth and the domination of its export share by relatively small producers, rough rice futures are becoming an attractive commodity for both hedgers and speculators, especially in light of geo-political and climatologic developments.
RBOB Gasoline, is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture that has an energy density slightly lower than jet and diesel fuel but higher than high octane gas, biodiesel, or LNG. On average about 19.5 gallons of gas can be extracted from a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil. Gasoline is one of the most important commodities in the world used primarily in the transportation industry in the U.S. This usage segment accounts for over 40% of global gasoline demand although emerging markets are quickly catching up in aggregate. It should also be noted that taxation and subsides also play a key role in demand for oil as heavily taxed nations such as those in Europe or Japan, tend to have higher average prices and thus are more easily discouraged than those nations with low fuel taxes such as those in the Middle East and other large oil producing nations.
Platinum is among the world�s scarcest metals. Supplies of platinum are concentrated in South Africa, which accounts for approximately 80% of supply; Russia, 11%; and North America, 6%. Because of the metal�s importance as an industrial material, its relatively low production, and concentration among a few suppliers, prices can be volatile. For this reason, it is often considered attractive to investors.
Palladium is a soft silver-white metal used mostly in the production of catalytic converters, electronics, dentistry, medicine, hydrogen purification, chemical applications, groundwater treatment and jewelry. The biggest producers of palladium are by fat Russia and South Africa followed by United States, Canada and Zimbabwe. Palladium Futures are available for trading in London Platinum and Palladium Market and on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The standard contact weights 100 troy ounces.
Frozen Orange Juice-Fut
For 4,000 years, oranges have grown in Southeast Asia and China. The orange made its way to Europe during the Moorish occupation of Spain, eventually arriving in the New World. From these humble beginnings, a thriving orange industry has developed in both the U.S. and Brazil. The invention of frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) in 1947 brought a new standard to the orange juice industry, opening the gates to an international marketplace that was not readily available before. Until 1962, Florida dominated the orange juice export market. However, because of severe freezes and hurricanes throughout the years, it has been overtaken by Brazil, the world's leading FCOJ exporter in 2009. In the last 30 years, Brazil's dominance in the international market has become so complete that it represents 80% of all global exports. Brazil even supplies the U.S. with 30-50% of its orange juice.
Oats are one of the earliest domesticated grains, they have not always enjoyed a good reception. In Greece, for example, oats were considered a deformed type of wheat, and in England they were considered barely palatable even for livestock. Scotland is the only region in which oats have been historically revered, and consequently they play a traditional role in Scottish cuisine. In fact, Scottish oats rank among the best worldwide, and command a premium in the market. Most people know oats as oatmeal (89% of oat is eaten this way), or as rolled oat products. Oats are also a popular food choice for horses, cattle and chicken, and can be found in some brands of dog food.
Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption, and the NYMEX Division natural gas futures contract is widely used as a national benchmark price. The futures contract trades in units of 10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu). The price is based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, the nexus of 16 intra- and interstate natural gas pipeline systems that draw supplies from the regions prolific gas deposits. The pipelines serve markets throughout the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf Coast, the Midwest, and up to the Canadian border.
Lean Hogs refers to industrially-raised pigs or hogs. These animals are slaughtered to obtain pork meat and are the main source of pork meat sold in the United States. Lean Hog futures trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and on the CME Group�s electronic Globex trading platform. The contract is for 40,000 pounds or 18 metric tons of barrow and gilt Hog carcasses. Quotes are in U.S. Dollars with a minimum fluctuation of $10 per contract. The Lean Hogs trading symbol is LH.
Cattle have roamed the earth for thousands of years, and "modern" cattle raising can be traced back at least 8,500 years ago in Europe and the Middle East. Found all over the world, cattle are used for milk, leather, meat and labor, and have been revered throughout history in art, the zodiac and in various religions. In the U.S cattle were brought over by European settlers. Originally imported into the U.S. in 1623, cattle breeds have been introduced continuously in order to improve the cattle industry.
The biggest producers of gold are China, Australia, United States, South Africa, Russia, Peru and Indonesia. The biggest consumers of gold jewelry are India, China, United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia and UAE. Gold Futures are available for Trading in the Commodity Exchange (COMEX) which merged with the New York Mercantile exchange in 1994 and became the division responsible for metals trading. Half of the gold consumption in the world is in jewelry, 40% in investments, and 10% in industry. However, Gold is not only a precious metal but also a commodity vital for many industries. Gold is an excellent conductor of electricity, is extremely resistant to corrosion, and is one of the most chemically stable of the elements, making it critically important in electronics and other high-tech applications.
Feeder cattle are weaned calves that have been raised to a certain weight and then sent to feedlots to be fattened before they are slaughtered. On average, three to four months is required to fatten the cattle from a starting weight of 600-800 pounds to the desired finished weight of 1,000-1,300 pounds. Raising cattle for beef consumption occurs throughout the world. Roughly 1.3 billion heads of cattle are currently being raised worldwide, with no decrease in sight. The number of cattle brought into feedlots provides the best estimation of whether the near future will produce a glut or a shortage of live cattle.
The biggest producers of cotton in the world are China (26% of total production in 2010/11 fiscal year) and India (22%), followed by United States, Pakistan, Brazil, Australia and Uzbekistan. The United States is the biggest exporter of cotton (40% of total exports). India, Australia, Brazil and Uzbekistan also have a big share in the cotton trade. Cotton, a soft fiber that grows around the cotton plant, is the world�s most widely-used natural fiber for clothing to maximize the needs of the cotton market, the New York Mercantile Exchange has made available a cocoa futures contract for trading on the CME Globex� trading platform and for clearing through NYMEX ClearPort� clearing. The size of each contract is 50,000 pounds and its commodity code is TT. It is financially settled, and the final settlement price shall be set at the value of the New York Board of Trade cotton futures contract on the termination day of the contract month, or as specified by the Board of Directors.
Corn Futures are available for Trading in The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT� ) which was established in 1848 and is a leading futures and futures-options exchange. More than 3,600 CBOT member/stockholders trade 50 different futures and options products at the CBOT by open auction and electronically.
Chile accounts for over one third of world�s copper production followed by China, Peru, United States, Australia, Indonesia, Zambia, Canada and Poland. Major exporters of copper ores and concentrates are Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan, United States, Argentina and Mongolia. The biggest importers of copper are China, Japan, India, South Korea and Germany. Copper market participants use the COMEX Division of high-grade copper futures and options to mitigate price risk. Copper is the world�s third most widely used metal, after iron and aluminum, and is primarily used in highly cyclical industries such as construction and industrial machinery manufacturing. Profitable extraction of the metal depends on cost-efficient high-volume mining techniques, and supply is sensitive to the political situation particularly in those countries where copper mining is a government-controlled enterprise.
Brazil is the biggest producer and exporter of coffee in the world accounting for more than 33 percent of total production in the last few years. Colombia, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Mexico are also major producers. Coffee futures contracts that trade on the Inter Continental Exchange (ICE) are the world benchmark for Arabica coffee. The word �coffee� is believed to be come from Kaffe, Ehtiopia, where coffee originated in the 9th century. Derived from the coffee bean, it was not well-received, and at one time was even banned in Turkey and Egypt. The demand for coffee gradually increased until it has become one of the most popular beverages in the world.
The biggest producers of cocoa in the world are Ivory Coast and Ghana which together account for more than half of the world�s cocoa supplies. Other major producers include: Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ecuador and Brazil. Cocoa has a wide variety of uses, from chocolate to cocoa butter to coloring agents for food products. Although cocoa is one of the world�s smallest soft commodity markets, it has global implications on cocoa importers and exporters, food and candy producers, and the retail industry. The size of each contract is 10 metric tons and its commodity code is CJ. It is financially settled, and the final settlement price will be set at the value of New York Board of Trade cocoa futures contract on the termination day of the contract month, or as specified by the NYMEX Board of Directors.
Crude oil is the world�s most actively traded commodity, and the NYMEX Division light, sweet crude oil futures contract is the world�s most liquid forum for crude oil trading, as well as the world�s largest-volume futures contract trading on a physical commodity. Because of its excellent liquidity and price transparency, the contract is used as a principal international pricing benchmark. The contract trades in units of 1,000 barrels, and the delivery point is Cushing, Oklahoma, which is also accessible to the international spot markets via pipelines.
Brent oil is mainly used to produce gasoline. It is mostly refined in Northwest Europe, but noteworthy quantities are transferred to the U.S. and the Mediterranean. Brent crude financial futures are also traded on the NYMEX, with the symbol BZ, and have expiry dates in all 12 months of the year.