Established in 1875, BSE (formerly known as Bombay
Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia's first & the Fastest Stock Exchange
in world with the speed of 6 micro seconds and one of India's leading
exchange groups. Over the past 140 years, BSE has facilitated the
growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient
capital-raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established
as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association" in
1875. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad
shareholder-base which includes two leading global exchanges, Deutsche
Bourse and Singapore Exchange as strategic partners. BSE provides
an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments,
derivatives, mutual funds. It also has a platform for trading in equities
of small-and-medium enterprises (SME).
More than 5500 companies are listed on BSE making it world's No. 1
exchange in terms of listed companies. The companies listed on BSE command
a total market capitalization of USD 1.64 Trillion as of Sep 2015.
It is also one of the world's leading exchanges (5th largest in September
2015) for Index options trading (Source: World Federation of Exchanges).
BSE also provides a host of other services to capital market participants
including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services
and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world
and a nation-wide presence. BSE systems and processes are designed
to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital
market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market
segments. BSE is the first exchange in India and second in the world
to obtain an ISO 9001:2000 certification. It is also the first Exchange
in the country and second in the world to receive Information Security
Management System Standard BS 7799-2-2002 certification for its On-Line
trading System (BOLT). It operates one of the most respected capital
market educational institutes in the country (the BSE Institute Ltd.).
BSE also provides depository services through its Central Depository
Services Ltd. (CDSL) arm.
BSE's popular equity index - the S&P BSE SENSEX - is India's most
widely tracked stock market benchmark index. It is traded internationally
on the EUREX as well as leading exchanges of the BRCS nations (Brazil,
Russia, China and South Africa).
BSE has won several awards and recognitions that acknowledge the work
done and progress made like India Innovation Award for the Big Data
implementation , ICICI Lombard & ET Now Risk Management BFSI Company
2013, SKOCH Order of Merit Certificate was awarded to BSE for E -Boss
for qualifying amongst India's Best 2013, The Golden Peacock Global
CSR Award for its initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility,
NASSCOM - CNBC-TV18's IT User Awards, 2010 in Financial Services category,
Skoch Virtual Corporation 2010 Award in the BSE StAR MF category and
Responsibility Award (CSR) by the World Council of Corporate Governance.
Its recent milestones include the launching of BRICSMART indices derivatives,
BSE-SME Exchange platform, S&P BSE GREENEX to promote investments
in Green India.