Known as the Borza ta’ Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) is based in Valletta, the baroque, majestic capital of Malta and it commenced trading in 1992. The exchange trades a number of stocks and is the centre of the Maltese bond market.
In 1996 an electronic trading system was implemented along with a trading, clearing, settlement and registration system.
Two years later, daily trading was introduced and in 2000, an Alternative Companies List was set up.
In 2001, the Malta Stock Exchange moved to new premises at Garrison Chapel, Castille Place, Valletta, near to the Office of the Prime Minister. This coincided with the end of the “trading floor” which was replaced by a remote trading system.
In 2006, MaltaClear was set up as a DVP and Settlement system and the MSE signed the EU Code of Conduct on Clearing and Settlement. During the same year, off-market trading was introduced and the following year, there was a major technical upgrade to the trading system. If you are interested about the technical upgrade, learn more here. Also during 2007, amendments to the Financial Market Act and the launch of the Treasury Bill Market preceded a corporate restructure to reflect the growth of the organisation over recent years. In 2008, Malta changed over from the Maltese Lira as the unit of currency to the Euro and became a member of TARGET2.
Companies trading on the Malta Stock Exchange include Global Capital and even the best bank in Malta, BOV.
International affiliations include membership of FESE, ECSDA, IOSCO, WFE, ECGI and ECMI. In addition, MSE is Malta’s National Numbering Agency, appointed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Because of this, Malta Stock Exchange issues International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) to financial instruments registered in Malta.
Registered Address: Garrison Chapel, Castille Place, Valletta VLT 1063, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 21244051
Fax: (+356) 25696316