The Budapest Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) aims to ensure a transparent and liquid
market for its listed securities issued either in Hungary or abroad. As the key
institution of the domestic financial market, the stock exchange provides various
economic entities with an opportunity to raise capital in an open market and offers
investors effective investment opportunities. Through the concentration of supply
and demand, it is the most important institution of price discovery.
The stock exchange actively participates in promoting the continuous improvement
of the financial culture of domestic companies and investors.
The four main activities of the stock exchange:
Listing services: The BSE allows economic entities to acquire the financial resources required
for their expansion in a cost-effective way. In addition, the BSE provides access
to the dynamically growing assets of domestic institutional investors and to domestic
investor savings. The exchange also provides investors with the simplest access
to the global investor community.
Trading services: The BSE acts as the main platform to trade financial instruments. Currently,
over 40 domestic and foreign broker companies take part in the exchange trading.
Dissemination of market information: The Exchange supplies real-time and accurate trading data of its listed securities
and provides news services on issuers and section members. Through the exchange’s
extensive data vendor network, both institutional and individual investors can
access market data in a timely and efficient manner.
Product development: The BSE provides a trading opportunity for financial innovations, and offers
a wide and constantly growing product range for investors on the futures and option
markets. Index futures and options are calculated directly by the exchange. Investors
seeking hedging opportunities or gearing can select from a wide array of individual
stocks and currency, interest rate and commodity derivatives.
The Exchange’s main goal is to become the financial centre and primary trading
venue of Hungarian securities, and to successfully take part in the competition
for issuers. This is achieved by a client-oriented operation, a commitment to
continuously improve its services and an application of timely and effective technological
improvements and solutions.