List of EEA market operators applying to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE)

August 2021 update: The below information is no longer current and is not being updated. It was provided to help UK users of EEA trading venues make plans in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A complete list of recognised overseas investment exchanges can be found on the FCA register. In August 2021 we published a revised direction regarding the manner in which applications for recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE) status should be made. See our updated statement for more information.

To help UK users of EEA trading venues plan, we are now publishing a list of the EEA market operators which have applied to us for ROIE or expressed a formal intention to do so and have consented to be included on this published list. If an EEA operator is not on this list, it does not necessarily mean that UK users will not be able to access trading venues operated by that operator. Overseas market operators which can use the overseas persons exclusion or which do not carry on regulated activities in the UK do not have to seek recognition as a ROIE. The relevant legislative reference is Article 72 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities Order) 2001, and the relevant guidance can be found in PERG 2.9.15 ff.

Please also note that just because an operator is on this list, it should not be taken as evidence that its application is likely to succeed.

Any EEA market operator which has not yet applied but which believes it may require ROIE status should contact [email protected] immediately.

List of current ROIE applicants and applicants

The following EEA market operators have applied or given us a formal intention to apply for ROIE status in the UK:

  • Bolsa de Madrid
  • MEFF SOCIEDAD RECTORA DEL MERCADO DE PRODUCTOS DERIVADOS, S.A.U. (MEFF)
  • AIAF Mercado de Renta Fija S.A.U. (AIAF)
  • Nasdaq Stockholm AB 
  • Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S 
  • Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd 

The following EEA market operators have been granted ROIE status following the above direction: 

  • Boerse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG
  • Borsa Italiana SpA
  • Cboe Europe B.V.
  • Deutsche Boerse AG
  • Eurex Frankfurt AG
  • Euronext Amsterdam NV
  • Euronext Paris SA
  • European Energy Exchange AG
  • ICE Endex Markets B.V.
  • MTS S.p.A.
  • Nasdaq Oslo ASA

The above lists will be updated from time to time, and do not supersede the FCA Financial Services Register which includes the full list of market operators who have been granted ROIE status.

The Bank of England has published a list of central counterparties (CCPs) that will enter the Temporary Recognition Regime if the UK leaves the EU with no implementation period. 

Page updates

04/12/2020: Information added List updated
25/11/2020: Information added EEA market operators who have applied for ROIE status in the UK

12/06/2019: Information added List updated

26/03/2019: Information added List updated

15/03/2019: Information added List updated

14/02/2019: Information added List updated