Ogier, leading provider of both legal and fiduciary services, has announced that they are the foremost listing agent on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX). Ogier acts as listing agent to more securities than any other firm and has a market leading share of 17.53% of all securities listed and remaining listed (to end December 2010).

Ogier Corporate Finance Limited was a founding member of the CISX and has listed over 400 securities with a particular focus on Bonds and SPVs. At the end of last year Ogier was the leading listing agent for Bonds and SPVs, with a market share of 41.85% for Bond listings and 32.64% SPVs.

Ogier Jersey partner, Chris Byrne said “We enjoy working with the CISX and find that clients and intermediaries use it once and come back again and again. The top four listing agents (who have over 50% of the market) include two bank owned businesses and we believe that institutional support for the Exchange continues to grow thanks to the efforts of the Exchange management team.”

Based in St Peter Port, Guernsey, the CISX provides a listing facility and a bespoke trading platform with a mission to be the leading international stock exchange in the European time zone serving the interests of Channel Islands' businesses. The CISX concentrates on the following core products: Specialist Securities, including, Eurobonds, Structured Debt, Warrants, Structured Funds and SPVs; Investment funds; Primary and secondary listings of securities and shares issued by Channel Islands' companies; Primary and secondary listings of securities and shares issued by overseas companies; and Channel Islands Depository Receipts (CIDRS). The CISX commenced operations in October 1998 and has grown rapidly with over 3,800 securities having been approved by the Market Authority since inception, for a total market capitalisation of US$ 50billion. The CISX offers a personalised approach and fast track processing of listing applications within a highly regulated and innovative marketplace.

Tamara Menteshvili, CEO of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange said “The Exchange has seen continued business growth in 2010 in difficult market conditions, with a further 357 securities admitted to the Official List last year, of which over 198 represents specialist debt securities. This important sector continues to develop together with the Exchange’s other niche markets such as alternative investment funds and structured funds.”

Ogier Corporate Finance Limited offers listings services on the CISX through its Jersey and Guernsey offices and acts as a sponsor in relation to the listings of debt securities, investment funds, trading company shares and other securities on the Exchange.