Established in 1792 by twenty-four brokers who signed the Buttonwood Agreement outside of 68 Wall Street in New York, the New York Stock Exchange is one of the world’s leading equities markets.
As the founder of the U.S. equity markets the New York Stock Exchange has a centuries-long commitment to providing orderly, transparent capital markets. NYSE ranked the first position in IPOs globally in 2014 and the same position in Exchange Traded Products volume.
In 2014 for the fourth year in a row, NYSE led in capital raised at more than $70 billion, and for the third year in a row led in tech IPOs with $29 billion in proceeds. NYSE-Listed companies account for $27 trillion in market capitalization, representing the most valuable listed franchise in the world.