New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the oldest and largest stock exchange in the United States. It was founded in 1792.
It is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of 1,366 individual members. It is governed by a board of directors including 12 public representatives and 12 member firm representatives, as well as a full time chairman and president.
There are approximately 4,000 companies listed on the NYSE, representing a combined US$30.5 trillion. Each company must comply with specific requirements before being listed on the exchange. Companies must list their securities in one or two of the world’s main currencies: Euros, U.S. dollars, or both.
The NYSE, commonly referred to as the “Big Board” or “The Exchange,” is operated by NYSE Euronext.