ANALYST VIEWS: CAN THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE SURVIVE ALONE?

WILL RHODE | TABB GROUP
They definitely could. They could be more nimble as a result. But it’s a big bet to say ‘I’m going to be better off small and nimble than big and global’.

JAMES HAMILTON | NUMIS SECURITIES
It can, although the question is if it will. The LSE is no longer what you’d call a large exchange. There are plenty of bigger animals out there.

DAVID BUIK | BCG PARTNERS
In the long term it has no chance. If they’re going to make a quantum leap forward then they’ve got to do it with a major player like Nasdaq