London Stock Exchange Group Plc is an international market infrastructure and capital markets business. It operates through the following business activities: Capital Formation, Risk and Balance Sheet Management, and Intellectual Property. The Capital Formation business provides access to primary sources of equity and debt finance for companies of all sizes from all over the world as well as secondary markets for price formation and trading. The Risk and Balance Sheet Management business involves post trade services to mitigate counterparty risk, maximize capital efficiencies for customers, support the safe transfer of securities, and optimize cash flows for collateral management. The Intellectual Property business offers market data, indices, analytics and information services to increase knowledge and transparency in support of trading and investment decision making. The company was founded in October 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.