The St. Petersburg Stock Exchange is a Russian stock exchange. It was founded in 1997. Its full legal name is Public Joint-Stock Company Saint-Petersburg Exchange.
Public Joint-Stock Company "Saint-Petersburg Exchange" is the full successor of the Stock Exchange "Saint-Petersburg".
PJSC "Saint-Petersburg Exchange" is a member of the NP RTS Group. The non-commercial partnership St. Petersburg Stock Exchange was founded in April 1997 to organise securities trading on the basis of the St. Petersburg Exchange, which obtained a licence No. 1 for operations as a stock exchange.
Since 1998, St. Petersburg Stock Exchange has topped the list of stock exchanges authorized by the Russian Government to trade in Gazprom shares.
In January 2009, the Non-Profit Partnership was reorganized into Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange with all of its members becoming its shareholders.
Futures and options trading on the St. Petersburg Exchange started in 1994. The derivatives market of St. Petersburg Exchange became the only derivatives floor that did not have any defaults on derivative transactions during the financial crisis of 1998. After the RTS Stock Exchange purchased the platform, the FORTS derivatives market was created on its basis. Since 2009 FORTS has been consistently ranking among the world top ten derivatives markets in terms of trading volume, according to the Futures Industry Association rating.
Since 2010, St. Petersburg Exchange and Moscow Exchange (at that time RTS Stock Exchange) have been cooperating under the project of commodity futures contracts on St. Petersburg Exchange, within the framework of which futures contracts on diesel fuel, gasoil, wheat, corn, soybean and cotton have been launched.