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NameBolsa de Valores El Salvador
CountryEl Salvador
Number of listed companies83
Domestic market capitalization4,694 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportNo
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingNo
Offers ESG related trainingYes

In 2021, a workshop on Green, Social, and Sustainable Bonds issuance was held.

Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentNo
Has SME listing platformNo
Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange

Its shares are listed on the stock exchange. The registration of the share issue on the Bolsa de Valores El Salvador was in 1993.

Regulatory bodies

Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero

Banco Central de Reserva

Regulatory model

Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO)

The Stock Exchange of El Salvador is part of the securities market regulated by the Securities Market Law.
This Law regulates the public offering of securities, transactions, the respective markets and the participants of the Stock Exchange System, in order to promote the efficient development of these markets and to watch over the interests of the investing public.
According to Art. 29, the Stock Exchange is attributed the following regulatory, supervisory, disciplinary and administrative functions:

  • To regulate stock exchange operations through regulations, rules and instructions to which brokerage firms are subject in order to have a “transparent, equitable, competitive, orderly and informed market”.
  • Oversee that the operations carried out within the Exchange are carried out in accordance with the regulations and instructions issued by the Exchange, and those issued by the Superintendency.
  • Apply disciplinary measures to Brokerage Firms, their Agents and other personnel, in accordance with the provisions of the regulations to ensure the proper conduct of Trading Sessions and the Market.
  • Collect and disseminate information on issuers and registered securities.

About the stock exchange

Location: San Salvador. El Salvador. Edificio Bolsa de Valores

It began operations on 27 April 1992.
Main functions of the Stock Exchange:

  • Promotes a capital market, encouraging the participation of a greater number of issuing companies, as well as investors to encourage stock market transactions.
  • It holds daily trading sessions, providing the necessary technological infrastructure and facilitating communication between stockbrokers (representatives of brokerage firms), issuers and investors.
  • It facilitates the efficient channelling of domestic national savings towards the investment needs of issuing entities (public or private) that require additional financial resources.
  • It offers investors the conditions of legality and security in transactions carried out through the Stock Exchange, based on the Securities Market Law and other regulations.
  • It adopts appropriate measures to foster confidence in the system, allowing greater participation of investors (large and small), and broadening the range of investment opportunities.
  • It also constantly monitors compliance with the rules to maintain the integrity and transparency of the market, enforcing its rights under the laws, regulations and other rules.
  • It keeps a record of the actual trading and prices of securities, and makes available to the public all information on what is happening in the stock market.
  • The timely dissemination of information is one of the main commitments of the Salvadoran Stock Exchange, using all available channels to provide adequate and timely information for investment decisions. The Exchange's website brings together all relevant information on trading and market participants. It also developed the first stock market application in El Salvador: Bolsa Mvil.
  • A relevant aspect is that the El Salvador Stock Exchange was the forerunner in the creation of the first integrated market in the region. Working together with the Panama Stock Exchange, they reached the legal and operational agreements that allowed them in 2017 to materialise the first cross-border trades using the innovative Remote Trader model. This market has proven to be a success and an example in Latin America. In 2023, Nicaragua joined this initiative and is working to finalise the details that will allow it to enter the dynamics of this common market in the short term.