About Us

About Us

We offer an execution-only broking service to institutional and corporate clients for equities and bonds. For private clients we provide execution-only, advisory and discretionary managed portfolio and trading services with access to equity IPOs and on-market placings. Our services are suitable for ISAs and SIPPs. We offer a personalised service to meet the specific needs of our clients taking into account their investment objectives, risk appetite and financial profile.; We offer access to global equity markets via our broker network, MTFs, dark pools and crossing networks.
First Equity Limited is an independent broker offering services to both institutional and private clients, as well as supporting public and private companies requiring corporate finance and advisory services.

Our client account executives and trading staff are highly experienced with many years of experience in the financial markets.

Our corporate broking division is built around successful entrepreneurs and business people who know what it takes to drive a business enterprise to commercial success.  Capital is critical but only part of what is needed. This understanding and experience sees First Equity uniquely placed to provide meaningful and effective assistance to quoted public company clients as well as private companies aspiring from proof-of-concept stage through to a liquidity event.

Global market access. Multi-country expertise. London specialist.

We offer a range of personalised services to allow you to invest across a range of products including shares, investment trusts, unit trusts, corporate and government bonds.

30 Years +


Established over 30 years ago as UK’s first equity Interdealer broker.



Trusted by professionals, servicing Hedge funds, Asset Managers and Pension Schemes.


First Equity was created from entrepreneurial thinking.  The company was formed in 1986 in anticipation of rule changes at the London Stock Exchange and commenced trading in 1987 as London’s first equity interdealer broker. Following the introduction of the electronic order book (SETS) a decade later in 1998, the company offered its execution skills as an execution-only broker. Advisory and discretionary management services were added allowing the company to offer an extended range of services to both institutional and private clients.


Subsequently the corporate broking arm was added to provide corporate finance and advisory services to both public and private companies from early stage to mature entities quoted on recognised stock exchanges.  First Equity is a licensed broking firm regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No. 124394) and a member of the London Stock Exchange and Aquis Stock Exchange.

Registered Office: 

Salisbury House, London Wall, 

London, EC2M 5QQ. 


First Equity Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
(FCA No. 124394)


Registered in England and Wales, No 2019652

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