It is a European/American for-profit corporation, which operates multiple stock markets, most notably the NYSE, the Euronext, and the NYSE Arca. NYSE Euronext was born in 2007 from the merger of the NYSE and Euronext.

The NYSE Euronext is currently the world's largest financial market and covers the following stock exchanges: Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.