Small cap Archive

Dec 04, 2018
Aim-listed companies improve governance reporting
Alternative Investment Market (Aim) listed companies have significantly improved their corporate governance standards since a September 2018 rule change, according to a report by London-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young and small and mid-cap membership organization the Quoted Companies Alliance. The findings show improvements in transparency following a ch...
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Dec 03, 2018
OTC Markets discusses tips for small-cap IR professionals
Sponsored content ‘Small caps are important – not just important: we’re passionate about them,’ Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president of corporate services at OTC Markets, told IR Magazine after the Small Cap Forum at OTC Markets’ offices in September. In this video interview, Paltrowitz discusses some of the top tips that emerged from the conference. One of the most notable tips is to maintain consistency of disclosure, Palt...
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Nov 30, 2018
Investors see decrease in research for small and mid-caps
Just over 40 percent of investors have noticed a reduction in the availability and breadth of research for small and mid-cap companies since the introduction of Mifid II, according to a survey by the International Capital Market Association (Icma), the Zurich-based trade body. This trend is likely to continue as Mifid II feeds further into the system, warns Icma’s Asset Management and Investors Council (Amic), which carried out the survey for the second year. ...
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Nov 29, 2018
Opinion: Brexit uncertainty clouds UK future
As we look to the immediate future from the UK perspective, the crystal ball becomes somewhat clouded by the uncertainty over the shape of impending Brexit and what Britain’s trading relationships will be in the years ahead with the EU, as well as with its other trading partners. With just a few months remaining, British businesses are ha...
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Nov 07, 2018
HSBC expands small and mid-cap equity research teams
HSBC has announced that it is expanding its small and mid-cap equity research teams, with new hires in the UK and Hong Kong.  The new additions to the equity research teams ‘demonstrate the increasing importance of small and mid-cap stocks to investor portfolios globally,’ says the bank in a press statement. It adds that the newly expa...
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Oct 25, 2018
Mexican IR institute to hold first conference
Mexico’s investor relations institute aims to develop the role in Mexican companies from a niche arm of corporate affairs to an institutionalized widespread profession. The Instituto Nacional de Relacion con Inversionistas (Inari), a non-profit association, was officially launched on May 23, 2018 and currently has 40 members. It will hold its first annual conference on November 22, when seven expert panelists ...
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Oct 16, 2018
Spotlight on: Post-IPO external support
Block Energy is an oil and gas company aiming to capitalize on first-mover advantage to build the largest independent producer in Georgia, a proven but underdeveloped oil-producing nation. In June this year the company completed its IPO journey and is now listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim). Paul Haywood, CEO at Block Energy, talks us through the i...
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Oct 09, 2018
Doing more with less: Highlights from the US Small Cap Forum
At small and micro-cap companies, the investor relations challenges are markedly different from those faced by larger firms. At these smaller companies, resources are tighter, analyst coverage is sparser and marketing opportunities are harder to come by. The average small-cap IR budget in North America is $320,000, compared with $527,000 across all cap sizes, according to IR Magazine’s 2017 IR Resources report. In addition, the average small-cap ...
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