Sell side Monthly archive

Aug 29, 2019
What CFOs need to know about IR before an IPO
Going public can be complex, expensive and time-consuming, with new challenges, expectations and stakeholders: analysts, investors, activists, regulators and media. How they view the IPO and the company over time can weigh on the company’s performance and perhaps the CFO’s own tenure. Managing the new pressures requires strong investor relations, but the starting point is not the quarterly close or the earnings call. Rather, it’s having a compelling investment...
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Aug 26, 2019
GCC IPOs see slight increase
IPOs in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region increased slightly in the second quarter, with two companies listing on Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul, according to financial services firm PwC in its GCC Capital Markets Watch report. The proceeds from the IPOs increased from $403 mn in the second quarter in 2018 to $866 mn in the second quarter this year. The increase in the total proceeds is mainly due to the sizable retail IPO of Arabian Centres Company, which gene...
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Aug 13, 2019
Asia markets flourish despite pressures
Despite the unexciting performance of much of the global IPO market in 2019 – and specific political pressures in Asia – sentiment and trends in the region’s markets remain extremely upbeat, reveals a report from professional services firm EY. China’s capital markets is currently going through a golden phase, especially the new, Nasdaq-inspired ...
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Aug 06, 2019
Exchanges index highlights July boom in market sentiment
The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of exchanges performance closed at 58,387.4 on July 31 – up 2.2 percent on the month, up 18.2 percent year-to-date and 18.7 percent over 12 months (all in US dollar terms), reflecting booming market sentiment. The index set a new closing all-time high of 59,714.84 on July 11. The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns was the D...
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