Small cap Archive

May 11, 2021
Winning research: CFA competition brings exposure to A10 Networks
Each year CFA Institute holds a global research report competition, where companies present to teams of students from competing universities across dozens of countries. This year, for the first time, the company presenting in New York was a small-cap firm: cloud software company A10 Networks. The popular narrative around small-cap companies is that it can be hard to get your name out there, with analyst coverage often difficult to generate. For A10, the CFA competit...
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Apr 12, 2021
London sees best quarter for IPOs in 14 years
The UK saw a boom in listings in the first quarter of 2021, with more funds raised in the opening quarter of the year than in any other opening quarter since 2007, according to EY. London also marked the most funds raised in any single quarter since 2014. Total funds for the quarter were more than half of the total £9.4 bn ($13 bn) raise...
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Mar 24, 2021
Unlocking the value of high-performance computing and blockchain: Northern Data’s new head of IR on rethinking the equity story
One of the most interesting challenges for IR is building out the equity story in an emerging sector. That’s the task faced by Jens-Philipp Briemle, who this month became head of IR at Frankfurt-listed Northern Data. The company, which is traded over the counter, provides data centers for high-performance computing (HPC), in which computer power is agg...
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Mar 12, 2021
Investors and companies call for UK to replicate EU changes to Mifid II unbundling rules
The UK should follow the EU’s lead and ease Mifid II unbundling rules for small and mid-caps, according to a survey of investors and companies. Mifid II, introduced at the start of 2018, banned the use of trading commissions to pay for equity research. But last year the European Commission said it would relax the rules for companies under €1 bn ($1.2 bn) in market cap, saying it wanted to remove ‘burdensome’ requirements. Now there are calls for a sim...
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Feb 26, 2021
The week in investor relations: Death of the all-male FTSE board, vaccine boost for small caps and bankers back to work
– The all-male FTSE board is ‘extinct,’ declared Sky News. The number of women on the board at top UK-listed companies has risen by 50 percent in five years, and there are now no all-male boards in the FTSE 350. The Hampton-Alexander Review, backed by the UK government, said ‘significant progress’ still needs to be made in leadership roles, howe...
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