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Corporate access: impact of new FCA regulation on quoted companies - RD:IR

With a reduction in the income stream deriving from corporate access fees, small- and mid-cap companies become less attractive for brokers as the importance of capitalisation-related trading commissions becomes greater. The new FCA regulation will exacerbate the fact that it is already more challenging for smaller companies to attract investors’ attention. We believe that companies of all sizes should consider this regulatory change as an opportunity to take more control over their engagement with investors. Free non-deal roadshows are not necessarily optimal as they can end up costing thousands of pounds in misallocated senior management time. This paper provides quoted companies suggestions to minimize the negative impact of the changing dynamics of the corporate access market.

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About RD:IR
RD:IR is a London-based consultancy offering a wide range of IR related analysis, research & consultancy services to UK and international public companies and their advisors.

We are committed to provide boards, senior management and IR professionals with the information and analysis needed to manage efficiently their relationship with the capital markets. As an independent firm, we offer companies research and consultancy on an unconflicted basis.

Our services include:

• Shareholder identification & analysis
• Peer group analysis
• Proxy solicitation
• Investor targeting & profiling
• Financial market benchmark sentiment surveys
• Strategic IR programmes
• M&A advice
• Specialist financial research

Published: 14 May, 2014


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