Bigger Cap or Secondary Market

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Jun 13, 2017

 By Paul R S Hocking

There is a bit of clamour for the government to raise the investment cap from the current $2 million per company in any 12 month rolling period to as much as $10 million.  But is this what the market really needs?

At the ...

Technology Investing

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May 08, 2017

  By Crowd88

Technology is the hot topic at present in New Zealand. Whether it is the Institute of Directors leadership Conference, “Shaping the Future”, or Tech Week 17 it is virtually impossible not to be immersed in the potentially life changing possibilities facing mankind.  Some technologies will be truly ...

It’s all a Matter of Trust

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May 05, 2017

 By Paul R S Hocking

It has been suggested that New Zealand investors are eschewing the listed equity markets, even when those same investors are happily investing in their own companies, all because of a matter of trust.  It is asked, ‘how can we invest in listed companies when ...

Private versus Public Markets

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May 03, 2017

 By Crowd88

It is a truism that New Zealand is a land of the SME.  So why is it that we see so much effort and importance placed upon the public equity market.  With the appointment of the new CEO of the NZX there was a commitment to beef ...

Is the landscape for SME capital raises improving?

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May 02, 2017

   By Paul R S Hocking

The securities regime ushered in by the Financial Markets Conduct Act bought 2 very important tools to the SMEs of New Zealand.  The ‘small offers exemption’ and more particularly ‘Equity Crowdfunding’ (ECF) market services has meant that the small end of town now ...

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