We encourage our employees to make an impact by building on their strengths and contributing their individual ideas. They are at the forefront of achieving every goal we set today and are essential to drive the success of tomorrow. As such, we sat down with members of our team who shared their perspectives and provided candid feedback about what makes OTC Markets Group a “Great Place to Work.”
Looking to drive faster company growth? Or, considering new avenues to increase shareholder value? These may be among the reasons you are contemplating a merger or acquisition. As a small-cap company with limited resources, it can be difficult to effectively manage and execute the critical components that surround M&A. Continue reading “Navigating the Critical Components Surrounding M&A”
Quality data is essential to well-functioning markets. Improving the availability, relevance and usefulness of data aligns with OTC Market Group’s mission to create better informed, more efficient financial markets. In our experience, short selling remains one of the most highly-debated topics among academics, companies, investors, market makers and broker-dealers. As a market operator and company CEO, I believe it’s critical to address the misconceptions that still exist around short sale data and the correlation to a stock’s fundamental value.
Short selling, the sale of a security that the seller does not own, has long been a controversial practice in public markets. Advocates for short selling believe it builds price efficiency, enhances liquidity and helps improve the public markets, while critics are concerned that it can facilitate illegal market manipulation and is detrimental to investors and public companies. Given the diverse range of opinions and opposing views, we believe the first step is to take a deeper dive into the data and help separate out the noise.
We spend a significant amount of time focused on providing the best experience for the companies and broker-dealers that trade on our market – seeking opportunities to raise our profile, build connections with our stakeholders and help the broader investment community. But while much of our marketing focus is external, we believe everything we do starts with the engagement of the team that embodies our brand. Continue reading “OTC Markets Group Named One of Crain’s 2018 100 Best Places to Work in New York City”
For many international companies, the successful listing of their security represents an important milestone. It’s a sign of recognition, prestige and success, demonstrating to the market a desire to be open and transparent. Continue reading “Benefits of Cross-Trading in the United States”
As the home for thousands of small-cap companies, we meet with issuers daily to help them work through the challenges associated with operating as a successful public company. For each of these companies there are numerous aspects to consider – from how to take the company public and raise capital, to developing an effective IR program and targeting the right types of investors. Our goal is simple – to help alleviate much of the cost, time and complexity associated with being a public company.
That’s why we’ve developed a straightforward guide in collaboration with IR Magazine.
We often hear questions from foreign issuers and their respective exchanges surrounding the decision to pursue secondary trading in the U.S. Many harbor the misconception that cross-trading in the U.S. will lead to a loss of trading volume and drain in liquidity from their primary home market. Continue reading “New Independent Study: Benefits for International Companies Trading on OTCQX”
Cromwell Coulson’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Dedication to STANY
April 19, 2018
The Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) honored OTC Markets Group CEO Cromwell Coulson with its 5th Annual Award for Lifetime Achievement and Dedication to STANY at its 82nd annual conference. Cromwell joined CNBC’s Bob Pisani for a Fireside Chat to talk about the evolution of OTC Markets Group and the contributions of industry professionals that have leveraged their knowledge for the benefit of both the trading community and investors.
Late last year, OTC Markets Group published a new Stock Promotion policy, along with Best Practices for public companies. These policies outline OTC Markets efforts to establish best standard practices, improve market transparency and better address the problem of fraudulent stock promotion. Continue reading “New Promotion Risk Flag Among the Latest Data Points to Increase Transparency and Investor Protection”