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Latest commentary on Market Structure, Compliance, Small Cap and Reg A+ issues, including insights on the news and trends that affect the public markets.

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Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton is a Vice President at OTC Markets Group, where she focuses on new business development for community banks across the US. In this role, Laura manages the OTCQX Banks market where she advises both private and public community banks on trading and liquidity in the U.S. equity markets. Since 2017, Laura has helped over 30 community banks trade on OTCQX, including many that went public on the market. Prior to joining OTC Markets, Laura specialized in corporate development and worked in Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Chase. Laura received her BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.

A Conversation with Qaravan Founder Tony Hodson

OTC Markets Group recently announced the acquisition of QaravanSM Inc., a leading provider of innovative  software and risk & performance analytics tailored to the banking industry.

We sat down with Tony Hodson, now the Senior Vice President of Market Data at OTC Markets Group, to learn more about how bank data and analytics have evolved over time. Continue reading “A Conversation with Qaravan Founder Tony Hodson”

May Marks the 5th Anniversary of OTCQX Banks

This month we’re pleased to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the successful launch of OTCQX for Banks.  In May 2014, and with ten founding member banks at inception, OTCQX Banks was created to provide U.S. regional and community banks the opportunity to communicate their value proposition through a more cost-effective alternative. OTCQX Banks’ comprise some of the most established institutions, leveraging the OTCQX Market to provide the benefit of the public markets to their investors without the cost and complexity associated with trading on a traditional exchange.  Continue reading “May Marks the 5th Anniversary of OTCQX Banks”

Community Bank Regulations Should Foster Main Street Growth

Banking regulation tends to be a partisan issue, but there’s one thing lawmakers are certain to agree on: America’s community banks are the backbone of the country’s economy.

Community banks serve a unique purpose. These institutions make over half of all U.S. small business loans, providing capital to entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses, and the financing needed for local businesses to grow. They provide jobs, help families buy homes and serve as the financial core for communities nationwide.  Continue reading “Community Bank Regulations Should Foster Main Street Growth”

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