The increased proliferation of digital platforms, social media and online investment newsletters can offer today’s public companies and investor relations professionals more immediate access to engage with a broader universe of potential investors. However, this technology-driven environment can also create additional channels for abuse by anonymous market manipulators.
Fraudulent stock promotion is an industry-wide problem. Such deceitful promotion campaigns mislead investors, harm market dynamics, impede the capital formation process and tarnish the reputation of small companies. It is incumbent upon regulators and those of us who operate financial markets to take a closer look at fraud and manipulation as it relates to stock promotion, trading and investments. Continue reading “Shining a Light on Stock Promotion… New Policy + Best Practices = Enhanced Market Transparency”