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Cromwell Coulson’s Fireside Chat with Bob Pisani

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.

OTC Markets Group CEO and President Cromwell Coulson and CNBC reporter Bob Pisani revisit a time before the advent of electronic trading.  The discussion focuses on how Cromwell, along with a group of investors, saw the value in making the pink sheets more transparent and electronic.  Through the valuable feedback and insight provided by the trading community, Cromwell created organized, efficient and data-driven markets  today knowns as OTC Markets Group.

 

Bob Pisani and Cromwell delve further into the discussion of bitcoin, where it fits in the regulatory scheme, how it is priced and the market’s job in assessing the risks. Cromwell also offers perspective on the role of short selling in today’s market.

Bob and Cromwell conclude their chat discussing volume in today’s current market and how to improve the process of capital raising by making it online, social and data-driven.

The True Value of Best Practice Disclosure

In a World Where the “News Cycle,” Both Real and Fake, is 24/7, How Can Companies be Their Own Best Ally and Not Their Own Worst Enemy?

In a recent webinar on Corporate Governance, by Compass Investor Relations, the presenters touched upon the value of best practice corporate disclosure. Continue reading “The True Value of Best Practice Disclosure”

OTC Markets Group Establishes A Stock Promotion Policy

By Laura Anthony | Legal & Compliance, LLC

As OTC Markets Group continues to position itself as a respected venture trading platform, it has adopted a new stock promotion policy and best practices guidelines to improve investor transparency and address concerns over fraudulent or improper stock promotion campaigns. Continue reading “OTC Markets Group Establishes A Stock Promotion Policy”

PR & the Small Cap Company

For small cap companies, the view of communications is most often through the lens of Investor Relations (IR) – the process of interacting with shareholders, the investment community and the financial media. Continue reading “PR & the Small Cap Company”

Is Regulation A+ an Initial Public Offering – IPO?

By Rod Turner | Manhattan Street Capital, Inc.

This is not a traditional IPO. While you are allowed to use a Reg A+ offering to take your company public and list it on the NASDAQ or the NYSE, that is not a requirement, and it is not the path most companies will take because the reporting costs from being public on the big boards are very high. Continue reading “Is Regulation A+ an Initial Public Offering – IPO?”

Corporate Governance Rules of the Road

There is growing interest in the area of Corporate Governance and how companies can leverage best practices to attract investors and lower the cost of raising capital.  To provide companies with the “rules of the road” we recently hosted a webinar with Compass Investor Relations.   Continue reading “Corporate Governance Rules of the Road”

Why pay-to-play research and marketing makes sense for ‘smicrocaps’

By David Collins, IR Magazine |  Tackling the challenges faced by small and micro-cap companies. Continue reading “Why pay-to-play research and marketing makes sense for ‘smicrocaps’”

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