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A Snapshot of the OTCQX Advisory Council

Since its inception in 2015, the OTCQX Advisory Council has provided valuable insight and support to the OTC Markets Group senior management team on key issues that impact OTCQX-traded issuers and the public markets. The Council is comprised of a ten-member board, with three members appointed in 2018 and seven new members appointed earlier this year.  Collectively, these Council members represent an impressive mix of U.S.-based CEOs and CFOs from a diverse range of geographic and industry sectors. Continue reading “A Snapshot of the OTCQX Advisory Council”

The Many Ways to Measure IR Success

Are you a Small-Cap company trying to ensure your IR program is successful?

Issuers with a market capitalization under $1 bn often lack the liquidity, volume or capital structure to attract larger institutional names.  However, in the early years, they also benefit from being able to build strong investor relations strategies and establish trajectories that look five years ahead vs. one or two. Continue reading “The Many Ways to Measure IR Success”

OTC Markets Group Introduces its Small Cap Listed Compliance Product

The small-cap equity market, which operates across listed and OTC venues, plays a vital role in the U.S. capital markets and economy.  Companies gain access to capital and investors are able to take a stake in venture stage firms. Even though small-cap equities trade both over-the-counter and on the national exchanges, there is a perception  that an exchange listing provides an air of legitimacy on a company. However, the truth is that investors and market professionals benefit from added due diligence when assessing and trading all small-cap stocks.

Continue reading “OTC Markets Group Introduces its Small Cap Listed Compliance Product”

Navigating the Critical Components Surrounding M&A

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”

Benefits of Cross-Trading in the United States

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”

Need Help Navigating the Public Markets? Let Us Be Your Guide

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.

Continue reading “Need Help Navigating the Public Markets? Let Us Be Your Guide”

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.

Continue reading “Cromwell Coulson’s Fireside Chat with Bob Pisani”

A Snapshot of the 2018 OTCQX® Best 50

We recently announced the 2018 OTCQX® Best 50.  Now In its 4th year, our annual ranking highlights the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market, based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth.   The companies featured in the Best 50 were ranked based upon their performance during the 2017 calendar year.

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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”

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