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AIM Journal April 2024

PISCES – a threat or opportunity for AIM?

Momentum has been building towards the creation of PISCES as London’s latest attempt to reinvigorate capital markets
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AIM Journal March 2024

Labour’s plans for capital markets. Can digitisation provide a quick win?

Labour has published a state of the nation report titled Financing Growth and laying out its plans for the financial services industry
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AIM Journal February 2024

Digital communications with shareholders – the “dividend effect” and how to manage it.

Is the lack of universal adoption of digital services a problem and what can issuers do to make their own lives easier?
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AIM Journal January 2024

Listing reform, indexation and retail investor involvement. Will the proposed public market of the future serve the public any better?

The FCA has published its latest consultation paper following on from the listing reform process which was first proposed back in May 2023
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The 2023 Autumn Statement – did it contain sharp insight as to how HMG see markets of the future?

In last month’s Autumn Statement there were some interesting moves that have the potential to bolster the UK’s popularity as a listing venue
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AIM Journal November 2023

A storm in a teacup – would abolition of IHT really hit AIM?

Ahead of the Autumn Statement there has been speculation that the government could cancel inheritance tax. Here are our thoughts.
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AIM Journal October2023

Technology, trust and price. Why securities markets don’t need distributed ledgers…

We believe that some core aspects of traditional securities markets cannot benefit from distributed ledgers owing to these three key factors
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Why parallel registry systems offer a charter for digitisation success

Can we provide issuers with a comprehensive choice that delivers a flexible register and reflects the needs of some sizable minorities?
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AIM Journal August 2023

What next for securities registration?

Our thoughts on the progress that has been made so far in moving the UK shareholder framework into a purely electronic format
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AIM Journal June 2023

Market reform gaining traction – a boost or a liability for AIM?

Will innovation come at a cost to established markets, or will the benefits be delivered in a more uniform way across the industry as a whole?
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AIM Journal May 2023

Does Blockchain pave the way for capital market reform?

Does Blockchain provide a genuine route ahead, or is it a case of promoting technology to provide an over-engineered outcome?
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DIs and GDRs – can they reignite the UK market?

We take a look at some of the flexible options that exist today when it comes to how international companies access the London market
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Avenir Registrars adds Kenny Lam to Business Development team

Avenir Registrars, the next generation securities registrar, has today announced the appointment of Kenny Lam…

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Digital is much broader than blockchain – The path to digital certification of holder records

The recently published UK Jurisdiction Taskforce legal statement provided a helpful reference in addressing critical questions
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AIM Journal February 2023

The rise of investor activism – what it means for issuers

Individual investors are readily able to help sculpt the companies they own a slice of. Can a registrar help lessen the load for issuers?
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Avenir Registrars IPO outlook for 2023

IPO markets struggled in 2022. It’s not the first time this has happened, so how long do you think the slump will last?
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Avenir 2022 year in review

We thought a quick round-up of some of 2022’s major events would make a good way to conclude the year.
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Thinking of delisting? Consider it the start of a new chapter, not the end of the book.

Given the mounting macroeconomic headwinds, more companies will make the decision that the public market environment isn’t right for them
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AIM Journal October 2022

Opportunities for debt funding for smaller companies

Our critical insight in to how debt funding is faring with the current headwinds, and how we are seeing appetites start to change
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Regulatory changes set to reshape UK markets

We’ve seen another slew of announcements in recent weeks that again have the potential to reshape how the UK’s capital markets will function
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AIM Journal July2022

In a world of rising costs, keeping listings fees low has never been more important

The financial headwinds facing companies who want to maintain a public market listing continue to grow
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AIM Journal June 2022

Can a flurry of legislative changes drive fresh listing activity?

Last month we wrote on the state of the UK’s IPO market but recent weeks have seen two potentially fundamental developments.
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AIM Journal May 2022

IPO activity for the year so far – down, but not out?

Whilst some momentum may have ebbed from the market, there’s still a healthy enough stream of new equity issuances being seen
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AIM Journal April 2022

A risk or an opportunity for AIM?

As investors hunt out private equity opportunities, Avenir Registrars asks if this is a risk or an opportunity for AIM?
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Why CSDR progress in Ireland is a wake-up call for all.

This CSDR migration presents a significant burden for the majority of issuers who will need to track down holders of physical certificates
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AIM Journal Cover February 2022

Why we’re cheering the ASOS migration to the main board

It’s taken long enough to happen, but finally ASOS has confirmed it is to move up to the main board of the London Stock Exchange
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Market infrastructure evolution in 2022 and beyond

Hardeep Tamana, Managing Director of Avenir Registrars, takes a look at the year ahead for the capital market infrastructure evolution
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2021 in review

It’s difficult to think that another year is fast coming to a close, with the…

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AIM Journal November 2021

Ecotricity’s gambit for Good Energy and the importance of shareholder visibility

Ecotricity’s hostile bid to takeover AIM-listed Good Energy may appear to be nothing out of the ordinary but two key factors have been in play
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AIM Journal October 2021

The role of the receiving agent

Samiul Siddique, Head of Capital Markets at Avenir Registrars, looks the role played by a Receiving Agent both during the IPO process and beyond.
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CSDR in Ireland reaches the final stretch – will the UK follow the roadmap?

Policymakers in the UK will be watching these developments closely but pushing back the automation aspects would come at a real economic cost
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Public companies are a public good

The Chairman's thoughts on why we need to ensure that public companies continue to be perceived as a public good
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Why it’s never too soon to start thinking about an IPO

Failing to be prepared for an IPO can create unnecessary headaches when a listing process is officially underway
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AIM Journal June 2021

The Hill Review – a step in the right direction, but the infrastructure must be there

The Hill review has potential to make London a more attractive proposition as an IPO venue and turbo-charge prospects for retail investors
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AIM Journal May 2021

Cross border securities issuance under renewed focus

As a consequence of Brexit, we have seen growing interest in the ability for issuers to work cross-border
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AIM Journal April 2021

Why a broking background gives Avenir Registrars an edge

Samiul Siddique, head of Capital Markets at Avenir Registrars on setting up an ISIN, CREST enablement, issuances, coupon and dividend payments
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Why quick access to shareholder records matters

The second half of 2020 was acknowledged as having seen an uptick in merger and acquisition activity; a trend forecast to continue
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AIM Journal Feb 2021

How Avenir holds down costs and boosts service

Keeping costs in check is always important. We maximise efficiency and value to customers by reducing CREST fees, using an Investor Portal and QR Codes
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AIM Journal January 2021

AIM 2020 IPO Review – Avenir’s perspective

Introduction What a year that was - and for all the wrong reasons. Starting with…

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AIM Journal December

How Avenir takes a different approach to pricing

Back in October, we wrote about our support for those Irish companies who have found…

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AGMs & EGMs in a post-COVID world

The COVID pandemic has wrecked lives and livelihoods across the globe, but businesses have been…

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Big Changes For Irish Issued And Settled Securities

Why big changes for Irish issued and settled securities lie ahead

For almost 30 years, shares and many other securities which are traded on the Euronext…

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Will listing costs still dominate in a post-COVID world?

As financial markets and the wider economy emerge from the COVID-19 lock-down, will issuers be…

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Lighting The Economic Touchpaper For A Brighter Tomorrow

Lighting the economic touchpaper for a brighter tomorrow

Many hope that a new entrepreneurial dynamism can be the saviour of the UK economy,…

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Why Technology Is At The Heart Of Everything We Do

Why technology is at the heart of everything we do

In 2014, we established Avenir Registrars with the intention of bringing something new to the…

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Shareholder Rights Directive II Looming

Shareholder Rights Directive II is looming – what you need to know

The first Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD) was implemented in 2007 with the aim of encouraging…

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Shareholder Pre-emption Rights

The debate over shareholder pre-emption rights masks a bigger issue

The current economic climate has resulted in a growing number of companies seeking fresh capital,…

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Avenir Registrars Completes 250th Issuance

Avenir Registrars completes 250th issuance

Versatile corporate registrar sees sustained growth London, April 8th 2020 - Avenir Registrars Ltd, a…

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Remote working really is Business As Usual at Avenir Registrars

Remote working really is Business As Usual at Avenir Registrars A lot has changed over…

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Challenges of mini-bond issuance

Recent developments in the mini-bond issuance arena have caused significant concerns which many consider will…

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Dematerialisation set to challenge issuers and investors alike

Dematerialisation, it’s not the method by which crew members transport to planets in Star Trek…

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Avenir Registrars – an introduction

At Avenir, we see ourselves as a next generation registrar for issuers of debt and…

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Is now the time for the UK to rebuild a domestic corporate bond market?

As far back as the 1960’s, the attractive tax status of Eurobonds saw the UK’s…

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Avenir Adds QR Codes To Share Certificates In First For Industry

Avenir adds QR codes to share certificates in first for industry

London, October 9th 2018 - Avenir Registrars Ltd, a provider of CREST registrar services, has…

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White Label Registry Service To UK’s Leading Positive Investment Platform, Ethex

Avenir delivers first white label registry service to UK’s leading positive investment platform, Ethex

London, July 26th 2018 - Avenir Registrars Ltd, a provider of registrar services, has today…

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Avenir Registrars Signs 100th Client

Avenir Registrars signs 100th client

New corporate registrar sees growth accelerating London, January 16th 2018 - Avenir Registrars Ltd, a…

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