Press Releases

Investors see positive changes to AIM but companies need to ensure that they stay on top of their game

9 March 2017 - Small and mid-cap fund managers believe the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market has developed to become a genuine alternative to the Main Market, according to a survey published today.

Quoted Companies Alliance appoints two further directors to boost its impact in the small and mid-cap market sector

19th January 2017 - The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small and mid-size quoted companies, announces the strengthening of its board with the appointment of two new directors following its Board Meeting on 17 January 2017.

Good governance wins investor backing and cuts the cost of capital, says QCA/UHY Hacker Young Corporate Governance Behaviour Review 

6th December 2016 - Ambitious companies should forge closer links with their investors by using plain language and clear reporting that ‘tells a story’, according to a report by the chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young and the Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies. 

Resilience and optimism of small and mid-size quoted companies continues beyond Brexit vote

7th November 2016 - The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, today publishes the results of its latest QCA/YouGov Sentiment Index. 

The Quoted Companies Alliance appoints three directors to steer growth company sector through changing times

6th October 2016 - The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the strengthening of its board with the appointment of three new directors following its Annual General Meeting on 6 October 2016.

Gervais Williams announced as Chairman at the Quoted Companies Alliance Annual Dinner

8th September 2016 - The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, recognised the resilience and tenacity of small and mid-size quoted companies through periods of uncertainty yesterday at its 2016 Annual Dinner.

Enhancing value for shareholders is key, says QCA boardroom pay guide

13th July 2016 - The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, today publishes its revised Remuneration Committee Guide for Small and Mid-Size Quoted Companies (Remuneration Committee Guide).

Business confidence remains high, but the EU Referendum is now seen as the greatest potential risk to small and mid-size quoted companies’ businesses.  

14th April 2016 - Small and mid-size quoted companies are forecasting strong growth whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, according to a survey for the Quoted Companies Alliance and BDO, the accountants and business advisers, conducted by YouGov. 

Quoted Companies Alliance says Budget 2016 includes major tax boost for AIM and private company investors

16th March 2016 - The Quoted Companies Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement that Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneurs’ Relief is to be extended to external investors in unlisted trading companies for newly issued shares purchased on or after 17 March 2016. This is significant in encouraging investment in smaller companies, including those on AIM and ISDX. Investors who choose to invest over a period of years in small and mid-size companies on these markets make a valuable contribution by providing the stable financial base necessary to promote growth.

Investors predict 'mixed and volatile' outlook for 2016

5th February 2016 - Investors predict the outlook for small and mid-cap companies will be ‘mixed and volatile’ in 2016, but companies could do more to improve corporate governance and transparency if they want to attract investment, according to a report. The Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey, carried out by YouGov on behalf of RSM and the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), surveyed some of the UK’s top fund managers on their predictions for the market, as well as their tips for businesses looking for investment in 2016.

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