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Directors and Officers Insurance for AIM companies

The current premium levels for Directors & Officers Insurance are as low as they have ever been which is prompting companies of all sizes to review their existing arrangements. Whilst lower premiums obviously benefit companies and ultimately their shareholders, there are some risks to taking the lowest possible premium as not all policies give the same cover.

Twitter, 'Media Failure' & SME Liquidity

New research analyses the impact of direct news dissemination on bid-ask spreads. This article also includes an interview with Hal White, a researcher at the University of Michigan, and colleagues Elizabeth Blankespoor and Gregory Miller.

Taking the plunge

Mark Cleland and Madeleine Cordes of Capita Company Secretarial Services explain how its all too easy to get out of your depth when switching from a private to a listed company.

Debt for Equity Swaps

Quoted companies wishing to restructure their capital and borrowings may want to consider undertaking a debt for equity swap with their creditors - Graham Stedman of Nabarro explains what they are and when it is best to use them.

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Growing momentum at PLUS

Vivienne Cassley of the PLUS Capital Markets Team looks back on a year of continuing development at the exchange, and looks forward to welcoming more growth companies to its markets in 2010.

The outlook for small companies in 2010

2009 was an excellent year for the FTSE SmallCap - but what are the prospects for 2010?

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The pros and cons of moving from AIM to the Main Market

A steady stream of companies have made the move from AIM to the Main Market in the last couple of years.  Alexander Keepin and Mark Howard from the Corporate Team at Charles Russell look at the principal advantages and disadvantages of a listing on the Main Market.

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AIM high to hit the mark

As it approaches its 15th birthday, AIM has an integral role to play in the economic recovery and London's continuing role as the world's leading internationl financial centre, says Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange.

Changes to the listing regime

To help investors make more informed investment decisions and to give issuers greater flexibility over how they raise capital, a number of Listing Regime changes come into effect from 6th April 2010.  The FSA Primary Markets Policy team explains what they are.

Standard Listing: Old Wine in New Bottles or one in the Eye for AIM?

After April 2010, issuers complying with EU minimum requirements will be given a 'Standard Listing' and those embracing the full Listing Rules will be recognised with a 'Premium Listing'.  Donald Stewart, Partner in Faegre & Benson LLP's corporate practice and Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance, examines the implications for AIM.

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