QCA 30th Anniversary Forum 2022
21 June 2022

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Our 30th Anniversary forum was held on Thursday 9th June 2022 in the city of London. Over 50 guests attended from across the small and mid-sized community to engage in topics related to the sector. The event was chaired by James Ashton, Financial Journalist and was held in collaboration with Allenby Capital and Winterflood Securities who were headline sponsors, and MM&K who were supporting sponsor. 

For this year, we looked at three key areas that reflect the current trends and decisions that are being faced by small and mid-sized quoted companies. 

We were delighted to welcome David Johnson, Director - Equity Research at Allenby Capital for a keynote speech entitled Review of the Markets. David took guests through an overview of the markets, referencing Allenby Capitals’s research into current market trends. Topics included:

  • Trends in AIM constituents

  • Additions & departures on AIM

  • Trading volumes & M&A activity

For a more detailed insight into some of the trends referenced above, the latest AIM Market Update from Allenby Capital can be accessed here. Research - Allenby Capital

The second topic took the format of a panel discussion and was entitled : Making More of the Market. The panellists were: Albert Ellis, Group Chief Executive Officer, Staffline Group plc, Sangita Shah, Non-Executive Chair, Kinovo plc, and Adam McConkey, Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier Investment Managers & Chair, Quoted Companies Alliance. Please click here to read more on Making More of the Market Panel Session. [link]

The final panel session was entitled: Why does ESG bring a positive benefit to your company? Panellists included: Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, Financial

Conduct Authority speaking on TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures); Karoline Herms, Global Investment Stewardship Manager, Legal & General Investment Management and Will Pomroy, Head of Impact Engagement – Equities, Federated Hermes Limited. For more information on this topic, please click here [link]. 

The event closed with a drinks reception for all guests. 

The QCA would once again like to thank Allenby Capital and Winterflood Securities for being headline sponsors, as well as MM&K for being supporting sponsor for this event. 

Thank you also to all our 30th Anniversary sponsors who are supporting us throughout the year.