Aim 100 

The Aim 100 2019: part 1

The Aim 100 2019: part 1

As the global financial crisis started to unfold in the first quarter of 2007, a senior official at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) likened London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) to “a casino”. It may well have been a case of sour grapes given that the number of US companies trading on Aim had doubled over the previous year, but it’s also true that US bourses were finding it more difficult to attract initial public offering (IPO) candidates because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (brought in post-Enron), which, amongst other things, significantly tightened up admissions criteria.

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