THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE – The Exchange for Entrepreneurs | Quarterly Issue No. 3
am pleased to introduce the third issue of the CSE Quarterly for 2015. Although markets around the world experienced a renewed bout of market volatility over the summer, CSE issuers continue to be active in the corporate finance market. As a group, companies are some $15 million ahead of last year’s pace in completed financings. We have welcomed 48 new issuers to the exchange so far this year, and will shortly welcome our 300th listed security. We also have a large pipeline of companies conditionally approved to list on the exchange, and applications that are under active review by our listings department. In short, although market conditions are undeniably challenging for all participants, the entrepreneurial energy of our community continues to shine through. One of the CSE’s principal goals for 2015 was to provide a greater number of opportunities for our issuers to understand and master the challenges associated with the public markets. Following on a successful inaugural event in Vancouver last fall, the exchange has hosted a series of “CSE Days” this year. In the next few weeks we have events scheduled in Toronto (September 21), New York City (October 7) and Vancouver (October 14). Not only do we programme engaging speakers on a variety of topics germane to companies managing their public markets opportunities, we also ensure that a broad representation of the local corporate finance, trading and advisory community (accounting, legal and investor relations) is on hand to learn more about the entrepreneurs who have chosen to list on the CSE. I encourage readers to contact their CSE representative to arrange for attendance at one or more of these events. Of course, we recognize that technology is rapidly bringing international markets and investors together in so many different ways. To that end, this fall we will continue to strengthen our partnerships with large US marketplaces, including the OTC Markets Group and NASDAQ to leverage their industry leading service offerings for our listed issuers. Outside of North America, we’re also continuing to deepen our relationships with European, Asian and South American marketplaces to expand the access of our listed issuers to international investors, and to introduce the benefits of a CSE listing to international companies. The CSE will continue to grow only if the companies on our exchange continue to be successful. Please take a moment to learn about a number of our recently listed companies, and how they plan to grow their businesses on The Exchange for Entrepreneurs.
...we will continue to strengthen our partnerships...
Richard Carleton CEO The CSE - Canadian Securities Exchange 6 | www.thecse.com
Published on Sep 19, 2015