A measure of the risk associated with buying a bond produced by a rating agency eg Standard and Poors.
Risk factor disclosure in 2019 IPOs Lexis®PSL Corporate and Market Tracker have conducted research to examine current market trends in respect of equity capital markets (ECM) transactions in 2019. Background and approach For this review of risk factor disclosure, we looked at 38 prospectuses in relation to 2019 Main Market IPOs or new admissions and ten AIM admission documents published in 2019. It forms part of our annual trend report which aims to provide insight into the current dynamics of ECM activity in the UK. The other parts of our 2019 trend report comprise: • IPOs in 2019—Main Market and AIM • Secondary Offers in 2019—Main Market and AIM • Standard listings in 2019 • Legal and regulatory developments in Equity Capital Markets 2019 Prospectus Regulation risk factor disclosure requirements The Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 introduced more prescriptive requirements relating to risk factor disclosure in prospectuses from 21 July 2019. The primary purpose of the new requirements is to ensure that investors can assess all relevant risks and make an informed decision about investing in the issuer’s securities. Article 7 of the Prospectus Regulation provides that for an equity prospectus, the summary should contain no more than 15 risk factors grouped into two sections: • a brief description of the most material risk factors specific to the issuer under a heading ‘What are the key risks that are specific to the issuer?’ (Article 7(6)(c)) • a brief
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Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 16 November 2017. This week’s edition of Financial Services highlights provides an aggregation of the news reported by the Financial Services team over the past week and includes: (1) news items relating to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, (2) updates from UK Regulators, (3) updates from EU and International Regulators, (4) updates from industry bodies and market participants, (5) new and updated content, (6) dates for your diary and (7) the latest Q&A’s from Financial Services.
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