OTC Markets have been demonstrating great creativity and dedication towards helping their issuers throughout 2015. The recent refining of their market tiers has raised the “confidence bar” for their OTCQX tier issuers, with strict new standards that delineates the superior OTCQX Best Market companies from other OTC companies that may be financially challenged or are not SEC reporting.
Transparency drives trust
OTC Markets is keenly aware that many of their issuers do not have direct access to investors and analysts at par with a NASDAQ or NYSE issuers. Sadly, this capital markets reality is heavily extorted by stock promoters and their day-trading audience. This is not the long-term investor audiences the OTC Markets want to connect with their top tier. Keep in mind, beyond USA-based companies, the OTCQX Best Market roster includes a large number of blue chips from Europe and Canada that are global household names ie: Heineken.
Shareholder communications build shareholder confidence
Tomorrow, OTC Markets is hosting their second virtual investor conference at VirtualInvestorConferences.com.
Unique for a stock exchange, this hosted event offers OTCQX CEOs the opportunity to speak directly to thousands of investors – in real-time. Now, flip that: this hosted event offers investors the opportunity to listen and ask questions directly to CEOs – in real-time.
“Virtual investor conferences offer a convenient way for individual and professional investors to hear from and interact with company management without leaving the comfort of their offices, as well as for companies to broaden their exposure to potential investors in a sophisticated online environment,” said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services of OTC Markets Group. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with PR Newswire and VirtualInvestorConferences.com and showcase some of the high-quality life sciences companies traded on our OTCQX Best Market.”
Are investors engaging online? I invite you to judge that for yourself by clicking HERE and HERE. Post-live event, as our Shareholder Confidence 365 Study shows, these online presentation become a key piece of content for investors.
Tomorrow’s event is focused on Life Sciences organizations. OTC Markets’ first event, June, brought regional banks, shareholder and potential investors together. We’re pleased OTC Markets selected to work with us – as a continuation of their own documented corporate mission of “Open, Transparent and Connected.”