‘Plus ça Change’? Britain’s equity market regulation in the post-Brexit era05/09/2017
Once the UK is free of “the shackles” of the EU’s legal framework it will be free to make substantive changes.
Much has been said in the UK media and elsewhere about how the British economy is likely to fare in the post-Brexit world. However, not much attention has been paid to the fate of the UK’s current role as Europe’s pre-eminent venue for hosting equity initial public offerings (IPOs).
For investors, advisers, entrepreneurs and growth companies, as well as for the UK economy as a whole, maintaining a vibrant and successful public equities regime, particularly for small and micro caps, will be crucial after Brexit in 2019.