'Welcome and overdue' reform to the UK listing regime

Industry reaction

James Baxter-Derrington
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The standard listing “has never been popular”, according to Delphine Currie, partner at Reed Smith
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The standard listing “has never been popular”, according to Delphine Currie, partner at Reed Smith

This morning’s (26 May) discussion paper from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposing reforms to the UK listing regime is both “welcome and overdue”, according to industry commentators.

Key among the proposals was doing away with the current premium and standard listings for companies to list on the UK markets, replacing them with a single set of criteria, with an ‘opt-in' model for additional obligations. Managing director at Tilney Smith and Williamson - soon to be Evelyn Partners - Jason Hollands said the proposals aimed to make the UK market a "more attractive destination for high growth companies…by reducing cost and complexity". FCA proposes single segment regime for listed companies "The current premium segment eligibility includes items like a minimum reve...

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