One of the aspects of NEX Exchange I am most proud of is our community-based and partnership approach.
The team at NEX Exchange was delighted to attend the UK Investor Show and Master Investor in the last fortnight, giving us the opportunity to speak to investors and small cap companies.
In the last few days of the 2016-17 tax year, many private investors are keen to squeeze in some last minute investments listed on NEX Exchange. Co-attendees Chapel Down, Doriemus, Rare Earth and Coinsilium proved very much of interest to potential investor. Investors were keen to know how they could deploy the new, much higher £20,000 Isa allowance for 2017-18 into stocks and shares.
Small caps which felt under-nurtured on the Standard List were interested in finding a more cost-effective and engaged alternative. Reducing the cost of capital is especially important to investment vehicles and mineral resource firms and delivers better shareholder value.
Separately, NEX Exchange recently launched a dual listing offer with would allow AIM listed companies in good standing to list on NEX Exchange on a fast-track basis, while leaving their AIM equity listing intact.
Investors can deal on NEX Exchange through all major stockbrokers - Cornhill Captal, who were also at the event, is one of 47, while online trading is possible through Share Centre and Jarvis Investment Management. Securities are eligible for inclusion in your SIPP as well as ISAS and can retain eligibility under the Enterprise Investment Scheme. Tax advantages and reliefs such as capital gains and stamp duty and business property relief from inheritance tax are all available.
In terms of trading, we recommend that investors do their research by reviewing websites such as ADVFN who publish free real time data and market maker driven prices on ADVFN means that this is a transparent platform.
As Justin Urquhart Stewart of 7IM sums up, "Nothing replaces the traditional rules of good investing. Understanding the business, understanding the finances and understanding the opportunity."
Patrick Birley is chief executive of NEX