"This will not only provide retail investors with more opportunities, but their increased activity in the secondary market will also add to liquidity", SGX said.
Is SGX implying retail investors are "shorter term" in nature and thus the liquidity will increase because they will buy and sell more? :-P Anyway, you can let your views be heard via the email address above. hahaha :) Please note that the proposal will only apply to Mainboard IPOs and not Catalist listings.
Do you think 5% is too low? Should the % be higher?
If institutions' shareholdings are lowered, will it affect the post listing performance?
Mr. IPO's views
The proposed change is way long overdue! The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has a practice note 18 in place since 26th June 1998! Is Singapore exchange 14 years behind time? :) In addition, i believe retail investors in Hong Kong get at least 10%!
One possible reason why retail investors are more 'savy' or active in speculating the stock market in Hong Kong is probably due to the fact that casino gambling is allowed in its backyard in Macau since 1934. In that regard, Singapore was probably 71 years behind when it legalized the casino only in 2005. hahaha.
This could perhaps explain why HK TVB dramas on the stock markets are always well received. Have you heard of the "丁蟹" effect?
Maybe i can watch the above "stock-related" TV dramas or movies during the IPO famine but with the upcoming pipeline, I should be quite busy this month. There are a few "interesting" IPOs that are being lodged on MAS OPERA. In addition to Gayling Holdings Limited, the rest are
Happy IPOing soon.