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AIM Regulation

1. What is AIM's regulatory status?

AIM is owned and operated by the London Stock Exchange in its capacity as a Recognised Investment Exchange under Part XVIII of the UK's Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000). AIM therefore falls within the definition of a Prescribed Market under FSMA 2000 and is subject to the UK market abuse regime. Under the directives that form the EU's Financial Services Action Plan, AIM is not a Regulated Market but instead falls within the classification of a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) as defined under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

 

Investing in AIM

2. How can I get access to price sensitive and regulatory information for AIM companies?

RNS is the company news service from the London Stock Exchange, bringing company information to the global investment community quickly, securely and cost-effectively. Click here to find out how to subscribe to RNS.

 

Large investors in AIM

3. Which funds and institutions invest in AIM shares?

All the major institutions invest in AIM securities, and there are many specialist and tracker funds that focus on AIM. In addition, retail investors play a significant role in terms of secondary market trading, which is an important driver of liquidity in individual securities traded on the market.

 

General questions about AIM

4. Can I arrange to visit the Exchange to see AIM?

Unfortunately the Exchange is no longer open to visitors. The major attraction for visitors was traditionally our trading market floor, but this was closed in 1986 when 'Big Bang' replaced open-outcry trading with a system of computers and telephones. In addition, the security aspects of operating a visitors' gallery had become too onerous.

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