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AIM is a separate market within the London Stock Exchange designed as a forum for the sale and purchase of shares in small, young and growing companies. It is aimed at giving investors the opportunity to invest and trade in the shares of these companies on a market regulated by the Exchange. Due to the nature of the companies, shares traded on this exchange are likely to be more volatile than those traded on the official list of the London Stock Exchange itself. AIM is a trademark of London Stock Exchange PLC.
Part of the London Stock Exchange, AIM gives access to the market to earlier stage companies than would normally be admitted to public markets. AIM offers a more flexible regulatory regime than a listing on the main market, access to a wide pool of capital for growing companies, enhanced profile and increased status and credibility
Aim is designed as a separate market for the shares of smaller growing companies that are not yet ready for a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. It allows them access to investment capital without the cost and regulatory burdens of a full listing on the main market. The Aim is usually used as a stepping stone to the main market. The shares of companies on the AIM can be risky because the companies don't have long track records and if you want to sell your investment there are not always buyers for your shares. However, there is a potential for big rewards.
A UK trading market used by smaller companies looking to raise finance. AIM listed shares avoid full compliance with LSE rules.
An index of companies hoping to get a full listing on the main stock market.
A share trading mechanism established and regulated by the London Stock Exchange
London financial market that was opened specifically to allow small and fast-growing companies to be listed. It should be noted that less regulation governs this market than the main London Stock Exchange, so there is a larger element of risk involved in investing in AIM-listed companies.
The London Stock Exchange's market for new, fast growing companies. AIM offers the benefit of operating both an electronic quote and order trading facility. Dealings began on AIM in June 1995. Unlike the Official List of the London Stock Exchange, there is no general three year trading history requirement as a precondition of admission on AIM.
A market for small, young and growing companies operated by the London Stock Exchange. The market provides an opportunity for companies to raise capital for expansion without the cost and regulatory burden of a full listing on the main market. As the regulations are less stringent, the shares are likely to be more volatile.
A junior market compared with the main London Stock Exchange with less onerous listing requirements so it tends to attract smaller companies that have been trading for a short period of time.
AIM) A list of young and growing companies that do not meet the requirements of the London Stock Exchange listing.
AIM opened in 1995 for small, growing companies. It's less difficult to be listed here than on the London Stock Exchange and shares are higher risk and more likely to be difficult to buy and sell. See Liquidity.
London â€™s stock market for small, growing companies. This market is risky, but the return is often greater. Flexible market that provides a tax break to investors.
This market opened in 1995 to replace the Unlisted Securities Market (USM). Listing requirements for AIM are less onerous than on the LSE and there are tax advantages for shareholders. Companies are typically younger, smaller, riskier and harder to buy and sell.
AIM is the London Stock Exchange's global market for smaller, growing companies. Membership rules are less onerous than for the FTSE-100. Tax breaks exist to encourage investment in AIM stocks. Investment in AIM companies is riskier but can yield greater returns. The market started in 1995 with a handful of companies but has grown steadily.
The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is a vehicle for public limited companies to sell its shares more
Launched 19th June 1995 to offer new and growing companies a less expensive alternative to a full listing. Although regulation is less stringent than a full listing, companies registering through AIM must have a Stock Exchange approved adviser to monitor their trading and advise on compliance matters. Replaces the USM.
The Alternative Investment Market (usually shortened to â€œAIMâ€) is a junior market of the main London Stock Exchange. AIM replaced the Unlisted Securities Market in 1995. It provides an opportunity for smaller companies with growth prospects to raise capital and have their shares traded in a market without the expense of a full market listing.
Second tier of market run by the London Stock Exchange.
A company's shares can become listed on the Stock Exchange or traded on the Alternative Investment Market which has less demanding entry criteria. The company's shares can be traded in the market at publicly quoted prices. The advantage of having a market in your shares are balanced by increased disclosure and regulation.
The Alternative Investment Market (AIM), was created on 19 June 1995 as a subsidiary of the FTSE All-Share index. Smaller and newer companies often float on this market first as the admittance rules are less stringent than for a full stock exchange listing. There are tax breaks involved with investing in this market which can be attractive to investors. However it is significantly higher risk and the shares are likely to be less liquid, so you might not be able to sell when you want.
Also known as AIM. A market for issuing and trading shares on the London Stock Exchange. It is designed to be a lightly regulated market with very low regulatory costs for companies, while giving the company the ability to raise capital and investors the ability to trade their shares. It is attractive for smaller companies for whom an ‘ official listing’ would be both expensive and cumbersome. As a lightly regulated market, it involves more risk for investors than the listed companies market.
The Alternative Investments Market (AIM) is a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange, allowing smaller companies to float shares with a more flexible regulatory system than is applicable to the Main Market. The AIM was launched in 1995 and has raised almost Â£24 billion for more than 2,200 companies. Flexibility is provided by less regulation and no requirements for capitalization or number of shares issued.