Definitions for "Alternative Investment Market"
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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