What Is The OTCQX Advisory Council?

Started in 2015, the OTCQX Advisory Council provides insight and support to the OTC Markets Group senior management team on key issues that impact OTCQX-traded issuers and the public markets. The Council is comprised of a ten-member board. Collectively, these Council members represent an impressive mix of U.S.-based CEOs and CFOs from a diverse range of geographic and industry sectors.

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OTC Markets Group Introduces Canari To Assign Risk Scores To OTC Issuers

Last week, OTC Markets Group Inc. introduced Canari — a premium web-based tool designed to provide users with a comprehensive view of quantitative compliance data for OTCQX®, OTCQB®, Pink® and Grey Market securities. Through its intuitive user interface, Canari helps clients quickly access risk scoring metrics and drill down into 110 essential data points at the security level. The tool

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New Premium Provider Directory On OTC Markets’ Website

For a $500 application fee and $3,000 per year, your firm can be listed in OTC Markets’ New Premium Provider Directory. OTC Markets Group’s Premium Provider Directory offers select providers direct exposure to the thousands of U.S and international companies that trade on our OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink® markets. Each custom profile will feature company name, logo, service description and

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SEC Brings Actions Against Fifteen for Their Participation in an Illegal MicroCap Offering

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged fifteen individuals with acting as unregistered brokers or aiding-and-abetting such activity in connection with Intertech Solutions, Inc.’s fraudulent and unregistered securities offerings. The SEC’s complaints allege that Alexander Bevil, Richard Bohnsack, Daniel Broyles, Charles Davis, Michael Duke, Joel Duncan, Martin Lewis, Mark Parman, William Roth, Paula Saccomanno, Kenneth Shelton, Billy Ray Statham,

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SmallCap Public Relations – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

In a new post on IRMagazine.com, Jeffrey Goldberger of  KCSA Strategic Communications discussed “Public relations: The lifeline for clinical-stage micro-cap pharma companies.” According to Goldberger, the lack of news flow (especially microcap life science companies) results in lower stock price and trading volume which ultimately decreases a microcap companies ability to raise equity capital. There are three traditional IR chances for

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Two OTC Markets Community Banks Uplisted From The OTC To Nasdaq In March 2019

Two OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted From The OTC To senior exchanges in March 2019. Both of last month’s ‘graduates’ were community banks uplisting from the OTC to Nasdaq. There were no traditional OTC uplists in March. Learn more about the OTC ‘graduates’ below.   Cortland Bancorp (Nasdaq: CLDB) On March 8, 2019, CLDB uplisted from the OTC to the Nasdaq

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New White Paper Discusses Measuring SmallCap IR Success

Last month, IR Magazine shared a white paper about “Measuring IR Success.” The white paper, sponsored by OTC Markets Group, discusses how when evaluating the success of an investor relations strategy it is important for smaller companies to look beyond institutional investment and trading volumes. According to the report, issuers with a market capitalization under $1 bn normally do not

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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of March Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of March. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred in

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Upcoming MicroCap Event: Planet MicroCap Showcase

We recently caught up with Robert Kraft to discuss the 2019 Planet MicroCap Showcase scheduled for April 30 – May 2, 2019. Kraft, a thought leader in the microcap space, hosts the conference and Moderates the Planet MicroCap Podcast: LIVE panel. Q&A below. What is the Planet MicroCap Showcase’s history? Robert Kraft: “This is the 3rd annual Planet MicroCap Showcase. The

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