More Banks Set To Establish Their Own Stock Exchanges

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Last week, private equity firm Apollo Management announced that it would sell shares of itself on a private stock exchange run by Goldman Sachs. Because the exchange is closed to most investors, companies listing on it don’t have to comply with various government regulations, which they would if they were to list on, say, the New York Stock Exchange. Considering all of the headaches associated with being a public company these days, this option may look increasingly appealing for companies looking for an alternative way to raise money and give its owners liquidity. It’s not surprising, then, that many of the big name investment banks, including Citigroup, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley are all rushing to build out their own private, electronic stock exchanges. The question, however, is whether or not these various exchanges will be compatible or whether they’ll be islands, with little inter-exchange trading. If they’re the former, then a robust alternative market could flourish. If it’s the latter, then the appeal to both traders and companies is likely to be limited.

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Companies: citigroup, goldman sachs

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andy says:

dirty commies

these exchanges aren’t “unregulated,” they’re just subject to different regulations.

the company could have just as easily issued some bonds and — as long as the number of shareholders was low enough, etc… — stayed away from sarbanes-oxley headaches.

there’s nothing shady about this… they’re not changing the rules of the game, they’re playing a different game… AND IT STILL HAS RULES.

Dave Deerak says:

Scam

BX, and VG were basically two hairs away from being unlistable on the NYSE. BX gives hareholders very limited ownership rights, and VG held MUCH news private and blackboxed their numbers.

the stock prices since IPO speak for themselves. Goldman’s exchange will soon be in direct competition with the penny stock sin the pink sheets market. NYSE is shaking in their boots im sure. I hope this gets bigger and GS’s market picks up, id short EVERY stock at ANY oppertunity. Ask yourself, what is the company hiding that they had to list themselves on a lax, unregulated, bias toward the executives market? SHORT SHORT SHORT

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