With Curtis Potyondi
1. The exempt market is the future of private capital.
2. The exempt market is not a place to finance ‘I have a dream’ projects
3. The thing I like the most about the exempt market is that there is a wide variety of opportunities which can round out a client’s portfolio.
4. The one rule I would change in the exempt market is the annual limits on eligible investors
5. The stock market is affected too much by the main stream media, social media and non-financial factors.
6. In regards to the exempt market, regulators are just now beginning to learn what this space is about.
7. The biggest misconception people have about the exempt market is that the products and corporations involved are unsophisticated.
8. The most important thing investors should know about the exempt market is that it is the one market that actually discloses all of the risks of the investor’s investment; upfront.
9. Dealing Reps need to be concerned with the overall financial health of their client.
10. There is not enough standardization in the exempt market.
11. There is too much miscommunication in the exempt market.
12. The exempt market is no place for investors who have a very low tolerance for risk, or variability in the issuer’s operational performance.
13. In 5 years the exempt market will be widely known as a place where investors of all sizes will be able to participate in the same project.
14. The biggest change in the exempt market has been increased regulation.
15. The biggest challenge for the exempt market is communicating its successes and opportunities to the general public.
16. The key to longevity for the exempt market is branding itself as ‘the’ legitimate option for private capital.
17. Critics of the exempt market are guilty of not looking deeper and seeing the overall success of the space.
18. NEMA is an organization which can bring more legitimacy and professional standards to the exempt market.