Feb 14, 2023
The emergence of innovative Artificial Intelligence technologies such as Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard has made recent headlines as we begin to think about what these new developments in AI may mean for the nature of work and entire industries.
Dec 7, 2022
On September 8th 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced the introduction of a new prospectus exemption called the New Listed Issuer Financing Exemption for listed issuers on Canadian stock exchanges, aimed at providing a more efficient way for them to raise capital. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI 45-106) has been amended effective November 21, 2022 to will allow issuers to distribute freely tradeable listed equity securities to the public for capital raises up to either $5,000,000 or 10% of the issuer's market capitalization to a maximum total dollar amount of $10,000,000.
Aug 2, 2022
Our CEO Gord Breese sat down with Martin Gagel of Market Research Radius to discuss Katipult's recent customer milestones, product updates, and strategic opportunities for the company.
Jun 27, 2022
As retail participation in private placements grows, more investors are filling in complex subscription agreements that they are not familiar with. This leads to back and forth between advisors and investors correcting errors on ‘not-in-good-order’ documents. Existing manual processes are struggling to keep up, and dealers are asking themselves if there is a better way.
Mar 14, 2022
Private real estate. Hedge funds. Commodities. Cryptocurrencies. Private equity. These are just a few types of investments broadly classified under the umbrella of “alternative investments”. And it is an umbrella that is quickly growing, with total assets under management in alternatives blowing past the $9 trillion mark in 2021. Just five years ago, this figure was closer to $4 trillion.
Mar 8, 2022
In the private placements world, syndicated deals are the “big fish” everybody is aiming for. Deal sizes, commissions, and the credibility boosts are much larger. The problem? So are their complexities and inefficiencies.
Jan 17, 2022
Nineteen. That’s approximately the number of paper forms an institutional investor interested in subscribing to a private placement must fill out. From certifying beneficial ownership to confirmations that they have sufficient anti-money laundering guidelines, even getting past the first step can be a major hurdle.
Jan 10, 2022
Investment advisors today face one key challenge – creating value in ways that can resist the increasing commoditization of wealth management. Decades ago, executing simple stock market trades were expensive affairs requiring calls placed to a broker (who often also provided stock recommendations). Now, they are commoditized affairs where the main differentiator is price.