Opinion: Cornerstone dominance has gone too far

Just 2% of a big Asian IPO has been allocated with institutional accounts. The vast bulk of the deal went to cornerstone investors, which are quickly becoming the dominant force in listings. As a result, the IPO process is in danger of being undermined.

  • 10 Apr 2013
Cornerstone investors have become the key to getting any IPO off the ground in Asia, but the recent listing of BTS Rail Mass Transit Growth Infrastructure suggests that the reliance on this small group of investors may have gone too far. Just 2% of the deal ended up ...

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