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Deep-dive into momentous topics with Firstnews commentaries, complete with key takeaways and business insights backed by data analysis. We look into the details, so you can see the big picture.

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12
2021/10

ACCESSING LIQUIDITY AMID UNCERTAINTIES IN CHINA’S PROPERTY SECTOR

China Evergrande Group and China’s real estate sector had been on China’s headlines. In this report, we have summarized what has happened and the impact on China’s property sector. More importantly, we presented a solution to the listed company shareholders of Evergrande / other China real estate.
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11
2021/10

ACCESSING THE DIGITAL ASSET ECOSYSTEM

Traditional investors and institutions are demanding access and exposure to digital assets (such as Bitcoin and Ethereum) as well as trading venues, custody, lending, and other financial services. In this volume, we explore the importance of working with a regulated partner in the digital asset space.
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10
2021/08

PLEDGED SHARE PERFORMANCE DATA AS OF APRIL 2021

To dispel the perception that share pledge transactions have a negative impact on share prices for underlying securities, EquitiesFirst provides price performance data for all the transactions completed by EquitiesFirst in Asia up to April 2021. Our results were positive and remain in line with our previous findings.
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09
2021/08

EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLANS (ESOP)

Companies often use ESOP to align interests with their employees. Many early employees of listed companies have accumulated the majority of their wealth through stock rewards. When short-term capital needs arise, rather than selling those shares in the market (which creates share price pressure), pledging the shares to EquitiesFirst is an alternative for upside retention and alignment of interests.
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08
2021/07

5 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TITLE TRANSFERS

The EquitiesFirst financing model requires a temporary title transfer of shares during the term of the loan transaction. We analyzed the share price performance of transactions completed by EquitiesFirst in Asia, address concerns about short interest, the cost of capital compared to margin lending and the benefits of our lending model.
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07
2021/05

FINANCING DISPARITY BETWEEN OWNERS OF SMALL CAPS VS LARGE CAPS

Fundraising activities in small-cap companies underperformed large-cap companies in 2020 - May 2021 in Asia as they strive to survive through COVID-19. Given the non-purpose feature of our financing solution, this piece looks at how substantial shareholders of small-cap companies could make use of EquitiesFirst’s competitive financing to unlock capital for their companies.
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