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An Audience with Marcus Stuttard

  • University of Derby Kedleston Rd Derby, DE22 1GB United Kingdom (map)

On Monday 8th June, Marketing Derby hosted Marcus Stuttard and Mark Fahy of AIM at the University of Derby, who together provided an update on the market in its 20th anniversary year.

The event, co-sponsored by Freeths, highlighted how Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is now the largest market of its kind in the world and as a comparison almost 10 times larger than its nearest rival in europe.

The importance of AIM to SMEs and UK PLC for raising capital for fast growing companies and the tax benefits for investors, when compared to the main market, cannot be overestimated. This success is emphasised by the anniversary of two decades of growth
— Mike Copestake, Corporate Finance Partner at Freeths

Stuttard noted that the Alternative Investment Market was expanding, with small to medium enterprises taking advantage of this stock option. 

With its simplified regulations and tax breaks, AIM offers a great source of capital for fast-growing SMEs. AIM has had a number of high-profile successes, including online fashion retailer ASOS. 

About Marcus Stuttard

Marcus Stuttard is responsible for the management and development of AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international growth market for small and medium sized enterprises, and has responsibility for primary markets in the UK across both AIM and the Main Market.

Prior to his appointment as Head of AIM in 2009, he held a variety of roles within AIM and the London Stock Exchange, mainly focussed on primary markets development and the management of the Exchange’s relationships with the corporate advisory community, including nominated advisers, sponsors, lawyers and accountants in the UK and overseas.
He is a regular speaker on growth and business funding issues and sits on a number of industry and policy advisory bodies.


Earlier Event: June 3
An Evening with James Daunt
Later Event: June 18
Derbyshire v Leicestershire