Crowd-sourced equity funding launch date looms

The Government hopes to strike the right balance between consumer protection and financial innovation with its new crowd-sourced equity funding (CSF) regime, which kicks off on September 29. While the new scheme frees small companies from a number of compliance…

The case for investing in early-stage growth companies

Persistently low sharemarket returns and higher volatility are forcing many individual investors to rethink their portfolio strategy. From the end of next month, individuals who are not necessarily “sophisticated investors”, from the regulator’s perspective, will be able to invest up…