Further Considerations in Preparing a Prospectus

Further Considerations in Preparing a Prospectus

In the last video on this two part video series Kate covered the contents of a Prospectus and why it might vary. In this video she will cover whether a Prospectus is always required, why investors might prefer a listing and the different types of listing. She will also take us through the responsibilities of issuers and underwriters with respect to the Prospectus and how the risks can be mitigated - as well as commenting upon the impact of Brexit.
Overview

Preparing the Prospectus is a collaborative process, involving the issuer, the underwriters and the listing venue – as well as the issuer’s legal advisors and auditors. It is critical to be familiar with the disclosure standards for various markets and products.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are investor’s preferences regarding a prospectus?

  • Why do investors prefer a listing?

  • What are Medium Term Note Programmes?

  • What is Due diligence?

  • What is a Subscription agreement?

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Kate Craven

Kate Craven

Kate is a senior member of ICMA and consults on various projects including the recent update of the Primary Market Handbook. Kate previously served as Director at Barclays Plc in the Legal Department. She was responsible for the team specialising in debt capital markets. Prior to joining Barclays, she served as Director at Merrill Lynch. Kate had started in the Transaction Management Group at Merrill Lynch International in 1993 before spending two years in Tokyo with Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. She later headed the team responsible for the documentation of syndicated Eurobonds and EMTN programmes. Kate became chair of the Legal & Documentation Committee of the ICMA in 2001 and was listed as one of the 8 top in-house lawyers in the 2001 edition of Chambers and Partners Index to Leading Lawyers.

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