Developed markets globally have experienced a significant reduction in the number of listings in recent years.
– The decline in the number of company listings is worrying not only for us as an investor, but also for companies and their founders, exchanges, regulators, and for the growth of the economy at large, says Chief Investment Officer Asset Strategies Øyvind Schanke in Norges Bank Investment Management.
In a newly released paper, we discuss this important issue from an asset manager’s perspective. We provide a framework that attempts to understand this decline, and propose possible remedies that could be taken by the various stakeholders to encourage more listings.
– There is no single step that could close the listing gap, but we believe that a number of steps can be taken by various stakeholders enabling more listings to come to the market. We see positive signs in that direction, and encourage more proactive dialogue and research on the topic, says Schanke.