EquitiesFirst’s capacities go beyond their specialization in single name share financing to include Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). This analysis demonstrates how EquitiesFirst’s financing model has several advantages and uses cases that suit the unique characteristics of these asset types.
There is a broad demand for capital onshore in Malaysia, as a significant segment of the economy was underserved by traditional bank financing even prior to the Covid epidemic. An analysis by EquitiesFirst identified the Malaysian market as a significant regional outlier for loans employing listed equity shares as collateral.
A general perception exists that share pledge financing transactions will have a negative impact on the price of the share collateral. EquitiesFirst has conducted an analysis of share pledge transactions to provide context and insights to dispel this perception for equity investors.