Why is trading closed?

This article explains why trading is not possible in certain situations and how you can find information about when it will be again

You may sometimes see a syndicate that is not available for trading. This could be because they have not signed the admissions agreement to join the Marketplace or may be temporarily not tradable due to ongoing events.

In the event of locked trading, you will see a small lock icon instead of a link to trade. Unavailable companies will not be displayed.

There are a few reasons why trading could be unavailable:

  1. Potentially imbalance of information about the company
    Companies may from time to time be preparing to announce news that could impact the price or valuation on the Marketplace. Trading will be suspended in the case that some investors may know more information before it is public knowledge and this would create an unfair advantage. As a result, trading is suspended until the information has been announced for all investors.
  2. The company is raising additional capital on Funderbeam
    At a later stage, companies may decide to raise funds again, and as this will have material affect on the price on the Marketplace, trading will be suspended for the duration of their latest funding round.
  3. Material Announcement
    Companies may announce news that could impact the Marketplace activity. Trading will be suspended to allow for investors to have the chance to read through and understand the information before trading again. This timed restriction in trading is to offer a fair and balanced Marketplace.

You can read more about why Funderbeam may decide to suspend trading in the Marketplace Rules.

No matter what the reason for trading not being available, you will usually be able to find information on the investment offer or company page, and if not, you can always ask a question to the founders or the lead investor in the discussion tab.

The information about the investment opportunities profiled on this website is provided for general information and marketing purposes only and should not be considered an invitation or inducement to engage in any investment activity. Complete and comprehensive information about an investment opportunity is only available only to investors who have been approved by a Funderbeam group entity.

You should ensure you carefully read the Risk Disclosure Statement before deciding to proceed with any investment or transaction, including making a purchase of securities via the Marketplace. Funderbeam has taken steps to ensure that company and campaign information is clear, fair and not misleading in accordance with its internal verification procedures. Funderbeam does not provide investment advice or any recommendation to invest. Any investment opportunity on this website should not be considered as an offer to the public and is not directed at or offered to anyone to whom it may not be so directed or offered, or located in a jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so.

This page provides you with an overview of the services provided by different entities belonging to Funderbeam Group. In this page, we generally refer to the group as “Funderbeam”, “we”, “us” or “our”. It is important to note that funds are raised, investments made and trade orders placed through Funderbeam Markets Limited (authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority under FRN 794918) or Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd (licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under Capital Markets Services (CMS) license CMS100863) and Funderbeam Markets AS (authorised and regulated by the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority under permit 4.1-1/212).

The Marketplace is operated as an organised market by Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd in Singapore as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO) under the supervision of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.