The companies that operate exchanges for securities, commodities and other financial instruments robust institutions. These companies are extremely profitable, with operating margins usually in the high teens. Extreme market turbulence has been caused by the coronavirus. As a result, stock markets globally have taken big hits since the beginning of the year. That the damage … Continue reading How did the Exchanges do in the Financial Crisis of 2008?
Stock exchanges are beautiful business models with very strong two-sided economics. In fact, you could say that they are multi-sided economics. Exchanges serve companies in need of efficiently racing capital through Initial Public Offerings, as well as serving sellers and buyers of risk capital by making the secondary market for those assets more efficient. Demutualization … Continue reading Stock Exchanges | Beautiful Business Models
Allan MacDonald, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd presented at the Ben Graham Centre's 2018 Value Investing Conference. The topic of his talk was: Finding Great Investment Opportunities in New Business Models. Companies owned by their own customers One of the opportunists that Allan covers he refers to as Demutualization. The term … Continue reading The Most Profitable Industry Ever?