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  • Entering Iran's Stock Market

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    With a market cap of about $90 billion, Iran’s stock market is fifth-largest in the Middle East. The lifting of sanctions allows the country to compete for investor attention with Saudi Arabia, which opened the region’s biggest stock market to direct foreign ownership seven months ago.
    While investing on Tehran’s bourse was already legal for many international investors, financial sanctions placed on the banking system made it almost impossible to transfer money in and out of the country. The majority of those sanctions have been removed after an international deal over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, allowing the nation’s banks to reconnect to the Swift system for international financial transactions.
    Although buying shares hasn’t been prohibited for Europeans, investing in certain industries, such as energy, has been off limits.


    How can international investors enter?


    There are two ways to access Iranian equities: invest directly, or go through local funds, said Parham Gohari, co-founder of Frontier Partners, a professional-services firm advising multinationals on entering Iran.
    Investing directly requires the use of a broker based in Tehran, as well as a foreign trading license and investment code from the Securities and Exchange Organization. The code is needed to buy and sell securities in Iran.
    The second way is to use a local fund. Several companies have been preparing foreign investment funds for Iran in anticipation of the lifting on sanctions. An index-linked ETF for foreigners already exists and a small fund exposed to sanctions-proof companies started in December.
    “There are two or three bodies involved if you want to get through the direct route," Gohari said from Dubai. When using a local fund, “you would have to do your homework and understand the performance of some of these companies over the last few years," he said.
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  • Finding an auditor for a company going public on the OTC Markets and List of Auditors on the OTC

     

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    The auditor you use within the US Markets effects drastically not only the success of filing an S1, but also for maintaining your Qs and Ks.
    Having an effective auditor is important for:
    – Filing on time and replying quickly to comments during the S1 review process
    – Filing the Qs and Ks, of which some auditors will hold out for long periods of time which could jeopardize your listing
    – Ensuring the ongoing integrity of the company to investors, the SEC, and yourselves
    – Ensuring your company gets listed due to their reputation as a professional and experience of working with existing OTC Listings
    Everyone in the public markets have been held at ransom by auditors at least once in their career, and this is a horrible experience. Usually in the final hours of having to file a document they demand additional payments and expenses, and often this happens when the other go public pro’s are long out of the scene. Choosing the right Auditor who is ethical and maintains a consistent standard of work and care for your firm means a lot.
    At OTC Listings, we as World Business Year International  keep an active list and database of all the Auditors within the United States to go public by listing on the NASDAQ, OTC, or NYSE. This database has a list of the best priced, the fastest working, the most ethical, and quality auditors with good reputations. If you are going public, you need this kind of guidance. Most of our clients have saved over 50% of what our competitors charge to assist firms to go public because of this database, and our US Securities Lawyer database that ensures we have the best team working for you when you go public.

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