By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM | Tuesday 20 December 2016
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It is an open secret in the City that Cairn Financial will, at some stage, cease to act as Nomad for Cloudtag (CTAG). And given that the AIM listed company has lied to investors on a serial basis and also committed securities fraud no other Nomad will take this account on. As such, when Cairn quits, the shares will be suspended and a month later booted off AIM. That will preclude any more fund raisings and so will mean shareholders lose everything as the company goes bust. This situation is unfair on investors and so I have written to Cairn. That is because I am just a nice guy.
To Tony Rawlinson & Liam Murray Cairn Financial
re the fraud and publisher of lies, your client Cloudtag
I wish you and your family's a merry Christmas. Since your client Cloudtag has committed securities fraud and lies to investors on a serial basis I understand that as an honourable Nomad you must be wishing to quit this account. Indeed, at a mercenary level, we all know the damage that a continued association with Cloudtag is already doing to your business at Cairn.
I know that you must at some stage therefore quit. And so do some folks in the market but not, I fear, all. There are some investors out there who are still buying shares on the assumption that there is no threat to the listing. Since I know you to be honourable Gentlemen and also that you are too smart to commit commercial hari kiri, this is clearly not the case. But fear not. It is Christmas and in this, the season of goodwill, I have a suggestion.
Simply tell Cloudtag that it is on notice of three months as per the standard Nomad contract and then announce to the market that it is on notice. At that point those of a limited IQ still owning the shares may think that another Nomad will act for the fraud ( none will) but at least all will be aware of the downside risk and as such the market will be seen as more transparent and thus orderly.
There is no need to thank me formally. I wish you and your families all the best for this Christmas week.
The Sheriff of AIM
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