Is the AIM bubble about to burst?

When the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was launched in 1995, it was considered by many to be a high-risk venture that would always be the preserve of speculators.

23rd July, 2005

When the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was launched in 1995, it was considered by many to be a high-risk venture that would always be the preserve of speculators.

Ten years later, some market watchers are adopting that view once again. Attracted by light regulation and the availability of funds, hundreds of companies - including many with little trading history - have listed on AIM in the last 18 months, raising the risks for investors.

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