Volatile Trading on Small Volumes?

Your Company may suffer from illiquidity

CHF Investor Relations has developed a successful and approved approach to support companies in the trading market - the Market Liquidity Program, more commonly referred to as market-making. Under the guidelines of Policy 3.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange all the rules and regulations around keeping an orderly market are articulated and aim to improve the volumes and reduce the volatility of issuers’ shares.

Two of CHF’s three partners spent many years in both retail brokerage and trading sectors of the stock market. The firm’s comfort with the rules and regulations derived from decades of expertise enabled this solution to clients’ liquidity challenges.

Essential Mandate

The Exchanges refer to “market-making” as an essential part of every Issuer’s mandate. While TSX Venture Policy 3.4 goes a long way in recognizing the challenges of illiquid listed securities, there are few sanctioned avenues for “market-making” intervention.

Market-Making done within the Rules

Developed in close consultation with regulators, effective liquidity programs have been conducted since 2002, handled by CHF partner D’Arcy Funfer, from his office in Calgary. To adhere to rules and regulations, market-making trading accounts are set up with an initial deposit from a supportive third party and not from the Issuer’s treasury.

Market-Making Goals

CHF’s Market Liquidity Program was set up to help client companies with the many issues linked to daily trading activity. The three areas that are most critical to Issuers day-to-day trading are:

  • Liquidity;
  • Imbalance of Orders; and
  • Keeping an Orderly Market.

Sign up for Market-Making with CHF and get Bonus IR Representation

CHF has communications experts to liaison with Market-Making clients and is available to support the IR Manager and existing IR consultants whenever possible.

  • Editing and proof-reading client materials
  • Former trader, CHF’s Chairman & COO, D’Arcy Funfer manages Market-Making; trades via Dundee Goodman Private Wealth
  • Client Company page on www.chfir.com;

    it is arguably the best client-focused IR website in Canada. To further attract attention to our website, and to our clients, we write a Blog that goes to hundreds of readers, an eNewsletter that is sent to over 10,000 brokers and investors in Canada monthly that highlights CHF clients

  • Web 2.0 services cover CHF’s social media channels

Forward Thinking

CHF is the first Canadian IR firm to provide Market-Making services to clients


Chairman & COO - D’Arcy Funfer 403.410.6221, darcy@chfir.com.