Pre-IPO Trading As Seen by Finance Guru Omeed Malik


Omeed Malik has a unique holistic viewpoint regarding capital strategy, which he has honed over his lifetime of experiences. At present, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where he graduated with honors.

Over the years he has acted as spokesperson for former NJ US Representative Donald Payne, a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Senior Vice President of MF Global, and Managing Director and Global Head of the Hedge Fund Advisory Business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Now CEO and Founder of Farvahar Partners, Omeed Malik is sharing his expertise. In an exclusive interview with Charlie Gasparino of Fox News (occurring May 19, 2019) Mr. Malik expounded on a trend he calls the “Shadow Market.”

According to Omeed Malik, this shadow market trend involves the trading of pre-IPO securities, which in turn allows for companies to remain private while still gaining needed liquidity, often prior to becoming public. Thanks to the signing of the 2012 Jobs Act, today’s market gives highly successful, highly valued private companies, who in the past would have had to go public in order to expand and grow, are now able to remain private longer before entering the public exchange, or even choose to forgo entirely entry into the public exchange.

A prime example of this came from Lyft. The company was able to maintain its private status longer as a result of the purchase and sale of the company by Carl Icahn before entering the public exchange. Indeed Omeed Malik implies that as long as transactions like this one remain in compliance with the SEC, they create a powerful positive investment option. Refer to This Article to learn more.


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