City Views | Does the direct line float show public appetite for buying shares?

NEIL CONNOLEY
MORGAN STANLEY

Floating is all well and good, but until we know where the economic climate is going the markets are still anyone’s game. Floating one firm isn’t a good guide really.

JITAN KUNDALIA
IBOS SOLUTIONS

A successful and sizeable IPO for a company essentially owned by the taxpayers has to be a good thing. But one flotation doesn’t say much about the economy in general.

STEPHEN SCOTT
SCOTT-HARRIS

If the London market wants to maintain competitiveness it needs to show it is open for business. A successful IPO and aftermarket performance can give people confidence.