WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FAILED TMX MERGER?

AUBREY FRANKLIN | SHAREHOLDER

“I complimented the board for its strategy on the TMX deal but I thought they could have battened it down harder. But it is gone now, so we have to look to the future; the Hong Kong Exchange seems to have a lot in common with the LSE and is no bigger than it.”

VICTOR SILK | SHAREHOLDER

“I think the merger probably would have worked out, but you can never be sure because of the potential culture clash. Two companies have very different cultures and often deals fall apart, so who knows how it would have ended.”

VINODRAY AMIN | SHAREHOLDER

“It was good that the deal did not go through. If there was a merger, control of the LSE could have moved away from here, and you could have seen the headquarters move too. In finance we have a better base here in London than in Canada.”