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GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus reconstituted

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus, the indices of AIM companies that have been growing sales and dividends respectively, have undergone their latest quarterly reconstitution.

David O'Hara writes for May aimZine

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in this month's edition of aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

"Recent experiences have highlighted the fragmentation of trade reporting on AIM" says Mr O'Hara. "This has made it more difficult for the investment community to properly assess the liquidity of AIM securities. I look forward to seeing how this develops as AIM continues to mature."

David O'Hara writes for April aimZine

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in the April edition of aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

Blackthorn Focus in The Glass Hammer

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, is quoted in a recent article on the number of women in senior positions in the UK's leading companies in The Glass Hammer.

"This issue is right at the forefront of modern corporate governance" says Mr O'Hara. "It is important we get the right people running plcs in the UK for the good of investors, staff and the wider economy."

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus reconstituted

Blackthorn Focus indices GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus recently underwent their 3-month reconstitution, some moving into the indices while others departed.

Gooch & Housego, Dealogic and Lonrho join the GROWTHfocus index. Healthcare Locums, Caretech and Clipper Windpower have all left.

In INCOMEfocus, the largest AIM companies to have increased their dividends over the last five years, Education Development International comes into the index, replacing First Derivatives.

David O'Hara writes for February aimZine

Blackthorn Focus' Founder, David O'Hara, appears in the latest edition of aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

In this article, Mr O'Hara looks at the range of goods and services provided by AIM companies.

David O'Hara writes for January aimZine

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, this month publishes an article by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

AIM in 2011 is a collection of end-of-year comments from expert participants on the Alternative Investment Market. Contributors included Gavin Oldham, Chief Executive of thesharecentre and Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM.

David O'Hara writes for December aimZine

This month aimZine publishes an update on the progress of INCOMEfocus and GROWTHfocus, the Blackthorn Focus indices of growing AIM-listed companies.

"I am delighted to report on the first three months of these two indices" said David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus. "Since September, there has been an enormous bull market among the UK's smallcap companies, an advance some of the most successful companies on the market have joined."

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus reconstituted

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus, the two indices of growing AIM companies, were reconstituted at the end of November to incorporate the latest announced revenue, dividend and market capitalisation statistics.

David O'Hara writes for October aimZine

Blackthorn Focus' Founder David O'Hara appears again as a contributor in this month's aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

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