Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission released an updated summary of registered and reporting foreign private issuers for the year ended December 31, 2011. Of the 965 issuers (down only 5 from last year) approximately:
- 35.2%, or 340 issuers, were organized in Canada;
- 13.9%, or 134 issuers, were organized in the Cayman Islands;
- 7.4%, or 71 issuers, were organized in Israel; and
- 5.5%, or 53 issuers, were organized in the British Virgin Islands;
The remaining 38% of issuers were organized in 48 different countries.
Most foreign private issuers, 48.4%, were listed on the NYSE, NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca markets, 27% were listed on the Nasdaq Global and Nasdaq Capital markets and the remaining 24.6% were quoted in the over-the-counter markets.
Overall, not much of a change from last year.