IPO share allocation: 5 questions you can answer using the preliminary prospectus

A typical split is 90/10, in favor of institutional clients.

  • Trading
  • IPOs
  • Trading
  • IPOs
  • Trading
  • IPOs
  • Trading
  • IPOs
  • Facebook.
  • Twitter.
  • LinkedIn.
  • Google Plus
  • Print

There are a number of factors that determine how IPO shares are allocated. To gain a better understanding of how many shares may be available to retail clients, review the deal's preliminary prospectus, commonly referred to as the Red Herring.
Download infographic (PDF)

Next steps to consider

View a calendar of upcoming offerings, download a prospectus, or participate in an offering.

Find out if you meet the requirements for IPO and the types of communication you'll receive when you sign up for alerts.

Learn more about the IPO process, risks, and rules with IPO investments.

  • Facebook.
  • Twitter.
  • LinkedIn.
  • Google Plus
  • Print
close
Please enter a valid e-mail address
Please enter a valid e-mail address
Important legal information about the e-mail you will be sending. By using this service, you agree to input your real e-mail address and only send it to people you know. It is a violation of law in some jurisdictions to falsely identify yourself in an e-mail. All information you provide will be used by Fidelity solely for the purpose of sending the e-mail on your behalf.The subject line of the e-mail you send will be "Fidelity.com: "

Your e-mail has been sent.
close

Your e-mail has been sent.