AGM Reports

AGM Reports

Our library contains reports on the Annual General Meetings of a large number of listed and quoted companies that our members have attended. This unique resource provides valuable insights for investors in those companies, not available anywhere else.

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Kings Arms Yard VCT (KAY) AGM Report 2019

This year’s Kings Arms Yard VCT AGM was held on Monday (May 21st 2019) starting at 11.00. The venue was the same as the previous eight AGMs since Albion took over as manager in 2011: The City of London Club, 19 Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DS. Sadly this is the last year they will hold it at this excellent venue due to a building refit, so next year it will be held at Albion’s new offices in Farringdon. The Chairman Robin Field ...

GoCo (GOCO) AGM Report 2019

Yesterday (23rd May) I attended the Annual General Meeting of GoCompare.com Group (GOCO) which was actually renamed GoCo Group at the meeting. This was held in the City of London at 3.00 pm but even so there were still very few ordinary shareholders present – less than ten I would guess. The company’s main business is a price comparison web service, particularly focused on car insurance, but also covering utilities and other products. It is of course fronted by Italian opera singer ...

Accesso Technology (ACSO) AGM Report 2019

I attended the Annual General Meeting of Accesso Technology (ACSO) this morning (21st May) at their offices west of London. With a 10.00 am start time there were only about ten ordinary shareholders there. This company provides ticketing and queuing systems for theme parks and other visitor attractions. It had a great share price performance under the management of former CEO and then Executive Chairman Tom Burnet (who is still on the board as a non-exec director) until October 2018 when the ...

Witan Investment Trust (WTAN) AGM 2019

The Merchant Taylors Hall is probably one of the more impressive venues where I’ve attended an AGM. The beautiful hall and quart yard garden created an impressive space for the Witan Investment Trust AGM. On arrival coffee and a selection of teas and biscuits and cucumber or lemon water and juice were served to the roughly 100 shareholders and representatives attending. The meeting started at 14:30 prompt with seven out of the eight directors noted present. Harry Henderson, the chairman, kicked off ...

Hammerson Plc (HMSO) AGM Report 2019

In contrast to a previous AGM I attended, this AGM was conducted in a sensible way, with all the presentations made and shareholders questions answered before the vote was held by way of a ballot. The board pre-empted a minor shareholder rebellion against the Directors’ Remuneration report and the authority to allot additional shares in terms of section 551 of the companies act, by communicating this to the shareholders present and explaining that the remuneration is in line with the triennial ...

Rights and Issues Investment Trust (RIII) AGM Report 2019

Rights and Issues Investment Trust (RIII), a 177m pounds investment trust, has been managed by Simon Knott for the last 35 years and has clocked up an impressive long term performance outshining many of the small cap trusts run by bigger competitors, such as Aberforth, Henderson, Blackrock and Standard Life. The trust’s minimalist annual report, which runs to just 47 pages and contains none of the glossy photographs that often grace reports of bigger trusts, gives little away about the secrets of ...

Independent Investment Trust (IIT) AGM Report 2019

AGM report of The Independent Investment Trust - March 13, 2018 The Independent Investment Trust (IIT), as its name implies is not your ordinary run-of-the mill investment trust. It was set up 18 years ago by Max Ward, as a sort of ‘retirement project’ after he stepped down as a long-time partner of Edinburgh fund managers Baillie Gifford, where he had managed its flagship Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust for more than a decade. The AGM, held at Baillie Gifford’s headquarters a few minutes ...

Henderson Opportunities Trust Plc (HOT) AGM Report

A brief AGM report on the above company. Approx 10 shareholders present. Chair Peter Jones introduced the board etc… before reading the Chairman's statement as per the annual report. We then moved to a short presentation from the fund managers, James Henderson and Laura Foll, reduced to bullet points: Gearing reduced as debt paid off due to selling toppy AIM shares mid 2018. 88% active portfolio with an average 4-5 year holding cycle – AIM would be less, large caps more. AIM was due ...

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc (FGT) AGM Report 2019

A brief AGM report on the above company as follows: 200 shareholders present when we started. Anthony Townsend introduced the board etc…… before we moved to the formal business of the meeting. A few nonsense questions from shareholders, one asking if we will get an attendance card when the proxy voting goes online only – answer from the CoSec was yes. Another asked if the trust had had any issues under the audit materiality threshold, due to the threshold being a rather high £14 ...

Sareum (SAR) AGM Report 2018

This year’s Sareum Plc (SAR) AGM was held at the offices of Citigate Dewe Rogerson, 3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall, London EC2M 5S, on Tuesday December 18th commencing at 10:00 For investors who are unfamiliar with the company, SAR is a small biopharmaceutical company specialising in identifying and developing small molecule kinase inhibitors which would ideally be suitable for both iv. and oral administration. Target indications include various cancer types and auto immune diseases such as lupus, RA and psoriasis. SAR ...