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This blog gives you the latest topical news plus some informal comments on them from ShareSoc’s directors and other contributors. These are the personal comments of the authors and not necessarily the considered views of ShareSoc. The writers may hold shares in the companies mentioned. You can add your own comments on the blog posts, but note that ShareSoc reserves the right to remove or edit comments where they are inappropriate or defamatory.

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Sirius Update #3 30 Jan 2020

586 Sirius shareholders have now joined the ShareSoc Sirius Shareholder Group (SSSG) and more are joining at a rapid rate. Pressure is mounting from the Daily Mail, with our input, for Anglo to consider options that keep shareholders engaged https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/comment/article-7922163/ALEX-BRUMMER-Sirius-Minerals-backers-shares.html and I can now report two more major press stories in the Telegraph and Yorkshire Post: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/01/27/fca-bearing-may-adios-amigo/ - It is the second article on this link and you need to register to see it. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/sirius-shareholders-get-much-needed-investor-forum-ros-snowdon-1-10223498 We have had a terrific response from the Law Commission, ...

Shareholder Rights: Positive noises from Law Commission re nominees and Sirius problems

Our most important campaign is Shareholder Rights which relates to the current problems with nominee accounts. This is so important because it impacts all our other campaigns and work...

Allenby Capital – AIM Market Update – Q4 2019

Allenby have posted a useful note on the state of Aim with lots of data, click here to Download note Key points: December bounce but 2019 remained a down...

Sirius Update #2 28 Jan 2020

As of today, 28 Jan,  274 Sirius shareholders representing at least 150m shares have joined the ShareSoc Sirius Shareholder Group (SSSG) and more are joining at a rapid rate. These figures do not include a backlog of registrations still to process. The more members we have, the more people will have to listen to us. We are merging Paul Anscombe's data into ShareSoc's database thus ensuring that the data is held securely and confidentially. This work is currently underway. I would like ...

Draft Response and Petition on LSE Market Hours Consultation

Further to my earlier post on this subject, I have now drafted a response, on behalf of ShareSoc, which you can download here: Response to LSE Consultation on Market...

Sirius Update #1 24 Jan 2020

As of last night 235 Sirius shareholders have joined the ShareSoc Sirius Shareholder Group (SSSG) and more are joining at a rapid rate. Pressure is mounting from the Daily Mail, with our input, for Anglo to consider options that keep shareholders engaged https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/comment/article-7922163/ALEX-BRUMMER-Sirius-Minerals-backers-shares.html The SSSG committee have sent a letter the Sirius Board of Directors requesting a meeting and further information. To see the 5 page letter go to the ShareSoc Sirius Forum page https://www.sharesoc.org/forums/topic/letter-requesting-disclosure/ – sorry, but you will have to be ...

Bucket Shops are Back

I recently saw an advertisement on Twitter for a company, who shall remain nameless, offering to trade “fractional shares”. That means instead of buying a whole one share of...

ShareSoc Sirius Shareholder Group (SSSG)

by Cliff Weight, ShareSoc Director for Policy and Campaigns ShareSoc has agreed to help individual shareholders in Sirius Minerals. We are seeking shareholders to collectively work together to get the best outcome for all shareholders. ShareSoc have launched the ShareSoc Sirius Shareholder Group to provide whatever support we can. This group is being run by Yashmin Ismail, Chris Spencer Phillips, Paul de Gruchy, Cliff Weight, Mark Jones and Ian Martignetti. We are not opining at this stage on the merits of the proposed Anglo ...

Slater Investments Warns on Pay, and Flybe Bail-Out

Slater Investments has issued a warning to companies of their “dissatisfaction with the framework of directors’ remuneration in most public companies”. Slater Investments run a number of funds managed...

Objections to Pay at Diploma and the Cost of Zero Carbon

My previous blog post covered the subject of criticism by Slater Investments of many current pay schemes. That at Diploma (DPLM) is a typical example. But at their Annual...
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