ShareSoc in the News

This page lists references to ShareSoc in the press and broadcast media.

More Media Coverage of EDGE VCT

The Telegraph report that "The chairman of ITV is facing an investor rebellion over his role at an obscure investment trust amid claims that he and other directors have presided over a corporate governance fiasco." https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/11/08/itv-chairman-faces-backlash-investment-trust/ has now been picked up by various other news outlets including: Thomson Reuters who said: The chairman of ITV Sir Peter Bazalgette is facing an investor rebellion over his role at an obscure investment trust amid claims that he and other directors have presided over a corporate ...

Telegraph, 9 Nov 2021, Edge Performance VCT – ITV chairman faces backlash at investment trust

The Telegraph is reporting that "The chairman of ITV is facing an investor rebellion over his role at an obscure investment trust amid claims that he and other directors have presided over a corporate governance fiasco." see https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/11/08/itv-chairman-faces-backlash-investment-trust/ ShareSoc's Edge VCT Campaign has requisitioned a GM and resolutions to remove three directors and this is reported in detail in the Telegraph. ShareSoc's viewpoints are quoted extensively in the report, as is ShareSoc member Andrew Kenny, a retired businessman who backed the trust but is ...

Share Prophets, 1 Nov 2021, Edge Performance VCT – Early Fireworks This Year as EGM Requisition Arrives: Bravo Cliff Weight and ShareSoc.

ShareProphets have written several items recently about the shenanigans at Edge Performance VCT. On 1 Nov ShareProphets journalist Nigel Somerville highlighted the Edge EGM requisition: "Bravo Cliff Weight and ShareSoc" was his verdict. Click here to read the article

Investor’s Chronicle, 29 Oct 2021, Better to give than take away

Click here to read the article Investor's Chronicle quotes and concurs with ShareSoc's view that the FCA's newly approved Long Term Asset Fund (LTAF) an illiquid open ended fund should have been consigned to the scrap heap and definitely not before their report into Woodford is published. Nevertheless, LTAFs are on their way. In their response to the FCA’s consultation, ShareSoc and the UK Shareholder Association didn’t mince their words: the LTAF proposal should be consigned to the scrap heap, and no ...

FT, 22 Oct 2021, Getting heard on climate: small investors take on big companies

Click here to read the article Alice Ross, FT Deputy Editor, has written a major article about how "Retail shareholders can get organised and can push for change if they band together". The article focusses on the successes of the pressure group ShareAction who have successfully used their AGM Army to ask questions at AGMs and lobby for change. However, Cliff Weight and ShareSoc are also quoted at some length.   One problem for retail investor engagement, however, is that the vast majority remain uninvolved. ...

The Spectator, 09 October 2021, Why stamp duty doesn’t add up

From the Spectator, The hugely successful Oxford Nanopore float has also brought chuntering from objectors to the exclusion of private investors, all the shares on offer having initially been allocated to institutions: ‘Disgraceful’, says Cliff Weight of the campaign group ShareSoc. Click here to read the article.

Mail on Sunday, 02 October 2021, Private investors shut out as Oxford Nanopore soars on float

ShareSoc's Cliff Weight says that it's 'disgraceful' that investors are being shut out of successful IPO's.  Click here to read the article.

Mail on Sunday, 02 October 2021, Woodford investors may have to wait another three years for compensation if watchdog fails to intervene

Jeff Prestridge extensively covers the ShareSoc "Woodford: What Happens Next webinar", attended by nearly 700 people. Specifically mentioning ShareSoc's endorsement of the Leigh Day claim as well as Alan Miller's excoriating analysis of Link's poor oversight of the Woodford fund. Click here to read the article.

Investment Week, 01 October 2021, Leigh Day’s Boz Michalowska: Woodford-style scandal will happen again if rules aren’t tightened

Investment Week covered our event on Woodford and published a summary of the Q&A with Leigh Day's Boz Michalowska. Click here to read more.

This is Money, 29 September 2021, Payments provider Wise comes under pressure to beef up its board after founder’s tax dispute

ShareSoc's director Cliff Weight was quoted in this article in This is Money: Cliff Weight, of independent investor group Sharesoc, said: ‘It’s the law in this country to pay your taxes, and anyone who doesn’t follow that should not be the director of a business.’