Newsletter

November 2018

Editorial, Market Volatility, Good News from Unilever and BEIS, RBS - It’s that time of year again!, Let Them Eat CAKE! Black Hole at Patisserie Holdings, Auditing the Auditor, AIFRS 16 Treatment of Leases, The FRC, Auditors and the Kingman Review, Accountancy has Lost its Way, Thalassa Muddies the Waters, Akers Bioscience - fnnCap Cracks the Whip, FCA investigations of hidden fees, FTSE 100 Fat Cats - Comments on Deborah Hargreaves’ new book, Frying in Hell - Investing in Oil Companies, ...

October 2018

Editorial, Unilever, Return Versus Risk and Tips from Terry Smith, Time to open an account with AJ Bell?, It’s reporting season….and the accounting shenanigans are coming thick and fast!, Dunedin and Standard Life Smaller Companies Merger, Aston Martin IPO, Abcam, Victoria, TERN Conference Call, Lehman Collapse, Oxford Biomedica, BHP Billiton Retail Shareholder Event, Allenby Capital and Individual Investor Research, Smithson Investment Trust, Worldwide Healthcare Trust AGM, The Impact on Investors of Labour’s Plans, Audit Reform/ Time to Consider your Cash Holdings?, ...

September 2018

Editorial, Preventing Another Beaufort Debacle, Beaufort Client Campaign Update, Stock Lending - a clarification, Equity Release Mortgages Valuation Of Guarantees: Dowd Report, Shareholder voting - consumer platforms, Platform Service Comparison, Investment Platforms Market Study, Lax Regulation - Globo, More Lax Regulation - RBS GRG, Firmer, faster, more transparent action needed by FRC, we tell Kingman, ShareSoc+UKSA demand firmer, faster action from the FCA, FT series on accountants, Shareholder Rights – An Update, ShareSoc Remuneration Guidelines to be publicised more widely, JPMorgan ...

August 2018

Editorial, Beaufort Client Campaign, Please Allow Us to Keep in Touch, Hedging Against Brexit, Royal Mail Remuneration, Voting at General Meetings - Link Asset Services, FRC Developments, Investment Platforms Market Study, Inheritance Tax Simplification Review - A Reply, Who Owns IQE?, UK Corporate Governance Code and new Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018, Premier Foods AGM - Gavin Darby dodges a bullet, Premier Foods and stock lending, GB Group AGM, Facebook/ Rightmove Plc (RMV)/ Alliance Trust (ATST), Perils of a Craft Monopoly, ...

July 2018

Editorial, Radio 4 File on 4 - Shorting Shares, Whose company is it anyway?, London Value Investors Conference, Should Trust Managers Attempt to Unseat the Board in a Dispute over Fees?, Inheritance Tax Review, Belated Action by FRC Re Autonomy, RBS Sale/ Blackrock Smaller Companies AGM, The Dangers of Administrations, Access to Placings for Individual Investors, BEIS Consultation on Insolvency, Beaufort Client Campaign Update, Quindell and the FRC, Hybrid AGMs and British Land, Horizon Discovery AGM, Chrysalis VCT, Watch out FRC ...

June 2018

Editorial, RBS AGM Shareholder Committee Vote, Protect your rights, act now!, UK private investment shows in 2018: the long and short of it, If the Feds Bust yer Broker, who ya Gonna Call? ShareSoc!, ShareSoc demands fair treatment for Beaufort clients, Beaufort Client Campaign: Update 1, Beaufort Client Campaign: Update 2, Write to your MP to prevent YOUR assets from being raided, FRC review and the future of audit: break up or shape up?, LoopUp / Audioboom, Maven VCT 4 AGM, ...

May 2018

Editorial, RBS - ShareSoc Letter to the Prime Minister, Persimmon, RBS AGM Voting Recommendations, Remuneration and Campaign Update, Revised Governance rules for AIM Companies, Beaufort Administration, Intercede and the Mello Conference, The Departure of Sir Martin Sorrell, Mission Marketing, Integrity and independence in the judiciary, Conviviality Fire Sale, Save the Date – 3 July – 'What auditors do all day!', Link Asset Services, Lack of Transparency at the FRC, Beaufort Securities Revelations - ShareSoc Demands Investigation, Shareholder Rights, Leon Goes For ...

April 2018

Editorial, RBS: Shareholder Committee Resolution will be put to the AGM, ShareSoc's RBS Campaign: Press Coverage, Royal Bank of Scotland Rights Issue Settlement, Aviva Irredeemable Preference Shares, Aviva Preference Shares – FCA Announcement, Analyst Presentations: the Unlevel Playing Field, Sustainable Finance Action Plan, Weir, Running Out of Gas, InvestorEase to Close, Safestyle/ Carpetright/ IDOX, Naming and Shaming Fund Managers, Persimmon AGM, Beaufort and the Regulators: US Prosecutors Expose Wide Ranging Scam, Blancco: ShareSoc Campaign Update, Retailers, GKN – Melrose, GKN and ...

March 2018

Editorial, RBS Shareholder Committee: a breakthrough!, Government To Review Share Buy-Backs, Carillion and FRC investigation, ShareSoc and the UKSA submit joint response, Audit Quality and the Caparo Judgement, Renishaw / Asos, Scandalous pay on AIM, Quindell / Utilitywise, Patisserie Valerie, Cryptocurrencies, ShareSoc will Demand Action from the FCA over Account Switching Delays, Consultation responses, Hargreaves Lansdown and Fund Charges, Persimmon Pay /Rightmove Results, Book Review, Review - ShareSoc London Company Seminar, Material from Recent Events, Events Calendar This is a summary of ...

February 2018

Editorial, ShareSoc's bid to make RBS a better run company, KIDS - Who's Kidding Who?, Private Investor Dialogue with the FRC, ShareSoc Requests Investigation into BLTG, Want to Get Rich Quickly?, Carillion Goes Into Liquidation, South African Politics, Pan African Resources and Mondi, EMIS Group (EMIS), Regulation of shareholder action groups following the debacle of the RBS case, The Return of the Mello Two-Day Investment Event, Recent AGM Reports, Events This is a summary of the articles contained in this newsletter. Go ...