ShareSoc News

Enhancing Our Webinars

ShareSoc has been working hard to continue to offer opportunities to hear from and interact with executives of quoted and listed companies, despite the constraints Covid-19 has been placing on all our lives. Therefore, instead of our usual monthly “Growth Company Seminars”, we now offer online webinars with companies that may be of interest to investors. These have proved very popular, not only eliminating the transmission risks of in person meetings, but also offering the convenience of attending without leaving your own ...

AGMs- ShareSoc and UKSA write to FRC again

We have written to the FRC, again, about AGMs. Our note, written by Peter Parry, also contained some detailed analysis by UKSA member Phil Clarke (below). The email was written before the FRC published its latest guidance note, which is available here https://www.frc.org.uk/getattachment/e3224310-c39c-4b48-b56b-cc703936beeb/Updated-QA-AGMs-Best-Practice-Final.pdf To Jen Sisson, FRC Chief of Staff and Company-Investor Engagement Dear Jen, I am forwarding an email thread about AGMs initiated by UKSA member Phil Clarke. Much of it is already known to the FRC following Phil's contact with Sara at ...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

This very important Bill is set for House of Commons passage this Wednesday (3rd June), and is expected to proceed to the House of Lords on 9th June. You will be able to see updates on the passage of the Bill online here. BEIS have published factsheets here on the gov.uk website. These are designed to explain the detail of the Bill in a more accessible way, and answer some of the questions people may have. The factsheets cover: Overview of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill    ...

Sirius Claim Group – The Work Continues – Sirius Update 10, 29 May 2020

Since the completion of the takeover of Sirius Minerals PLC by Anglo American in March, the number of unanswered questions and the search for answers, and the consideration of possible legal action has continued.  The Sirius Claim group has been busy collating and reviewing nearly 2000 documents, videos, reviews etc. relating to Sirius Minerals and its decisions and actions over the course of the last few years leading to the takeover by Anglo American. At this stage there is still much work ...

Are You Getting the Most From Our Upgraded Website?

We launched a major upgrade to our website in early April, offering a range of new features for our members. You can find full details of all the new features here: https://www.sharesoc.org/sharesoc-news/sharesoc-website-upgrade/ If you are a member of ShareSoc or SIGnet and have not set a password and logged in to our website, you will not be able to take advantage of these features. You will find detailed instructions for doing so here: https://www.sharesoc.org/sharesoc-news/sharesoc-website-upgrade/#login. We therefore strongly recommend that you do so now, ...

Press release 113 – Burford v London Stock Exchange legal case judgement implications

Press release 113 - Burford v London Stock Exchange legal case judgement implications ShareSoc: Regrets both the judgement and the basis for it as set out by the judge, and Laments the further erosion of confidence it will cause. Share Soc Director, Paul De Gruchy, said "Our survey highlighted the lack of confidence of individual investors of the AIM market and the way it is regulated by the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Ultra short term investors are extracting rent, risk free, from long term ...

EDGE Performance VCT Update 9 May 2020

At the 2019 AGM of Edge Performance VCT, all 3 directors who stood for re-election were not re-elected; nor were the auditors Grant Thornton.  Subsequent to the 2019 AGM, the Company’s sole remaining director, Terry Back, re-appointed 2 of the 3 former directors. ShareSoc launched a campaign in Jan 2020 to improve the performance of Edge Performance VCT Plc (consisting of H and I share classes) and reduce the fees charged by its investment manager, Edge Investments Limited. Although we have not communicated ...

ShareSoc Website Upgrade

Introduction ShareSoc is delighted to announce a major upgrade to its website, providing a host of new features for our members and visitors to our site. These new features supersede our previous Ning-based members' network and bring all our content together in one place. We have also taken the opportunity to introduce some powerful new features, not previously available on our members' network. For a period of one year from release of the new version of our website, we will retain the old ...

Major Website Upgrade to be Launched Shortly

I am delighted to announce that after many months of work, we are nearly ready to launch a major upgrade of our website. This upgrade will integrate the features of our members' network into our main website. Watch this space for details! To facilitate this launch, we will need to freeze certain aspects of the current website, for a brief period. This will begin at 9am on Monday 30th March. From then onwards, no new blog or news posts will appear and any ...

Sirius Update #9, 14 March 2020

The general disappointment and in many cases anger due to the crystallisation of losses for many investors remains. We reiterate the overall unfairness of the deal, but in the end, this was the only deal on the table. So, what next? The Court Hearing on 13th March approved the scheme and it will become effective on 16th March. After this comes the question of legal redress. Here, the process changes gear: time is no longer of the essence, and it is important to ...