ShareSoc News

NWG – Natwest Group plc Information and Vote Guidance 2023

ShareSoc introduced this new added value voting information service for Full Members only in 2021, providing background information on leading companies and AGM vote guidance. Initially, we are piloting this for FTSE30 companies, plus a few others in the FTSE100. We have decided to continue the pilot in 2023 and are looking at ways to improve our services to members. Below are links to the: 1. Stockopedia summary report. 2. Minerva Vote recommendations for the 25 April 2023 AGM based on their standard template. 3. ...

AAL – Anglo American plc Information and Vote Guidance 2023

ShareSoc introduced this new added value voting information service for Full Members only in 2021, providing background information on leading companies and AGM vote guidance. Initially, we are piloting this for FTSE30 companies, plus a few others in the FTSE100. We have decided to continue the pilot in 2023 and are looking at ways to improve our services to members. Below are links to the: 1. Stockopedia summary report. 2. Minerva Vote recommendations for the 26 April 2023 AGM based on their standard template. 3. ...

SIGnet Launches Edinburgh Investor Group

SIGnet, a not-for-profit organisation, is excited to announce the launch of a new group, for members in the Edinburgh area. SIGnet is offering this new group for members in and around Edinburgh. You are invited: to an online meeting to explain more about the group, meet other investors, and arrange our first group meetings. This launch meeting is scheduled at 7pm on 26th April and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. It is open to all investors with an interest in our ...

REL – RELX plc Information and Vote Guidance 2023

ShareSoc introduced this new added value voting information service for Full Members only in 2021, providing background information on leading companies and AGM vote guidance. Initially, we are piloting this for FTSE30 companies, plus a few others in the FTSE100. We have decided to continue the pilot in 2023 and are looking at ways to improve our services to members. Below are links to the: 1. Stockopedia summary report. 2. Minerva Vote recommendations for the 20th April 2023 AGM based on their standard template. 3. ...

HM Treasury Consultation
PRIIPs and UK Retail Disclosure

ShareSoc Response   A key element of ShareSoc’s activities is lobbying Government/regulators and campaigning for change, to improve the lot of individual investors. One way we do this is by responding to Government consultations. We recently responded to the Treasury consultation on PRIIPS and UK Retail Disclosure which closed on 3rd March 2023. We made the following key points: We are pleased that the Government is doing this consultation. We agree with the logic set out in the Minister’s foreword and in particular with the statement ...

RIO – Rio Tinto plc Information and Vote Guidance 2023

ShareSoc introduced this new added value voting information service for Full Members only in 2021, providing background information on leading companies and AGM vote guidance. Initially, we are piloting this for FTSE30 companies, plus a few others in the FTSE100. We have decided to continue the pilot in 2023 and are looking at ways to improve our services to members. Below are links to the: 1. Stockopedia Summary Report. 2. Minerva Vote recommendations for the 6th April 2023 AGM based on their standard template. 3. ...

Press Release 123:
Jema Arnold appointed as a Director of ShareSoc

ShareSoc, the UK member organisation for individual investors, is delighted to announce that Jema Arnold has been appointed as Non-Executive Director. Jema Arnold qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse, then specialised in financial recruitment to creative and consumer-facing businesses at organisations including Robert Walters, PageGroup and Korn Ferry. She is an active investor who is passionate about financial empowerment and keen to encourage wider interest in and knowledge of investing. Jema said “ShareSoc provides essential information, networking, education and lobbying functions ...

WOODFORD UPDATE 11 – Time to Act!

Implications of Justice Trower’s GLO ruling Register your interest in Woodford Compensation Now https://www.sharesoc.org/campaigns/woodford-campaign/ for more information Justice Trower refused the Group Litigation Order application and very sadly denied the request to require Link to inform potential claimants of their opportunity to claim. Justice Trower says it is not the court’s job to “encourage potential claimants to litigate”. So, it is up to you to make your decision. ShareSoc’s role is to highlight the issues for you to consider. In para 53 onwards he explains the ...

REX/Retail Book – Retail access to share offerings

  Shareholder Rights are central to ShareSoc’s campaigning activities. Defending pre-emptive rights and the rights of minority shareholders, and ensuring access for individuals to placings on fair terms are areas where we lobby, represent and campaign for the benefit of ShareSoc members and individual investors as a whole.   Primary Bid, in collaboration with the London Stock Exchange, has made huge strides in making IPOs and fund raises more available to retail shareholders. The Treasury is finally putting various initiatives in place following the ...

BETTER FINANCE publishes ShareSoc Investing Basics Videos

BETTER FINANCE is a pan-European organisation that aims to empower consumers in the field of finance. It works towards promoting financial literacy and providing consumers with the necessary information and resources to make informed financial decisions. The organisation also advocates for fair and transparent financial practices, and campaigns for better consumer protection. BETTER FINANCE has a network of national partners and representatives, who work together to achieve its goals. Through its initiatives and programs, BETTER FINANCE aims to create a better ...