On 1st August 2017 H.M. Treasury launched a consultation on the subject of financing growth in innovative firms (a.k.a. The Patient Capital Review), which can be found here. ShareSoc and UKSA submitted a joint response to this consultation on 22nd September: ShareSoc -UKSA Patient Capital Patient Capital Review - FINAL VERSION 20170924
Our response included the following comments:
Individual shareholders are the archetypal long-term investors. They tend to invest for retirement, to fund care in later life and to pass on wealth to ...
ShareSoc and UKSA’s joint response to the LSE’s AIM Notice 46
Click here for our response
On 11th July, the London Stock Exchange published a discussion paper (AIM Notice 46) with suggestions for modifications to the AIM rules and handbooks.
We are pleased that the LSE has responded to our call for an improvement in standards on the AIM market, as set out in our AIM Campaign and have in turn responded to the discussion paper. Our full response (12 pages) goes into considerable detail and can be read by clicking here. Prior to submitting the response ShareSoc Directors ...
Press Release 97 - Joint Press Release from UKSA and ShareSoc
Bizarre move to publish register of pay offenders managed by non-independent industry fund manager body the Investment Association
Positive steps re Stakeholders via FRC consultation on S172 reporting
Retail shareholders have been ignored again.
The government's long awaited package of reforms on corporate governance was published this morning. The main components of the reforms had already been widely 'leaked' to the media. This morning's publication confirms that the proposals fall well short ...
Press Release 96
SHARESOC AND UKSA, ALONG WITH BETTER FINANCE, APPLAUD EU PROPOSAL FOR A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION (PEPP) TO DEFUSE THE TICKING PENSIONS TIME BOMB, AND
URGE THE UK GOVERNMENT TO MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS ON FOSTERING RETAIL INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL MARKETS
Cliff Weight, Director of ShareSoc commented, "The UK Government needs to ensure that, after BREXIT, we continue to look after the rights of individual investors and needs parallel process to the EU to solve the pensions timebomb."
ShareSoc and UKSA ...
ShareSoc’s and UKSA’s joint response to the FRC’s consultation on the FRC’s enforcement procedures sanctions: Click here
PRESS RELEASE 95 22/06/2017
ShareSoc announces its new improved website www.sharesoc.org
This is part of ShareSoc’s plans to grow its membership and develop its range of services provided to individual investors.
The new site has been funded by donations from members and companies.
Modernised look, more appealing to new members.
Clearly laid out website and information is easy to find.
Blog, with the ability to subscribe to each post to keep you informed of key topics, as soon as posts are made. https://www.sharesoc.org/category/blog/
After almost a year of development, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the new ShareSoc website.
I would like to thank all those members who donated generously to fund this development. I would also like to thank Mark Bentley for volunteering a huge amount of his time to manage the project. Mark was ably supported by our developers Chillibyte, and my thanks also go to them and to Angela Watt, for volunteering to transfer much of the content of our ...
This note has been issued to the campaign supporters.
Thank you for help and support so far. I am writing to update you on progress, which is very disappointing. I expect some of you will not read all of this long post and quite understand if you only read part: for those who wish to, I have included my full report on the RBS AGM below.
RBS refused to put our resolution on the AGM Agenda. Mark Northway, ShareSoc Chairman and Cliff Weight, ...
Press Release 94
- SHARESOC AND UKSA, ALONG WITH BETTER FINANCE, WELCOMES THE CAPITAL MARKETS UNION MID-TERM REVIEW REPORT, AND
- URGE THE UK GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PROGRESS ON FOSTERING RETAIL INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL MARKETS
Cliff Weight, Director of ShareSoc commented, "The UK Government needs to ensure that, after BREXIT, we continue to look after the rights of individual investors."
There is an abundance of investable private capital in the UK and Europe, with households desperately looking for positive real returns on their long-term savings ...