Understanding corporate governance and the regulatory environment

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In this chapter ShareSoc explains the meaning and importance of good corporate governance and the regulatory environment applicable to you as an investor, to the companies and instruments you may invest in, to the markets you can trade in, and to the brokers/platforms you may use.

ShareSoc’s role: representing you

UK vs overseas registered companies

Companies Act

UK Corporate Governance Code

QCA Code

AIC Code

IFRS and the FRC

City Code on takeovers and mergers

UKLA, LSE rules, AIM and the role of FCA

Role of the EU: transparency directive, prospectus directive