NEWS

wpe68b4667_05_06This page contains news from ShareSoc that is of interest to private investors including all of our past press releases and responses to consultations (look under “Latest News”).  The latest announcements are at the top of the list.  The right hand side of the page also shows our latest Blog posts (with a link to our full blog) for more topical news and comment and our recent Twitter tweets can be seen below. Our regular newsletters (see Newsletters) also contain some news items and more in-depth analyses. Don’t forget to join ShareSoc, if you have not already done so, so that you can receive those newsletters when they are issued.

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Latest News

ShareSoc and UKSA make joint response to FCA/FRC Consultation on Effective Stewardship

In January 2019, the FCA and FRC  issued a joint discussion  paper DP19/1 Building a regulatory framework for effective stewardship. On 15 April 2019, we made a joint response from...

RBS Shareholder Committee Campaign: Update 15

RBS Shareholder Committee Campaign: Update 15 – Resolution has been accepted and is on the AGM agenda The Shareholders Circular and notice of the AGM was sent out on...

FRC Reporting Lab survey of investors views of the topics they should review

Dear Member,  The FRC is doing a survey of investors views of the topics that the Reporting Lab should look at over the next few years. The link to...

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Latest Blogs

Audit Market Shake-Up, Ocado on TV, and Judges Scientific Presentation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have issued their final recommendations to improve competition in the audit market after an earlier public consultation. This follows widespread concerns over the...

Save the Date – 22nd May at 3.30p.m: Environmental Reporting – what questions should I be asking?

Are your investments at risk from the “Blue Planet” effect or will it help them prosper? Will the companies you hold be winners or losers as politicians and the...

Grant Thornton, Interserve and Arc Fund Management

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have announced an investigation into the audits by Grant Thornton of the accounts of Interserve (IRV) in the years 2015-2017. Interserve was a large...

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Recent AGM Reports

Rights and Issues Investment Trust (RIII) AGM Report

Rights and Issues Investment Trust (RIII),  a 177m pounds investment trust, has been managed by Simon Knott for the last 35 years and has clocked up an impressive long...

Independent Investment Trust (IIT) AGM Report

AGM report of The Independent Investment Trust – March 13, 2018 The Independent Investment Trust (IIT), as its name implies is not your ordinary run-of-the mill investment trust. It...

Henderson Opportunities Trust Plc (HOT) AGM Report

A brief AGM report on the above company. Approx 10 shareholders present. Chair Peter Jones introduced the board etc… before reading the Chairman’s statement as per the annual report....

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Latest Newsletters

April 2019

Editorial, Interserve Administration, Metro Bank, Goals Soccer Centres, Will Neil Woodford Succeed?, GoCompare, Telford Homes, Safestore AGM, Fundsmith AGM, Inconvenient AGM at Phoenix, Superdry, Abcam, Concerted Government Action, Patisserie,...

March 2019

Editorial, Words of Wisdom from Warren Buffett, Petrofac faces £400 Million Legal Claim, Plus500, Gooch & Housego, Quindell (Watchstone), Tungsten Corporation, Unhelpful Computershare, Shareholder Rights and Nominee accounts, Institutional...

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