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

Response to BEIS on the FRC Kingman proposals

In a detailed joint ShareSoc-UKSA 12-page Response to BEIS on the FRC Kingman proposals, we said we support the general thrust of the Kingman proposals. Kingman is proposing a new...

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...

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Latest Blogs

Mello Trust and Funds Event and ShareSoc AGM

I managed to attend part of the Mello Trust and Funds Event in West London yesterday and although I had other commitments today, I may manage to attend the...

Closet Indexing

I am returning to the subject of closet indexing, which is the name given to asset managers who claim to be active managers and charge active fees, but make...

Good News – Autonomy CFO Jailed

Good news – former CFO of public company jailed for fiddling the accounts. Oh to see that happen more often so as to deter manipulation of accounts that is...

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Recent AGM Reports

Hammerson Plc (HMSO) AGM Report

In contrast to a previous AGM I attended, this AGM was conducted in a sensible way, with all the presentations made and shareholders questions answered before the vote was...

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...

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Latest Newsletters

May 2019

Editorial, RBS AGM, In Memory of John Lander, Argo Blockchain, All Change at Superdry, Intercede, Brands Have Limits, Tesla tanks on weaker than expected demand, Debenhams PrePack, Ocado on...

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,...

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