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

FRC’s consultation on non-financial reporting guidance.

ShareSoc’s response to the FRC’s consultation on non-financial reporting guidance is in this document: FRC Strategic Report Consultation Response

ShareSoc Open Letter to the board of RBS Group

Press Release 98 – ShareSoc Open Letter to the board of RBS Group For immediate release: ShareSoc has written an open letter to the Board of the RBS Group...

Lifting the lid on the FRC – An Event for Retail Shareholders

ShareSoc has organised a special event for its members, in conjunction with the Financial Reporting Council (the FRC), to take place on 21st November 2017, 2pm -5pm. The FRC’s...

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Latest Blogs

Halma (HLMA) and Return on Capital

Recently, I talked about Diploma (DPLM) and their calculation of adjusted return on capital. This morning Halma (HLMA) published their half year results and they also have a strong...

Diploma (DPLM) and Return on Capital

Diploma Plc, a supplier of specialist technical products, issued its preliminary results for the year to the end of September today (20/11/2017). This company may not be a household...

Should You Invest In Art?

Following the sale of a Leonardo da Vinci painting for $450 million, those readers who like to speculate might think that investing in art may be worth trying. This...

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Recent AGM Reports

Abcam Plc AGM 2017

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of Abcam Plc at their office in Cambridge. 15 ordinary shareholders were present at the AGM along with the board (minus non-exec Mara...

Crown Place VCT AGM 2017

I recently attended the Crown Place VCT AGM, which was held on Wednesday November 8th 2017 commencing at 11.00 at the City of London Club, 19 Old Broad Street,...

Haynes Publishing Group AGM 2017

As per previous AGMs, the directors could not have been more welcoming to the various shareholders who were able to attend the Haynes Publishing Group AGM held yesterday (8th...

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Latest Newsletters

November 2017

Editorial, VCT primer, ShareSoc and the GDPR: Help Wanted, Performance Related Pay – Does it work? It Depends, Abcam, Voting and Non-Executives, Obituary – Steve Marshall, ShareSoc supports Report on Pension Savings and its recommendations, Lloyds Bank...

October 2017

Editorial, ShareDeal Active Nominee Account, Foresight 4 VCT – Big Changes Needed, Barclays Stockbroking Complaints, ShareSoc Responds to the LSE’s AIM Discussion Paper, Sophos, Interquest, Government Policy, Leon Boros:...

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