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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

SVS Special Administration: a Scandal in the Making

I have written previously about the collapse of brokerage SVS Securities, here: https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/insolvency-and-administration/an-update-on-svs-securities/ and here: https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/brokers/another-update-on-the-svs-special-administration/ Since my last post on this topic, things have gone from bad to...

Edge VCT Update 3: 19 August 2020

We arranged a webinar on Friday 14 August at 4pm for shareholders to better understand the implication of the resolutions, and hence help them determine how they should vote...

EDGE Performance VCT Webinar on 14 August 2020, at 4pm

We have arranged a webinar on Friday 14 August at 4pm for shareholders to better understand the implication of the resolutions, and hence help them determine how they should...

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Latest Blogs

Regulating Consumer Investments and Company Register Reform

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have launched a consultation on the Consumer Investment Market. They consider it a priority to reduce the harm that many consumers suffer from fraud...

Leader BHP Shows the Way With Covid-constrained AGMs

Like other companies, BHP will not be admitting shareholders to its AGM, due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Unlike many others, however, it is doing the next best thing and...

Record Fine on Deloitte, But It’s Not Enough       

The Financial Report Council (FRC) has fined accounting firm Deloitte £20.6 million (including costs) for its defective auditing of Autonomy. Deloitte is the largest of the big four audit...

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Recent AGM Reports

British Smaller Companies VCT AGM 2020

I “attended” the British Smaller Companies VCT Annual General Meeting today via Zoom. This was yet another variant on the practice of virtual AGMs. But there were apparently about...

Northern 2 VCT AGM – A Totally Undemocratic Affair

I attended the Northern 2 VCT Annual General Meeting yesterday via Zoom. This was a most disappointing event. There were three directors physically present and Tim Levett gave an...

Oxford Technology VCT AGMs 2020

The 2020 Oxford VCT AGMs were held via a Zoom video conference on Thursday 9th July. Links to all four Annual Reports (year ending Feb 2020) can be found...

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Latest Newsletters

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 112

MMT: what is modern monetary theory and will it work?, Should Investors Boycott Chinese Stocks?, Funds vs Investment Trusts, S&P 500, Gulf Marine Services: Lessons From a Failed Investment,...

Summer 2020

Editorial, ShareSoc Activities, Enhancing Our Webinars, Redcentric: Progress for Shareholders, Albion Venture Capital VCT AGM Recommendations, Laggard – Biffa: A Token Retail Offering, Laggard – Forterra: Show of Hands...

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