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

FRC consultation on proposed revisions to the Audit Firm Governance Code – UKSA and ShareSoc draft response

UKSA’s policy team are drafting a reply, jointly with ShareSoc, to the FRC’s consultation on proposed revisions to the Audit Firm Governance Code see https://www.frc.org.uk/getattachment/1a453bac-671f-4375-a738-9d6fc7f73262/Consultation-Proposed-Revisions-to-the-Audit-Firm-Governance-Code-(August-2021).pdf. We believe audits are...

Policy and Campaigns – Progress Update to 12 October 2021

Since June 14 (see https://www.sharesoc.org/sharesoc-news/policy-and-campaigns-progress-update-14-june-2021/  for previous update), ShareSoc’s Policy and Campaigns’ team have worked on:   Woodford Campaign: Leigh Day have submitted their claim. They now have 11,000...

Woodford Campaign Update 7
7 October 2021

1. Leigh Day achieved a significant legal milestone and submitted their court proceedings against Link on 27 September. 2. 942 people registered for ShareSoc’s “Woodford: What Happens Next” webinar...

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Latest Blogs

Good Articles in Investors’ Chronicle

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc There were several good articles in this week’s Investors’ Chronicle. I cover...

FCA AGM questions – Response to ShareSoc question on financial education

Asking a question at an AGM is often a good way to get access to the Board and force them to engage on a key issue.  This approach worked well...

When is a concert party not a concert party?

The views expressed in this article are those of the author, not necessarily those of ShareSoc. Today’s RNS from GHE (Gresham House plc) who own Gresham House Asset Management...

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Recent AGM Reports

City of London Investment Group (CLIG) AGM 2021

Introduction and Background On Monday 18th October I attended the AGM of City of London Investment Group (CLIG – not to be confused with two other companies with similar...

Charles Stanley Takeover  Meetings 

I attended, via the LumiAGM platform, the Court Meeting and General Meeting of Charles Stanley Group (CAY) to approve the takeover by Raymond James this morning. In other words,...

Polar Capital Technology Trust AGM 2021 and Board Apprentices

I attended the Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT) Annual General Meeting via the Lumi AGM platform today. This was an exemplary example of how to run a “hybrid” AGM...

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Latest Newsletters

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 117

In this issue: Editorial: A more effective regulator in the pipeline?, Inflation is the biggest risk, but not the only one, Four dividend stalwarts to enhance your portfolio, The...

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 116

In this issue: Editorial, Bigger Is the Enemy of Better Investing, Improve Access for Retail Shareholders, Shareholder Rights Campaign Featured in This is Money, SUPERMAN and ShareSoc, More ShareSoc...

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