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 guidance on AGMs

FRC guidance on AGMs The FRC AGM Good Practice Guidance was published in July 2022. Cliff Weight and Peter Parry were members of the working party that helped develop...

FCA Annual Meeting 10am 15 September – Virtual Meeting

This meeting is open to all. You can register here: https://webinars.fca.org.uk/annual-public-meeting-2022 You can also submit questions if you wish. I have submitted a question on behalf of ShareSoc: ShareSoc,...

The value of the AIM market decreased by 30% in the first half of 2022

The value of the AIM market decreased by 30% in the first half of 2022, from £150 bn to £105 bn. The tech-heavy NASDAQ and the S&P have also...

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Latest Blogs

Pension Fund Hedging and the Bond Market

The Bank of England had to step into purchase gilts yesterday (28th September) after the bond market looked like collapsing totally. Some £65 billion was spent to do it....

Interest Rate Sanity and Chancellor’s Announcements

The views expressed in this article are those of its author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc. The Bank of England’s announcement of an increase in base rate to...

Mini Budget – Good but misses a chance

This article represents the views of its author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc. The Chancellor has taken steps  to drive forward the Government’s desire to simplify the personal...

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Recent AGM Reports

Cranswick AGM Report 2022

Introduction On 1st August I set out early for a long drive to Hull to attend Cranswick’s AGM. Though I had met Cranswick’s management some years previously at an...

Northern 2 VCT AGM Report 2022 – Far From Perfect

I attended the Annual General Meeting of Northern 2 VCT (NTV) today (10/8/2022). This is a Venture Capital Trust with a decent long-term performance but last year the total...

GB Group AGM

Today (28/07/2022) I attended the Annual General Meeting of GB Group (GBG) via the Lumi online platform. This worked well as one could both submit questions and vote via...

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Latest Newsletters

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 121

In this issue: Investment education for a younger generation, Cost-of-living crisis is changing the way fund managers invest, Is there hope in the investor engagement challenge?, Policy/campaigns update August...

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 120

In this issue: ShareSoc sets its course for coming years, AGMs: all you need to know but were afraid to ask, How to navigate the ESG maze, Fossil-fuel impact:...

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