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

Letter to the Treasury Committee re FCA’s Woodford Enquiry

The Financial Conduct Authority gave scant detail on progress regarding Woodford, in a letter to the Treasury Committee dated 14th December 2022 (published 11th January 2023), responding to questions...

Invitation to Better Finance Conference 24 Jan at 10.30 CET (9.30am UK time)

Attending and voting at AGMs are important shareholder rights and responsibilities, central to ShareSoc’s Shareholder Rights campaign. A recent blog on how to ask questions is here and ShareSoc...

I have £5,000 to invest. How do I choose the right platform?

ShareSoc’s Investing Basics videos have made us think quite a lot about what a new investor should do. If you have suddenly come into money, are new to investing...

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Latest Blogs

Proposals on Limiting ISAs

The views expressed in this article are those of its author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc. The Resolution Foundation has released a report looking at “the Government’s policies...

The New Realities and Private Healthcare

The views expressed in this article are those of its author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc. The editorial in this week’s Investors’ Chronicle was full of doom and...

Portfolio Review 2022 – Mark Bentley

This article reflects the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of ShareSoc. Introduction Following on from my reviews in 2020 and 2021, I have now conducted a...

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Recent AGM Reports

JPMorgan Global Growth AGM 2022

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of JPMorgan Global Growth and Income Plc (JGGI). This is a global investment trust as the name implies and the meeting was...

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...

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Latest Newsletters

ShareSoc Informer – Issue 122

In this issue: Sterling weakness the bright spot in an investment annus horribilis, Thematic ETFs: which look a good bet for the next decade, The problem with novel income...

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...

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