Press release 112 – Merger Announcement: ShareSoc and SIGnet
The UK Individual Shareholders Society Limited (ShareSoc) and SIGnet have signed a merger agreement. ShareSoc is the UK’s largest private investor organisation, providing a broad range of services to its members and defending the interests of individual investors.
The SIGnet educational network provides private investors with the opportunity to meet in small groups to discuss investment topics and strategies, with the aim of becoming better investors. SIGnet was founded by the late John Lander in 1998 and currently has 24 groups nationally.
ShareSoc and SIGnet welcome investors with all levels of investing expertise. The merged organisation will benefit all UK investors and members, offering an enhanced range of options and services. This will include a specific SIGnet membership intended to preserve and build on John’s legacy.
Mark Northway, ShareSoc Chairman, said “We are very excited to join forces with SIGnet. The merger increases SIGnet’s reach and scalability while improving ShareSoc’s ability to champion and empower individual investors”.
Ray Williams, SIGnet Chairman, has become the SIGnet director for the merged organisation and joins the ShareSoc Board. He said “We look forward to developing and growing SIGnet through a closer relationship with ShareSoc’s enthusiastic membership base and strong administrative capacity”.
Information About ShareSoc, the UK Individual Shareholders Society
ShareSoc is the UK’s largest retail shareholder organisation acting in all areas of the UK stock market with 5,000 members. It is a not for profit company. ShareSoc is dedicated to the support of individual investors (private shareholders as opposed to institutional investors). We aim to make and keep investors better informed to improve their investment skills and protect the value of their investments. We won’t shirk from tackling companies, the Government or other institutions if we think individual shareholders are not being treated fairly.
Information About SIGnet
SIGnet is a national network of groups of investors. Members meet in small groups with others interested in investment with the aim of improving their investment skills by learning from each other and evaluating investment themes with and through the group. As a distinct subset of ShareSoc SIGnet is a not for profit organisation.