In January the FCA issued a consultation paper CP19/7 Financial Conduct Authority Consultation on proposals to improve shareholder engagement. This was a technical consultation on how to implement the EU Shareholder Rights Directive II in relation to its Stewardship aspects.
Today 27 March UKSA and ShareSoc made a joint response, on behalf of individual investors.
We made a number of points, see below, with further background in an Appendix. We think this is important context to our response to the FCA consultation as ...
Today 18 Feb 2019, ShareSoc & UKSA have written to The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. We made three key points:
Appointment of auditors by a third party with the relevant skills and expertise would, once and for all, break the current link of excessive dependency between auditors and those they audit.
If, on a trial basis, the Regulator started by managing the appointment of auditors for FTSE 100 companies this would ...
The London Stock Exchange have published a document entitled “AIM Rules Review”. ShareSoc, including me personally, have criticised the LSE in the past for poor regulation of the AIM market. Many investors view it as a casino because of the numerous problems of fraud, poor disclosures, many delistings or simple bankruptcies in AIM companies. See the ShareSoc campaign page here for more information: https://www.sharesoc.org/campaigns/campaign-improve-aim-market/
As you can see we made a number of recommendations on how to improve the AIM market, and ...
PRESS RELEASE 83 25/10/2016
ShareSoc (the UK Individual Shareholders Society) has today submitted its written evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry on corporate governance.
The goal should be to get more power back to the ultimate investors. This can be achieved by:
Ensuring that individual shareholders can exercise their rights, even if their shares are held in nominee accounts.
ShareSoc, if sufficiently well resourced, can play a role by ensuring that individual shareholders are educated about their rights and ...