Daily Telegraph

Fat Cats on Diet?

There was a good article in the Daily Telegraph this morning in which I was quoted. It was headlined "Will the fat cats finally be put on a diet by shareholders?" and gave an overview of the attempts to rein in executive remuneration and the likely impact this year. But I expressed scepticism to the reporter and this is what it printed: "Roger Lawson, deputy chairman of ShareSoc, which speaks on behalf of thousands of retail investors in the UK, argues that an ...

A Dream Become a Nightmare – And a Plug for ShareSoc

There was a good article in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday (17/5/2015) explaining how Thatcher's dream of a share owning population has become a nightmare. She tried to create a nation of investors by privatisations and regulatory changes to improve business competition but instead many companies have ended up being sold to foreign buyers. Even worse there has been a collapse in private share ownership. The reported proportion of UK shares held by individuals has collapsed from 20% in 1994 to 11% ...
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