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Woodford Campaign Update 3: Campaign Newsletter 21/2/21

For the benefit of all members, we aim to publish this monthly. 1. ShareSoc and Mello Events, in partnership, present a new, free event, the Woodford Debacle – Reflections, Redress and Reform from 6 to 8.30pm on 9th March. Reviewing in detail what went wrong with Woodford, the various claims for redress and what steps investors should take, including how to claim. Potentially to recover up to 70% of your losses, depending on which claim you join. 2. ShareSoc’s Press Release of 6 ...

FT, 17 Feb 2021, Neil Woodford’s relaunch plan prompts calls for independent inquiry

The Woodford interview in the Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/02/13/exclusive-neil-woodford-launch-comeback-fund-says-sorry-did/ has generated an enormous amount of media coverage including this excellent coverage for ShareSoc in the FT. https://www.ft.com/content/3c029f46-3cb4-4a74-a4cc-b74c3fe687df Neil Woodford’s relaunch plan prompts calls for independent inquiry The FT article includes these quotes from ShareSoc and Leigh Day: Cliff Weight, a director at shareholder rights’ group ShareSoc, said Woodford’s plan to return to managing money had “appalled” retail investors. “It is a huge kick in the teeth for those whose money Woodford lost,” he said. ShareSoc is supporting a ...

Woodford says “I’m sorry” – I don’t accept apology. WoodfordPayBack time is here.

The Sunday Telegraph has run a puff piece of PR for Neil Woodford in which he says, “I am sorry”. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/02/13/exclusive-neil-woodford-launch-comeback-fund-says-sorry-did/ Well, I am sorry too. I don’t accept Neil Woodford’s apology. WoodfordPayBack time is here. Woodford says that Link were wrong to close his fund, which led to a fire sale of many of his investments. I do at least agree with him on this. It is a scandal that events occurred so that shares in illiquid assets had to be sold at ...

Daily Mail, 8 Feb 2021, Legal battle to win compensation for savers in Woodford’s flagship fund kicks off after crucial insurance and financial backing is secured

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9234205/Neil-Woodford-fund-savers-begin-legal-battle-compensation.html. This article explains the key milestones that have been achieved and refers to ShareSoc : More than 3,000 people have signed up to the case, which is backed by retail investor association ShareSoc, and a mass marketing campaign will encourage more people to join.  The article also notes that "Up to 500,000 people were affected by the Woodford scandal".  We hope that many will join our campaign and ShareSoc to help make the investing world a better place. This publicity follows on from ...

FT, 8 Feb 2021, Woodford investor legal claim secures funding

ShareSoc is quoted at length in this extensive FT article on the Leigh Day claim against Link https://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2021/02/08/woodford-investor-legal-claim-secures-funding/ A legal claim on behalf of investors in the Woodford Equity Income fund has secured funding and the backing of the UK Individual Shareholders Society. In an update over the weekend the consumer body - known as ShareSoc - said it was in the "best interests" of those who lost money in the Woodford saga to join a claim led by law firm Leigh Day, which is now ...

Woodford Campaign Update 1: Jan 2021

Below is the first of what we plan to be regular updates to members advising them of what we have done in this very important campaign. Woodford January NEWSLETTER

Investors’ Chronicle, 31 Dec 2020, Woodford, Misplaced Trust

The Investors’ Chronicle have published a long article today. https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2020/12/30/misplaced-trust/. We understand the Investors’ Chronicle has 30,000 readers. Most of the article describes what happened. The crunchy bit is at the end….. The mechanics Five law firms have considered the viability of taking legal action, but which is the best one to turn to? ShareSoc, ever the champion of the private shareholder, has endorsed Leigh Day, who decided that Link was most at fault. The firm says that the case stems from Link breaching ...

Woodford Campaign

ShareSoc invites everyone concerned about Woodford to join the ShareSoc Woodford Campaign and in particular investors in the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF), the LF Woodford Income Focus Fund (WIFF) and Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) . Many individual investors lost money as a result of the dramatic loss in value of assets within investment vehicles managed by Woodford Investment Management Limited. ShareSoc is keen to establish whether there is realistic recourse available for affected investors, to ensure that the events which harmed individual investors ...