Latest News from UKSA

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 4:59pm

Hot on the heels of the Brussels conference on EU proposals for a capital markets union (see previous news item), the UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) has sent the Commission its...

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 9:24pm

What part do private investors have in the EU’s plans for a ‘capital markets union’ (CMU)? They may have to fight to be heard, because they are thought to be too risk averse and short-term oriented.

Three representatives of the UK...

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 3:42pm

The iPad has a new app. Devised by Capita Asset Services, ‘Signal documents’ enables users to download and use shareholder documents for most of Capita’s 880 stock market clients, 43% of the...

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 6:26pm

The Sunday Times, on April 26, has quoted Hargreaves Lansdown as claiming that private investors “have the same rights and benefits under a nominee service” as those holding shares in certificated form. This is incorrect and seriously misleading...

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 7:00pm

Do Alliance Trust directors deserve the support of their thousands of individual investors in resisting Elliott Advisors’ attempts to influence the company’s performance? Or is the hedge fund genuinely seeking long term improvement, rather than...

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:32pm

'everyinvestor' Q & A with chairman of UKSA John Hunter, discussing corporate governance, investing habits and more .... Read the 'everyinvestor' article...

Monday, 2 March 2015 - 2:26pm

The UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) is an active member of Better Finance for All, the Brussels-based organisation that works for private savers and investors within the EU and for 2015 has voluntarily increased its subscription by 50 per...

Monday, 23 February 2015 - 11:47am

Investors in Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc are being asked, at very considerable expense, to let current and former directors off the hook, scot-free, for repeated breaches of the Companies Act. Nobody is resigning because of this.

In a 20...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 2:43pm

Today’s announcement that takeovers by schemes of arrangement are to be subject to tax is a victory (albeit a small one) for private investors. See page 61, paragraph 1.249, of the full Autumn Statement for which a link appears below. The UK...

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 1:07pm

Two members of the UK Shareholders’ Association were pleased to have the opportunity of speaking at the London Investor Show, 24th October 2014. Malcolm Howard tackled “How to read published accounts to spot undervalued companies” and Eric...