2015

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The Volkswagen scandal : information from Better Finance
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 11:01pm
DSW, the German shareholder protection association, gave a detailed account of the current situation and the means by which...
UK Shareholders’ Association investigates AIM companies’ annual reports
Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 11:10pm
The UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) believes that the time has come to expose AIM companies’ reporting practices, good and bad, to public scrutiny. We have begun with...
Private investors call on the IASB to reconsider its proposed Conceptual Framework
Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 5:36pm
The UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) wants ‘prudence’ to be fully restored as an accounting principle. The latest proposals by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) do not achieve this, so UKSA is calling upon the IASB to think...
UKSA South-West Region holds Christmas bash
Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 1:55pm
The traditional feast of ideas and Christmas food maintained the region's reputation for sociability and investment smarts. Next meeting for members March 1st.
It was billed as a feast of investment ideas and Christmas food and it was....
UKSA at the London Investors Show
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 4:39pm
UKSA again supports The London Investor Show on 23 October 2015 at London Novotel Hammersmith - Stand D23
Open Q & A session hosted by UKSA at 16.15 in conference room 2
Shareholders are being misled by faulty remuneration reporting requirements
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 1:09pm
UK Shareholders’ Association directors are seriously concerned about faults in company reporting regulations concerning information about executive remuneration and apparent failures by the appropriate authorities to monitor actual remuneration...
Do investment managers have principles?
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 11:14am
The UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) was recently asked to comment on a report, linked to the Financial Times, that some prominent fund managers were reluctant to declare their support for a newly published...
Prudence should not be left shyly waiting in the wings
Sunday, 26 July 2015 - 4:22pm
A UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) paper published today finds...
A Capital Markets Union for individual savers and investors
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...
A Capital Markets Union for the EU
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...
A new tool for private investors
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...
Share certificates give shareholder rights, nominee accounts do not
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...
Do Alliance Trust directors deserve support?
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...
'everyinvestor' interview with John Hunter
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...
Working in Brussels for private investors in the UK
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...
Shareholders to pay for directors’ mistakes at Wm Morrison Supermarkets
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...