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Reuters seek UKSA's views on RBS sale

UKSA's views sought on issues raised by Thomson Reuters
April 10/11 2012

Eric Chalker, UKSA director and policy co-ordinator, was interviewed by Sudip Kargupta of Thomson Reuters following press reports of a potential sale of RBS shares to a sovereign wealth fund (ie an overseas government). Under the heading, “UK should reform RBS, Lloyds before any share sale”, these were his authorised quotations.

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Bill Jamieson reports on UKSA in The Scotsman

UKSA is delighted to appear in a recent piece in The Scotsman, from Bill Jamieson, titled: Size matters ... in so many intriguing ways. Bill was recently guest speaker of the Scottish regional branch of UKSA in Edinburgh and had this to say of our organisation:

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UKSA applauds regulator's call for 'professional scepticism in the audit'

The Auditing Practices Board (APB) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is calling for more professional scepticism in the conduct of company audits. This reflects repeated representations made to the FRC by UKSA, most strongly in a written submission 12 months ago criticising the way in which the regulator had previously described the auditor's role. Its new stance is very much to be welcomed and is likely to be applauded by all private investors.

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UKSA Welcomes Financial Reporting Council Restructuring

Following the Financial Times' report (March 15th, 2012), 'Opponents of FRC revamp thwarted', the UK Shareholders' Association has welcomed the news that the Financial Reporting Council is now independent from the professional bodies which did so much to found it, but came to exercise an influence that has not always been in the interest of investors.

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UKSA publishes January edition of The Private Investor

The Financial Reporting Council’s 'engagement' programme comes under severe scrutiny in this month’s issue of The Private Investor.

Writing as trustee of a major pension fund, UKSA member, John Hunter exposes why the institutional shareholder 'stewardship' that the FRC is promoting won’t work: it overlooks the way in which the financial services industry operates.

UKSA works with the FRC to improve corporate governance and values the dialogue we have, but, as John writes:

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