Eric retired from running his business in 2001 and that’s when he became an investor in equities, to supplement his pension. Having become increasingly angry at the way private shareholders were being treated in the crisis year of 2008, he joined the board of the UK Shareholders’ Association in 2009 to help do something about it. He was initially responsible for UKSA’s administration and from 2012 onwards for policy matters, stepping down from the board in 2016. He contributed significantly to much of UKSA’s published material and numerous policy initiatives.
Eric now writes a blog for the London South East website, which can be found at http://www.lse.co.uk/blogs/expert/eric-chalkers-blog/ Some of his posts are reproduced in 'The Private Investor' and these are listed below, together with some earlier articles written specifically for 'The Private Investor'.