News from UKSA in 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 3:26pm

Are Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shares right for ISAs?

Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Autumn Statement that here is to be a government-led consultation on the possible opening of ISAs (individual savings accounts) to...

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 4:53pm

Since UKSA’s policy team first questioned this scheme, further work has been done and a detailed analysis can be found in the members’ section of this website. This shows just what an extraordinary scheme this is and a mystery why the major...

Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 11:02am

Persimmon has dreamed up a generous new scheme for incentivising its underpaid and overworked directors. Nice work if you can get it!

At the Persimmon General Meeting held on 17th October 72% of the shareholders voted. Of those who...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 - 6:56pm

Yesterday, UKSA asked BAE Systems’ directors to use their power to put pressure, both private and public, on all nominees on its share register to ensure that all their clients are fully informed about the proposals and able to instruct their...

Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 9:55pm

UKSA has sent letters to Dick Olver, BAE Systems chairman and to Sir Peter Mason KBE, its senior independent director, calling upon them to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that private investors in BAE using nominee accounts are...

Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 9:15pm

"Do you own the shares you bought"? "Yes of course I do"!, you say. But do you really? If like most people your shares are held in a nominee account, ISA or SIPP the answer is you probably don't. You are the beneficiary but not the legal...

Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 5:07pm

A new website has been created to campaign against executive greed. An issue which UKSA very much supports.

Pro Business Against Greed was started because Sir Mike Darrington, former Managing Director of Greggs, saw how things had changed...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - 9:42am

Responding to Vince Cable’s proposals for new reporting regulations on Directors’ Pay, UKSA’s points out that they take no account of the Kay Review, yet that Review was commissioned by Vince Cable himself.
Professor Kay has highlighted the...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 11:49am

UKSA is among a number of investor bodies seeking changes in audit practice in order to bring about better protection of investor interests. Led by the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme, these embrace the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum,...

Monday, 3 September 2012 - 4:11pm

Calling all former Northern Rock Depositors

It is almost 5 years since our TV screens and newspapers were filled with pictures of the queues outside Northern Rock branches.

There is a building media interest on how the past 5 years...