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Private shareholders “too often ignored”, says Asset Match boss (AltFi News)

| Tuesday February 14, 2017

Asset Match research shows UK shareholders suffering from lack of attention and liquidity.

Asset Match, an online auction platform private shareholdings, has unveiled new research into the frustrations of stocks and shares investors in the UK. The research reveals that, while confidence is high, investors are too often hamstrung by a lack of attention from company-owners and exit routes.

The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that 9 per cent of Britain’s shareholders feel trapped by an inability to sell shares in a private company. Asset Match says that this equates to 600,000 frustrated investors.

The research suggests that many private company investors are suffering from a dearth of attention. 27 per cent of UK shareholders – the equivalent of 1.8m people – do not know the current value of their shareholdings, which Asset Match says is due to “dormant” investor relations.

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