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Private shareholders in the UK increasingly ‘frustrated’ by investor relations (The Investment Observer)

| Wednesday February 15, 2017

Private shareholders in the UK are experiencing “mass frustration” due to a lack of communication and transparency from the businesses they have invested in, according to new research. 

A survey conducted by peer-to-peer lending platform Asset Match has found that there is a widespread feeling of discontent being experienced by the nation’s community of private company shareholders. 10 percent of UK shareholders said they have never been given the opportunity to discuss options regarding their shares since making their original investment, with a further 9 percent feeling ‘locked-in’ due to an inability to sell or trade the shares they own in a private company.

Regarding Brexit, the sentiment of investors is largely positive – echoing the results of recent surveys conducted by investors in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

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