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UK shareholders frustrated by lack of communication and transparency (Scottish Financial News)

| Thursday February 16, 2017

UK shareholders are frustrated by a lack of communication and transparency from the businesses they have invested in, according to research by peer-to-peer trading platform Asset Match.

Asset Match’s survey of 2,000 UK adults found that 9 per cent of Britain’s shareholders feel locked-in due to an inability to sell or trade the shares they own in a private company – equating to over 600,000 trapped and frustrated investors.

The Shareholder Sentiment Index 2017 report says investors’ inability to release the value of the shares they currently own risks undermining investor confidence, with the country’s shareholders trapped within their current equity investments, unable to re-invest into other private businesses despite wanting to.

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