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Corporate commissioned research - the right business model for today’s markets

Institutional investors need quality research - and corporate commissioned research is the way of the future for communicating with the broader market says Fraser Thorne, Managing Director of Edison Investment Research.

FSA BULLETIN: Is an honest, but mistaken, belief that you are not trading on inside information a defence to market abuse?

Harvey Rands of Memery Crystal examines the FSA’s recent decision on market abuse with regard to Darren Morton and Christopher Parry.

Taking independent advice

In these challenging times, pressure can mount on NEDs to go against their better judgment. On these occasions, it is appropriate and reasonable to seek independent professional advice says Martin Finnegan of Nabarro.

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Rebuilding Bridges with Shareholders

The gap between large and small-cap companies in terms of frequency and quality of shareholder engagement has been widening for a number of years.  Mirza Baig, Associate Director of F&C Asset Management, looks at ways of bridging this divide.

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Companies Act 2006: the final phase

Nicholas Narraway, Chairman of the QCA Legal Committee and a consultant at Moorhead James LLP, summarises the new provisions that came into force on 1 October 2009 with the Companies Act 2006.

Are you preparing for higher tax rates?

Lawyers CMS Cameron McKenna discuss Budget announcements that companies should be considering.

Joint Share Ownership Plans - a new way of getting capital gains treatment?

CMS Cameron McKenna explain a type of share scheme that has been getting much attention recently - Joint Share Ownership Plans (JSOPs) - and outline the plan, the tax treatment of these arrangements and the main advantages/disadvantages of them.

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Auditor Liability limitation agreements: this parrot is no more!

Should directors of small quoted companies be celebrating or mourning the apparent demise of voluntary auditor liability limitation agreements (“LLAs”)?  Oliver Tant, KPMG’s UK Head of Audit, examines the body of his dead parrot.

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What do small cap investors want from corporate reporting?

Communications opportunity or a compliance obligation? Mark Hynes of design agency Radley Yeldar investigates what investors want from a company’s annual report.

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A move to bring all leases on balance sheet

Sarah Cox, QCA Accounting Standards Committee member, reports on potential changes to lease accounting in a recently released IASB/FASB discussion paper.

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