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We consider the growth in the numbers of retail shareholders and explore how important it is for companies to open themselves to adopting a new mindset in understanding the requirements of individual investors and how best to benefit effectively from the boon in their numbers.
Conversely, following the rise in retail investors, there has been a notable increase in retail shareholder organisations' engagement and lobbying activities. These have been set up to champion the individual investor to ensure that their voice reaches the company boardroom's furthest recesses and within government and regulatory authorities.
As we reflect on our findings, we would like to end with a final thought that aligning management and investor perspectives requires intentional engagement, listening, and understanding from both parties. The evidence of that meeting of minds lies not only in the votes on resolutions but equally in the continued, ongoing dialogue that results from the efforts of both parties. We hope this article has given you food for thought in this developing area. If you would like to understand more about this topic or need support with formulating strategy and implementing steps to enhance your organisation's communications and outreach to the retail investor base on your share register, please contact our expert Corporate Governance advisory team on the details below.
Additionally, EQ, as a leading share registrar in the UK and US, is delighted to continue bringing insight and ideas to strengthen the industry and to explore how companies can harness retail shareholder participation for their mutual benefit. In this vein, EQ carried out extensive research on this, details of which can be found here.
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