Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hanergy report

I noticed a report about Hanergy that is interesting enough to mention here.

David Webb noted regarding the SFC investigation: "this refers to an investigation "into the affairs of" Hanergy, not just into dealings in its shares. In our view the suspension of the stock is now likely to continue for quite a while."  

And writing about David Webb, there seems to be a call for more "David Webbs", lets hope this call will be answered:

Financial circles have mixed perceptions about activist investors like David Webb. Individual players hail him as their hero, as he is always there to press corporate management to share profits with minority shareholders.

Surely corporate decision makers and major stakeholders find him annoying. Who would like to have a “troublemaker” like Webb meddling in their business?

But a consultation paper from the Securities and Futures Commission on the Principles of Responsible Ownership is encouraging more Webb-like shareholders, especially institutional ones, to take part in and supervise the day-to-day operations of the firms they invest in.

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