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Eric Chalker

Eric Chalker
Eric retired from running his business in 2001 and that’s when he became an investor in equities, to supplement his pension. Having become increasingly angry at the way private shareholders were being treated in the crisis year of 2008, Eric joined the board of the UK Shareholders’ Association in 2009 to help do something about it. He has been successively administration director, policy co-ordinator and, until the 2016 AGM, policy director, contributing significantly throughout to much of UKSA’s published material and numerous policy initiatives.

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The Economic Consequences of Covid-19

30th March 2020 By: Eric Chalker

To begin with full disclosure, I think the government has made a catastrophic mistake with its economic handling of Covid-19. It is painfully apparent to me that it has also handled the epidemic badly...

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Audit reporting : time to take control

12th September 2018 By: Eric Chalker

Two months ago, I wrote here that “current audit practice is valueless” (27th Jul 2018).   This is the lesson of Carillion, which should never be forgotten.  KPMG certified ...

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Was it wrong to worry?

24th August 2018 By: Eric Chalker

  A year ago, I wrote an article (“An insistent drumbeat…..” 25th Aug 2017) noting a dozen major threats to share prices and discussed how to react.  Since then, stock mar...

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Having the rug pulled out.

16th August 2018 By: Eric Chalker

Infrastructure funds took a hammering last autumn, when the possibility of a Corbyn Labour government was seen to threaten punitive nationalisation of their assets.  Many income seeking private i...

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The Feeble Financial Reporting Council

3rd August 2018 By: Eric Chalker

 In 7 years of dealing with the FRC on behalf of the UK Shareholders’ Association, it was at best a disappointment.  Over time, I came to see it as wholly unhelpful to the needs of pri...

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Current audit practice is valueless

27th July 2018 By: Eric Chalker

“The evidence suggests that audit quality is not up to the level expected by private investors.”  These were my words, in response to a brief survey of UK Shareholders’ Associat...

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The scandal behind Beaufort Insecurities

18th May 2018 By: Eric Chalker

 At the beginning of March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) put stockbroker Beaufort Securities and its custodian BSL into insolvency.  As a consequence, many personal investors have l...

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Insulting behaviour at Interserve plc

25th April 2018 By: Eric Chalker

 Some boards of directors reach out to their private investors.  Others demonstrate contempt.  The latest shocking example of the latter coming to my notice is the board of Interserve p...

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EMIS Group plc

13th April 2018 By: Eric Chalker

 This is a company in which, as I write, I hold some shares.  They were bought on a professional recommendation and that source (plus one other) is currently saying ‘hold’, but I...

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Investing for children

6th April 2018 By: Eric Chalker

It is a natural human desire to bestow money on children and grandchildren.  How best to do so can seem challenging.  There are ‘products’ available to make it seem easy, but the...

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