Hardman & Co CEO Keith Hiscock joins DirectorsTalk to discuss his latest report entitled “Share ownership: for the many, not the few?” Keith explains the meaning behind the title, the background to the report, the main trends in share ownership and how share ownership differs by market. Keith goes on to explain how retail is more important to share prices and liquidity than their percentage ownership would suggest and what company management from FTSE 100 through to AIM can do to engage with a much wider investment audience.
Keith Hiscock is personally responsible for the firm’s relationships with its corporate clients and also for corporate finance. In addition, he is the author of several articles tackling the issues facing companies in today’s climate.
Keith has more than 35 years’ stockbroking experience and has developed long-standing relationships with many major institutional investors, including Private Client Brokers and Wealth Managers. He started his career at James Capel, at the time the top-ranked research house in London. He was a founding member of Schroder Securities and of Agency Partners, a leading research boutique house, and was a member of the five-man securities board at Evolution. Keith has also advised companies, large and small, on their relationships with the capital markets.
Keith was part of the group of investors that acquired Hardman & Co in late 2012. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford.