Nature of Ownership



The nature of ownership of UK companies has evolved over time and, in 2011, 43% of UK listed companies were held overseas. The impact of this increase in foreign ownership on the UK economy is discussed. The implementation of a central registry of company-beneficial ownership has been seen, by some, to be costly leading to some exemptions, but the outcome of a central registry is yet to be determined. Details of a major database providing ownership data are provided.


Corporate Governance Pension Fund Ownership Structure Foreign Ownership Ownership Data 
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© William Forbes and Lynn Hodgkinson 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK
  2. 2.Bangor Business SchoolUK

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