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David O'Hara opens government e-petition

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, has opened a government e-petition, demanding an end to the ban on private investors holding AIM-listed shares in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs).

Mr O'Hara said:

"For too long the Treasury has not allowed private investors to shelter their AIM stocks from taxation. This creates additional complication to the ISA rules and denies investors the opportunity to invest in some of the UK's best growth businesses without running into the tax man.

aimZine features indices update

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, today features an article by Blackthorn Focus' Founder, David O'Hara.

This feature contained a summary of the performance of the two Blackthorn Focus AIM indices GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

David O'Hara appears on The Wise Monkeys

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in the most recent episode of The Wise Monkeys, the popular internet webcast sponsored by Selftrade.

In a wide-ranging 15 minute video covering equity investment opportunities, Mr O'Hara discusses the dynamics of commodity investment and the performance of the Blackthorn Focus AIM indices: GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

finncap to sponsor NEDucation 2011

finnCap, the independent corporate broker, are partnering with Blackthorn Focus and BDO at NEDucation 2011, the one-day conference for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies.

NEDucation 2011 takes place on October 14th at BDO's Baker Street offices and is a full day of presentations and informative discussions for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies.

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus said:

BDO to host NEDucation 2011

BDO, the world's fifth largest accountancy organisation, will be hosting the Blackthorn Focus event NEDucation 2011 at their Baker Street offices on October 14th.

NEDucation is a one-day training event for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies. This will be the second time Blackthorn Focus has produced NEDucation, following 2010's June event.

David O'Hara writes for July aimZine

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, today published an article by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

The article featured contributions from the leading women in the UK's smallcap arena.

"There are a number of women at the very top in and around AIM", said Mr O'Hara. "This was a great opportunity to hear from them and better understand what draws professionals to London's dynamic junior market".

David O'Hara writes for June aimZine

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, this month features an article by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

The article covers the performance of the Blackthorn Focus AIM indices GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus reconstituted

GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus, the indices of AIM companies that have been growing sales and dividends respectively, have undergone their latest quarterly reconstitution.

David O'Hara writes for May aimZine

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in this month's edition of aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

"Recent experiences have highlighted the fragmentation of trade reporting on AIM" says Mr O'Hara. "This has made it more difficult for the investment community to properly assess the liquidity of AIM securities. I look forward to seeing how this develops as AIM continues to mature."

David O'Hara writes for April aimZine

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in the April edition of aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community.

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