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David O'Hara writes for April aimzine

aimZine today publishes The Non-Executive Director, an article on their role and effectiveness by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

"I am delighted to contribute again to aimZine" said Mr O'Hara. "The role of non-executive directors in smaller quoted companies is a vital one and deserves close examination. The experience of launching NEDucation 2010 has taught me many things about the way this role is perceived by companies and the investor community."

David O'Hara speaks at cityzone directorFORUM event

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, was Guest Speaker at the cityzone directorFORUM event at Cass Business School.

David's presentation focused on smallcap corporate governance issues and the forthcoming NEDucation 2010.

Motley Fool publishes Smallcap podcast

Blackthorn Focus is pleased to note leading personal investing website The Motley Fool has published their podcast on smallcap investing with David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus and Gavin Oldham, CEO at The Share Centre.

The podcast features discussion on smallcap investing between The Motley Fool's spokesman David Kuo, David O'Hara and Gavin Oldham.

David O'Hara writes for March aimZine

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

"I have been examining the regulations AIM-listed companies and individuals must abide by when large shareholdings have been accumulated" said Mr O'Hara.

Financial Times publishes podcast with David O'Hara

This morning, the UK's leading financial newspaper the Financial Times publishes a podcast interview with David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

The twenty minute discussion between David O'Hara and FT journalist David Stevenson examined the story behind AIM delistings and what investors can learn from them.

"I am delighted the FT has published my recent podcast with David Stevenson" said Mr O'Hara. "This follows considerable research by Blackthorn Focus, we believe this is the most comprehensive study of AIM delistings yet published."

David O'Hara joins Financial Times podcast

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, today joined Financial Times journalist David Stevenson in a podcast on companies coming to and going from London's Alternative Investment Market.

David O'Hara writes for February aimZine

February's aimZine features an article Why Did You Leave Us?, by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

During the course of 2009, Blackthorn Focus followed the reasons behind companies delisting from AIM, London's junior market.

David O'Hara joins Motley Fool podcast

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, today joined Gavin Oldham, CEO of thesharecentre in a Motley Fool podcast on smallcap investing.

After the recording, Mr O'Hara commented:

"I was delighted to put together this podcast with Gavin Oldham and David Kuo. As Investing Expert at The Motley Fool, I would like to congratulate David and his team on their achievements in making the UK's number one website for private investors.

David O'Hara writes for January aimZine

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

For an article titled '2010 Aspirations', David contacted eight experts on London's junior market to ask what they would like to see change in 2010. Blackthorn Focus would like to thank all those people for sharing their insights. Thanks to:

David O'Hara joins Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus has joined the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, the finance sector professionals, academics and others who have an active interest in long-term investing.

"I am delighted to join the NSFM" said O'Hara. "The horrible experience of the last two years has shown we cannot just leave markets to run unfettered. What is required is a detailed and well-considered regulatory framework and an educated population of practitioners."


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