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One key ingredient in the success or failure of a company is the quality of its management. Change at the top can often act as a catalyst for a share price boost, as revealed in this week’s issue of Shares.

Also this week: Shares debates investment risk in retirement. It asks which is more important for stock picking: quality or valuation? And the digital magazine explains why the next batch of US corporate earnings is important for UK investors.

Learn about one of the biggest tech IPOs in the UK for some time; and discover why Whitbread, Saga and Croda have caught investors’ attention.

We look at who is in charge of UK companies and the challenges many of them face

Why tracking the performance of chipmakers can offer valuable insights

Trainers-to-tracksuits king continues to defy high street doom and gloom

Shares lose 85% of their value after failure on key lupus drug

The company hopes to fire up discussions with struggling rival

Private equity ownership of rail assets would face political opposition

Currency movements could help explain the underperformance of the FTSE 100

Technology company to tap pent up online defence demand

Suse Linux spin-out or complete sale believed to be possible options

Activist investors with a history of pushing for change now control 10% of Whitbread

Plans to boost spending on warehouses, automation and technology haven’t gone down well

Despite a market sell-off in February, this asset manager looks well positioned

Recent stock market arrival could beat quoted rival Bango in the quest for positive earnings

We explain the importance of MSCI including more than 200 Chinese A-shares in its emerging markets index

Everything you need to know about cashing out of a DB pension or staying put

Balancing growth and risk is crucial as life expectancy increases

We want you to join in the debate about ways in which to pick stocks

Shares in property firm are now trading well below the recent takeover-inspired highs

The company has racked up £8m of operating losses during the past six years

Web-based sales surge at resilient value-for-money homewares leader

With forecast growth at its highest level since 2011, we look at why the next batch of US results is relevant for many UK investors

Company looks to bounce back from slightly disappointing fourth quarter performance

Investors will be eagerly awaiting management's view of the first quarter

Consumer health and hygiene giant needs to address market’s sales and margin concerns

The IT projects specialist could re-rate substantially as earnings quality improves

The equity valuation appears to be fully discounting recent setbacks to the business

Enterprise software supplier must win back investor confidence quickly

The company is targeting a market worth $2.5bn through Incotec

It is delivering strong sales growth but investors are worried about the impact of UK's exit from EU

Our trade on the small cap franchise expert is handsomely in the money