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25 Oct 2018
Thorntons Investments recognises economic value of Gaelic

Thorntons Investments recognises economic value of Gaelic

Wealth management company Thorntons Investments has underlined its support of Scotland’s Gaelic community by sponsoring the Gaelic as an Economic Asset category at the Scottish Gaelic Awards which take place in Glasgow in November. Now in their sixth year, the Scottish Gaelic Awards celebrate all aspects of Gaelic language and culture. This is the third…

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12 Sep 2018
Our ageing population

Our ageing population

We are living longer. Fact. Around 700,000 people celebrate their 65th birthday each year in the UK, and, by 2024, there will be 18 million people over the age of 60 (https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/living-longer) What are the challenges of this ageing demographic? Stewart Taylor shares his opinion on whether living longer is a good thing: I’m sure…

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29 Aug 2018

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Fabulous opportunity for a young musician to compose new work

  This summer we’ve teamed up with an organisation that promotes traditional arts across Scotland to provide a fantastic opportunity for a young musician to compose new music, to be performed at this year’s Blas Festival < https://www.blas-festival.com/ > which celebrates the Year of Young People 2018. Fèisean nan Gàidheal < http://www.feisean.org/en/ > supports 47…

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9 Jan 2018

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Thorntons Investments strengthens discretionary management team

Thorntons Investments has appointed Alasdair Kyle to strengthen its discretionary management team.  A graduate of Aberdeen University and former pupil at Glenalmond College, Alasdair joins as investment manager after seven years with London based single family office Alder Investment Management. He was previously with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. Thorntons Investments Chief Executive Stephen Webster…

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23 Nov 2017
2017 Autumn Budget  – what you need to know.

2017 Autumn Budget – what you need to know.

The first Autumn Budget announced yesterday has been labelled as ‘steady as you go’. The mains points were: The Chancellor decided against attacking pension tax reliefs. There will be some changes to Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Scheme investments. Among the changes to business rates, the so-called staircase tax for business premises on more…

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29 Oct 2017
What is risk?

What is risk?

  The Collins Dictionary’s definition of risk is: the possibility of incurring misfortune or loss. The Oxford Dictionary’s definition is not much better: the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen. Neither definition looks like a particularly attractive proposition and many people will shy away from risk as a result, so how do we…

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