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9 Jan 2018
Thorntons Investments strengthens discretionary management team

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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11 Nov 2017
Women of Dundee – our changing face

Women of Dundee – our changing face

Thorntons Investments are proud to be a sponsor of the Dundee International Women Centre’s annual “Bite & Blether” luncheon again this year. Like all major cities, Dundee is a melting pot. Our eclectic mix of communities is literally changing the face of Dundonians.  Our city is undergoing unprecedented redevelopment and the world’s eyes are upon us….

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7 Nov 2017
The Bank of Gran and Grandad

The Bank of Gran and Grandad

First it was the Bank of Mum and Dad, now it’s the turn of Gran and Grandad. This time it’s a double whammy. Grandparents below the state pension age who give up work to look after their grandchildren not only lose out on their salary, but also risk reducing their future state pension by not…

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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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6 Oct 2017
Growing up with AIM

Growing up with AIM

What is AIM? An important part of our service to private clients is to reduce any potential Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability. Adding shares that qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR), quoted on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) to existing discretionary portfolios is a valued part of our service. There is no definitive list of AIM…

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5 Sep 2017
The AIM of Research

The AIM of Research

Ciaran Garvey, Investment Manager at Thorntons Investments, explains why investment research is vital. Investment research is vital for two reasons. From an investor’s perspective, it’s about finding the ‘winners’: companies that will provide strong business and investment returns in the years ahead. For companies, research is the conduit that attracts new capital to fund business…

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4 Sep 2017
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

It’s important to us to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work. When not in the office, several of our colleagues are proud to support a variety of good causes. Here’s why it matters to them: John James, Investment Manager Member of the investment panel of Resilient Scotland  Resilient Scotland…

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