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Thorntons Investments shortlisted at the 2018 Growth Investors Awards

We are delighted to be named as a finalist at the 2018 Growth Investors Awards. Our AIM IHT Portfolio Service has been shortlisted for two awards: Best AIM Portfolio Service Best BR Investment Manager – AIM These prestigious awards celebrate the UK’s investment provider community in championing tax-advantaged investments, spotting growth potential and backing outstanding…

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Thorntons Investments AIM IHT and MPS model portfolio services now available on Ascentric

Discretionary investment manager Thorntons Investments has announced that its AIM Inheritance Tax Portfolio Service and Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) are now available on the Ascentric Platform. Thorntons Investments has been managing AIM portfolios since 2006, and their AIM IHT Portfolio Service, which first became available as a model portfolio on the Standard Life Wrap in…

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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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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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29 Aug 2018
UK Financial Regulation

UK Financial Regulation

The financial services industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the world. That’s a good thing because it means that professional practitioners are held accountable for the service and advice they give to clients. But the increase in regulation has had undesirable consequences as well as benefits.  It is important that we…

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26 Jun 2018
Getting to know you More

Getting to know you More

  Thorntons Investments has been working with Know You More, a learning and development company that specialises in virtual coaching to support young people early in their career. Company owner Tim Mart reflects on our work together: Since the events of 2008, the financial services industry has not been held in the highest of regard…

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31 May 2018
Managed Portfolio Service now available on Zurich platform

Managed Portfolio Service now available on Zurich platform

We’re pleased to announce that our Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) is now available on the Zurich Intermediary Platform.   Launched in 2014, and now approaching £100m, the five risk-targeted investment models – Cautious, Steady, Moderate, Progressive and Adventurous – are also available on Standard Life, Nucleus and Novia adviser platforms.   Matt Strachan, our Chief Investment Officer,…

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24 May 2018
GDPR – what you need to know.

GDPR – what you need to know.

The UK Financial Services industry is a highly regulated sector, continually making improvements to safeguard your finances. On 25th May 2018 new legislation regarding the way we hold your personal information came into force. This regulation applies to companies across all industries that hold personal data, for both customers and employees.   I’m sure your…

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20 Mar 2018
We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

We are offering a Modern Apprenticeship in Office Administration.  This opportunity would suit someone wanting to take a step into working into an office environment and who wants to continue their studies to develop their career further.   What you’ll do: The role itself will report into our Executive Assistant helping in our front of…

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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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