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7 Jan 2019
Welcome Nick Sheppard

Welcome Nick Sheppard

Thorntons Investments is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Sheppard as Senior Business Development Manager. Nick is a valuable addition to our Business Development Team, bringing a wealth of experience in financial and investment services from his time at Standard Life, Brewin Dolphin and most recently Close Brothers Asset Management. He will make a…

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In Your Shoes – Susan Bennett

(This article first appeared in the Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce website, 17th December 2018).   Monday Well its Monday morning. I skip into work feeling very smug with myself as I have spent the weekend writing Christmas cards and wrapping gifts. I smugly tell my Financial Planning Colleagues I think I am ready…

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18 Dec 2018
Wealth manager finds riches on Scottish island

Wealth manager finds riches on Scottish island

(This interview appeared in the Herald on 15th December 2018). BARRA- lover Stephen Webster got an introduction to life on the Scottish island that some people would have found disconcerting. The investment manager was being driven from the island’s airport with its beach landing strip by the woman who was to become his mother-in-law when…

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5 Dec 2018
We’re Recruiting

We’re Recruiting

We’re currently recruiting for a new Portfolio Manager to join our team in Edinburgh.  For full details, please see our advert – https://www.linkedin.com/company/thorntons-investment-management-ltd/ – or contact Leigh Hudson, HR Manager – lhudson@thorntons-investments.co.uk  

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29 Nov 2018
Income Protection Insurance

Income Protection Insurance

Many people think being a financial adviser involves providing advice to clients on investments and saving for retirement.  Whilst this is true, perhaps the most important aspect of any adviser’s job is to ensure our clients have suitable protection in place to safeguard their own, or their family’s, lifestyle in the event of long-term ill…

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20 Nov 2018
How to manage money in retirement

How to manage money in retirement

So, the day has finally dawned, retirement is here, no need to set the alarm clock for 6am every morning, no need to force yourself out of bed on a cold dark winter’s morning ..…. so far so good.  On the downside there will also no longer be a salary hitting your bank account every…

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13 Nov 2018
Recent Market Movements

Recent Market Movements

The sharp fall in stock markets around the world last month has led to it being dubbed ‘Red October’.  To paraphrase Mark Twain, ‘October is a particularly dangerous month to speculate in stocks’ (he then also goes on to name the other 11 months!).  Some stock markets, particularly in emerging countries, had already been falling…

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8 Nov 2018
Thorntons Investments named ‘Best AIM Portfolio Service’ runner-up at the Growth Investors 2018 Awards

Thorntons Investments named ‘Best AIM Portfolio Service’ runner-up at the Growth Investors 2018 Awards

Thorntons Investments were celebrating a double success at the Growth Investors 2018 Awards at the Royal Lancaster in London last night. We were named runner-up in the highly coveted award for ‘Best AIM Portfolio Service’ and were also commended by the judges as ‘One To Watch’ in the category of ‘Best BR Investment Manager –…

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6 Nov 2018
Client Experience – How was it for you?

Client Experience – How was it for you?

Everything we do is centred around our clients.  As we approach our fourth anniversary, we have launched a new client service programme to review and improve all our client focused activities.  We now have around 1,000 active clients and during November we are inviting all clients to participate in a survey to help inform us and…

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