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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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23 Oct 2017
Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Now in its fifth year, the Courier Business Awards is a highlight of the business calendar across Tayside, Angus and Fife. The standard is high, so to be shortlisted is testimony to the commitment and hard work shown by Dylan, the support of Nadine Key as his manager, and the entire team at Thorntons Investments…

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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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16 Aug 2017
Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Two charities have been handed a share of £34,000 raised during a sold-out charity dinner organised by Thorntons Investments. Cornerstone and Children’s Aid have each been presented with a cheque to help support the vital work they do for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. The Sports Challenge Dinner, hosted by Sky’s Soccer Saturday pundit…

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14 Mar 2017
Budget 2017

Budget 2017

Philip Hammond’s (a.k.a. “Spreadsheet Phil”) first budget might not be historically significant, but this year’s red briefcase does hold a few notable changes for parents, savers, business owners and house hunters. The Chancellor’s announcement will have a significant impact on the self-employed. A rise in National Insurance (NI) Contributions, alongside a reduction in the Dividend…

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7 Mar 2017
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

The 8th March is International Women’s Day. This annual celebration is a show of appreciation and respect for women and their economic, political and social achievements.   Karen Slupinski, marketing and communications manager with Thorntons Investments, caught up with paraplanner Zoe Malpas to find out more about her experience of being a young woman in the financial…

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16 Feb 2017
Sports Challenge Dinner 2017

Sports Challenge Dinner 2017

The Thorntons Investments Sports Challenge Dinner, now into its fourth year, is a black-tie charity dinner with a difference. Tables of 10 challenge each other in a Question of Sport style quiz while raising money for children’s charities. Throughout the evening, there are lots of prizes to be won with the overall Sports Challenge champions…

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What do you dream of? Wake up!

For some people, last year seemed like a weird dream, for other people it was more of a nightmare. The most unlikely American businessman is set to take presidential office later this month, the implications of the UK Brexit vote are still no clearer, and sadly some of the greatest entertainers of our time are…

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