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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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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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Thorntons Investments shortlisted at the Growth Investors 2018 Awards

We are delighted to be named as a finalist at the Growth Investors 2018 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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