Blogs



Iain Penman: Permanent changes to Scotland's bankruptcy laws following COVID-19

Iain Penman, senior associate at Brodies LLP, discusses the changes to Scotland's bankruptcy laws in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 13 April 2021

Rupert Thompson: Are the traditional investment portfolio allocations still relevant?

Rupert Thompson, chief investment officer at UK-based wealth management group Kingswood, discusses the debate around whether there is still a place for traditional portfolios made up of 60% equities and 40% bonds.

Published 13 April 2021

Paula Barlow: Probate and Inheritance Tax

Paula Barlow, probate manager at global financial services firm ZEDRA, discusses the importance of understanding probate and inheritance tax.

Published 9 April 2021

Jae Fassam: ESG can guide economic prosperity

Jae Fassam, partner at law firm CMS, discusses the increasing role of Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) in Scottish businesses.

Published 8 April 2021

Tom Dorner: What does ESG mean for income investors looking for a sustainable premium dividend yield?

Tom Dorner, investment director, European equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), discusses what Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations mean for income investors looking for a sustainable premium dividend yield.

Published 7 April 2021

Mark Bell: Support must adapt to help young entrepreneurs steer course into a post-Covid world

Mark Bell, partner at Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting (AAB), discusses how business development programmes in Scotland are adapting to help young entrepreneurs cope in a post-COVID world.

Published 6 April 2021

Jack Anderson: Wealth management may bring new job riches to Scotland

Jack Anderson, a consultant specialising in wealth management at Core-Asset Consulting, details how wealth management may bring new jobs to Scotland.

Published 6 April 2021

Betsy Williamson: Resilient fund managers have what it takes to weather the pandemic

Betsy Williamson, managing director at Core-Asset Consulting, reveals why resilient fund managers have what it takes to weather the storm of COVID-19.

Published 1 April 2021

John Docherty: Allure of start-ups and commerce grows for Scotland’s accountants

John Docherty, associate director of accounting & finance at Core-Asset Consulting, discusses the growing appeal of start-ups and commerce for Scotland's accountants.

Published 31 March 2021

Dean Ward: Why proptech and fintech need to combine in 2021

Dean Ward, managing director of the DCW Group, a professional residential and commercial development consultancy, outlines the benefits of combining the fintech and proptech markets.

Published 30 March 2021

Murdoch MacLennan: Businesses must be aware of currency risk as international trade beckons

Murdoch MacLennan, banking partner with Azets, is warning export-focused businesses targeting markets outside of the EU that they need to be aware of the risks and costs of currency differences and fluctuations, an issue that will be new to many businesses if they have only traded with the EU.

Published 24 March 2021

Suzi Smith: Business Banking Resolution Service is a positive step for SMEs

Suzi Smith, commercial litigation associate at Shoosmiths in Scotland, discusses the significance of the recent launch of the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) for SMEs.

Published 18 March 2021

Andrew Aldridge: How the life science sector has shot up the investment agenda as vaccinations are rolled out

Andrew Aldridge, partner at Deepbridge Capital, discusses how investments in life sciences can be appealing to many investors as the COVID-19 vaccinations roll out globally. 

Published 18 March 2021

Michael Reid: Can insolvency legislation save struggling fishing industry firms?

Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, gives his take on how changes to insolvency law could come into play for one key industry sector – the fishing industry.

Published 17 March 2021

Ben Ritchie: Why Europe? Opportunities for income and outlook for 2021

Ben Ritchie, head of European equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses the growing investment opportunities available in Europe and provides an outlook for 2021.

Published 17 March 2021