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View [Bank stocks: a tale of two regions?] Bank stocks: a tale of two regions?

Bank stocks: a tale of two regions?

US banks have been an excellent place for income investors in recent years. By contrast, Europe has proved to be a less happy hunting ground. This could be about to change.

6 February 2019
View [Come and see us] Securities Trust of Scotland events

Come and see us

Be inspired! Come along and meet Mark at the following events where he will be presenting alongside leading industry experts.

5 February 2019
View [Time has come to pay the piper] Time to pay the piper or ‘Credit checking’ companies pays dividends

Time has come to pay the piper

This is a tricky time for some excessively geared companies, as they struggle to borrow or pay off debts in a new interest rate environment.

1 February 2019
View [Investing for the Grey Zone] Investing for the Grey Zone

Investing for the Grey Zone

Before reaching their golden years, more people are entering the ‘Grey Zone’: a period of their life after the conventional retirement age when they are still working.

25 January 2019
View [2019: The good, the bad and the surprising] Securities Trust of Scotland 2019 Outlook

2019: The good, the bad and the surprising

Mark Whitehead, Portfolio Manager and Head of Income at Martin Currie, provides his thoughts on the major investment themes for income investors to keep an eye on.

13 December 2018
View [Driving is changing before our eyes] Electric cars

Driving is changing before our eyes

The way we drive is changing forever, due to major technological advances and a push towards greener forms of transport (particularly considering the latest dire warnings on climate change).

24 October 2018
View [Manager video update – September 2018] Longest bull market

Manager video update – September 2018

The US market’s record run, opportunities in defensives, and how sustainability and growth go hand in hand. Head of Income Mark Whitehead on the latest investment themes.

Video 21 September 2018
View [Martin Currie achieves top ESG rating for second year in a row] PRI A+ award 2018

Martin Currie achieves top ESG rating for second year in a row

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assess responsible investment activities across the industry each year. Their review of 2017 has been published and Martin Currie has achieved A+ ratings for its responsible investment activities.

Press release 26 July 2018
View [The end of the cycle?] STS Video July 2018

The end of the cycle?

MONTHLY UPDATE - JULY 2018. Mark Whitehead in his latest podcast reflects on the current market cycle and the companies where he sees the most sustainable growth

Video 19 July 2018