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View [The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019 report] STSScotsmanabstract

The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019 report

Securities Trust of Scotland was proud to sponsor The Scotsman Investment Conference 2019. Read the full write-up that was published in the special event supplement.

12 March 2019
View [Investing in the wellness boom] Investing in the wellness boom

Investing in the wellness boom

If you’re looking to invest in growth industries, then the theme of health & wellness makes for a pretty good place to start. The ‘wellness’ industry is booming. Valued at US$4.2 trillion it is estimated to be growing at twice the rate of global economic growth. Within this, personal care is worth US$1.1 trillion, while healthy eating, nutrition and weight loss are valued at US$702 billion*.

9 March 2019
View [Mapping out the road to the future] A driving force

Mapping out the road to the future

It seems hard to believe, but many of us may already have bought our last petrol car. In fact, in the decades to come getting behind the steering wheel (if there even is one) is likely to be a very different experience.

2 March 2019
View [Edison: executive video interview] Edison report

Edison: executive video interview

Mark Whitehead is interviewed by Edison Research on Securities Trust of Scotland what makes it stand out from the crowd.

28 February 2019
View [Rise of the Centenarians] Rise of the Centenarians

Rise of the Centenarians

In the UK it is estimated that a male born in 2011 has a one in four chance of living for 100 years and an even greater chance if they are female – one in three.

23 February 2019
View [Taking care of the 3Ps] Taking care of the 3Ps

Taking care of the 3Ps

Short-termism has been a bad habit to shake, both for the markets and those companies trying to appease jittery shareholders. However, there is a growing understanding that, in order to thrive, businesses need to be managed with a much more holistic – and long-term – view.

14 February 2019
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