Is cryptocurrency a new asset class?

11th April 2018

David Thomson, chief investment officer at VWM Wealth, discusses cryptocurrency with The Herald: “Although interest rates on cash have been low there has been a way to make good returns from cash in recent years – by investing in currencies. And the currency grabbing all the headlines recently has been cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin, which has […]

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Should Structured Products Feature in Your Investment Portfolio

Should Structured Products Feature in Your Investment Portfolio?

16th January 2018

David Thomson, chief investment officer at VWM Wealth, discusses investment portfolios with The Herald: “Structured products have been gaining in popularity recently, if increased sales are anything to go by. A typical product currently in the market is offering a return of 4.35 percent per annum over five years so long as the FTSE 100 […]

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HAS YOUR INCOME TAX JUST GONE UP?

HAS YOUR INCOME TAX JUST GONE UP?

19th December 2017

David Thomson, chief investment officer at VWM Wealth, discusses income tax changes with The Herald: “…the changes will act as “more of an incentive” to make use of tax-efficient savings vehicles such as ISAs. In the current financial year up to £20,000 can be invested in such accounts, with any interest or investment gains being […]

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Make ‘small sacrifices’ to build savings pot of £10,000

21st February 2017

Alternatives exist for struggling young workers

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VWM Wealth Portfolios are ten years old

12th January 2017

Many happy returns! How long is the long term? Advisers are often asked but there is no clear answer. However many would say a decade is a long time so it is also a good time to reflect on the performance of the VWM Portfolios since they were first launched over ten years ago. Ten […]

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Pension savers urged to join backlash

27th August 2016

As big names vote against pay hikes for directors, small investors can do their part says Jeff Salway Institutional investors are voting against executive pay awards in a backlash reminiscent of the so-called “shareholder spring” of 2012 – but ordinary investors and pension savers continue to have little say on the matter.

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EU referendum raises investment fears

26th August 2016

Smaller companies with less exposure to Europe likely to be least affected by increasing market uncertainties, writes Jeff Salway Scots with savings in pension and investment funds face a fresh period of uncertainty following confirmation of an EU referendum that threatens to cause a slowdown.

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Look to the dollar but avoid US market

25th August 2016

Investors should be ready in case of a Brexit vote, says Jeff Salway Investors and pension savers are bracing themselves for a period of turbulence as the UK prepares for an EU referendum that threatens to trigger a fresh crisis in global markets.

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VWM Wealth on the BBC

22nd February 2016

David Thomson is able to articulate his investment knowledge and opinion on international; national economic and investment affairs. As a result David is a regular contributor to the Scottish national early morning news programme “Good Morning Scotland”.

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Lisa Johnstone Wins

12th February 2016

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Johnstone has won the prestigious UK Chartered Financial Planner of the Year Award.

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