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01 Nov 2021

The Power of Sustainability

Our commitment to our clients to build a better world both today and for the future.
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Our commitment to our clients to build a better world both today and for the future.
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31 Oct 2021

How we are working together with all parties to build sustainability

As a bank and an investment house, we must work together with all parties, from individual clients to financial institutions and national governments, to make the world sustainable. Ahead of COP26, here is how we are doing just that
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As a bank and an investment house, we must work together with all parties, from individual clients to financial institutions and national governments, to make the world sustainable. Ahead of COP26, here is how we are doing just that
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25 Oct 2021

No business is an island: you don’t have to go it alone on sustainability

Sharing information, networks and expertise could have immense benefits in driving sustainability in your business
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Sharing information, networks and expertise could have immense benefits in driving sustainability in your business
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22 Oct 2021

Supply bottlenecks and rising prices don’t derail growth

Global economic growth is slowing to more normal levels following the post-lockdown surge earlier this year. But investors now face new challenges – from supply chain issues to rising inflation.
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Global economic growth is slowing to more normal levels following the post-lockdown surge earlier this year. But investors now face new challenges – from supply chain issues to rising inflation.
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04 Oct 2021

Investors, let’s take a step back from NFT mania

Non-Fungible Tokens are the latest hot trend but are they worth the time it takes to understand them?
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Non-Fungible Tokens are the latest hot trend but are they worth the time it takes to understand them?
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27 Sep 2021

A time for moderation

Markets traded around three themes in August: inflation, timing of central bank stimulus reduction and more moderate growth
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Markets traded around three themes in August: inflation, timing of central bank stimulus reduction and more moderate growth
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21 Sep 2021

A journey and a race: Helping build a net zero economy

We’ve pledged to become net zero for carbon emissions by 2050. Here’s how we plan to do it…
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We’ve pledged to become net zero for carbon emissions by 2050. Here’s how we plan to do it…
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17 Sep 2021

The road to recovery: opportunities across UK assets

Lilian Chovin, Head of Asset Allocation at Coutts, looks at the specificity of the UK’s post pandemic economic recovery and how we’ve exploited those distinct characteristics.
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Lilian Chovin, Head of Asset Allocation at Coutts, looks at the specificity of the UK’s post pandemic economic recovery and how we’ve exploited those distinct characteristics.
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08 Sep 2021

Building a better world? We got this...

Coutts passes tough test from UK accounting regulator on how it invests responsibly for clients
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Coutts passes tough test from UK accounting regulator on how it invests responsibly for clients
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26 Aug 2021

How Green Gilts will help mobilise finance to fight climate change

Like many investment houses, Coutts is committed to sustainable investing to help grow clients’ wealth.
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Like many investment houses, Coutts is committed to sustainable investing to help grow clients’ wealth.
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25 Aug 2021

Inflation and interest rates: setting realistic expectations for cash

Coutts CIO Alan Higgins assesses the current inflation story and explains why the ‘phenomenon’ of low interest rates is a myth
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Coutts CIO Alan Higgins assesses the current inflation story and explains why the ‘phenomenon’ of low interest rates is a myth
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25 Aug 2021

Consolidating markets

The coronavirus Delta variant affected economies and markets around the world in July, while China moved to restrict private companies.
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The coronavirus Delta variant affected economies and markets around the world in July, while China moved to restrict private companies.
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12 Aug 2021

Shareholder push to protect planet reaches next level

It’s been a big year for shareholders ensuring companies do the right thing for the environment and society. And we’re a key part of it. Find out more and see our latest voting and engagement record as responsible investors.
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It’s been a big year for shareholders ensuring companies do the right thing for the environment and society. And we’re a key part of it. Find out more and see our latest voting and engagement record as responsible investors.
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27 Jul 2021

Stock markets rise as restrictions lift

Our latest investment update sees markets in rude health as vaccinations and consumer spending grow and economies open up.
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Our latest investment update sees markets in rude health as vaccinations and consumer spending grow and economies open up.
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30 Jun 2021

“A comfortable winner” – More recognition for responsible investing at Coutts

We win two sustainable investing awards for our work tackling climate change and helping clients build a better future – hot on the heels of a similar accolade last month
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We win two sustainable investing awards for our work tackling climate change and helping clients build a better future – hot on the heels of a similar accolade last month
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30 Jun 2021

Markets steady as the economy comes back to life

Our latest investment update shows UK equities performing well and European markets growing in confidence.
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Our latest investment update shows UK equities performing well and European markets growing in confidence.
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04 Jun 2021

Responsible Investing: using shareholder power for positive change

How ‘shareholder resolutions’ help us push for positive change at the businesses we invest in, and our latest voting and engagement activity as responsible investors
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How ‘shareholder resolutions’ help us push for positive change at the businesses we invest in, and our latest voting and engagement activity as responsible investors
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21 May 2021

Coutts wins award for responsible investing

Accolade recognises the positive impact our clients’ investments have on the environment and society
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Accolade recognises the positive impact our clients’ investments have on the environment and society
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21 May 2021

Green shoots of recovery starting to bloom

Encouraging signs that the economic recovery is gathering momentum boosted investment markets in April
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Encouraging signs that the economic recovery is gathering momentum boosted investment markets in April
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26 Apr 2021

Could a lack of respect for mother nature cause the next pandemic?

The reasons why we were one of the first companies to support The Prince of Wales’s Terra Carta pledge on biodiversity.
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The reasons why we were one of the first companies to support The Prince of Wales’s Terra Carta pledge on biodiversity.
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26 Apr 2021

Markets have a spring in their step

Equity markets strengthened against a more robust outlook for the global economy in March, which was positive for our portfolios.
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Equity markets strengthened against a more robust outlook for the global economy in March, which was positive for our portfolios.
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21 Apr 2021

Tales from the crypto

Are cryptocurrencies finally moving from fad to fundamental asset type? We take a look at why you might want to get involved, and the risks to steer clear of.
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Are cryptocurrencies finally moving from fad to fundamental asset type? We take a look at why you might want to get involved, and the risks to steer clear of.
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21 Apr 2021

Coutts joins Net Zero Asset Managers initiative

Find out why Coutts has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
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Find out why Coutts has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
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14 Apr 2021

Speech Therapy: Our guide to talking wealth with your family

Five steps to having conversations with your loved ones that’ll give your money meaning.
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Five steps to having conversations with your loved ones that’ll give your money meaning.
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31 Mar 2021

Here comes the sun

A year on from when lockdown began, we can definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel. The question now is, how bright it will be?
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A year on from when lockdown began, we can definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel. The question now is, how bright it will be?
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19 Mar 2021

Rising inflation – what could it mean for your investments?

The prospect of rising inflation ruffled feathers in February, but your investments with Coutts are well positioned to cope.
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The prospect of rising inflation ruffled feathers in February, but your investments with Coutts are well positioned to cope.
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17 Mar 2021

The funds behind our stocks and shares ISA

You’ve got until 5pm on 1 April to use your 2020/21 ISA allowance with Coutts. Here’s our investment expert Monique Wong with a quick look at the funds involved.
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You’ve got until 5pm on 1 April to use your 2020/21 ISA allowance with Coutts. Here’s our investment expert Monique Wong with a quick look at the funds involved.
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04 Mar 2021

Budget 2021 – what it means for you

Coutts experts consider what impact the 2021 UK Budget could have on your finances.
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Coutts experts consider what impact the 2021 UK Budget could have on your finances.
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02 Mar 2021

Five reasons to get an ISA

A stocks and shares ISA could be a great way to grow your wealth over time – here’s why. Try our ISA calculator to see how your wealth could grow.
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A stocks and shares ISA could be a great way to grow your wealth over time – here’s why. Try our ISA calculator to see how your wealth could grow.
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01 Mar 2021

Budget 2021: Taxing questions

Ahead of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first post-pandemic budget, we look at changes to the UK tax regime being considered by the government, and the practical steps investors might consider in the meantime
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Ahead of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first post-pandemic budget, we look at changes to the UK tax regime being considered by the government, and the practical steps investors might consider in the meantime
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26 Feb 2021

Sustainable investing puts superbugs squarely in its sights

Our quarterly responsible investing report looks at a new focus for investors brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. It also includes our latest voting and engagement statistics as shareholders.
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Our quarterly responsible investing report looks at a new focus for investors brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. It also includes our latest voting and engagement statistics as shareholders.
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19 Feb 2021

January jitters don’t change our positive outlook

Hopes were high at the start of 2021 as investors looked towards the economic recovery
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Hopes were high at the start of 2021 as investors looked towards the economic recovery
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08 Feb 2021

Speculative fictions: GameStop, Bitcoin and beyond

Investors are reportedly making fortunes from their sofa using online trading apps to pursue highly speculative assets and trading strategies. We don’t think these are sustainable investment strategies, but they point to trends that could have long-term consequences for markets.
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Investors are reportedly making fortunes from their sofa using online trading apps to pursue highly speculative assets and trading strategies. We don’t think these are sustainable investment strategies, but they point to trends that could have long-term consequences for markets.
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22 Jan 2021

A positive end to a remarkable year

We reflect on markets in December and how we navigated the ups and downs of 2020.
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We reflect on markets in December and how we navigated the ups and downs of 2020.
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15 Jan 2021

Philanthropy: fun, fulfilling and fundamental

Supporting causes you care about could really brighten up your 2021.
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Supporting causes you care about could really brighten up your 2021.
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15 Jan 2021

Get ready for the new normal

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated trends that were emerging slowly before the outbreak and the UK has begun a new relationship with Europe. We’re positioning our clients’ investments for a recovery, but anyone expecting a simplistic ‘back to normal’ in 2021 could be caught flatfooted.
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated trends that were emerging slowly before the outbreak and the UK has begun a new relationship with Europe. We’re positioning our clients’ investments for a recovery, but anyone expecting a simplistic ‘back to normal’ in 2021 could be caught flatfooted.
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21 Dec 2020

Vaccine breakthrough soothes market ills

Positive news about coronavirus vaccines boosted markets in November as investors embraced the idea of a COVID recovery
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Positive news about coronavirus vaccines boosted markets in November as investors embraced the idea of a COVID recovery
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13 Dec 2020

Life after Brexit – Opportunity in the UK?

With Brexit behind us and COVID clouds clearing, we could see a revival of fortunes for UK equities.
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With Brexit behind us and COVID clouds clearing, we could see a revival of fortunes for UK equities.
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27 Nov 2020

Being Responsible on Purpose

Our latest quarterly report on responsible investing highlights something that’s become vital for businesses to define – their purpose.
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Our latest quarterly report on responsible investing highlights something that’s become vital for businesses to define – their purpose.
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12 Nov 2020

US election: The changing role of Uncle Sam

American voters have chosen a new direction, but what impact do presidents really have? We uncover the long-term trends moving the world’s biggest economy.
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American voters have chosen a new direction, but what impact do presidents really have? We uncover the long-term trends moving the world’s biggest economy.
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04 Nov 2020

Emerging markets top of the class for investors

Emerging markets and China have resisted concerns over rising COVID-19 infections afflicting investors in the rest of the world
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Emerging markets and China have resisted concerns over rising COVID-19 infections afflicting investors in the rest of the world
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04 Nov 2020

US election: Markets hold their breath for certainty

As we wait for a final result in the US election, now is the time for investors to hold their nerve until there is clarity.
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As we wait for a final result in the US election, now is the time for investors to hold their nerve until there is clarity.
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23 Oct 2020

US election: Backing the winner

US election: Backing the winner
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US election: Backing the winner
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16 Oct 2020

Thinking globally has paid off

Investing globally proved to be the right approach in September
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Investing globally proved to be the right approach in September
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15 Oct 2020

Cutting our carbon footprint for clients

We’ve made good progress reducing CO2 emissions from our client funds and portfolios
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We’ve made good progress reducing CO2 emissions from our client funds and portfolios
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02 Oct 2020

US election 2020: The candidates and the economy

US election 2020: The candidates and the economy
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US election 2020: The candidates and the economy
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02 Oct 2020

US election 2020: The candidates and the economy

US election 2020: The candidates and the economy
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US election 2020: The candidates and the economy
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18 Sep 2020

Late summer sunshine for investors

August sun shone on the equity markets, with the mood especially good in the US and Japan
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August sun shone on the equity markets, with the mood especially good in the US and Japan
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11 Sep 2020

Brexit – the UK’s future outside Europe

Coutts UK chief investment officer Alan Higgins argues that the UK’s positive business environment will win out over any disruption caused by Brexit
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Coutts UK chief investment officer Alan Higgins argues that the UK’s positive business environment will win out over any disruption caused by Brexit
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28 Aug 2020

Coutts backs med-tech marvels supporting NHS

Meet four of the firms forging the future of health care with help from our clients
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Meet four of the firms forging the future of health care with help from our clients
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25 Aug 2020

Taxes and tantrums: How the US election could impact investors

Taxes and tantrums: How the US election could impact investors
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Taxes and tantrums: How the US election could impact investors
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18 Aug 2020

UN-backed body gives Coutts A+ for responsible investing, strategy and governance

Bank achieves strong sustainability scores across the board
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Bank achieves strong sustainability scores across the board
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14 Aug 2020

Stormy final week of July shouldn’t blow markets off course

What happened to investment markets in July? Our latest update examines the trends.
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What happened to investment markets in July? Our latest update examines the trends.
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12 Aug 2020

Fund pricing explained

Understanding how fund prices are calculated and when they are published can be useful when viewing valuations or deciding when to put money in or take it out.
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Understanding how fund prices are calculated and when they are published can be useful when viewing valuations or deciding when to put money in or take it out.
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03 Aug 2020

Coronavirus Q&A: What next for investors?

Our experts discuss the pandemic’s effect on financial markets and the wider world.
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Our experts discuss the pandemic’s effect on financial markets and the wider world.
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31 Jul 2020

Stimulus package puts Europe on road to recovery

The recovery package announced by the European Union last week will be a big encouragement for investors to add to Europe
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The recovery package announced by the European Union last week will be a big encouragement for investors to add to Europe
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24 Jul 2020

Down for a decade - why interest rates are going nowhere

Alan Higgins has bad news for anyone looking to generate above-inflation returns from bonds or cash
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Alan Higgins has bad news for anyone looking to generate above-inflation returns from bonds or cash
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16 Jul 2020

Investment benchmarks: what they are and why they’re used

How benchmarks are built and why they’re in your investment reports
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How benchmarks are built and why they’re in your investment reports
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16 Jul 2020

Economic news boosts investment returns in June

Positive economic news saw equity markets rise for the third month in a row in June.
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Positive economic news saw equity markets rise for the third month in a row in June.
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03 Jul 2020

Quarterly update: Markets emerge from coronavirus crisis

Our quarterly investment update for Q2 2020 finds markets optimistic about the post-coronavirus economy
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Our quarterly investment update for Q2 2020 finds markets optimistic about the post-coronavirus economy
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26 Jun 2020

China crisis could divide the world

The US and China have been on a collision course for some time, and their conflict could have big ramifications for investors.
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The US and China have been on a collision course for some time, and their conflict could have big ramifications for investors.
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12 Jun 2020

Market recovery lays down roots

The market recovery broadened out in May, suggesting that investor confidence in the post-coronavirus world is improving.
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The market recovery broadened out in May, suggesting that investor confidence in the post-coronavirus world is improving.
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09 Jun 2020

Could interest rates turn negative?

Our views on negative interest rates – how they work, what they mean, and whether they’ll actually happen.
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Our views on negative interest rates – how they work, what they mean, and whether they’ll actually happen.
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29 May 2020

Early stage companies – move fast or move aside

Early stage companies have had to move quickly to survive the sudden drying up of cash flow, but there are opportunities for those with the foresight to adapt.
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Early stage companies have had to move quickly to survive the sudden drying up of cash flow, but there are opportunities for those with the foresight to adapt.
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22 Apr 2020

Unpicking the oil price plunge

Coutts Head of Asset Management Mohammad Kamal Syed examines the implications of ‘black gold’ dropping below zero this week.
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Coutts Head of Asset Management Mohammad Kamal Syed examines the implications of ‘black gold’ dropping below zero this week.
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17 Apr 2020

Investment update: History in the making

Mohammad Kamal Syed, head of asset management at Coutts, reflects on markets in 2020 and takes a look at how investment portfolios and funds have performed.
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Mohammad Kamal Syed, head of asset management at Coutts, reflects on markets in 2020 and takes a look at how investment portfolios and funds have performed.
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08 Apr 2020

Quarterly update: The coronavirus economy

After finishing 2019 on a high, the pandemic provided an unexpected shock for markets in the first quarter of 2020
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After finishing 2019 on a high, the pandemic provided an unexpected shock for markets in the first quarter of 2020
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27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: The broader impact – property

How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the demand for residential and commercial property.
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How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the demand for residential and commercial property.
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12 Mar 2020

What the budget means for you

What does the Budget 2020 mean for you? We’ve had a look at the details to find out the measures that are going to have the most impact on you.
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What does the Budget 2020 mean for you? We’ve had a look at the details to find out the measures that are going to have the most impact on you.
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10 Mar 2020

ISAs: Getting into the investment habit

Making regular payments into something as simple as an ISA could be a great way to help build your wealth.
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Making regular payments into something as simple as an ISA could be a great way to help build your wealth.
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03 Mar 2020

Coordinated global response to the rescue

It was a wounding week for investors, but it appears markets have adjusted for much of the bad news from the COVID 19 outbreak. While a reflex rally in the coming days would not be unusual, we’re likely to see choppy and volatile markets for several weeks.
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It was a wounding week for investors, but it appears markets have adjusted for much of the bad news from the COVID 19 outbreak. While a reflex rally in the coming days would not be unusual, we’re likely to see choppy and volatile markets for several weeks.
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25 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: An investment update

As the virus spreads further beyond China, economic uncertainty is increasing but similar to previous health crises we think financial markets will overcome them in the long term.
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As the virus spreads further beyond China, economic uncertainty is increasing but similar to previous health crises we think financial markets will overcome them in the long term.
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21 Feb 2020

Becoming a more sustainable bank

As our Q4 2019 responsible investing report shows, we’re setting ambitious targets and for very good reason.
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As our Q4 2019 responsible investing report shows, we’re setting ambitious targets and for very good reason.
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17 Feb 2020

Taking a long-term view of markets

What you can do to help shield your investments from the coronavirus outbreak.
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What you can do to help shield your investments from the coronavirus outbreak.
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31 Jan 2020

How will coronavirus affect investors?

While the human tragedy of the coronavirus outbreak can’t be overstated, investors should be more cautious when assessing the likely impact.
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While the human tragedy of the coronavirus outbreak can’t be overstated, investors should be more cautious when assessing the likely impact.
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31 Jan 2020

Opportunities in a post-Brexit world

Brexit – what happens next? We look at new opportunities – and risks – for investors.
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Brexit – what happens next? We look at new opportunities – and risks – for investors.
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30 Jan 2020

How to keep your money safe from fraud

How to keep your money safe from fraud
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How to keep your money safe from fraud
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24 Jan 2020

A new decade, different thinking

After a strong 2019, the momentum going into 2020 is positive
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After a strong 2019, the momentum going into 2020 is positive
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24 Jan 2020

Economic policies: A new era

Governments are looking beyond traditional policies for when the global economy next needs a boost.
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Governments are looking beyond traditional policies for when the global economy next needs a boost.
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24 Jan 2020

Investing in a less stable world

The world is no longer dominated by one or two great powers – other countries and power-blocs are making their influence felt.
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The world is no longer dominated by one or two great powers – other countries and power-blocs are making their influence felt.
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24 Jan 2020

US Election 2020: Beyond the media thunderdome

A change in administration could see a change in market direction for investors.
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A change in administration could see a change in market direction for investors.
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17 Jan 2020

A strong start to 2020

The latest from Mohammad Kamal Syed, head of our asset management team.
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The latest from Mohammad Kamal Syed, head of our asset management team.
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09 Jan 2020

Quarterly update: Is the global economy turning a corner?

What does the first quarter of 2020 have in store for investors?
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What does the first quarter of 2020 have in store for investors?
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18 Dec 2019

Brushing up: The rise of female artists

Art collectors are turning away from the traditional faces and names that have dominated galleries and seeking new perspectives on the world
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Art collectors are turning away from the traditional faces and names that have dominated galleries and seeking new perspectives on the world
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16 Dec 2019

How the election has changed the investment outlook

Missed our client call on the general election result? Here are the key quotes.
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Missed our client call on the general election result? Here are the key quotes.
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13 Dec 2019

General election 2019 – What next?

With just a few votes left to count, it is clear that the Conservative party has won a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.
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With just a few votes left to count, it is clear that the Conservative party has won a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.
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06 Dec 2019

Monthly Update | Happy Christmas for markets?

Stock markets sparkle, the economy lights up and central banks show good will. But could the ghosts of political risk, past, present and future still pay markets a visit?
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Stock markets sparkle, the economy lights up and central banks show good will. But could the ghosts of political risk, past, present and future still pay markets a visit?
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27 Nov 2019

Coutts Passion Index 2019

Investing in art, classic cars or fine wine? The Coutts Passion Index has been tracking the changing fortunes of passion assets since 2005.
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Investing in art, classic cars or fine wine? The Coutts Passion Index has been tracking the changing fortunes of passion assets since 2005.
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18 Nov 2019

What’s been driving investment performance in 2019?

The latest investment performance and positioning from Coutts.
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The latest investment performance and positioning from Coutts.
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08 Nov 2019

Monthly Update | Trade truce brings autumn windfall for markets

Positive steps on resolving the US-China trade conflict boosted markets in October, but what should investors be looking out for in the months ahead? We give our views in our monthly investment update.
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Positive steps on resolving the US-China trade conflict boosted markets in October, but what should investors be looking out for in the months ahead? We give our views in our monthly investment update.
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01 Nov 2019

Q&A: Brexit election time

What our investment experts have to say about the upcoming UK election and latest Brexit news.
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What our investment experts have to say about the upcoming UK election and latest Brexit news.
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25 Oct 2019

When will Brexit and the trade war end?

Potential turning points for the US-China trade war and Brexit could be positive for European equities.
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Potential turning points for the US-China trade war and Brexit could be positive for European equities.
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18 Oct 2019

Investing beyond Brexit

What are the key investment opportunities in the coming months? Coutts investment experts outline where they’re looking for opportunities.
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What are the key investment opportunities in the coming months? Coutts investment experts outline where they’re looking for opportunities.
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11 Oct 2019

Responsible investment: Bigger than Brexit

The drive behind responsible investment won’t be knocked off course by Brexit.
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The drive behind responsible investment won’t be knocked off course by Brexit.
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04 Oct 2019

Quarterly update: Central bank support soothes political pain

In our Q3 investment outlook, we consider the forces that will be driving investment returns over the coming months.
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In our Q3 investment outlook, we consider the forces that will be driving investment returns over the coming months.
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27 Sep 2019

Brexit: The long and the short of it

Brexit continues to generate news headlines, but in our recent client call we considered its place in historic events. Our experts outline where it sits in relation to long-term drivers of investment returns and what steps you can take to manage your finances.
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Brexit continues to generate news headlines, but in our recent client call we considered its place in historic events. Our experts outline where it sits in relation to long-term drivers of investment returns and what steps you can take to manage your finances.
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12 Sep 2019

Brexit: Three ways we’re preparing portfolios

We’re preparing our investment strategy for Brexit.
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We’re preparing our investment strategy for Brexit.
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06 Sep 2019

Monthly Update | parliament packs up and trade war takes toll

Our latest monthly investment update examines the consequences of the UK parliament shutdown and US-China trade war, and gives our view on recent talk of a potential recession.
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Our latest monthly investment update examines the consequences of the UK parliament shutdown and US-China trade war, and gives our view on recent talk of a potential recession.
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30 Aug 2019

Q&A: Staying focused through Brexit

We speak to three of our investment experts about the UK parliament suspension, what it means for investors and how we’re positioned for Brexit in our client portfolios and funds.
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We speak to three of our investment experts about the UK parliament suspension, what it means for investors and how we’re positioned for Brexit in our client portfolios and funds.
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23 Aug 2019

What do dogs, drones and train tickets have in common?

Meet three companies forging the future with help from Coutts clients.
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Meet three companies forging the future with help from Coutts clients.
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21 Aug 2019

Mid-Year Investment Outlook 2019 | The Power of Influence

We are focused on generating consistent returns in a responsible way to help create a more sustainable future for you and generations to come.
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We are focused on generating consistent returns in a responsible way to help create a more sustainable future for you and generations to come.
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12 Aug 2019

Growth markets: Why China matters

Long a bellwether for emerging markets, what happens in China is now crucial to the wider world.
3 min read
Long a bellwether for emerging markets, what happens in China is now crucial to the wider world.
3 min read
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09 Aug 2019

Monthly Update | Shares shaken by Trump tweets

After a positive month for markets, trade is back at the top of Mr Market’s worry list...
4 min read
After a positive month for markets, trade is back at the top of Mr Market’s worry list...
4 min read
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08 Aug 2019

Climate change urgency “cannot be exaggerated”, Attenborough tells Coutts clients

Sir David Attenborough sends stark warning to Coutts clients at climate change event.
2 min read
Sir David Attenborough sends stark warning to Coutts clients at climate change event.
2 min read
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02 Aug 2019

Global cooling: Step forward the central banks

As central banks prepare for slower global economic growth, we look at what it means for investors.
3 min read
As central banks prepare for slower global economic growth, we look at what it means for investors.
3 min read
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29 Jul 2019

Coutts makes the grade for responsible investing

How we achieved strong scores when independent body the Principles for Responsible Investment took a look at our processes.
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How we achieved strong scores when independent body the Principles for Responsible Investment took a look at our processes.
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26 Jul 2019

Investing to fight climate change

We look at just some of the ways philanthropists and investors can support the fight against climate change.
2 min read
We look at just some of the ways philanthropists and investors can support the fight against climate change.
2 min read
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23 Jul 2019

Backing tomorrow’s entrepreneurial winners

Direct investment in the next generation of innovative ideas is about more than money. Getting involved in start-up companies provides an opportunity to invest your experience and knowledge in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
3 min read
Direct investment in the next generation of innovative ideas is about more than money. Getting involved in start-up companies provides an opportunity to invest your experience and knowledge in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
3 min read
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05 Jul 2019

Quarterly update: Politics casts clouds on sunny markets

Supportive central banks sweetened the second quarter for investors but late cycle risks remain.
4 min read
Supportive central banks sweetened the second quarter for investors but late cycle risks remain.
4 min read
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25 Jun 2019

How far will your money go?

Our unique analysis of luxury inflation reveals the rapidly rising cost of a first class flight.
2 min read
Our unique analysis of luxury inflation reveals the rapidly rising cost of a first class flight.
2 min read
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17 Apr 2019

Why small can be beautiful

We examine the UK stock market and share how we’re positioning portfolios to make the most of current opportunities.
2 min read
We examine the UK stock market and share how we’re positioning portfolios to make the most of current opportunities.
2 min read
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12 Apr 2019

Quite the quarter: Markets on the rebound

Our latest quarterly investment outlook looks at the drivers of improved investor sentiment and asks: can these be sustained through 2019?
4 min read
Our latest quarterly investment outlook looks at the drivers of improved investor sentiment and asks: can these be sustained through 2019?
4 min read
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09 Apr 2019

How to escape the inflation trap

Money trapped in a low-interest savings account is at the mercy of inflation. But there’s a way out that has the added benefit of tax efficiency.
3 min read
Money trapped in a low-interest savings account is at the mercy of inflation. But there’s a way out that has the added benefit of tax efficiency.
3 min read
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05 Apr 2019

Europe: Chinese whispers drown out Brexit noise

The big issues facing Europe right now and what that means for investors.
2 min read
The big issues facing Europe right now and what that means for investors.
2 min read
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02 Apr 2019

Don’t let last year put you off investing

Why you could lose out on good returns if you let one tough year stop you investing.
2 min read
Why you could lose out on good returns if you let one tough year stop you investing.
2 min read
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29 Mar 2019

Are you ahead of the curve?

Do recessions really matter and how worried should investors really be?
2 min read
Do recessions really matter and how worried should investors really be?
2 min read
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27 Mar 2019

Finding the investment that feels right for you

Coutts wealth manager Hannah Buxton shares her views on how to approach finding a suitable investment for your needs.
3 min read
Coutts wealth manager Hannah Buxton shares her views on how to approach finding a suitable investment for your needs.
3 min read
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22 Mar 2019

The big debate: Is Britain’s post-Brexit future bright?

We held a highly-charged debate recently on whether Britain’s future is bright post-Brexit. Find out what an MP, trade expert, pro-EU campaigner and journalist had to say.
3 min read
We held a highly-charged debate recently on whether Britain’s future is bright post-Brexit. Find out what an MP, trade expert, pro-EU campaigner and journalist had to say.
3 min read
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15 Mar 2019

Politics and portfolios: Our latest Brexit thinking

Our chairman and investment leaders held a client call this week to give an update on all things Brexit. Here’s what they said.
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Our chairman and investment leaders held a client call this week to give an update on all things Brexit. Here’s what they said.
3 min read
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13 Mar 2019

Will your pension leave you out of pocket?

Are you being over-charged for lacklustre performance in your pension fund? If so, it might be time to think about transferring your pots to a new provider.
3 min read
Are you being over-charged for lacklustre performance in your pension fund? If so, it might be time to think about transferring your pots to a new provider.
3 min read
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08 Mar 2019

Monthly Update | Markets rise and shine

Our latest investment decisions in light of recent market events. Includes the only place you’ll see our investment house view in full.
4 min read
Our latest investment decisions in light of recent market events. Includes the only place you’ll see our investment house view in full.
4 min read
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01 Mar 2019

Investing through Brexit

Our latest analysis of what Brexit means for investors.
3 min read
Our latest analysis of what Brexit means for investors.
3 min read
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22 Feb 2019

The funds that fuel our online ISA

We take a closer look at the funds you invest in if you set up an ISA through our online service Coutts Invest.
3 min read
We take a closer look at the funds you invest in if you set up an ISA through our online service Coutts Invest.
3 min read
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19 Feb 2019

Getting the benefit from responsible investing

Responsible investing has the potential to enhance long-term returns. Read more about how Coutts is adding ESG criteria to its investment process and seeking to influence the policies of the companies it invests in on clients’ behalf.
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Responsible investing has the potential to enhance long-term returns. Read more about how Coutts is adding ESG criteria to its investment process and seeking to influence the policies of the companies it invests in on clients’ behalf.
2 min read
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15 Feb 2019

Brexit vs China: Which one's the real bull in the shop?

The UK’s Brexit negotiations and China’s economic slowdown – what are the real threats they pose to investors?
3 min read
The UK’s Brexit negotiations and China’s economic slowdown – what are the real threats they pose to investors?
3 min read
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12 Feb 2019

Health care sector ripe for disruption

Disruption is coming to health care. We analyse the key trends that will drive innovation in the decades to come.
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Disruption is coming to health care. We analyse the key trends that will drive innovation in the decades to come.
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08 Feb 2019

Monthly Update | Can markets maintain momentum?

Does the strong start to 2019 signal a change in fortunes for markets? While helpful signals on interest rates from the US Federal Reserve boosted enthusiasm, an uncertain economic outlook and political uncertainty could still knock markets off course.
4 min read
Does the strong start to 2019 signal a change in fortunes for markets? While helpful signals on interest rates from the US Federal Reserve boosted enthusiasm, an uncertain economic outlook and political uncertainty could still knock markets off course.
4 min read
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05 Feb 2019

Get smart: the tech powering tomorrow’s investments

What technology should investors think about when considering long-term investment strategies?
2 min read
What technology should investors think about when considering long-term investment strategies?
2 min read
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25 Jan 2019

Investment Outlook 2019 | Children of the Revolution

Our investment outlook for 2019 outlines the key challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. As long-term investors we also consider some of the forces that will be driving investment returns in the decades to come.
5 min read
Our investment outlook for 2019 outlines the key challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. As long-term investors we also consider some of the forces that will be driving investment returns in the decades to come.
5 min read
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18 Jan 2019

Will Britain break the Brexit deadlock? Our experts’ view

Our views on the political and economic fallout from the latest Brexit developments and how we’re handling it in our portfolios.
4 min read
Our views on the political and economic fallout from the latest Brexit developments and how we’re handling it in our portfolios.
4 min read
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11 Jan 2019

Quarterly Investment Update Q4 2018

Coutts Quarterly Investment Update explores what rising interest rates in the US, geopolitical developments, and falling oil prices all mean for investors.
3 min read
Coutts Quarterly Investment Update explores what rising interest rates in the US, geopolitical developments, and falling oil prices all mean for investors.
3 min read
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15 Mar 2018

Not responsible? Time to think again!

Taking a more active interest in how the companies we invest in are run can have a long-term benefit for investors
3 min read
Taking a more active interest in how the companies we invest in are run can have a long-term benefit for investors
3 min read
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31 Jan 2018

Tackling inequality at its roots

Our 2018 investment outlook highlighted the rise in inequality as one of the long-term challenges influencing the global economy. But what can be done to tackle the issue at its root?
3 min read
Our 2018 investment outlook highlighted the rise in inequality as one of the long-term challenges influencing the global economy. But what can be done to tackle the issue at its root?
3 min read
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03 Jan 2018

Bitcoin believers v sceptics

Investing in Bitcoin remains a risky prospect, despite the claims made by the cryptocurrency’s proponents
6 min read
Investing in Bitcoin remains a risky prospect, despite the claims made by the cryptocurrency’s proponents
6 min read
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17 Jan 2017

Ask the Coutts Investment Team

Our January Ask the Investment Team call focused on investing in fixed income against a backdrop of rising inflation and central bank rates.
6 min read
Our January Ask the Investment Team call focused on investing in fixed income against a backdrop of rising inflation and central bank rates.
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