Scotland’s most profitable family-owned companies have been revealed in a major new report highlighting the impact of family businesses on the economy. Latest research by Family Business United Scotland, shows that the top 100 firms in Scotland collectively generate a … Continued

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Every investing style has its time in the sun. In the past decade, the sun has shone brightly on high-relative price ‘growth’ stocks, while relatively cheap ‘value’ stocks have remained deep in the shadows, neglected and unloved. This has sparked … Continued

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CARBON Financial was proud to support a successful Paul Lawrie Foundation Golf Day at Blairgowrie Golf Club. The event raised funds for the Foundation established by the 1999 Open champion and Ryder Cup vice-captain to develop young Scottish sporting talent. … Continued

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Visiting independent financial adviser Mathias Böttcher, founder of German financial advisory company TIMABO®, reflects on a few days spent knowledge-sharing at Carbon’s Edinburgh office. Travel educates. During Spring 2019, I asked my Scottish friend and colleague Gordon Wilson if I … Continued

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15th October 2019

The race is on for Richie

This time last year Carbon’s European Tour ambassador Richie Ramsay was battling to retain his Tour card. Twelve months on, he’s got his sights set on securing a coveted passport to the end of season showpiece in the Middle East. … Continued

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Much of the mainstream media commentary around investing carries with it the assumption that everyone’s goal should be to try to ‘beat’ the market. But what does that mean? And does it make any sense at all? Even the idea … Continued

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A perennial temptation for investors is the urge to quit the market at the top and to get back in at the bottom. While the lure of market timing sells millions of books and is standard fodder for financial TV … Continued

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Coming to the end of my internship with Carbon, I reflect on three weeks at its Edinburgh office, where my initial nerves were soon replaced with great enthusiasm for the engaging task I was set. A large proportion of my … Continued

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27th August 2019

Why investing is like rugby

As most of your will know, Carbon is very engaged with the game of rugby through our support of the Bill McLaren Foundation and our sponsorship of London Scottish. Rugby is, in fact, a good analogy for investing, as our … Continued

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26th August 2019

Simply unpredictable

What will happen in the global financial markets tomorrow, next week or over the coming month? It’s tempting to speculate, isn’t it? Indeed, speculation about the short-term direction of shares, bonds, currencies and commodities represents a good chunk of the … Continued

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