Richard Charnock
Richard Charnock
CEO/Aberdeen Standard Capital

Welcome to our Spring edition of Capital Thinking.

We have an array of articles to entertain, educate and perhaps even enthral. Goodness knows, we could all do with some escapism.

As we tentatively emerge from the dark Covid-19 ‘winter’, our Global Outlook article looks at how economies and markets are faring and what may lie ahead. And what could be more pertinent than our Innovation piece on the power of biophysics and technology in vanquishing viruses. You can read about some of the ways inventiveness and ingenuity are leading to new solutions for the challenges facing humanity.

Staying with the theme of innovation, our Responsible Investing section discusses renewable energy and the rise of solar power in China, while our Sector Focus is on electric vehicles. With climate change an ever-present threat, these types of solutions will hopefully lead to a brighter, more sustainable future. But, as we know, innovation is often hard fought. Our Behavioural Finance article shows how failure is often a vital ingredient for success.

Finally, you may have seen in the press that our parent company Standard Life Aberdeen is changing its name to ‘Abrdn’ (pronounced Aberdeen). Updating and clarifying our brand is a key part of our client-led strategy, focused on enhancing our service to you. We too will change our brand in line with the Group and it will formally launch later this year, but for now, nothing changes. You’ll still continue to receive the highest level of service and investment expertise as we look forward to the next exciting step in our company’s evolution. Watch this space.

Thank you for your continuing support.

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