CREATING THE FUTURE 2019

Helping you to look ahead. Video footage and podcasts now available.

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WEATHERBYS PRIVATE BANK EVENTS

In this section you can watch footage from our Creating the Future Conference and other events hosted for our clients.

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Cash Flow Planning

THE IMPORTANCE OF CASH FLOW PLANNING

November 2019.
When it comes to planning for the future, most people tend to focus on one thing: building as much wealth as they can. This is vital, of course. If you want to meet your financial goals, then saving and investing wisely is absolutely fundamental. The Weatherbys Investment & Wealth Advice service will help you build a cash flow plan to ensure sufficient income for life.

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UK PROPERTY HOTSPOTS

November 2019.
At the moment, Britain’s housing market is generally slow, with prices dipping in London by just over 2% in the last year. However, there are still cities where homes are a shrewd buy, and prices are rising.

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THE LAWYER SAVING THE PLANET - JAMES THORNTON

November 2019.
The environmental lawyer talks to Country Life about Buddhism, bird-watching and saving the planet. James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth was recently part of a panel of speakers, which included Gail Bradbrook of Extinction Rebellion, at the Creating the Future conference.
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SUSTAINABILITY ON SAVILE ROW

HUNTSMAN: SUSTAINABILITY ON SAVILE ROW

October 2019. This week we are featuring an article contributed by Huntsman, a valued partner supporting our Creating the Future Conference. Weatherbys and Huntsman have much in common: heritage, horses, the ‘handling of delicate matters’ as well as an appetite for looking into the future.

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THE ECONOMIC REVOLUTION IS COMING - AND IT'S DOUGHNUT SHAPED

September 2019. Find out from our speaker, Kate Raworth, why we need to rethink current economic models. Doughnut Economics is the new economic model which; is gaining traction around the world; aims to meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet; and calls for building a ‘regenerative and distributive’ economy that prioritises people and the planet over endless economic growth.

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NEW APPOINTMENTS: WEATHERBYS PRIVATE BANK APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

WEATHERBYS PRIVATE BANK APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

September 2019. Steven Robinson joins Weatherbys Private Bank as Chief Operating Officer and Andrew Turberville Smith becomes Group Finance Director.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY: CTF2019

September 2019. Creating the Future 2019 will deliver cold, hard facts about the future now that we live in the eye of a storm, a time in history where humankind must change the way it organises itself or face disastrous consequences.

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CLIMATE CHANGE & DEMOCRACY TOP THE BILL AT CTF 2019

September 2019. “Creating the Future typifies what the Bank stands for. We are about being a trusted adviser to our clients, helping to stimulate discussion and debate about important issues that will affect them and future generations of their families." Roger Weatherby, CEO.

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PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH FROM FRAUDULENT ATTACKS

September 2019. Our clients joined us over breakfast at The Soho Hotel to hear from the experts at Schillings about how to avoid becoming yet another national fraud statistic. Read our top tips to prevent fraud and watch a video of the event.

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IN THE PRESS: DUNCAN GOURLAY, THE HERALD

August 2019. Duncan Gourlay, Head of Weatherbys Private Bank's Scottish Office, spoke to The Herald to explain why he believes the relevance of passive funds will continue to grow.

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MARKET UPDATE, Q2 2019

August 2019. In the latest market update John Butters, Chief Investment Officer, discusses tariffs and Brexit, examining how any approaching changes might affect an investment portfolio.

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THE RISE OF PASSIVE FUNDS

August 2019. Recent research from Morningstar shows that tracker funds now have a 40% market share. Quentin Marshall, Head of the Private Bank, looks at the history of tracker funds and explains why they can offer our clients the perfect solution.

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NEW APPOINTMENT: SENIOR PRIVATE BANKER, DAVID STEAD, JOINS FROM INVESTEC

August 2019. Continuing our ambitious growth plans, Weatherbys Private Bank has made another senior appointment which sees David Stead joining the London Office, effective immediately.

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A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

August 2019. Here at Weatherbys Private Bank we are opening up a world of opportunity for US Citizens. American citizens are finding it increasingly hard to access private banking services here in the UK. John Stepek interviews Simon Gardiner, Private Banker, to find out what Weatherbys can do to help.

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THE FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

July 2019. As Britain becomes the first G7 nation to set a zero emission target by 2050, Dr Gabrielle Walker and James Thornton spoke at our recent Future Forum about what they themselves are doing to address climate change and to explain what each of us can do to help. Videos of their exceptional talks can be viewed on the next page.

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NEW APPOINTMENT: DAVID GREEN, HEAD OF CREDIT

July 2019. David Green joins Weatherbys Private Bank as Head of Credit from C. Hoare and Co. and will be responsible for ensuring that the bank’s prudent and responsible approach to lending continues.

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BRIDGING LOANS

July 2019. In the first article of our Investment & Wealth Advice series, we explore bridging loans as an option for clients looking to downsize as they enter retirement and how Weatherbys can work with them to manage any equity released to create an effective plan for their future.

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IN THE PRESS: THE SUNDAY INTERVIEW, THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

June 2019. ‘The perception of a traditional racing orientated private bank, that’s not who we are today’. Roger Weatherby CEO of Weatherbys Private Bank talks to Lucy Burton at the Sunday Telegraph.

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RACING & BANKING

June 2019. With Royal Ascot taking place this week, this is a brief account of Weatherbys' history and how the organisation expanded from racing into banking; a combination which at first glance might seem bizarre.

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MARKET UPDATE, SPRING 2019

June 2019. If you choose to invest, it is important to take a long term view says John Butters, CIO in his latest market commentary. “In the years since I joined the investment world the average “steady growth” portfolio has returned 91%. Why? Because they share the same basic strategy – get in the markets and don’t get out.”

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ANNUAL RESULTS 2018

June 2019. We are pleased to report it has been another successful year for Weatherbys Banking Group. The Group’s assets grew by 16% over the year. New lending by the Private Bank was particularly strong with a 23% increase and our client numbers continue to grow.

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BEAT THE BANDITS: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE

May 2019. We live in a digital age where the increasing number of financial fraud attempts are keeping many of us awake at night. Fraudsters and cyberciminals are becoming more advanced and the technology used, more sophisticated.

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IN THE PRESS: ASK THE EXPERT, THE SCOTTISH FIELD JUNE 2019

May 2019. Does the current low interest rate environment make it easier to borrow money? Duncan Gourley answers this question in the latest "Ask The Expert" column in the Scottish Field.

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CYCLE

May 2019. As an asset class, residential property has historically weathered periods of political and economic turbulence, which is why it is favoured by some investors looking for long-term capital gains. Jeremy McGivern takes us through examples to demonstrate the resilience of property as an investment.

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INHERITANCE TAX SEMINAR AT MUNDEN

April 2019. Our first Inheritance Tax Seminar, hosted in conjunction with Grant Thornton, provided our clients with an overview of the three key areas; Gifting, Tax Relief and Life Insurance.

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WHEELS OF FORTUNE

April 2019. Our second guest to feature in 2019 is Crispian Besley. He has had a passion for cars and motorsport since his childhood and set his heart on being a racing driver before he had even left school. This is the first instalment that covers his years as a racing driver. Next time he will tell us about investing in classic cars.

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THE COLNAGHI FOUNDATION, THE ANDALUSIAN HORSE

April 2019. We were delighted to involve The Colnaghi Foundation in our first Creating the Future Conference last year. Continuing their mission to promote old masters and antiquities, the Foundation has created a tour focused around the Andalusian Horse which will take place in the Autumn this year.

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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION FUTURE FORUM

March 2019. Following our Creating the Future Conference last year, we kicked off the first in our series of Future Forums by discussing the state of the UK’s educational system.  As with our Conference, these smaller events shine a light on the big issues facing the next generation.   Click through to read more about the event and watch each of the three speakers give their talk plus the Q&A session afterwards.

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

March 2019. The female bankers at Weatherbys Private Bank much enjoyed their morning at Tiffany to celebrate International Women’s Day. In between admiring the fabulous pieces of jewellery, they listened to Coralie Baernhoft of Tiffany talk about the diamond worn by Lady Gaga when she won her first Oscar.

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SKY IS THE LIMIT

March 2019. Inspiring interview Tracey Curtis-Taylor has seen the world, set records and made headlines from the cockpit of a bi-plane. Here she reveals her motivations, challenges and proudest achievements.

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QUARTERLY INVESTMENT UPDATE Q4 2018

February 2019. On a global basis, the stock market fell 10.7% between October and December. John Butters identifies in his quarterly report what he thinks lies behind this change of tone but also why we should not despair.

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Getting The Sum Insured Right

February 2019. Buildings insurance – how much cover do you need? Is your home eligible for a reinstatement valuation and how will this benefit you? Find out the answers from expert insurance brokers at our sister company Weatherbys Hamilton.

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Future Forum: Big Education

February 2019. An education should look beyond the core academic subjects to create personal as well as academic excellence. A "big education" should take into account the ‘head, hand and heart’: Find out more from Liz Robinson speaking at our Education Future Forum

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In The Press: Office expansion & 3 new hires in Edinburgh

February 2018. Weatherbys Private Bank continues its ambitious plans to grow its business in Scotland with three hires as it prepares to move into its new office, which is double the size and next to its existing office in Rutland Square.

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Mind The Behaviour Gap

January 2019. Buying high and selling low are two of the most important mistakes investors make. Find out how to avoid them.

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Inheritance Tax Seminar At Munden

January 2019. We held our first seminar about Inheritance Tax, jointly hosted with Grant Thornton, at the beautiful Munden House.

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What will happen to London property prices in 2019?

January 2019. As our first guest to feature in 2019, Jeremy McGivern shares his thoughts on the current UK property and explores what might happen to London property prices in 2019.

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An Evening With Theo Fennell

January 2019. Clients of Weatherbys Private Bank were treated to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Theo Fennell's iconic jewellery shop and showroom on the Fulham Road in Chelsea.

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An Evening With Lyon & Turnbull

December 2018. Our friends Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland’s oldest fine art and antiques auctioneers, kindly hosted an event for our guests at their London gallery for a private showing of their exquisite jewellery, watches and Scottish works of art prior to their auction held the next day. As well as admiring the dazzling display, we all enjoyed hearing a bit more about the work and how to buy at auction from their experts.

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Weather The Changes

December 2018. Dr Gabrielle Walker argues that we need to step out of our echo chambers in order to solve the climate crisis.

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The Science Of Sleep

December 2018. With recent scientific breakthroughs, pioneering technological advances and the trending sleep revolution, might we finally have the answer to that age-old question: Why do we sleep?

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Quarterly Investment Update Q3 2018

November 2018. John Butters CIO discusses the fears of a recession in a USA and gives an investment update of Q3 2018.

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Healing Power

November 2018. Wellbeing healing power- using glass in advanced medical procedures may seem counter-intuitive, but bioglass is a wonder substance which is starting to be applied to everything from complex fractures to future cancer therapies.

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Luxury Briefing Awards 2018

November 2018. Roger Weatherby, CEO of Weatherbys Bank, was delighted to collect the Award for Excellence in Private Banking at the Luxury Briefing Award Ceremony, held at the Savoy.

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Spear's Wealth Management Award 2018

November 2018. Having been shortlisted for two awards in the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2018, we are delighted that Quentin Marshall, Head of Private Banking at Weatherbys, has won the award for Private Banker of the Year.

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Nicer ISAs

October 2018. Tax-free income and gains are just a click away. The most flexible tax shelter just became even nicer but annual allowances mean what they say: use them or lose them says Ian Cowie.

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Weatherbys Private Bank Announces Multiple Hires

October 2018. We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Aidan Faik who joins Weatherbys Private Bank as a Senior Private Banker.

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Generation Game

October 2018. Cathy Hawker asks the property experts to outline the questions and issues for parents hoping to help their children gain a foothold in today’s testing housing market.

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In The Press

October 2018. Weatherbys Private Bank is doubling up its presence in Edinburgh after a surge in business north of the Border.

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Turn The Tide

October 2018. In the face of mass marine destruction, design-led activism and eco innovation is seeding hope, with creative collaborations springing up across the globe. Find out more.

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Foreign Exchange Solutions

October 2018. With a range of foreign exchange solutions, Weatherbys Bank can help you nagivate the waters of currency exchange in these times of global political turmoil. Find out how.

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Course Of Action

October 2018. “A career-transforming, life-changing learning experience.” James Wallman sets out to explore the history and attraction of the much-coveted MBA.

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Collecting Contemporary Photography

September 2018. The value of photographic prints is increasing by some margin and matched by interest from serious collectors and galleries. High time to start investing and collecting, according to the experts. Words by Lauren Heinz.

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Quarterly Investment Update Q2 2018

September 2018. John Butters CIO says there are reasons to be sceptical about predictions that a no-deal Brexit would do untold damage to our economy.

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The Peace Maker

September 2018. Dr Scilla Elworthy has dedicated her life to finding peaceful solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems. Jeremy Taylor speaks to the Nobel Peace Prize nominee in an inspiring interview.

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Home & Away Lending

September 2018. For British citizens living abroad securing a mortgage for UK property, applying for a loan can be a long-haul process. Weatherbys Private Bank offers a solution.

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Creating The Future - Watch all the speakers

Find out why our guests were so impressed by the Creating the Future Conference. “Over the years I have attended many conferences, often as a speaker … yesterday’s conference was without doubt, in a different league. Quite simply the finest conference I have ever attended. Each speaker was outstanding and engaged their audience as few can do.”

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The Inside Track: Lower House Prices Won’t Make The Market Fairer

August 2018. In the first of our guest Insight series, Jeremy McGivern shares his thoughts about the current UK Property market with us and explores why lowering house prices won’t make property any more affordable for the majority.

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Debit & credit cards abroad

August 2018. Charges of just over £1bn are being passed on by banks to UK clients when using their credit and debit cards when travelling overseas. Find out how Weatherbys’ clients can avoid this.

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Jacqui Low to join Weatherbys Private Bank

August 2018. Weatherbys Private Bank continues its ambitious plans to grow the business in Scotland with the appointment to its Advisory Board of businesswoman Jacqui Low.

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Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2018

August 2018. Weatherbys has been shortlisted for two awards in the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2018; Quentin Marshall, Head of Private Banking at Weatherbys is nominated for Private Banker of the Year and Weatherbys Bank shortlisted as Private Bank of the Year (UK).

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Business in the family

July 2018. Most family businesses fail within three generations. Weatherbys is now run by members of the family’s seventh generation. John Stepek asks Roger Weatherby: What’s the secret?

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Bridge the gap

July 2018. Bridging loans provide a way to cut the cost of downsizing while ensuring that any wealth released will be managed to minimise risk and maximise rewards.

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Royal Ascot 2018

June 2018. A royal thread runs through three centuries of The Sport of Kings at Royal Ascot. Her Majesty The Queen has owned 24 Royal Ascot winners. Adrian McGlynn gives us the inside track ahead of Royal Ascot 2018.

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Open book

Make work more like learning and learning more like work

Published on Wednesday 9th May, 2018: David Price OBE talks about what education in the future should be like and how workplaces can adapt to allow employees to thrive.

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future of Gene Therapy

Published on Wednesday 9th May, 2018: “Ageing is the major modifiable risk factor for most chronic diseases.” Founder and CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Liz Parrish, spoke to us at the Creating The Future conference about the future of drug development in tackling ageing.

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Mull of Kintyre

Published on Tuesday 1st May, 2018: Without access to funds, it’s almost impossible for a small business to expand. At Weatherbys, we don’t think that’s right. Which is why when we can help, we do.

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Creating The Future – What's it all about?

Published on Tuesday 24th April, 2018: Creating The Future will explore some of the world’s most exciting developments – including AI as a force for good, driverless cars, and regenerative medicine.

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Artificial Intelligence: friend or foe?

Published on Friday 20th April, 2018: Of all the technologies of the last few decades that have grabbed the headlines, Artificial intelligence is the most pervasive. It is creating a different world that some find threatening, yet holds huge promise across almost all sectors and industries.

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Imminent reduction in the tax free dividend allowance

Published on Monday 26th March, 2018: With the imminent reduction in the tax free dividend allowance, savers are still giving thousands to the tax man by stockpiling cash in ISAs.

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IN THE PRESS: "Margaret Taylor: It’s time more banks backed our entrepreneurs" - The Herald

Published on Monday 6th November, 2017: A conundrum many small businesses face is how to fund the expansion of their operations without access to financial backing. Read Margaret Taylor's article to discover how Weatherbys longer term view of lending helped to fund the expansion of an Argyll-based business.

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Autumn Budget 2017

Published on Wednesday 22nd November, 2017: Today, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget to Parliament. We have summarised the key points relating to personal tax measures to help explain how you might be affected.

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IN THE PRESS: "Torrisdale Estate owner prepares to ramp up gin business" - The Herald

Published on Monday 6th November, 2017: Kintyre Gin, which is distilled on the Torrisdale Castle Estate in Argyll, launched on the market in the summer and demand has already outstripped founder Niall Macalister Hall’s initial projections. Read on to find out how Weatherbys Bank play its part in this successful venture.

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IN THE PRESS: "The thing that just might save the active fund management industry" - Moneyweek

Published on Monday 9th October, 2017: Read Merryn Somerset Webb's article published on moneyweek.com.

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"Weatherbys: The bank that offers you the best of both worlds"

Published July, 2017: Weatherbys Private Bank marries modern technology with an unrivalled history as a financial services thoroughbred, according to Ian Cowie.

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