Edinburgh-based global asset manager, Standard Life Investments, has awarded its prestigious Annual Finance Working Paper Prize to an academic paper which investigates corporate lobbying. The winning paper, “The corporate value of (corrupt) lobbying”, by Dr Alexander Borisov, Assistant Professor
Mid-tier Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan has signed up to a corporate partnership agreement with National Theatre of Scotland that will see it sponsor an upcoming performance of The Driver’s Seat at The Lyceum in Edinburgh next month.
Edinburgh-based crowdfunding software provider ShareIn is to transition from equity crowdfunding platform to a provider of services on the back of a new $1 million (£646,000) investment. According to a company report, ShareIn has chosen a “radical change in strategy” by moving from a transactio
Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, has announced plans to pump more money into Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprise sector. The lender said that it is increasing the size of its loan fund for SMEs from £300m to £400m this year.
John Scott Scottish Mortgage, the £3.3 billion flagship fund run by Edinburgh-based investment house Baillie Gifford is proposing to dip into its reserves to pay this year’s final dividend of 1.55p per share.
A financial worker at one of Scotland’s top legal firms has been jailed for 21 months after embezzling almost £180,000. Teresa Kidd, 44, a purchase ledger clerk at Maclay Murray and Spens LLP (MMS) took thousands from her employers between October 2006 and November 2011.
Martin Gill The new government has inherited a confident business community but underlying fragility is a cause for concern, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO in Scotland.
Alastair Christmas New research carried out by Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank suggests that the majority of small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland are underestimating their true worth by not taking into account the value of assets such as trademarks, patents and intellectual property.