A message from the Chief Executive

A message from the Chief Executive

I wanted to keep you informed as to how Anderson Strathern Asset Management is responding to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and to reassure you that we are continuing to support all of our clients and their interests during these difficult and unprecedented times.

Following the advice of the Government and in tandem with our law firm parent company, Anderson Strathern LLP, we are now operating our business remotely. For the time being, our Edinburgh office is closed.

The immediate priority has been the continuing service to all our clients while ensuring the welfare of our own staff and that of our colleagues in the law firm with whom we share offices.

Please be assured that we very definitely remain open for business.

Whilst the teams may not be sitting together at present, the provision of resources and secure technology where required has meant that all business activities continue to be undertaken in a robust, professional and adaptable way.

Your financial planner will continue to look after you and your investments and, with the obvious exception of a face to face meeting, are contactable in the usual way. AnnaNeil and James remain available as your main point of contact, and continue to diligently monitor and manage your investments.

One of the benefits that we enjoy is our in-house, highly-knowledgeable, investment team who bring their many years of expertise in portfolio management and analysis to the firm. With the market movements during the past weeks you may, understandably, have concerns about the falling prices of your investments. Although troubling, setbacks will occur for a variety of reasons and are part of a long-term investment cycle. With this in mind, I have asked our Chief Investment Officer, Phillip Ross, to provide a synopsis of the current position in relation to our funds, philosophy and investment strategy and process, which will be made available on our website. During these turbulent times, an updated synopsis will be made available on a regular basis.

We take the health of everyone connected to the firm as our key priority, which is why we have to put into place extraordinary measures for extraordinary times.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please do contact your financial planner in the usual way.

This information is obtained from sources considered reliable, but its accuracy and completeness is not guaranteed by Anderson Strathern Asset Management Limited. Neither the information nor any opinions expressed constitute financial advice. Investments can fluctuate in price, value and/or income and may return less than the original amount invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Anderson Strathern Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.