October 2022


Wood Mackenzie sold for $3.1bn to Veritas Capital

New Jersey-based Verisk announced the sale of Wood Mackenzie, the Edinburgh-based consultancy for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, to New York private equity firm Veritas Capital…







Lost UK pension pots rise 37% to £26bn

UK pension holders are being encouraged to trace their lost pension pots worth a total of £26.6 billion, with almost three million pensions not currently…


Scots salmon production hits record level

Marine Scotland Science has published the Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2021 — and it shows that Scotland’s production of Atlantic salmon increased last year…













Scotgold makes £9.7m gold concentrate shipments

Scotgold Resources Limited, the Australia-based gold exploration firm focused on Scotland, said on Thursday that third-quarter gold concentrate shipments from its Cononish Gold and Silver Mine near…



NatWest-RBS in £115m deal with Vodeno Group

NatWest Group plc has announced a “strategic partnership” with the Vodeno Group which will see the creation of a “Banking-as-a-Service” (BaaS) business in the UK….


















UK pensions fall to 10th place in Mercer league

Iceland offers its population the best pension provisions, followed by the Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, Finland, Australia, Norway, Sweden and Singapore, according to the 2022 Mercer CFA…


















Social Investment Scotland provides £41m funds

Active loans and investments at responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) reached more than £41 million across 201 social enterprises, community organisations and impact-led…






Wood Mackenzie may be sold for up to £2.5bn

Wood Mackenzie, the Edinburgh-based consultancy for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, could soon be sold by its New Jersey owner for up to £2.5 billion….