Team B&G: Introducing John Newlands

We are delighted to welcome John Newlands to Team B&G. Until his retirement John was head of investment company research at Brewin Dolphin Limited, writing research notes and recommendations on the £4.9 billion of investment company shares owned by the firm’s private clients.

A leading authority on the sector, he has written a number of books about financial history and is a member of the 2023 Citywire Investment Trust Performance Awards Panel. He is also a director of three trusts, managed respectively from Jersey, New York and (perhaps less obviously) Newcastle upon Tyne.

John will be writing for B&G on why he thinks that more IFAs should consider the inclusion of investment company based portfolios and addressing their oft quoted concerns about investment companies forming a part of the investment solutions they offer to their clients.

John’s latest book, The Scottish American Investment company, 150 years 1873-2023 was published by Baillie Gifford & Co. in May 2023. A free copy, in hardback or PDF form, can be obtained by following the link in this article: SAINTS 150 History – order free copy.

John’s earlier work may be viewed on his web site –

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