Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are responding to it

How we're responding to, and helping our clients through the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

March 19, 2020

Hello everyone,

At Blythswood Associates, staff, clients and all of our families has always been the most important thing to us. As you may be aware, we are in unprecedented times and under these unforeseen conditions, we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our customers, employees and their families continues to be our number one priority. Now is the time to look out for one another and support each other.

We are all experiencing strange times and we do want to send a positive message to you all, especially our vulnerable communities and loved ones.

Here at Blythswood Associates, we are continuing to hold our values dear to us:

  • Putting people first
  • Respect each other (and in these strange times, being mindful of our colleagues, clients, families and neighbours).
  • Excellence in all we do, whatever the world throws at us
  • Trust – Our clients will trust that during this period of uncertainty, they trust that we will continue to look after them and their investments.

As a responsible employer to our staff and making sure we continue to do business in the safest way we have been and will continue to follow guidance from World Health Organisation, Government and Public Health Scotland advice and continue to act accordingly.

We are doing all we can to navigate through the unknown. The welfare of our staff and our clients is our number one priority. Our Financial Advisers have the tools and technology to work remotely and continue to have meetings with clients through phone and skype. Our back-office support team also have access to secure systems that allows them to work securely at home whilst still offering efficient and excellent client experience.

Rest assured that, throughout these periods of market volatility, our Investment Committee is in frequent contact with fund managers to ensure that they are continuing to manage client money according to their agreed mandate and delivering the best possible outcomes for all our clients.

To keep you updated with our latest thoughts, we will continue to post frequent updates and reflections on the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus at

You can also register for our E-Briefing Service which delivers investment, retirement, protection and business insights directly to your inbox. You can register at

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our clients and contacts that you can still contact us, and we are here for you if you have any questions.

We wish everyone to stay safe, well and look after one another.

Brian Rafferty and Mark McManus


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