Fraud Warning
To reduce the likelihood of fraud always verify our company’s contact details (including telephone number) with those listed on the FCA’s online Financial Services Register. If you are approached by fraudsters please report to the FCA using their share fraud reporting form or call their consumer helpline on +44(0)800 111 6768. If you have already paid money to fraudsters, you should contact the police at Action Fraud on +44(0)300 123 2040.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

In the event of a conflict of interest, or potential conflict of interest, we follow our Conflicts of Interest Policy, which can be found at the link below.

Conflict of Interest Policy


Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFID II)

In accordance with Article 65(6) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565, please find below links to our disclosure on execution for the calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

2020 – Top Five Brokers

2020 – Top Five Brokers (CSV Format)

2020 – Quality of Execution Obtained


2019 – Top Five Brokers

2019 – Top Five Brokers (CSV Format)

2019 – Quality of Execution Obtained


2018 – Top Five Brokers

2018 – Top Five Brokers (CSV Format)

2018 – Quality of Execution Obtained


In accordance with the requirements of the FCA MIFIDPRU sourcebook for MiFID Investment Firms please find below the Walter Scott MIFIDPRU 8 Disclosure for 2023.

2023 MIFIDPRU 8 Disclosure 

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

As a firm, we are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from within both its business and supply chains. Please click here to access the most current annual statement. Find below links to our historical annual statements.

2022 Modern Slavery Statement

2021 Modern Slavery Statement

2020 Modern Slavery Statement

2019 Modern Slavery Statement

2018 Modern Slavery Statement

2017 Modern Slavery Statement


Proxy Voting Disclosures

Proxy Voting Disclosures

Considered proxy voting helps us ensure strong corporate governance and protect long-term shareholder value. It allows us to express our views and initiate or contribute to positive change, and to protect and promote the interests of our clients.

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q3 2023

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q2 2023

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q1 2023

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q4 2022

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q3 2022

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q2 2022

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q1 2022

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q4 2021

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q3 2021

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q2 2021

Proxy Voting Disclosure Q1 2021

Shareholder Rights Directive II

Shareholder Rights Directive II

The revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) is designed to facilitate the exercise of shareholder rights, encourage shareholder engagement with companies and set out new requirements for companies. The emphasis is very much on encouraging long-term shareholder engagement which should improve investee companies’ corporate governance and performance.

Shareholder Rights Directive II – Our Approach

Shareholder Rights Directive II – Significant Votes 2022