Rathbones in talks with Smith & Williamson over £2bn merger

Consolidation in the wealth sector

Rathbones eyes merger with Smith & Williamson

Rathbones eyes merger with Smith & Williamson

Wealth manager Rathbone Brothers is in exclusive talks with Smith & Williamson (S&W) over a possible all-share merger, which would create a financial services group with around £56bn in AUM and advice.

Sky News first reported on Saturday that Rathbones was close to agreeing a deal with Smith & Williamson, as consolidation continues apace in the UK wealth management sector. Rathbone Brothers later...

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