Cazenove Capital has appointed James Burley as a portfolio director in Edinburgh, bringing the number of wealth management professionals in the team to 12, led by Bob Hair.
Burley's appointment follows hires across the Midlands and North West as Cazenove Capital looks to provide more regional clients with access to a personalised local service. He joins from Kleinwort Hambros in Edinburgh.
As part of this regional strategy, Cazenove Capital has moved the Edinburgh team to a new office, which includes a club room designed as an informal meeting space, to be utilised by clients on a drop-in basis, and by business friends of Cazenove Capital like local entrepreneurs needing a space for collaboration.
Bob Hair, wealth planning director and head of Edinburgh office, said: "Scotland is home to a vibrant and diverse group of individuals, families, entrepreneurs and businesses requiring wealth management support, who continue to seek out our investment insight and personalised approach to wealth management.
"Our team has a strong track record of servicing clients in Edinburgh for almost three decades, and I am delighted to welcome James as we continue to grow and attract top industry talent. We look forward to working closely with him and to drawing on his experience in our drive to preserve, grow and protect wealth for more individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners and families across Scotland."
Mary-Anne Daly, chief executive at Cazenove Capital, added: "The expansion of the Edinburgh office is central to our UK regional growth strategy, to combine deep global investment expertise with local understanding. Attracting high-calibre talented professionals is central to this strategy and is a testament to the culture and reputation of the firm."