Callan Anderson, founder and owner of boutique Financial Planning firm Equilibrium Financial Consultancy, has sold the firm’s client book to Evelyn Partners.
Chartered Financial Planner Mr Anderson will join Evelyn’s Glasgow office.
He joins Evelyn, formerly known as Tilney Smith & Williamson, under the firm’s succession programme.
He founded Equilibrium in December 2003 and had remained the firm’s sole shareholder.
Mr Anderson said one of the main drivers behind selling his client book and joining Evelyn was the increasing burden of regulation on small financial advice firms.
He said : “The cornerstone to my business has for the past 18 years been built around putting my clients first and to recognise the responsibility of looking after what is invariably their life savings. The sheer volume of regulation that has weighed upon small firms during this time is forcing vast numbers to consolidate with bigger, better resourced partners.
“As I move to join Evelyn Partners, I take great comfort in the fact that this follows the same path of doing my very best for my clients and without compromise. Like me, Evelyn Partners strives to do the very best for its clients as formally recognised by the string of leading industry awards that the business has won in recent years.”
Evelyn first launched its succession plan in late 2021.
The firm’s Scottish team has recently been boosted by 10 joiners in the Edinburgh office from Capital Risk Management and MP2 Financial who also joined under the succession scheme.
Evelyn’s roots in Scotland date back to the foundation of Smith & Williamson in Glasgow in 1881.
The firm currently has three Scottish offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.
Evelyn Partners was created following the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson and manages or advises on £55.8bn of assets. It claims to be the second largest UK wealth manager measured by EBITDA and the sixth largest professional services firm ranked by fee income.
It has offices in 26 towns and cities in the UK, as well as the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands.