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Andrew Hamilton, founder of Edinburgh wealth manager Hamilton Financial, has forged an informal partnership with Westminster-based investment and wealth planning firm Thomson Tyndall.
The two companies will continue to operate independently but will offer shared services across their client portfolio.
Mr Hamilton said: “We have been looking for an association with another firm for the last three years.read more