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Rathbones to drop Speirs & Jeffrey name after £104m acquisition

Scotland’s largest independent wealth manager Speirs & Jeffrey will change its name after its £104m acquisition by Rathbones. Rathbones announced this morning it is buying Speirs & Jeffrey, which has funds under management of £6.7bn. The initial consideration of £104m comprises £79m cash and £25m through the issue of new Rathbone shares. Rathbones is also lining […]

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