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Old Mutual Wealth buys accountancy firm’s advice arm

Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers has acquired the advice arm of Carlisle-based accountancy business Saint & Co, adding £100m assets under advice.

Saint & Co partner and adviser Philip Dhillon, adviser Trevor Iredale and a support team will join OMW Private Client Advisers’ Cumbria regional hub.

Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers director Dominic Rose says: ­“Saint & Co is a natural fit with Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers and comes with a reputation for a professional and personalised service, which we look forward to continuing and building on.”

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Saint & Co partner and accountant Ian Thompson adds: “Not only does the business share virtually the same location as Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers, it truly reflects and shares the values that we believe are core to our offering. It is therefore fantastic that our clients will continue to enjoy an industry leading service going forward.”

In May, Old Mutual Wealth Private Clients has bought Scottish advice firm DG Pryde, adding £200m assets under advice.

In February it bought Wiltshire-based A&M Financial Services, whose clients are now serviced from Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers’ London office.

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