Brewin Dolphin, the UK-based private client investment manager, has named Tim Walker as the new head of its Exeter office.
Walker replaces Richard Pike, who had headed the office since 2004 but is now to focus more on his role as a member of the firm’s charities team, for which he is responsible for the southwest region.
Walker has been with Brewin Dolphin since 2004, having previously worked at Gerrard and before that Prudential-Bache, in both the US and UK. He is one of the founding members of the Exeter office, which opened eight years ago and has since tripled its staff roster.
Brewin said in a statement that its office in Exeter is one of the fastest-growing across the firm and noted that over the last decade the city has outperformed most locations across the UK in terms of job creation. Several firms have made the city a priority, such as Coutts for example.
In other news, earlier this month news emerged that Brewin will next year move into the as-yet uncompleted Atria One building in Edinburgh in a move to consolidate three of its existing offices in the Scottish capital.
The three offices to be consolidated are the investment management teams based in Drumsheugh Gardens, Stocktrade, its execution-only broking operation in George Street, and its business support and risk and regulation departments in Princes Street.
The relocation is scheduled for June 2013, after which Brewin will occupy the entire fifth floor, and part of the sixth – a quarter of the Grade A-listed building. The firm said the new office will give it further room for expansion.