Tilney expands telephone advice team with Scottish hires

11 March 2019

Two associate advisers hired in Edinburgh

Leading financial planning and investment management group Tilney announces that it has hired Graham Murphy and James Reekie as associate advisers. Both men will join the team in our Edinburgh office.

Both Graham and James will join the company’s telephone advice service, offering dedicated advice to clients across the region.

Graham has had a long career in the financial services industry, holding a number of roles, including 10 years as a financial adviser at Bank of Scotland Bancassurance. Most recently he has worked for Natwest Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland as a client portfolio executive and a file review manager respectively.

James joins from Royal London intermediary where he spent nearly four years in a number of roles, including pensions business support consultant. Most recently, he spent nearly three years as a telephone account manager.

Tilney is one of the largest wealth managers in Scotland and one of a handful of firms with an office presence in the nation’s three largest cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Steven Sprague, head of the Tilney Telephone Advice Service, said: “Providing specialist advice to clients over the telephone is a very important part of our business and tailors specifically to those clients who do not require ongoing face-to-face service. I am delighted to welcome these two talented individuals to our team.

“Tilney is proud to be one of the few UK-wide wealth management firms to have offices in the three largest cities in Scotland and we are deeply committed to growing our presence in each of these, as these two new hires are testament to.”

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years.  Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.

We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.