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Whatever life stage you are in, be that building your business or career, thinking about retirement, or planning how best to support a growing family, now is the time to ensure you have the right plans in place to secure your financial future.

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About our Edinburgh team

Established in 2002, the Edinburgh office is home to a highly experienced team of eight investment professionals, four financial planners along with seven support staff, who all work to provide their clients with a truly bespoke service.

Supporting a wide range of clients including individuals, charitable trustees, solicitors & accountants, intermediaries and corporate clients; the team specialises in providing financial advice and investment management services. Advising clients on all aspects of their finances including retirement planning, inheritance tax planning and cash-flow modelling, whilst also managing SIPPs, stocks and shares ISAs.

Together the team provides a holistic wealth management service when the team meets a client for the first time, they start with a blank piece of paper because no two clients are the same; taking the time to get to know each client and assess exactly what their requirements are to find the most suitable solution for their needs.

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Why Charles Stanley?

Client care for over 200 years

With over 200 years' experience, we have created financial security for tens of thousands of people. Through bespoke investment management and financial advice, we continue to evolve to help our clients meet their goals by understanding what wealth means to them.

Edinburgh Office

Where to find us

Contact the Edinburgh Office

2 Multrees Walk
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0131 550 1200

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Our team

Christopher Clayhills-Henderson

Branch Manager

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More about Christopher

Christopher joined Torrie & Co, an independent private client stock broker in 1987. He became a partner of Torrie & Co in 1996 until 2002 when Torrie & Co became part of Charles Stanley. He has been the joint Branch Manager of the Charles Stanley Edinburgh office since 2002 along with his colleague Ian Harley. Christopher has a BA in Accountancy and is a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute. Christopher has a strong farming background. Christopher has always had a keen interest in the stock market, spending a great deal of time meeting fund managers and companies.

Ian Harley

Branch Manager

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More about Ian

Ian has been joint Branch Manager of the Edinburgh office of Charles Stanley together with his colleague Christopher Clayhills-Henderson since 2002, and manages portfolios predominantly for private clients, Trusts, Charities and pensions. Ian is a founder member and Chartered Fellow of the CISI and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.

Adam Page

Senior Investment Manager

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More about Adam

Adam has been with Charles Stanley since 2002, when the business acquired Torrie & Co. Adam joined Torrie in 1999 having trained at Bell Lawrie White after leaving university in 1993. Adam manages investments for individuals and their families, SIPPs, Charities, and Trusts. He is a Member of the Securities Institute and a graduate of Edinburgh University.

David Steel

Investment Manager

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More about David

David joined Torrie & Co in the summer of 1999 having been with Bell Lawrie White for over a decade. In 2002 Torrie & Co joined Charles Stanley as the Edinburgh branch. David is a fully qualified Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute having completed the diploma exams. Investment advice is given to individuals and their families as well as SIPPs, Charities and Trusts both on an Advisory and Discretionary basis.

Grant Paterson

Investment Adviser

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More about Grant

Grant joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in February 2014 on a team which supports Chris Clayhills-Henderson. Grant graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Economics. Shortly afterwards he joined a small financial advisory firm, where he remained for over 6 years; initially supporting the firm’s Financial Planners and latterly becoming responsible for investment research and portfolio analysis. Grant has attained a range of investment-related qualifications and is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager . Grant assists with the management and administration of both advisory and discretionary private client, trust and corporate portfolios on Christopher Clayhills-Henderson’s team. Away from work Grant’s main passion is travelling and he can often be found walking in the outdoors around Scotland.

Jack McClean

Investment Manager Administrator

More about Jack

Jack joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in the autumn of 2017 having graduated from Heriot Watt University with a degree in International Business Management. Jack assists with the administration of Advisory and Discretionary private client portfolios within a team which supports Branch Manager Christopher Clayhills-Henderson. Outside of the office Jack enjoys all manner of sports, with a particular focus on rugby, playing for Heriots Rugby Football Club for the past 5 years.

Julie Baird


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More about Julie

Julie joined the Edinburgh team as an audio typist on a temporary basis in September 2013. She became a permanent member of staff in November 2013 and provides typing support to her colleagues mainly with respect to client review reports and general correspondence. She also assists other members of the team with general administrative tasks.

Mark Ireland

Investment Manager

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More about Mark

Mark joined Charles Stanley in March 2014 and works with Christopher Clayhills-Henderson’s team. Prior to this he spent six years with Brewin Dolphin in Inverness. Mark is a Chartered Wealth Manager and has significant experience managing investments for individuals, charities and trusts. Away from work Mark can be found cycling or hiking in the Scottish countryside.

Matthew Henderson

Investment Adviser

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More about Matthew

Matthew joined Ian Harley’s team in September 2016 and assists with the management of advisory and discretionary clients. Following completion of a degree in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh he worked in corporate finance before moving into private client wealth management with UBS. Matthew is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager. He also enjoys a variety of sports including Rugby, Football, Golf and Skiing.

Nicola Easson

Investment Adviser

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More about Nicola

Nicola joined Charles Stanley in 2007. Originally from Fife, she attended George Watson's College high school in Edinburgh, and read Scottish Literature and Gaelic at Edinburgh University. Nicola is an investment adviser, working with Ian Harley on the management of both advisory and discretionary portfolios for private clients, charities and trusts. Nicola holds a Masters in Wealth Management.

Pamela Clayhills-Henderson


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More about Pamela

Pamela Clayhills-Henderson joined Charles Stanley, Edinburgh in 2014 as a Consultant. Pamela is a solicitor. As a consultant Pamela’s responsibilities include assisting with compliance and undertaking various project initiatives.

Philip Patterson

Office Manager

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More about Philip

Phil has been with Charles Stanley since 2002 and was the Deputy Client Services Manager for the company’s online division before taking up the role as the Edinburgh Office Manager in September 2018. Phil graduated from Heriot-Watt University in in 1997 after completing a Batchelor of Science Degree in Building Surveying and a Diploma in Project Management. He worked within the construction industry for several years before joining Charles Stanley. He is responsible for the smooth running of the Edinburgh office on a day to day basis along with dealing with staff matters. Phil also assists with the Branch’s Corporate Actions and is part of the team who deal with Execution Only clients.

Samantha Reilly


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More about Samantha

Samantha joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in January 2016. She previously worked for Stocktrade as an Administrator. Samantha supports Adam Page and David Steel with administrative tasks within the team and also assists with the Branch’s Corporate Actions. Outside of work Samantha is part of the Girl Guides and volunteers as a Rainbow leader in her local community.

Tina Wood

Operations Manager

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More about Tina

Having joined Torrie & Co in 1990 Tina is one the longest standing members of the Charles Stanley Edinburgh team. Tina is responsible for operations matters in the Edinburgh office and with her wealth of knowledge and experience she also assists David Steel and Adam Page on the investment management side of the business.

Una Hopkins


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More about Una

Una Hopkins joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in 2010. Una is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive Financial Services and Accounting experience having worked in private practice for fourteen years in Jersey, Channel Islands. Una's responsibilities include looking after the Branch's internal accounting function, assisting with human resource and compliance issues and undertaking various project initiatives.

John Redpath

Executive Director of Financial Planning

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More about John

John is a qualified Chartered Financial Planner with 28 years experience. He has responsibility for both client advice and managing Charles Stanley Financial Planning in Scotland. A Graduate of Strathclyde University, John joined Charles Stanley in January 2018 following a successful career at Towry Ltd and Tilney where he was the Managing Partner.

Barry McGowan

Chartered Financial Planner

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More about Barry

Barry joined Charles Stanley in February 2018 from Tilney. Barry is a 40 year veteran of Financial Planning where he has both worked for and run businesses focused upon private client financial planning. Barry is a Chartered Financial Planner and member of the CII.

Julie Crombie

Chartered Financial Planner

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More about Julie

Julie joined Charles Stanley in January 2018 and is a Chartered Financial Planner with a broad base of 27 years’ worth of experience in advising clients in all areas of financial planning. Prior to joining Julie spent 15 years with Tilney. She specialises in advising older and more vulnerable clients and is a SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser and their Regional Co-ordinator for the East of Scotland. She is currently a finalist in the Women in Financial Services Awards 2020.

Sam Cowan

Financial Planner

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More about Sam

Prior to joining the financial services industry, I spent my final year of study at the university of Stirling writing my dissertation on the effects and reasoning behind the (then) FSA’s retain distribution review (RDR), with a view to starting a career as a financial adviser. During my subsequent 7 year tenure within the industry I learned from each role before becoming an adviser 4 years ago. Since this time I have been responsible for delivering bespoke financial planning solutions to my clients ever evolving needs.