At Brewin Dolphin, McClelland was promoted to the role of divisional director in London in 2009. She spent 12 years in total at the wealth manager, before leaving early last year to go travelling.
McClelland has joined as an investment director in Rathbones' Winchester office, which manages more than £1.25 billion.
‘We are delighted to welcome Fiona to Rathbones. Our reputation is built upon the calibre of our people and Fiona is strong addition to our ambitious Winchester team,’ said regional director Tim Bolton Carter.
The appointment further strengthens Rathbones’ presence in Hampshire, following the opening of its Lymington branch in 2012.
The office was launched subsequent to the hire of two regional directors from Brewin Dolphin, Caroline O’Callaghan and Tony Milner.
At the time, Rathbones stated that the expansion into Lymington tied in ‘magnificently’ with its existing office in Winchester, noting Lymington’s attractions as a retirement market.
Earlier in April, Brewin Dolphin confirmed that it was closing its outposts in Lymington and Dorchester, with plans to open a consolidated office in Bournemouth later this year.
‘I am confident that all our clients will be very well served from our new Bournemouth office and that we will continue to grow our important and highly valued business in Hampshire and Dorset,’ said Brewin Dolphin director Stephen Ford.