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Walter Scott launches new investment firm

by Danielle Levy, Dylan Lobo on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:15

Walter Scott launches new investment firm

Renowned Scottish investor Walter Scott has quietly set up a new investment business, Wealth Manager can reveal.

The new company is called Scott Investment Partners and based in Henley-on-Thames, next door to Invesco Perpetual’s original headquarters at the Old Rectory, 17 Thameside.

The firm counts Walter Scott (who established Edinburgh-based Walter Scott & Partners in 1983), Matthew Scott and Marilyn Harrison, former finance director at Walter Scott & Partners, among its founders, according to documents filed at Companies House.

Walter Scott sold his eponymous boutique to BNY Mellon in July 2006 and is reported to have made around £260 million from the sale.

Walter Scott is a renowned philanthropist with a keen interest in architecture. He is credited with restoring much of the city’s historic Charlotte Square.

Walter Scott was unavailable for comment.

2 comments so far. Why not have your say?

Robert Bill

Dec 13, 2013 at 12:51

Interesting...a convenient location for a certain other high-profile UK equity income manager from just up the road, should he wish to share some office space from May '14....

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Ian Lees

Dec 15, 2013 at 10:25

I wonder if ordinary Walter Scott is any relation to the famous Sir Walter Scott ? Author of Waverley novels - to repay his debts - who was made bankrupt by Scottish Widows Life Assurance Fund for Widows and Orphans set up in 1815 by Edinburgh business " men " ( for no women were allowed . . .and some things do not . . . .change ? ), at the Royal Exchange, - moved from Edinburgh to Abbotsford - on the banks of the River tweed . . . . .where he took up a position of Sherriff Depute in the burgh of Selkirk became well known for his literary skill, as novelist, author, playwright and collector of vast amounts of Scottish ( and foreign ) cornucopia of memorabilia. . .( worth a visit ).Sir Walter Scott wrote Waverley, Rob Roy and my favourite .. .the Heart of Midlothian ( now better known as a tired old football club - sponsored by Wonga ?? ??)

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