Director – Private Banking and Head of Edinburgh
Chris Thomson founded and heads up Kleinwort Hambros’ Edinburgh office covering Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland although the office has clients from across the UK, Channel Islands and sometimes beyond. He joined Hambros in 2008 from Kleinwort Benson where he started in Private Banking so the recent merger brings two strands of his history together.
Prior to Kleinwort Benson, Chris spent twelve years in investment banking split between London and New York. The technical and corporate knowledge from this time has proved invaluable in assisting his clients to navigate the complexities of modern investing and wealth planning.
Being back in his native Edinburgh has allowed Chris to develop some long standing and loyal relationships with individuals and trusts, helping them to fulfil their financial aspirations. Chris has considerable expertise in advising charities and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He holds the Level 6 Private Client Investment Advice and Management qualification and in 2014 he attained the Chartered Wealth Manager designation.