Raymond James Financial has further expanded its branch network in the UK by opening an office in South Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.

The financial services provider has hired Richard Fowler from Charles Stanley to run the new branch. He spent seven years at Charles Stanley before leaving this summer.

The new branch will offer bespoke investment management services to the local area and beyond. Clients will be offered a choice of fee-only or a mixture of lower fee and dealing commission charges.

Fowler said: “I am a firm believer that when it comes to their money, people want to deal with someone who understands their individual financial goals. My partnership with Raymond James allows me to provide this as an alternative to the ‘model’ approach which the industry is increasingly focused around.

“I’m relishing the opportunity to have complete freedom to make my own decisions and build a successful new business,” Fowler added.