Caerus Capital group, the wealth management business, has appointed Lynn Smith as chief operating officer.
Smith comes to Caerus with over 20 years' experience in financial services and a great reputation for creating environments which deliver excellent client service, Caerus said.
Her role will cover IT, operations and infrastructure.
Smith started her financial services career with Allied Dunbar where she held a number of positions supporting advisers. She was then client and employee services director, responsible for overall operations and adviser support functions, at Honister Capital.
Keith Carby, chief exectuive of Caerus Capital Group, said: "Caerus has achieved much to date, but only because of the quality of our people.
"Attracting Lynn is a major step forward for us and demonstrates our commitment to having the best possible support for our firms and advisers.
Lynn's experience will prove invaluable in the next phase of our development".
Smith said: "The financial advice market is undergoing the biggest change in its history, and I believe Caerus is best placed to adapt to the new environment."
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