Investment management firm Brooks Macdonald has opened an office in Cardiff, headed up by a former Wales rugby international.
The new premises at Ty Nant Court, Morganstown are the firm's first in Wales and 13th across the UK.
Andrew Lewis has been appointed to lead the new office and the group plans to unveil further investment management appointments shortly.
Lewis was previously Cardiff divisional director at Brewin Dolphin, where he worked for 13 years following a successful career as a rugby player, which included 29 caps for Wales.
He said: "I am delighted to join Brooks Macdonald at this exciting time. Having previously led a team that dealt solely with the adviser market, I believe Brooks Macdonald has a great opportunity to build a strong presence in Wales.
"Its proven and ongoing support for financial advisers, underpinned by its high quality investment management, provides an ideal foundation to launch its service offering."
Nick Holmes, managing director of Brooks Macdonald, added: "The Wales office opening will mark another significant milestone in the growth of our footprint across the UK as we continue to widen our reach to an expanding client base and strengthen the service we provide to clients and professional advisers in the area."