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Robert Fleming (1845 - 1933) was a wealthy merchant banker.
Robert Fleming won a scholarship to the Academy of Dundee High School, and started work as a book-keeper. He spotted the investment opportunities offered in America and founded the Scottish American Investment Trust in Dundee in 1873, when he was twenty eight years old and went on to establish a financial dynasty. Robert Fleming had two sons - Valentine and Philip.
Fleming gave £155,000 to build the streets around Fleming Gardens in Dundee. His fame is somewhat overshadowed by that of his grandson, Ian Fleming, the novelist and creator of James Bond.
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