Investor information

    Company reports, governance structures, details of our board of directors and executive team

    We’re Nucleus

    The adviser-built wrap platform, supporting financial advisers in creating brilliant client outcomes.

    Nucleus is an award-winning online wrap platform, launched in 2006 in partnership with a group of financial adviser firms who set out to create a platform with a difference. We created a new model, putting the adviser and client at the heart of the process, focusing on a client-aligned approach rather than a product-led one, to develop a platform that was committed to transparency and banishing complexity.

    The platform allows advisers to combine all of their clients’ assets into a single, manageable online account. This enables portfolios to be viewed at a glance, allowing easy valuations and variations to be made.

    Today we work with over 800 adviser firms and continue to be driven by advisers. We provide an entirely independent wrap platform with access to a wide range of tax wrappers and an open architecture approach to investments. The platform is built on next-generation technology allowing it to scale and is backed by award-winning customer service.

    Board of directors

    The Board is responsible for leading and governing the Group and has overall authority for the management and conduct of the Group’s business, strategy and development. The Board is also responsible for ensuring the maintenance of a sound system of internal controls and risk management (including financial, operational and compliance controls) and for reviewing the overall effectiveness of systems in place as well as for the approval of any changes to the capital, corporate and/or management structure of the Group.

    The Board comprises six Directors, two Executive Directors (Richard Rowney and Stuart Geard) and four Non-Executive Directors, reflecting a blend of different experiences and backgrounds. The Non-Executive Directors comprise a Non-Executive Chairman (Mark Dearsley) and three further Non-Executive Directors (David Paige, Kathryn Purves and Owen Wilson). Full biographies for each director are available by clicking on the images below.

    Richard Rowney
    Chief executive officer
    Mark Dearsley
    Owen Wilson
    Non-executive director
    Kathryn Purves
    Non-executive director
    David Paige
    Non-executive director
    Stuart Geard
    Chief financial officer
    Bill Priestley
    Non-executive director

    Reports and presentations

    Nucleus 2020 Pillar 3 disclosure

    Nucleus Financial Group plc
    2020 interim financial results presentation

    Nucleus Financial Group plc
    Aquisition of OpenWealth presentation

    Executive team

    Our executive leadership team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and implementing Nucleus’ strategy.

    Alex Kovach
    Chief commercial officer
    Alison Longbottom
    Chief people officer
    Andrew Smith
    Chief technology officer
    Martin Ettles
    Chief risk officer
    Richard Rowney
    Chief executive officer
    Richard Warner
    Chief operating officer
    Stuart Geard
    Chief financial officer

    AUM as at 30 June 2022




    Adviser firms

    Corporate governance

    The executive management team and the board of directors recognise the value and importance of maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance.

    The Board intends to meet regularly to review, formulate and approve, among other things, the Group’s strategy, system of internal controls, budgets and corporate actions. The Company has established an Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Nomination Committee and a Remuneration and HR Committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities and with written terms of reference. From time to time, separate committees may be set up by the Board to consider specific issues when the need arises.

    Nomination committee

    The Nomination Committee assists the Board in determining the composition and make-up of the Board. It is responsible for reviewing the Board’s structure and identifying potential candidates to be appointed as directors, and for making recommendations to the Board.

    Remuneration and HR committee

    The Remuneration and HR Committee recommends what policy the Board should adopt on executive and senior management remuneration. It will also make recommendations on proposals for the granting of share options and other equity incentive plans.

    Company advisers

    Independent auditors

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX

    Company secretarial adviser

    Prism CoSec

    42-50 Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1RZ



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