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    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.

    Notice of Annual General Meeting

    Nucleus Financial Group plc Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) was held at 9am on Thursday 27 May 2021 at Nucleus HQ, Greenside, 12 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH.

                   Nucleus is pleased to announce that at our 2021 AGM, all resolutions put to the meeting were duly passed.

     2020 H2 financial results


    Assets under administration


    Net revenue


    Operating profit

    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 eight Directors, two Executive Directors (David Ferguson and Stuart Geard) and six Non-Executive Directors, reflecting a blend of different experiences and backgrounds. The Non-Executive Directors comprise a Non-Executive Chairman (Angus Samuels) and five further Non-Executive Directors (John Levin, Margaret Hassall, Tracy Dunley-Owen, Alfio Tagliabue and Jonathan Polin). Full biographies for each director are available by clicking on the images below.

    The Board considers Angus Samuels, John Levin, Margaret Hassall and Tracy Dunley-Owen to be independent Non-Executive Directors, and as such, free of any relationship which could materially interfere with the exercise of their independent judgement.

    Angus Samuels
    David Ferguson
    Chief executive officer
    Alfio Tagliabue
    Non-executive director
    John Levin
    Independent non-executive director
    Jonathan Polin
    Non-executive director
    Margaret Hassall
    Independent non-executive director
    Stuart Geard
    Chief financial officer
    Tracy Dunley-Owen
    Independent 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.

    Andrew Smith
    Chief technology officer
    Barry Neilson
    Chief customer officer
     David Ferguson
    Founder &
    Chief executive officer
    Kirsty Lynagh
    Chief people officer
    Martin Ettles
    Chief risk officer
    Stuart Geard
    Chief financial officer

    AUA as at 30 June 2021




    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 and aim to comply with the principles set out in the UK QCA Corporate Governance Code. The QCA code sets out a standard of minimum best practice for small and medium-sized quoted companies, particularly AIM listed companies.

    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 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.

    Audit committee

    The Audit Committee’s role is to assist the Board with the discharge of its responsibilities in relation to external and internal audits and controls, including in respect of the Group’s CASS arrangements and reviewing the Group’s annual financial statements.

    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 committee

    The Remuneration 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.

    Risk committee

    The Risk Committee advises the Board on the Group’s overall risk appetite and strategy, regularly reviewing and updating the risk assessment processes, including in relation to remuneration and compliance, and overseeing implementation of the strategy.

    Company advisers

    Nominated adviser

    Shore Capital and Corporate Limited

    Cassini House, 57 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1LD


    Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited

    Cassini House, 57 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1LD



    Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA

    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

    Public relations


    107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6D

    Regulated news

    13/01/2021 16:04Director/PDMR Shareholding
    06/01/2021 14:35Q4 2020 AUA update
    16/12/2019 14:37Director/PDMR Shareholding
    22/11/2019 15:50Director/PDMR Shareholding
    14/11/2019 12:00Director/PDMR Shareholding
    25/10/2019 08:00Q3 2019 AUA update
    18/10/2019 18:38Director/PDMR Shareholding
    16/10/2019 12:15Director/PDMR Shareholding
    17/09/2019 17:45Director/PDMR Shareholding
    10/09/2019 08:00Interim Results
    16/08/2019 08:00Notice of Results
    15/08/2019 16:58Director/PDMR Shareholding
    26/07/2019 08:00Q2 2019 AUA update
    16/07/2019 10:00Director/PDMR Shareholding
    14/06/2019 17:48Director/PDMR Shareholding
    23/05/2019 12:35Result of AGM
    17/05/2019 08:00Director/PDMR Shareholding
    29/04/2019 08:00Q1 2019 AUA update
    16/04/2019 14:58Director/PDMR Shareholding
    11/04/2019 15:24Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM
    04/04/2019 09:20Holding(s) in Company
    03/04/2019 14:50Grant of long term incentive awards to PDMRs
    02/04/2019 08:00Preliminary results
    14/03/2019 16:25Director/PDMR Shareholding
    14/02/2019 10:07Director/PDMR Shareholding
    28/01/2019 18:21Replacement Q4 2018 AUA update
    28/01/2019 07:00Q4 2018 AUA update
    18/01/2019 12:42Holding(s) in Company
    16/01/2019 16:18Director/PDMR Shareholding
    16/01/2019 16:17Change of Registered Office