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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.

2017 financial results

Assets under administration
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, Jeremy Gibson 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
Jeremy Gibson
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 Financial Group Limited 2017

Nucleus Financial Services Limited 2017

Nucleus 2017 Pillar 3

Nucleus Financial Group
2018 interim report 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
 Doug Heron
Chef operations officer
Kirsty Lynagh
Chief people officer
 Nicola Megaw
Chief legal officer
Stuart Geard
Chief financial officer
Trading transactions in 2017
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

Bond Street House, 14 Clifford Street, London W1S 4JU


Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited

Bond Street House, 14 Clifford Street, London W1S 4JU



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

New Platform Agreement

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

Q3 2018 Update

Fri, 26 Oct 2018