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Nucleus appoints new business development director

Nucleus has appointed F&C Investments director of business development Barry Neilson as its new business development director.

Neilson replaces Nucleus co-founder Philip Martin who left the platform last year to join F&C as head of proposition for its UK retail business.

Martin, who was business development director at Nucleus, co-founded the platform in 2006 and left in June last year.

Neilson will be take overall responsibility for the business development and account management functions as well as the wider strategic development of the company. He will also become a member of the executive team, reporting directly to Nucleus chief executive David Ferguson.

Ferguson says: “We are thrilled to welcome Barry to the Nucleus team. With 2010 shaping up to be a pivotal year for the platform industry his knowledge and understanding of the IFA market will be of tremendous benefit to the business and our member firms as we look to accelerate our growth and development.”

He adds: “This also completes the executive team with a view to building on our momentum as we approach break-even and continue to grow our market share.”

Last week Nucleus appointed former Standard Life Savings chief operating officer Aileen Mathieson as its new chief financial officer.

Mathieson replaces Neil Howitt who left the platform in November.



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  1. I’d love to be able to use the Nucleus platform. But in order to obtain a pre-sale illustration for a prospective client, you have to set up a client record. To do that you need the client’s bank account details first. I am not prepared to ask a prospective new client for his bank details before he has had a chance to even hear about what I am going to recommend. I wouldn’t give mine out to anyone under those circumstances!

  2. Rebecca Christensen - Nucleus 20th January 2010 at 4:48 pm

    We’d love you to use the Nucleus platform too and are pleased to tell you that it is not a requirement to have client bank account details to run a pre-sale illustration – bank account details are only required when submitting an application. To find out more about the Nucleus proposition please contact our IFA account management team on 0131 226 9533.

  3. Rebecca Christensen - Nucleus 20th January 2010 at 5:26 pm

    We’d love you to use the Nucleus platform too and we would like to clarify that client bank account details are not required for a pre-sale illustration. Bank details are only required when submitting an application. To find out more about the Nucleus proposition please give our IFA account management team a call on 0131 226 9533.

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