Wealthtech provider Seccl bolsters its senior team with trio of hires

By Oliver Smith on Wednesday 28 October 2020

Savings and Investment

New heads of operations, compliance and propositions as Seccl’s headcount jumps 200 per cent year-on-year.

Wealthtech provider Seccl bolsters its senior team with trio of hires
Image source: Seccl.

A year after its £10m acquisition by Octopus Group, Bath-based wealthtech Seccl has appointed a trio of new senior hires and has grown its team from 13 to 40.

Chris Smeaton, Thomasina McGuigan and Ty Conybear are joining as heads of propositions, compliance and operations respectively, and bring with them a combined 70 years of financial services experience from Quilter, Ascentric and Embark Group.

The latest hires mean that Seccl—which provides a wealth management platform for the likes of Penfold, Wombat Invest and P1 Investment Management—has now increased its headcount by a whopping 200 per cent year-on-year.

“Over the last year, we have been working hard to build the foundations that will allow Seccl to scale,” said Seccl’s co-head Sam Handfield-Jones.

“This has involved expanding our product, engineering, operations and customer functions, and putting in place a management team with the experience to match our vision. Today’s hires mark another important milestone in that journey.”

Over the same period Seccl’s assets under administration have increased from £10m to £120m, a jump of 1,100 per cent.

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