We’re rebuilding the technology that allows investors to access financial markets. Our software helps financial advisers, investment managers and fintechs of all sizes to more easily and affordably operate their own investment platform.
In most areas of life, technology has helped to create fast, seamless and highly personalised experiences. But when it comes to money management, technology is getting in the way.
Many financial advisers and wealth managers are frustrated with the wrap platforms or investment technology that they use. Integration is painful and costly. Admin staff waste time rekeying data between systems. And clients can end up paying for a service that they’re not really happy with.
Meanwhile, young and ambitious fintechs struggle to get to market because of solutions that are expensive to use and difficult to build on.
Unnecessary admin doesn’t just create a nightmare for administrators. It also makes financial advice more difficult to come by, as advisers are forced to turn away less affluent clients.
Meanwhile, the difficulty of launching low-cost investment products means that accessing investments can be more expensive than it needs to be.
David founded Seccl alongside Hugo, and leads the business with Sam.
He has an extensive knowledge of stockbroking, trading, settlement and custody administration systems.
David's experiences with existing software models, which are typically between 15 and 30 years old, led him to conclude that he could dramatically improve upon current solutions through innovative architecture, APIs and serverless technology.
Sam leads Seccl Technology alongside David.
He is passionate about fintech and the role that technology can play in opening access to financial services, and has championed both financial and digital education through initiatives like the Octopus Academy.
Sam joined Octopus – Seccl’s parent company in 2013 in financial planning and corporate development, working on strategy and M&A.
Hugo founded Seccl alongside David.
Formerly Hugo was Chief Executive of the Ascentric Wrap Platform which he launched in 2007 and grew to £9.7bn of assets. Before that he was Chairman of James Hay, launching the James Hay Platform in 2003.
Having previously worked together, Hugo shares David’s views on the opportunity to reduce costs and improve service by building flexible, integration-ready technology.