Nutmeg Reaches $4.2 Billion AUM

When it comes to European wealthtech companies, Nutmeg is the original gangster. The London-based company was founded in 2011 and demoed at FinovateEurope a year later in 2012.

Today, the company reached a milestone, topping almost $4.2 billion (£3 billion) in assets under management. The news comes after the company experienced a 72% year-on-year growth in assets under management in the first three months of this year.

Nutmeg has seen a 53% increase in the number of investors on its platform over the past year, and now counts 130,000 investors total.

The growth spurt can be attributed to a few things. First, the company brought on a new CEO, Neil Alexander, after taking a $30+ million loss in 2019. Another big factor in Nutmeg’s recent growth is the increased interest in investing during a low interest rate environment.

“While the last year has been financially difficult for many people, we have also seen many new and existing clients who have been fortunate enough to have more disposable income as a result of reduced expenditure on leisure, hospitality, commuting and holidays,” said Alexander. “Nutmeg has been a beneficiary of this shift, welcoming tens of thousands of seasoned investors wanting to take advantage of a digital-first wealth management service, along with first-time investors looking for the support they receive from our wealth services team in helping them to achieve their financial goals.”

Nutmeg offers ISAs, pensions, and general investment accounts. The firm offers a range of investment options including fully managed, fixed allocation, socially responsible. Earlier this year, Nutmeg partnered with J.P. Morgan Asset Management to offer a new investment option, Smart Alpha.

Smart Alpha combines Nutmeg’s core investment principles, ETF experience, and fractional investment expertise with J.P. Morgan’s in-house, multi-asset knowledge to provide investors a globally diversified, dynamic portfolio.

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