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Novia Financial plc launched to market in October 2008 to provide a comprehensive wealth management service or 'full wrap platform' for investment advisers and their clients. Novia provides a transparent pricing structure as well as access to a wide range of product wrappers, an extensive suite of portfolio management tools, and access to an extensive range of investment classes including shares, bonds, traditional authorised funds, ETFs and alternative investments as well as a Cash Facility.
The core operating system is provided by Australian based GBST who have been developing software solutions for fund administration and financial services since 1996, and for wrap solutions since 1999, amassing $186bn (AU) in assets under management on their systems. The comprehensive suite of portfolio management tools is powered by Financial Express, who also provide the data for the platform, and the illustrations are provided by Dunstan Thomas.
The Novia team, based in Bath, is led by Bill Vasilieff ex Sales and Marketing director and joint cofounder of Selestia. Novia as an independent proposition has substantial financial backing from a combination of private individuals and corporate organisations. The board is chaired by Sir Anthony Cleaver (former chairman and chief executive of IBM in the UK). Other members include John Beaumont, non executive, who has held a number of non executive roles in major public organisations and several technology startups, David Royds (non executive and investor) ex Chairman and co-founder of Matrix group and Bill Vasilieff as CEO.
Novia Financial plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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