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Private WEALTH

Bringing you the financial products and services typically reserved for the 1%

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What we're

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Expertly managed investment portfolios

Picking investments is hard. Wealthy investors use professionals to actively manage their money for them. We want to bring this to you.

Borrow against your investment portfolio

Stay long term invested. We aim to offer a line of credit (subject to assessment) to help cover any unexpected expenses and leave your portfolio intact.

Invest in alternatives as well as stocks

The 1% don't just invest in stocks and bonds. We aim to offer risk-managed portfolios of wider alternatives, including crypto and more.

Please remember, investing should be viewed as longer term. When we launch, your capital will be at risk - the value of investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you put in. Cryptoassets are only regulated in the UK for money laundering purposes. If you invest in these type of assets, you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong.

How Sidekick
will work

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1. Deposit into your wallet

Deposit the funds you want to invest into your Sidekick wallet. Funds will be held securely and will be easily withdrawable at any time.

2. Select a portfolio

Select which portfolio you want to invest funds into. On launch, we plan to offer a range of actively-managed portfolios containing a variety of assets including stocks and crypto.

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3. Stay informed

We will manage your portfolio on your behalf and keep you informed about all decisions and changes we make to the portfolio.

4. Access liquidity

You will be able to sell your investments at any time. Or (subject to affordability checks and credit approval), if you don’t want to dip into your long-term funds, we plan to offer a portfolio line of credit.

Our Team

Meet your Sidekicks

We’ve built a top team of investment, credit and technology experts to build Sidekick and bring you a modern investment manager for today's world.

Matt Ford

Co-Founder & CEO

Matt is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and repeat fintech founder. He was previously CEO and Founder of Pariti, which was sold to Tandem Bank, and was most recently Partner at Mouro Capital, a global fintech venture capital fund.

Pete Townsend

Co-Founder & CTO

Pete is an experienced technology leader and has led teams at a number of regulated high-growth fintechs in the UK and North America. His focus is on building great customer experiences and robust, secure technology infrastructure.

Cyril Bosch (CFA, CQF)

Chief Investment Officer

Cyril is an investment professional with more than 15 years’ experience at leading asset managers, including Polar Capital and J.P.Morgan. He oversees Sidekick's investment activities, and is responsible for investment strategy, portfolio construction and performance.

Kelly Hutchinson

Lead Product Designer

Kelly leads the entire design process. She's passionate about creating accessible and inclusive products, that open up access to a wider audience. Prior to Sidekick, Kelly worked at a female-focused investment platform and before that at Meta.

Stuart Newey


Stuart chairs Sidekick's Board and is responsible for overall governance and leadership of the business. Stuart has over 40 years' experience in management roles across banking, investment and credit, including at Coutts & Co.

Adrian Vlad

Portfolio Manager

Adrian is a portfolio manager with over ten years of experience in the asset management industry, working on both long-only and long-short equity strategies. Previously at Zadig Asset Management, he co-managed the iMGP Sustainable Europe fund during its most successful period.

Eimantas Gecas

Lead Backend Engineer

Eimantas leads all of Sidekick's backend and platform engineering activities. He ensures we deliver highly reliable, secure and efficient infrastructure and has previously worked within the hedge fund industry.

Andrew Debens

Lead Frontend Engineer

Andrew leads Sidekick's frontend engineering activities, focusing on creating high-quality, engaging mobile products. Andrew's previous experience includes working at fintech challengers Chase and Tandem.

Nick Riley

Interim Head of Credit

Nick leads Sidekick's credit activities, and is responsible for designing and building our portfolio line of credit product. Over Nick's 20+ year career, he has worked on the full credit lifecycle, and has held Chief Credit Officer roles at established institutions such as Pollen Street Capital.

Lee Bowyer

Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO

Lee oversees Sidekick's compliance activities and is responsible for money laundering reporting. He has been a senior compliance leader within regulated firms across a 20+ year period, including challenger banks and high growth fintechs.

We're Hiring

We want to unlock access to financial services typically reserved for the 1%. We’re hiring for several positions - come and join us!

We’ve built our careers at leading investment firms

And we’re backed by the best


To answer your questions...

Who's behind Sidekick?

We're a team of investors and technologists, with experience building and scaling fintech businesses and running large multi-billion dollar investment portfolios. Sidekick is the fourth business Co-Founders Matt Ford and Pete Townsend have worked on together, and they're joined by a wider founding team of experts across the investment management and banking industry. We're also backed by Octopus Ventures, Seedcamp and Semantic, some of the most notable investors in the wealth management, fintech and crypto space.

Are you regulated?

Not yet, but we hope to be in the near future. We've applied to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the required regulatory permissions and registrations to launch the product in the UK. Prior to then, none of the information provided on this website is intended as an invitation or inducement to apply for any Sidekick product or service.

When do you plan to launch?

As soon as we can! We're heads down building the product and hope to launch at some point in 2023 once we're granted the relevant authorisations and registrations from the FCA. In the meantime, we're trying to source as much feedback and input to the product development process as we can. If you're keen to get involved and share your perspectives as we shape the product, sign up to the waitlist below and follow the link in the email.

Join the Waitlist.
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Sidekick is not yet regulated but has applied to the FCA for authorisation to operate. Prior to Sidekick becoming fully authorised, none of the information provided on this website is intended as an invitation or inducement to apply for any Sidekick product or service. Sidekick Money Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13882980. Our registered office is at Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT.