A discussion on dementia with Alzheimer’s Research UK

In this short webinar Stuart Cummins, CEO of Nedbank Private Wealth, was joined by Hilary Evans, CEO of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Professor James Rowe, the Chair of its Strategic Advisory Board, to talk through the pioneering medical research they are leading on dementia.
Published 19 May
30 mins

Alzheimer’s Research UK estimates that the UK has around one million individuals suffering from dementia. Globally, the World Health Organization estimates the number to be over 55 million. 

Catch up with Stuart Cummins, CEO of Nedbank Private Wealth, in conversation with Hilary Evans, CEO of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Professor James Rowe, the Chair of its Strategic Advisory Board, about the steps you can take to lower your risk of developing dementia and the reasons to be upbeat about the work being done by medical research teams around the world and in the UK to find cures.

For more information, please read Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Think Brain Health advice on their website. And among the options to donate, the charity especially welcomes gifts donated via wills.

As a wealth manager, we also think it’s important to think about your personal finances, and specifically the measures you can put in place now to help mitigate consequences in the future, as Simon Prescott, a senior wealth planner, explains in this short video

To find out more about lasting powers of attorney, please read the update: Dementia awareness and your wealth.

Clients of Nedbank Private Wealth can get in touch with their private banker directly to understand how wealth planning can help them achieve their financial goals and objectives, or call +44 (0)1624 645000 to speak to our client services team.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with wealth planning support, or specific support when planning your retirement, as well as for other major life events, please contact us on the same number as above, or complete the contact us form using the link below.

We do not offer legal advice. We would always recommend you seek professional legal advice in relation to your will and lasting powers of attorney. We are, however, happy to work with your legal team, or to provide an introduction to a suitable lawyer should you wish.

Any examples of investments and structures used are for illustrative purposes only. The inclusion does not constitute an invitation or inducement to buy any financial investment or service. None of the content constitutes advice or a personal recommendation. Individuals should seek professional advice, based on their jurisdiction and personal circumstances, before making any financial decision.

about the Nedbank private wealth team

Stuart Cummins

Stuart Cummins

Stuart is managing director and executive head of Nedbank Private Wealth International, which comprises Nedbank Private Wealth Limited.


He has over 20 years of banking and investment experience, incorporating senior roles in Cazenove Capital, C. Hoare & Co. and Barclays Wealth. His focus has been on developing high-net-worth relationship and advice businesses across wealth management, private banking and corporate banking. At C. Hoare & Co., Stuart was responsible for the portfolio management and wealth planning business, and was a member of the Executive Group and Investment Committee.


Based in the London office of Nedbank Private Wealth, he now has overall responsibility for managing the company’s UK and international operations across all its office locations.


Stuart is a Chartered Wealth Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Simon Prescott

Simon Prescott

Simon’s role is to work with our UK and international clients, and their families, to help them structure their investments and other financial assets to achieve their goals and aspirations, through the development of bespoke wealth plans. The planning process starts with an assessment of clients’ current finances, before developing individual scenarios using cashflow modelling. The plans are then regularly reviewed in the context of clients’ changing lives to ensure they remain on track to see their plans come to fruition.


His appointment followed the establishment of bank’s wealth planning function, where he was instrumental in its design, build and implementation. Simon has over 20 years’ experience of delivering investment and planning advice. He has worked for Nedbank Private Wealth since 2007, when he started with the firm as a private banker.


Simon holds the Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning, the highest financial planning qualification in the UK, and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM, a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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