Matt Van de Merlen


Associate Director, Investment Advisor


Matt Van de Merlen is an Associate Director and Investment Advisor at Nucleus Advisors, where he leads client reporting and analysis, supports the Nucleus Investment Committee with manager due diligence & research as well as portfolio construction & management. He is a CFA Charterholder®.

Prior to joining Nucleus, Matt worked for the Global Investment Solutions (GIS) group in Hightower’s Corporate division, where he managed several product lines including Alternative Investments.

Matt is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Matt holds Series 7/66 licenses.

 Of the five key characteristics that help define Nucleus’ culture—depth, direction, connection, curiosity and withness®—Matt exudes curiosity. The team knows Matt as a NexGen leader gifted at asking deep penetrating questions about both the how and the why, and doing so in a value accretive manner. He is truly committed to making a difference, not a point, and his demeanor and passion fuels our team’s drive in countless ways.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, hiking, baseball, and football.

Matt currently resides in Manhattan with his wife, Elana.