Please see below for our recent press items.
Jackie Riley (email@example.com) who many of you know in our Fund Monitoring Team is leaving London in 5 days from now to be part of this amazing work www.projectharar.org. Sturgeon Ventures has already donated 3,000 eggs (in true honour of being an incubator) for the project to help nourish the children pre and post operations. With Easter fast approaching and if thoughts of eggs are filling your heart, do take a look at this awesome mission.
Financial Services Start-ups – Ensure you go to a Regulatory Hosting Firm with Integrity, the 1st FCA Principle.
Sturgeon Ventures having incubated people and firms for the past 20 years, prides its pioneered model of the Regulatory Incubator on focusing on the FCA’s 11 Principles at its core.
The FCA Asset Manager Authorisation Hub was launched in October 2017, has a number of new authorisation case workers and a dedicated portal to assist authorisation as an asset manager. Since 1999, Sturgeon Ventures has been here to support new managers during the Incubation Phase where companies work towards being ready for direct authorisation. This phase includes expanding assets under management, building internal back, front and middle office.
Seonaid Mackenzie has been shortlisted in the Women in Compliance Awards 2018 within the “The Mentor Award of the Year for Advancement of Women in Compliance” category.
The award ceremony takes place on 22nd March 2018 and celebrates the achievements of female compliance professionals in the changing and dynamic Financial Services Industry, across multi-national companies and in all sectors that have Compliance Departments. (more…)
The FCA has had a busy Christmas as the Financial Industry focused on launching many changes including MIFID II and PRIIPS for the Fund Industry.
Many firms took this change as a reason to close their UK FCA Regulated Firm and move to the EU now ahead of BREXIT or considering closing their own directly authorised firm and become an Appointed Representative of another Authorised FCA Firm.
Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to read of RoboCap’s success in CityWire’s recent article on “Five alternatives to the Pictet-Robotics fund”.
Jonathan Cohen, Managing Partner of Robocap LLP [Sturgeon Ventures Designated Portfolio Manager] was, approved by the FCA within Sturgeon Ventures, on 22nd December 2015.
Sturgeon Ventures Pioneer of Regulatory Incubation Sponsors 3,000 Eggs.
Project Harar was set up to help those people, predominantly children, living in rural Ethopia affected by facial deformities, be it a cleft lip, palate, animal attack or tumour, and are unable to access medical support. (more…)
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST UNDER MIFID II – an enhanced way of thinking… “potential conflicts” let’s help each other build a true Regulatory Ecosystem.
Conflicts of interest is an aspect that is – although necessary for investment firms’ compliance processes – often considered after the event. It is hard to remember in the heat of the action and because it is not always easy to define, it is not the first thing that a commercial team will think about.
Venture Catalysts are not just money invested, but people and time. When Sturgeon Ventures was first born in 1998, it branded itself as a Venture Catalyst, it incubated people and companies across a number of industries; in 2000 the focus began towards financial services and the regulatory incubator was born in early 2000.
Sturgeon Ventures are delighted to announce that they have won 4 times in the ACQ Global Awards, across multiple areas.
1 Europe – Regulatory Hosting Platform of the Year
2 UK – Game Changer of the Year, Seonaid Mackenzie
3 UK – Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year
4 International – Business Strategy Consultancy of the Year