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Founded in 1998, Sturgeon Ventures is Authorised and Regulated by the FCA and a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. Sturgeon Ventures is the most established regulatory incubator for start-ups, coining the phrase Regulatory Incubator in 2001. We are a trusted partner, providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, including hosting platform, regulatory umbrella and regulatory ecosystem services.

Since 2000 we have incubated many start up companies including corporate finance boutiques, capital introduction companies and family office advisors. We have been a hosted solution for a number of different fund and managed account strategies as the portfolio manager. We assist through FCA application, and continue with compliance monitoring and/or work with many known and reputable compliance advisory firms.

Sturgeon Ventures was the pioneer of the wholesale use of the appointed representative. Until 2003, the appointed representative was used by IFAS and insurance companies to promote their services for retail clients.

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An interview with Sarah Whitehead

How Sarah Whitehead found Sturgeon Ventures

Oct16

Five Star Lawyers Award for Sturgeon

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Sturgeon Ventures have been recognised as a leader in the field of compliance consultancy having been awarded the Lawyers Worldwide Award for "Start up Compliance Consultancy Firm of the Year - UK". Sturgeon’s focus is to keep Transforming Compliance with complementary services to our Regulatory Incubator, helping Compliance Departments to…

Oct08

Sturgeon Ventures Commitment to the Women in Finance Charter

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Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to have been approved, once again, for the Women in Finance Charter.  Sturgeon have been signed up to this initiative since July 2016. Following the findings of the 2015 review into the representation of women in senior management within financial services, published in March 2016, which…

Sep24

Seonaid Mackenzie joins Women in Banking and Finance

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Seonaid Mackenzie has recently joined Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF). WIBF is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Founded in 1980, they aim to improve diversity in the banking and finance sector. They are dedicated to increasing opportunity for individual…

2016

Sturgeon Ventures Shortlisted by HFM Asia

We are delighted to have been recognised for our offering in this our 18th year of Sturgeon Ventures history, since the launch of our Hong Kong Solution offering known as Sturgeon Hong Kong.

Sturgeon Ventures Shortlisted by HFM Asia
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment The Worshipful Company of International Bankers World Presidents' Organization Alternative Investment Management Association
The Association of Professional Compliance Consultants AIFM Solutions The EIS Association (EISA) Women in Finance Charter Global Law Experts