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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


FCA Review of Principal Firms – Investment Management

Posted on May 22 by

The FCA yesterday published its Review of principal firms in the investment management sector. This report followed the FCA’s very detailed review of the investment management sector in 2017, a process involving most participants in the industry. As one of the Principal Firms to participate, Sturgeon Ventures responded to information requests…


Chief Executive of the FCA speaks on the future of regulation

Posted on Apr 23 by

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, delivered a speech on the the future of financial conduct regulation. Bloomberg, London, 23rd April 2019 The FCA's Chief Executive speech yesterday on the topic of the future of financial conduct regulation included such topics as regulating in the public interest,  the changing…


Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019

Posted on Mar 15 by

Following Sturgeon's recent win as the Best Global Consultant in Business Strategy for the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019, we are pleased to share their special report detailing winners. Sturgeon provide a network of strategic and operational professionals on whose experience we draw upon to unlock potential for growth and innovation…


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