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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


The FCA’s Role In Preparing For Brexit

Posted on Jun 28 by

FCA released yesterday, 27.6.2018, their role in preparing for BREXIT.  Please read on the link below. Link: FCA Role in Preparing for Brexit Sturgeon continues to innovate with Solutions for Emerging Managers and Corporate advisors Pre and Post Brexit.  Please contact us on for further details. (more…)


Malta Leads The Way

Posted on Jun 28 by

Maltese Parliament has, on the 26th of June, approved forthcoming laws concerning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). These come in the form of three pieces of legislation, namely Malta Digital Innovation Authority (‘MDIA’) Act, the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services (‘ITAS’) Act, and the Virtual Financial Assets (‘VFA’) Act. (more…)


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