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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


Agile Working for Successful Teams

Posted on Sep 10 by

  Sturgeon Ventures, the Pioneer of Regulatory Hosting in the UK, has throughout its 21-year history championed a successful agile team. Seonaid Mackenzie, Founding Partner of Sturgeon, is a strong advocate of agile working and leadership articles such as this one from McKinsey. (more…)


Sturgeon Ventures LLP Charity of 2019

Posted on Jun 14 by

We would like to feature our Charity of the Year, to share the work of people who help those in the City we work in. On the basis that you all work in Financial Services, you take it for granted that you have the skills to manage your personal finances…


Seonaid Mackenzie – Finalist for the Women in Finance Awards

Posted on May 29 by

Sturgeon Ventures are delighted that Seonaid Mackenzie has been shortlisted in the Ambassador of the Year category for the Women in Finance Awards 2019. "...This category celebrates the individual who has achieved a long-term impact on the way people and organisations think about and practice gender diversity. The Ambassador of…


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