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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

Jan24

Women in Compliance Awards – Sturgeon Ventures shortlisted

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  Seonaid Mackenzie of Sturgeon Ventures has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the Compliance Community. "...Recognising and celebrating the achievements female compliance professionals make every day in the world of compliance and business from every industry around the world. (more…)

Jan20

ACQ5 Country Awards 2020 for Sturgeon Ventures

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For the fourth year running Sturgeon Ventures wins Regulatory Incubator 2020 by ACQ. Sturgeon Ventures are the pioneer of Regulatory Incubation, having coined the phrase in 2001. A great start to the year for Sturgeon Ventures with the United Kingdon - Best Practice Operator of the Year (Regulatory Incubation) ACQ5…

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