Seonaid Mackenzie Shortlisted At Women In Finance Awards 2018

Sturgeon Ventures are excited to announce that Seonaid Mackenzie has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Ambassador of the Year category at the Women in Finance Awards 2018.

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Sustainable Finance coming To The Core Of The Investment Community

Sustainable Finance coming to the Core of the Investment Community using ESG for Socially Responsible Investments:
The European Commission has published its package of proposals in relation sustainable finance.  It is encouraging responses to the proposals.

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Sturgeon Ventures Calls For More Agile Working To Tackle Gender Pay Gaps

Please see below a response by Seonaid Mackenzie, Founding Partner at Sturgeon Ventures, to the Gender Pay Gap Data being issued by companies with over 250 employees. Sturgeon Ventures is a pioneer of regulatory incubation in the UK’s financial services industry.

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Happy Easter from the pioneer of Regulatory Incubation

Sturgeon Ventures celebrates Easter by delivering A MessagePad celebration, change and chocolate.   We have sponsored an egg with Paul Young, an entrepreneur in the field of fine chocolate.  Paul added the rainbow sprinkles to our egg to compliment our love of a little colour in all our brands.

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Sturgeon Shortlisted For Two HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards

Sturgeon Ventures are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for two HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018, Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance and Best hedge fund platform.

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Amended EuVECA Regulation And EuSEF Regulation In Force From 1 March 2018

A number of changes to the EU regulations covering European venture capital funds (EuVECA funds) and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF funds) will be in force from 1 March 2018. The text of the regulation amending the EuVECA Regulation and the EuSEF Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1991) was published on 10 November 2017.

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Two Wins for Sturgeon – M&A Today Global Awards 2018

Sturgeon Ventures are pleased to announce that they have won two awards in this year’s M&A Global Awards – 2018:

  • Best Regulatory Incubator 2018
  • FinServ Gamechanger Innovation Award 2018 – UK

More about the awards:

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Project Harar Complex Mission 2018 – Five Days to go

Jackie Riley ( who many of you know in our Fund Monitoring Team is leaving London in 5 days from now to be part of this amazing work Sturgeon Ventures has already donated 3,000 eggs (in true honour of being an incubator) for the project to help nourish the children pre and post operations.  With Easter fast approaching and if thoughts of eggs are filling your heart, do take a look at this awesome mission.

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The FCA’s 11 Principles for Regulated Firms – Core Values

Financial Services Start-ups – Ensure you go to a Regulatory Hosting Firm with Integrity, the 1st FCA Principle.

Sturgeon Ventures having incubated people and firms for the past 20 years, prides its pioneered model of the Regulatory Incubator on focusing on the FCA’s 11 Principles at its core.

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FCA Asset Management Hub

The FCA Asset Manager Authorisation Hub was launched in October 2017, has a number of new authorisation case workers and a dedicated portal to assist authorisation as an asset manager.  Since 1999, Sturgeon Ventures has been here to support new managers during the Incubation Phase where companies work towards being ready for direct authorisation. This phase includes expanding assets under management, building internal back, front and middle office.

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Sturgeon’s Easter Message

The Easter egg is normally a symbol of new life, creativity, change and hope.  We think of our clients and community as part of the Sturgeon Family. (more…)

Shortlisted as one of three finalists for The Lifetime Achievement for Contribution to the Compliance Community at The Women in Compliance Awards

Shortlisted as one of three finalists for The Lifetime Achievement for Contribution to the Compliance Community at The Women in Compliance Awards


Agile working at Sturgeon Ventures

Sturgeon Ventures share their top tips for agile working

Sturgeon Ventures have championed agile working and remote working since their inception in 1998. Over the past couple of weeks, we haven't been holding our team meetings on a Wednesday,

Sturgeon Ventures Brexit Updates

Brexit Update w/c 23/3/20

Read on for this week's Brexit Update. (more…)

Spring’s Arrival – Good News

At a time of confusion and unprecedented situations, it’s good news to know that Spring starts earlier than usual on Friday 20th March (normally 21st March) first time in 124

Seonaid speaks at Southborough School

Seonaid speaks at Southborough High School

Seonaid spent the morning of 14th February at  Southborough High School talking to a group of Year 10 and 12 students about working in the Financial Services industry and her

The Tech Nation Report 2020 – Good news for UK Tech Sector

The Tech Nation Report 2020 has been released and is a very encouraging read for inward investment into the UK’s Tech Sector returning for its sixth year. (more…)

Ted Talks – Bill Gates Insight on a Pandemic – 2015

Interesting Ted Talk from Bill Gates in 2015, following the Ebola outbreak in 2014, how this was managed and what needs to be done for planning, vaccine research and training