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 (jr@sturgeonventures.com) 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 www.projectharar.org. 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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Women in Compliance Awards 2018 – Nomination

Seonaid Mackenzie has been shortlisted in the Women in Compliance Awards 2018 within the “The Mentor Award of the Year for Advancement of Women in Compliance” category.
The award ceremony takes place on 22nd March 2018 and celebrates the achievements of female compliance professionals in the changing and dynamic Financial Services Industry, across multi-national companies and in all sectors that have Compliance Departments.

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2018 – MIFID II and PRIIPS for the Fund Industry

The FCA has had a busy Christmas as the Financial Industry focused on launching many changes including MIFID II and PRIIPS for the Fund Industry.

Many firms took this change as a reason to close their UK FCA Regulated Firm and move to the EU now ahead of BREXIT or considering closing their own directly authorised firm and become an Appointed Representative of another Authorised FCA Firm.

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Success for RoboCap

Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to read of RoboCap’s success in CityWire’s recent article on “Five alternatives to the Pictet-Robotics fund”.
Jonathan Cohen, Managing Partner of Robocap LLP  [Sturgeon Ventures Designated Portfolio Manager] was, approved by the FCA within Sturgeon Ventures, on 22nd December 2015.

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Sturgeon Ventures Supports The Project Harar 2018 Surgical Mission

Sturgeon Ventures Pioneer of Regulatory Incubation Sponsors 3,000 Eggs.

Project Harar was set up to help those people, predominantly children, living in rural Ethopia affected by facial deformities, be it a cleft lip, palate, animal attack or tumour, and are unable to access medical support.

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MIFID II – Out of the Box Thinking Needed

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST UNDER MIFID II – an enhanced way of thinking… “potential conflicts” let’s help each other build a true Regulatory Ecosystem.

Conflicts of interest is an aspect that is – although necessary for investment firms’ compliance processes – often considered after the event. It is hard to remember in the heat of the action and because it is not always easy to define, it is not the first thing that a commercial team will think about.

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