June 07, 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority foresees regulatory and arbitrage risks in Brexit and has issued an opinion as a practical tool to help achieve supervisory convergence among EU regulators—Brexit negotiations begin on June 19, and Brexit is scheduled to occur on or before March 30, 2019 unless an extension is agreed.

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Women In Finance Charter – One Year On

Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter.

Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have signed up to this initiative since July 2016.
Another 33 firms have signed up to the government’s ground-breaking Women in Finance Charter, with 33,000 extra staff in the UK now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.

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Women In Finance Awards – Sturgeon Shortlisted

Sturgeon Ventures has been short listed as Specialist Investor of the Year at the 2017 Women in Finance Awards.
The inaugural Women in Finance Awards aims to be the finance industry’s largest diversity initiative, recognising the high-achievers, advocates and role models for women in the sector.

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AIFM Solutions – Update

The AIFM Solutions academy has been updated with marketing for AIFs for 2017.
The vision and core objective is to create a go to place for start ups and overseas firms to find innovation and education in the world of The Alternative Investment Fund Management industry, a landscape with many complexities, born out of the AIFM Directive.

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Women in Compliance Awards 2017 – Two Nominations for Sturgeon Ventures

Sturgeon Ventures has been shortlisted for two awards at the Women in Compliance Awards 2017.  The categories are:
Compliance Officer of the Year, EMEA – Seonaid Mackenzie
Compliance Consulting Team of the Year – Sturgeon Ventures

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – latest report by New Financial

Gender balance in UK financial services has leapt up the agenda since the launch of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in March 2016. We worked with HMT to analyse all 71 submissions across the Charter principles. This report establishes a starting point for levels of women in senior management today, the targets signatories are aiming for, and how they are using the Charter principles to achieve those targets.

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13 Financial Firms Pledge to Put Women in 50% of Top U.K. Roles

Sturgeon Ventures mentioned in Laura Cohen’s Fortune Website article for it’s commitment to the Women in Finance Charter and flexible working for women.

They want to reach that goal by 2021.
The U.K. government wants to increase gender diversity in the upper ranks of the financial industry, and on Tuesday it announced that some big-name players in the field have signed on to specific pillars of that effort, including 13 firms that have pledged gender parity.

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Compulsory flexi-time is a must to attract women into finance

A finance firm has urged the financial services sector to introduce compulsory flexible working hours to attract and retain more women.
Sturgeon Ventures said mandatory flexi-time would help working mums and “open the floodgates” to more women working in financial services, as the FCA today published targets for the Government’s Women in Finance Charter.

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Sturgeon Announces Its Four Pledges To Treasury’s Women In Finance Charter

Flexible working and tax breaks for start-ups needed to open floodgates formore women in financial services, Sturgeon Ventures says


• Sturgeon announces its four pledges to Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter

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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