FCA’s Megan Butler: Regulator faces ‘struggle’ to achieve diversity at senior levels

Megan Butler, FCA Executive Director of Supervision, delivered her keynote speech at the Women in Investment Festival on the difficulty of diversity at senior levels.

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Sturgeon Ventures Commitment to the Women in Finance Charter

Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have been signed up to the Women in Finance Charter since July 2016.

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Agile working for successful teams

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.

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Seonaid Mackenzie – Finalist for the Women in Finance Awards

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.

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Sturgeon Ventures Commitment to the Women in Finance Charter

Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to have been approved, once again, for the Women in Finance Charter.  Sturgeon have been signed up to this initiative since July 2016.

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Companies Withhold Diversity Data From Investors

A recent report from University of Exeter Business School for the UK’s FRC found that just 15% of companies complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code on diversity reporting, with just over three months to go until the new code takes effect on 1 January 2019.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

Sturgeon Ventures Brexit Updates

Brexit Update w/c 16/3/20

Please read below for our most recent list of Brexit updates. (more…)