A very exciting development – FCA launches Permanent Digital Sandbox

Sturgeon Ventures recently read that the FCA has launched a permanent Digital Sandbox for those involved in a variety of related themes, including – banking, payments, pensions and wholesale sell and buy-sides.

A “sandbox” is a term used to describe an environment that aids growth and innovation and the new FCA Digital Sandbox will be available online as part of their suite of marketing tools to support innovative firms to create and launch new products and services.

This is also a great opportunity to secure funding and receive industry recognition.  Applications can be made to join the FCA Digital Sandbox from 1st August 2023.

To read more on this topic, please visit the  FCA website page.

More about Sturgeon Ventures Awards and Background

Sturgeon Ventures is the Pioneer and most established Regulatory Incubator, a trusted partner and venture catalyst. Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as a Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting Platform or a Regulatory Ecosystem for corporate finance, fund and portfolio management; including the establishment of family offices in the United Kingdom.

A seasoned agile team, based in London, Sturgeon Ventures, has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998. Sturgeon has been nominated and won many awards over the last 25 years.  Highlights within the last 4 years include:

Lawyers Worldwide Magazine – Super Lawyers 2023 – Start-Up Compliance Consultancy Firm of the Year – UK
Game Changers 2023 – Global Awards – UK- Family Office Advisor of the Year
FM – M&A Awards 2022 – Winner Start-Up Advisor of the Year – UK

Global Advisory Experts – Compliance Consultancy Firm 2021 in the United Kingdom, A.I. 2021 Regulatory Umbrella Hosting Services of the Year 2021 and Lawyer International Legal 100 2021 Winner.

M&A Global Awards 2020 Financial Innovator of the Year 2020, M&A Global Awards 2020 Best Regulatory Incubator 2020, ACQ Country Awards 2020 Best Regulatory Incubator 2020, ACQ Country Law Awards 2020 – UK Best Practice Operator (Regulatory Incubator).

Hedge Week 2019 European Services Awards and other winners over 2019.

Sturgeon Ventures is proud to have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, since its start in July 2016; as well as being a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investment, visibly demonstrating our commitment to ESG investing.

Its founder, Seonaid Mackenzie, has written a contributing chapter in “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe: Practical Guidance For New Managers” on the subject of pioneering Regulatory Incubation, along with company contributions to industry publications such as Acquisition International and The Corporate Financier.

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