Bob Devine joins regulatory incubator Sturgeon Ventures as a portfolio manager

London-based Sturgeon’s client list includes a number of hedge, venture capital and private equity fund management companies.
Devine has more than 40 years’ experience in fixed income markets. He was previously a fixed interest asset manager and macro-economic strategist with EPIC Asset Management and Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management. He is a former European director of capital markets with Nat West Markets and BZW (now Barclays Capital), and a former head of business development at Oxford Economics.

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Strathmore's Who's Who: Professional of the Year Investment Services 2013

Seonaid Mackenzie won Strathmore’s Who’s Who: Professional of the Year Investment Services 2013.
Historically Strathmore’s Who’s Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. We select mid to upper level management professionals from companies, large and small, throughout the United States as well as internationally. In addition the entire publication is published in a searchable database on this website giving many types of search options.
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Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator,a trusted partner and venture catalyst.  Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as an Regulatory Umbrella or Regulatory Hosting .
Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.
We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Finance Awards Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator 2104, ACQ MAGAZINE Business Incubator of the year 2104 and Venture Capitalist of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

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CFG Investment Conference Programme and Application Form 2013

CFG is the charity that champions best practice in finance management in the charity and voluntary sector. Our vision is a transparent and efficiently managed charity sector that engenders public confidence and trust. With this aim in sight, CFG delivers services to its charity members and the sector at large which enables those with financial responsibility in the charity sector to develop and adopt best practice.
With more than 2000 members, managing over £21 billion, (which represents around half the sector’s income) we are uniquely placed to challenge regulation which threatens the effective use of charity funds, drive efficiency nd help charities to make the most out of their money.
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Seonaid Mackenzie, Enterprising Woman of the Year 2013

Seonaid Mackenzie is an award recipient of Enterprising Woman of the Year 2013,  with her regulatory incubator company, Sturgeon Ventures.
Enterprising Women magazine awards the top women CEOs in the world, and is the place to be to meet and network.

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M&A Awards, Venture Catalyst of the Year 2013

 
 
AI’s M&A Awards, Venture Catalyst of the Year 2013, celebrate excellence and commemorate the achievements and hard-work of all those involved in seeing a deal through to completion. The awards recognise investors, advisers and service providers pin-pointed for their expertise in their specialised field.
The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for outstanding work over the last 12 months. Our awards recognise leaders in their respective fields and, crucially, are nominated by their clients and their peers. The M&A Awards 2013 are a true representation of this ever-evolving market!
 

Sturgeon Ventures Background Information

Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator,a trusted partner and venture catalyst.  Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as an Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting or FCA regulation.
Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.
We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Finance Awards Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator 2104, ACQ MAGAZINE Business Incubator of the year 2104 and Venture Capitalist of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

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Not-for-profit investment service launched for smaller charities

Seonaid Mackenzie, managing partner at Sturgeon Ventures, says banks and investment companies don’t cater well for clients with less than £20m to invest
A new not-for-profit investment service has been launched for charities with small amounts of money to invest.
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Sturgeon Ventures Background Information

Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator,a trusted partner and venture catalyst.  Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as an Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting or FCA regulation.
Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.
We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Finance Awards Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator 2104, ACQ MAGAZINE Business Incubator of the year 2104 and Venture Capitalist of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

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Sturgeon Ventures launches service for charities

Short-termist investors who are negative on the bond market will miss great opportunities, according to Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator, which has launched a non-profit fixed income portfolio management service for charities that they believe are overlooked by large fund managers because they have less than £20m to invest.
It is Sturgeon’s view that policymakers will refrain from raising interest rates for some years to avoid killing off economic recovery while older investors and institutions seeking income will support the bond market in the long term.

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Malta – AIFMD, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

On 25 June, 2013 the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued the final implementing measures for Malta’s transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (AIFMD). The MFSA has been accepting applications for existing fund managers wishing to upgrade to full AIFMs since the issuance of the questionnaires on the 10th May 2013 making it one of the first European Union member state regulators to begin processing AIFMD compliant applications for hedge fund managers and alternative funds managers managing AIFs.
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Sturgeon Ventures Background Information

Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator,a trusted partner and venture catalyst.  Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as a Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting or FCA regulation.
Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.
We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Finance Awards Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator 2104, ACQ MAGAZINE Business Incubator of the year 2104 and Venture Capitalist of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

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Sturgeon Ventures launches theme-based absolute return fund

Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator, has launched the Clerkenwell Matterhorn Fund, a theme-based absolute return, open-ended long/short fund with a long bias.

It will target a net total return of five to 15 per cent per annum by investing in real estate investment trusts and property development companies.
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Sturgeon Ventures Background Information

Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator,a trusted partner and venture catalyst.  Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as an Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting or FCA regulation.

Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.

We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Finance Awards Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator 2104, ACQ MAGAZINE Business Incubator of the year 2104 and Venture Capitalist of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

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Regulatory incubator firm domiciles newest Malta fund

Sturgeon Ventures is to domicile its newest fund in Malta while another awaits regulatory approval as the London-based regulatory incubator firm continues to demonstrate its faith in the island.
This week, it will launch the Clerkenwell Matterhorn Fund investing in real estate investment trusts and property development companies. It is aimed at high networth investors, family offices and institutions in the UK and Europe.
The fund joins Sturgeon Ventures’ small but diverse collection of funds domiciled in Malta since 2010, predominantly professional investor funds, which managing partner Seonaid Mackenzie hopes will tell their “Malta story” as they grow.
Established in 1998 as an investment management advisory firm to a single family in the UK, Sturgeon Ventures began incubating firms in 2004 and moved into investment management in 2006. As a regulatory incubator, it enables start-up managers to sit under its wing as it shoulders the regulatory responsibility.
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Sturgeon Ventures Compliance Consultancy 2020

Sturgeon Ventures – Compliance Consultancy of the year – UK

Leaders in Law recognised Sturgeon Ventures' expertise by awarding them their Compliance Consultancy of the Year - UK.  This award is part of its Global Awards Winners 2020 programme. (more…)

Possible Consequences of the Unauthorised use of Third Party Logos

Possible Consequences of the Unauthorised use of Third Party Logos

Sturgeon Ventures (Sturgeon) contacted Womble Bond Dickinson to discuss the possible consequences of the unauthorised use of third party logos in the advertising and promotion of a UK business or

Lawyers Worldwide Awards announced that Sturgeon Ventures have been awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the year - UK.

Sturgeon Ventures awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the Year – UK

Lawyers Worldwide Awards announced that Sturgeon Ventures have been awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the year - UK. (more…)

FCA FSMA and Trade Marks and trading names

Company names, trading names and trade marks 

Sturgeon Ventures, after noticing an increase in the number of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regulated Firms which have adopted trading and/or registered company names which are the same as those

Sturgeon Ventures signs PRI

Sturgeon now a signatory of the PRI

Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to announce that it is now a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).  We are joining more than 2,000 other organisations around the world

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

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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,