The FCA Regulatory Sandbox

Venture Catalysts are not just money invested, but people and time.  When Sturgeon Ventures was first born in 1998, it branded itself as a Venture Catalyst, it incubated people and companies across a number of industries; in 2000 the focus began towards financial services and the regulatory incubator was born in early 2000.

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ACQ Global Awards – Four Wins for Sturgeon Ventures

Sturgeon Ventures are delighted to announce that they have won 4 times in the ACQ Global Awards, across multiple areas.
1 Europe – Regulatory Hosting Platform of the Year
2 UK – Game Changer of the Year, Seonaid Mackenzie
3 UK – Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year
4 International – Business Strategy Consultancy of the Year

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M&A Awards 2017 – Two Wins for Sturgeon Ventures

Sturgeon Ventures are delighted to announce they have won twice at the M&A Awards 2017.
The awards are:
1 UK Compliance Consultancy – Advice on Start-up Issues
2 UK Advisor of the Year – Seonaid Mackenzie
…”Now in it’s fifth year, the Finance Monthly M&A Awards celebrate firms and individuals across the globe who have promoted excellence in their field….”

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AI M&A 2017 – Two Awards for Sturgeon Ventures

Sturgeon Ventures wins twice at 2017’s Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards.

1.  Best Regulatory Incubator 2017

2.  FinServ Gamechanger Innovation Award 2017

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The Growth of the EU VECA Regime the Hidden Jewel of AIFMD

Sturgeon Ventures became an EU VECA manager on 22nd December 2016, and has since launched several funds.

What is venture capital?

Venture capital investment provides early finance to start-ups and early stage companies, forming an important source of long-term financing to young and innovative companies who believe in their new creations.

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BREXIT UPDATE: ESMA ISSUES BREXIT OPINION TO EU REGULATORS 31ST MAY

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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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,