Seonaid Mackenzie, Managing Partner of Sturgeon Ventures, commented in Hedgeweek on the FCA’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime. The SM&CR is mainly concerned with how those businesses within the financial services are run and managed.

“…The SM&CR will significantly improve accountability among individuals in the industry, but it needs to apply to ARFs as well if it is to give any kind of consistency across the industry. Quite why the FCA failed to include ARs – both firms and individuals – is anybody’s guess but it is a strange omission, possibly made because the regulator is busy preparing for Brexit…”

 

To read more on the Hedgeweek article please visit their website: Seonaid Mackenzie comments on FCA SM&CR Regime

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 Platform or a Regulatory Ecosystem.

Sturgeon Ventures, with offices in both London and Hong Kong, 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 Lawyer International Global Awards 2018 – Best Regulatory Incubator 2018 & FinServ Game Changer Innovation Award 2018,  Superior Lawyers Awards 2018 – Start-up Compliance Consultancy Firm of the Year – UK,  ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 – Europe Regulatory Hosting Platform of the Year and ACQ 5 – Global Awards 2018 – UK Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year.  From 2017, 4 wins at the ACQ Awards 2017 – Europe, Regulatory Hosting Platform of the year, UK – Game Changer of the Year – Seonaid Mackenzie, UK – Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year and International Business Strategy Consultancy of the Year; M&A Awards 2017 UK Compliance Consultancy – Start-up Issues and UK Adivsor of the Year – Seonaid Mackenzie, Best Regulatory Incubator 2017 and FinServ Gamechanger Innovation Award 2017 at the Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards and HedgeWeek Awards Winner 2016 for Best Global Consultant in Business Strategy.

Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, since the start of this initiative in July 2016 and to contribute to industry publications such as Acquisition International and The Corporate Financier.

It’s founder, Seonaid Mackenzie, has also written a contributing chapter in “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe: Practical Guidance For New Managers” on the subject of pioneering Regulatory Incubation.

 

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