Sturgeon Ventures are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for two HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018, Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance and Best hedge fund platform.

1 Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance

Background to the award from HFM  includes:

“…This award is designed to reward compliance professionals that have demonstrated expertise and innovation in providing hedge fund clients with key regulatory advice over the past 12 months. Success in this category depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives and compliance tools/products have aided the business and helped their clients deal with regulatory changes over the past 12 months…”

 

2  Best hedge fund platform

For this award, background from HFM includes:

“…This award is designed to platforms that provide a broad range of turnkey-type services to help run a hedge fund, including legal and regulatory support, trading functionality and support and back and middle office infrastructure. Success in this category depends on a mixture of client and revenue growth, new products, tools or brand developments that demonstrated new thinking and have been well received by the sector and top-class client service standards. A reassurance that the firm will not be negatively impacted by the FCA’s current review of firms providing third-party regulatory platform services and is in full compliance with FCA rules, alongside an understanding of the regulator’s concerns, will also be welcomed by the judges…”

For more on the awards, please visit: HFM European Services Awards 2018

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 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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