Seonaid Mackenzie has been shortlisted in the Women in Compliance Awards 2018 within the “The Mentor Award of the Year for Advancement of Women in Compliance” category.
The award ceremony takes place on 22nd March 2018 and celebrates the achievements of female compliance professionals in the changing and dynamic Financial Services Industry, across multi-national companies and in all sectors that have Compliance Departments.
To read more about the awards please visit their website: Women In Compliance Awards
Seonaid Mackenzie, has had a 31 year career in the City, having been a stockbroker, fund manager, as well as operating UK funds, and fund raising for private companies and funds, and sat as a non-exec in financial services or SMEs over this time. Seonaid founded Sturgeon Ventures LLP as a “single family office” in 1998 investing in public and private companies. The Principal died in 2004, leaving behind a trust for a child. Those funds today are passively managed, and so Sturgeon, took a new active business line and became the pioneer coining the phrase the regulatory incubator for financial services starting in the year 2000, known by some as an Regulatory Umbrella Service, or Regulatory Hosting Platform. In 2013, Sturgeon Ventures became an Investment Advisor with the SEC, and in 2014 an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager) and Operator of Collective Investment Schemes and AIFM Solutions. Sturgeon Ventures is also a member of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association). The firm has ‘incubated over 110+ start ups since this business model began’. The clients include fund managers with various strategies, third party fund raisers, corporate finance firms, family offices, amongst others.
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