FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sturgeon Ventures LLP is celebrating its 18th Birthday and will be sponsoring a fundraiser on behalf of Samuel, son of Becky Neill. Strathmore's Who's Who Honored member, Seonaid Mackenzie, of London, United Kingdom, and Managing Partner of Sturgeon Ventures, has been instrumental in arranging and promoting this special Times Square appearance.
Seonaid Mackenzie is Managing Partner of Sturgeon Ventures LLP, a financial services firm which provides investment management, corporate finance and compliance/regulatory advice as well as training for start-ups and established firms. Sturgeon Ventures, the Pioneer of Regulatory Incubation, is celebrating its 18th year since being formed in 1998 and coining the phrases Regulatory Incubation in 2001, FSA Umbrella, now FCA Umbrella and creating change whilst providing a Key for Entrepreneurs in financial services start ups. Being an entrepreneur is a journey. The innovation has created a wonderful business for all the service providers involved in hosting these entrepreneurs. As of December 31, 2015, we track 56 firms offering the wholesale Appointed Representative model. The information on the FCA website as of December 31, 2015 shows 751 start-up firms as AR's have adopted this model within 56 wholesale firms since we launched the innovation, creating layers of work for the principal regulated firms, lawyers, insurance brokers, compliance consultancy firms and PR companies.
Becky Neill, who is one of our valued consultants at Sturgeon Ventures has a son Samuel who needs help as a Key to Change his life. Seven year old Samuel was born 11 weeks prematurely (due to an infection). As a result of this he suffered a small abrasion on the brain which resulted in Cerebral Palsy. In a nutshell, his muscles are too tight in his legs, causing him to walk on tip toes; he also has little core strength so poor stamina, tasks that other children take for granted he has to work really hard on. The proposed operation offered by GOSH in June 2016 will reduce the tightness (spasticity) in Samuel's legs, as the surgeon will shred the nerves around the spine that are telling his muscles to tighten. Although Samuel is able to walk, etc. the concern is that unless he has the operation his muscles get tighter and tighter as he gets taller and his mobility will decrease. The fund is also to help with the physio costs before and after the operation as the stronger her is, the quicker and better the recovery. The cost of the Operation and Physio is £50,000 ($80,000). If we are fortunate enough to raise anything higher than that, the surplus would go to the Cauldwell Children, Changing Children's lives, who have given us a cell of theirs as a charity to raise this funding as Host. The operation is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and involves a 3 week stay in Great Ormond Street Hospital with a very intense follow up physio for more than a year. With a humble heart we ask, if you would donate an Auction prize and in return we will give you appropriate branding on the page. Top prizes include: A Tiffany Key, a ticket to The Milken Institute Conference in LA in April 2017(usually by invitation only), a Who's Who in Finance and Politics Around the World and an amazing donation by The Milken Foundation. Also included, a bottle of Chateaux Margaux and amazing experiences. The Auction will close at 8:30pm London time on April 28, 2016. People can start to bid from mid-March. The auction will be hosted by www.jumblebee.co.uk/fundraiseforsamuel Please e-mail email@example.com with any donations or suggestions or if you feel you want to give now to help with the pre-physio, please go onto this link. Thank you so much for any donation large or small.
Seonaid Mackenzie is an award winning Scottish, female entrepreneur in Financial Services. Seonaid has had a 32 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. 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 2001, known by some as an FCA Umbrella, 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 their trade mark was launched in 2014. The firm has 'incubated over 100 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. Sturgeon Ventures celebrates its 18th Birthday this year. 1998-2016.
Sturgeon's team offer regulatory and risk services, within their incubation model and start up mentoring, a virtual Chief Operating service for fund launches, and often assist overseas, especially US firms starting in London. They work with leading law firms, accountancy firms, and most well known compliance firms. Although jurisdiction neutral; Sturgeon have assisted in a number of firms within the last 6 years, setting up funds in Malta. Seonaid is also regulated by the MFSA as an investment manager and sits on a number of investment committees in Malta, as well as being an Investment Manager in Guernsey. Seonaid was on the Strategic Advisory Board of Kleinwort Benson for 2 years.
Sturgeon Ventures LLP was awarded Best Global Consultant in Business Strategy category by the Hedgeweek 2016. Highest Commendation as the Best Overall Advisor by HFM for 2015, in April, 2015. Sturgeon won the prestigious 2014 UK Business Incubator award at the ACQ Global Awards, was named Most Trusted FCA Regulatory Incubator in the UK among 2014 Finance Award winners and won Venture Capitalist of the Year at 2014 M&A Awards and was shortlisted as Best Overall Advisory Firm to US Hedge Funds by HFM in 2014. Sturgeon was awarded Compliance Innovator of the year in 2013 by Thompson Reuters. Seonaid was recently at the end of 2014 voted by Brummell as one of the top 30 most inspirational female entrepreneurs in financial services in the United Kingdom. Seonaid was a finalist in 2012 Women of Achievement in the City won by American Express, and the winner of Enterprising Women of 2013 a global award. Seonaid is a Freeman of London with The Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a member of The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, a Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Women's President Organisation (WPO). Seonaid has been a guest speaker at several London secondary schools, speaking to 17/18 year olds about a career in financial services and being a female entrepreneur. Focusing on issues such as her predominantly female workforce of working mothers, with flexible hours. She is the Founder of a charitable foundation 'The Wellness Fund Foundation' that focuses on education to parents and teachers on self harm in young persons, sits on a secondary London School Council, and is the angel investor also of www.Kidtection.co.uk a childcare agency for the 21st century engaged in active listening and children who think for themselves especially tweens and teens. Seonaid has two school aged children and a puggle and a cocker spaniel.
The Times Square honor is of particular significance because of the high visibility it offers. This visual celebration of Seonaid Mackenzie's career will appear at regular intervals on two monitors attached to the landmark skyscraper at 3 Times Square, #1, New York, NY 10036. This structure is situated in what could be considered the busiest area of Manhattan. Strathmore's Who's Who is pleased to honor her. Contact the Sturgeon team: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply visit the website www.sturgeonventures.com
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