Appointed Representative Services
Our Appointed Representative Services offer a quick and easy alternative approach to receiving direct authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct financial services activities in the UK.
Direct authorisation can take up to 12 months to complete and requires a significant amount of time and documentation. Through our Regulatory Umbrella Platform, we enable our clients to conduct regulated activities within only a few weeks, and as the Principal Firm, we assume the regulatory oversight of the Appointed Representative. This set-up is also referred to as an ‘Incubator’ or ‘Regulatory Hosting’.
With approximately 300 regulated entities established over the past five years, we are a leading provider of Appointed Representative Services in the UK.
Conducting regulated activities in Europe
For businesses wishing to conduct regulated activities in Europe, we provide MiFID passport services which allow firms to operate in Europe as a ‘Tied Agent’. This regime works particularly well for those wanting to distribute UCITS funds, managing discretionary managed accounts and operating in the primary finance markets across the European Economic Area.
The benefits of becoming an Appointed Representative
The Appointed Representative Services platform provides a number of benefits to businesses looking to conduct regulated financial services activities in the UK:
- Quick, efficient and cost effective set-up
- Speed to market – Conduct regulated activities within three to four weeks
- Monitoring plan, compliance policies, procedures and governance, all provided by Principal Firm
- Considerably lower ongoing compliance costs compared to full authorisation
- Capital requirements provided by Principal Firm
We are happy to discuss how we can get your business launched!