The UK Compliance & Regulatory Association, or "UKCRA", was formed in June 2013 by four leading FCA regulatory umbrella providers/regulatory consultancies in the UK. Collectively, we provide our services to a wide range of clients which include: wealth managers, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital firms, and corporate finance advisors.

As a group of leading FCA umbrella providers we enable our customers, the Appointed Representatives ("AR") to conduct regulated activities within a standardised and transparent framework that reinforces best practice. The UKCRA was formed to enhance professional standards in our industry and to minimize inherent risks within the regulated Financial Services industry, which protect our ARs and their customers.

Our aims are to:

  • To offer ARs a safe platform to conduct their regulated business in a compliant and professional manner. We therefore aim to reduce risks within the financial services industry for firms and customers
  • Establish highest standards of compliance and regulations for UKCRA member firms and their Appointed Representatives
  • Promote best practice processes and standards for FCA umbrella providers and Hedge Fund incubators in the UK
  • Publish a code of practice that is adopted by UK regulatory umbrella businesses, that provides clear guidelines to operate efficiently within the regulatory framework of the FCAprotects



The following are founding members of the UK Compliance and Regulatory Association.

Lawson Conner

One of the leading FCA Umbrella and Regulatory Incubation platforms in the UK, serving financial advisors and investment managers in the UK.

Website: www.lawsonconner.com

Contact: +44 (0) 207 305 5810, info@lawsonconner.com

(Lawson Conner is a trading name of Sapia Partners LLP, an entity authorised and regulated by the FCA)

Linear Investment

Set up to incubate or nurture smaller or start up funds, brokers and Corporate finance houses.

Website: www.linearinvestment.com

Contact: +44 (0) 203 603 9800, sales@linearinvestment.com

Capital Systematics Ltd

Capital Systematics provides regulatory umbrella services to selected corporate finance advisory firms. We focus on knowledge-driven industry sectors including healthcare, TMT, cleantech, structured finance and others.

Website: www.capsys.co.uk

Contact: +44 (0) 20 7409 5038, admin@capsys.co.uk

Hutchinson Lilley Investments LLP

Pioneering provider of regulatory umbrella services offering bespoke solutions to investment managers and advisors in the UK in either initial or transitional states of business.

Website: www.hlinv.com

Contact: +44 (0) 207 612 7392, info@hlinv.com


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