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Regulatory Hosting

If you’re a firm seeking fast market access to conduct regulated activities in the U.K., we can help. Our hosted platform provides a hassle-free way for both U.K.-based firms and those from third countries to market or source deals in the U.K.

By choosing our regulatory hosting services, you’ll gain access to our regulatory permissions, which allow you to conduct regulated activities like fund management, corporate finance, and marketing services. Our hosted AIFM platform also offers emerging and established funds rapid access to a regulated AIFM. As your compliance department, we ensure that you adhere to the applicable guidance, providing support as you develop.

With our AR services, investment managers can skip the complexities of direct FCA authorisation and get up and running quickly. Trust us to help you navigate the regulatory landscape and get your business moving forward in the U.K.


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Our regulatory hosting services

We have two regulated host firms:

  • G10 Capital which provides full-scope AIFM and is suitable for larger managers and more complex mandates including liquid trading.
  • Sapia Partners provides small-scope AIFM and is suitable for advisory businesses or small funds focused on illiquid assets.

We can support you with:

Appointed representative
Take advantage of our AR services and get started quickly without the hassle of direct FCA authorisation.

Hosted AIFM
Our hosted AIFM platform gives emerging and established funds rapid access to a regulated AIFM, making it easy to get your business up and running.

Managed accounts
Trust us to manage your accounts and provide the support you need to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the game.

Let our experienced professionals fill gaps in your team and provide the support you need to keep your business moving forward.

  • Institution-focused service
  • FCA compliance
  • Proven track record

We are the leading provider of institutionally focused appointed representative services in the UK, based on number of ARs, and we have extensive knowledge of how this can benefit you. We’re proud to hold full compliance with the FCA and all its policy statements so that we can deliver airtight services up to the FCA’s standards. We make sure your business is well-supported and able to comply with FCA regulations by overseeing it closely during its initial stages with us. This support can help you gain FCA authorization in the future.

Want to learn more about our regulatory hosting services? Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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IQ-EQ is the best firm for our needs, they do a good job and they are cost effective for what they do. Michael Savinelli Vice President, Chief Tax Officer & Treasurer, ITT Inc

Regulatory hosting service FAQs


What is regulatory hosting?
Regulatory hosting is a service offered by financial firms to help businesses conduct regulated activities in a compliant manner. It involves a firm providing its regulatory permissions and oversight to another business, allowing them to operate within the legal framework of a regulatory regime without having to obtain its own authorisation.
Working with IQ-EQ has been seamless – you and your team understand our business, advise us appropriately, and handle your side of our collective partnership so that we can focus on making good investment decisions. Evan Gibson SVP, Merchants Capital

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