Quva's Umbrella Service

FCA Appointed Representative

Quva can provide FCA Appointed Representative Umbrella Service to an array of UK-based clients.


FCA Appointed Representative Umbrella Service

Quva's Compliance functionality ensures adherence to local and international regulations with customisable alignment. It conducts rigorous AML/KYC checks and monitors PEP and Sanctions lists in real-time. Administrators receive instant alerts regarding discrepancies, empowering organisations to manage regulatory complexities confidently, mitigate risks effectively, and maintain compliance seamlessly.

Regulatory Incubation or Hosting Service

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We enable unregulated companies and individuals to begin and operate their regulated business quickly and efficiently using our FCA Authorisation.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • An appointed representative (AR) is a firm or person who runs regulated activities under the supervision of a directly authorised firm. This firm is known as the AR’s ‘principal’.
  • Appointed Representative Services offer a quick, easy and cost-effective 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 Appointed Representative Services and 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’.
  • Yes. Anyone performing a governing function for an appointed representative must be an approved person. Please see Chapter 10 of the FCA Supervision Manual in the FCA Handbook for a list of governing functions.
  • To become an appointed representative (AR) you need to:Decide which regulated activities you want to run and find a principal who conducts that type of business.Determine what contracts you need to have in place.Your principal(s) must inform the FCA of your appointment so the FCA can include this information on their register
  • The Quva Appointed Representative Service provides a number of benefits for alternative investment firms looking to conduct regulated financial services activities in the UK:Quick, efficient and cost-effective set-upSpeed to market – Conduct regulated activities within three to four weeksMonitoring plan, compliance policies, procedures and governance, all provided by Principal FirmConsiderably lower ongoing compliance costs compared to full authorisationCapital requirements provided by Principal FirmRegulated services are provided by Growth Capital Ventures Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom. Quva provides software and non-regulated compliance services.

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