Established in 2005, Laven is a global consultancy specialising in compliance; our expertise allows us to cover risk and operational due diligence. We also set up Laven Tech, a group company, that designs software to streamline the compliance and due diligence processes. Our mission is to simplify compliance with our expertise and proprietary regulatory technology.
We bring together a unique combination of knowledge and experience spanning across a range of services including regulatory compliance, operational and risk matters and fund due diligence.
Laven’s approach to regulatory software is unique as it leverages advanced technology with subject matter expertise. It is this combination which sets Laven apart in the RegTech space.
Our RegTech solutions are designed to assist fund managers, service providers and investors to meet today's growing demands. Laven’s three solutions are designed for compliance, client onboarding and due diligence work flows.
Laven can help with the preparation of all necessary processes and documents to ensure ongoing momentum and efficiency in your application. This application process generally takes 6-9 months from beginning to end.
Alternatively, whilst a firm is seeking its own license it can utilise Laven’s by becoming an Appointed Representative of Laven Advisors under our hosting solution. This enables a firm to entirely outsource all of the compliance functions. This reduces the timescale considerably and typically this relationship can become active within 2-6 weeks.
Laven Advisors LLP (part of Laven Group), offers a UK regulatory hosting platform which provides clients the opportunity to conduct regulated activities as an Appointed Representative (AR), without having to be directly regulated by the FCA, or go through a full authorisation process. It also hosts alternative investment managers (AIFM) and MiFID managers.
This allows clients to focus on their core business activities and retain their independence in terms of identity and ownership, whilst having the full support of Laven Advisors to help them grow and achieve their objectives.
Laven’s expert due diligence services can help you progress investment decisions quickly and efficiently, while leaving the leg-work with us.
We will help you to effectively identify those investment managers best aligned with your organisation and philosophy while eliminating those whose investment and operational processes may present excessive risks.
Each review assesses the asset manager and the fund’s commitment to regulations and industry best practice standards from AIMA, MFA, ILPA and Invest Europe. Our reports cover a wide range of asset classes including, but not limited to, single strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity, private debt, real estate investments.
We support clients through quarterly monitoring visits, review AML procedures, assist with MLRO reports and controllers and close links reports.
We offer an agreed number of hours per annum of assistance for FCA compliance/regulatory queries. The DCA software underpins all of our ongoing consultancy and thus forms part of the package our clients receive with DCA access.