The UK equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission has given Boston-based Bdirect Capital approval to begin providing its alternative investment products in that country.

The firm opened a London office this year under the Bdirect Europe brand and, now that it has cleared regulatory hurdles with the UK Securities and Futures Authority, will begin providing access to alternative products that include $25,000 minimum investments, the company announced today.

Greg Getschow, who is one of the firm's founders, and Ken Lehman, its VP of international development will head the Bdirect Europe operation, according to a statement.

The company specializes alternative investment management, product design and retail distribution to high-net-worth investors.

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