The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. This reflects the statutory objective that the Regulator(s) have for ensuring that firms behave with “Integrity”, particularly relating to financial crime prevention. The MLRO therefore plays a significant role in assisting Senior management to ensure that systems and controls relating to anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the risk of terrorist financing (CTF) are appropriate and effective. This course provides practical advice and guidance on the responsibilities of the MLRO, what is expected by the Regulators, both of the Senior Management and the MLRO, and how those responsibilities can be achieved. It should be noted that attendance at this course does assume a good knowledge of the UK’s AML/CTF regulations.
We have acquired Catelas, expanding ACA Group's regulatory software suite to now include eComms technology. In 2022, Catelas will officially integrate with ACA’s award-winning regulatory technology platform, ComplianceAlpha®, launching ACA’s eComms Surveillance Solutions - the industry’s first 360o surveillance offering.
The SEC’s new marketing rule is in effect and the compliance date is set for November 4, 2022. To help firms prepare for the compliance date, ACA released the “Guide to the Presentation of Performance Under the New SEC Marketing Rule”.
It’s time to start preparing for 2022 and establishing a compliance budget for the upcoming year. To help firms planning for their 2022 fiscal year budget, or those adjusting spend to tackle new initiatives, get started, we have gathered from compliance professionals tips that will explain the foundational needs of a compliance budget, how that looks in action, and how to prepare for the unexpected.
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On January 26, 2022, the SEC voted to propose amendments to Form PF. The Proposed Rule is designed to enhance the data aggregated through private fund reporting. In our most recent blog, we break down the potential impacts of the proposal and what your firm needs to know.
Ahead of the impending change to the European short selling reporting threshold from 0.2% to 0.1% on the 31 January 2022, ESMA has reminded firms on reporting positions of more than 0.1% held over the transition period. Learn more about the changes:
ACA Group announced today that ACA Aponix® is the recipient of the Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year in the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The M&A Advisor Awards are the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, recognizing the leading M&A Transactions, Restructurings, Deal Financings, Product/ Services, Firms, and Professionals.
ACA is delighted to be counted among the 100 most innovative RegTech companies in the financial industry.
The ever-increasing focus by the Regulators on the accountability of senior management, particularly when things go wrong, emphasises how important it is for individuals in senior positions to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. This succinct course is designed to assist Senior Managers to have a full understanding of what they need to do to achieve compliance with the rules under the obligations created by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).
The role of the Compliance Officer is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. They play a major role in assisting Senior Management to ensure that appropriate and effective systems and controls are in place to achieve and maintain compliance with the applicable Rules. While the nature of the Compliance Function is likely to differ from one firm to another, this course provides an easy to follow breakdown of what the Regulator expects of a Compliance Officer and explains, in practical terms how the regulatory expectations and those of Senior Management can be achieved.