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.
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ACA's Carlo di Florio discusses the financial industry trends and broader forces impacting risk and compliance management in the year ahead and what risk and compliance leaders need to know to stay ahead of the curve.
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Of the top 100 hedge fund managers, as noted in the May 2020 edition of Hedge Fund Alert
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On May 4, researchers released details of a security flaw in Dell devices. The flaw affects hundreds of millions of desktops, laptops, notebooks, and tablets. Dell has released additional details of the vulnerability and a recommended fix.
ACA’s virtual spring conference is right around the corner. We encourage ACA Aponix clients to attend the sessions below or to invite other members of their teams to join in. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect and what you can expect to take away.
- Portfolio Company Risk Management
The FCA has issued a consultation paper outlining the first of its intended changes to "UK MiFID" conduct and organisational requirements. Learn more about the main proposals, the rationale behind them and the implications for investment firms
- Managed Services
The first in a series of quarterly updates, we provide a snapshot of institutional mandates and how those mandates ask about the calculation and presentation of performance. This information provides good insight into the demand for compliance with the GIPS standards and how that demand evolves over time.
Following the publication of the FCA's latest Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) proposals, we examine the impact on MiFID investment firms, including key highlights, considerations, requirements and deadlines.
- Managed Services
ACA Group, the Investment Adviser Association, and Yuter Compliance Consulting invite you to participate in the 2021 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey. This survey, now in its 16th year, gathers anonymous information from U.S. investment advisers of all types and sizes for the purpose of reporting on industry trends.
ACA Group Announces ComplianceAlpha® 2021Q2 with New Features Designed to Help Financial Services Firms Meet Increasing Demands for Digitizing Compliance Programs
ComplianceAlpha 2021 Q2 introduces a suite of new features and sophisticated technology enhancements designed to help firms globally build more comprehensive and scalable GRC programs in line with the expectations of regulators, boards, management, clients, and investors.
Russell Investments Selects ACA Group’s ComplianceAlpha to Modernize Their Risk and Compliance Program from a Single Platform
Russell Invesments has selected ACA's ComplianceAlpha® to help modernize and streamline their compliance program.
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.
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).