The 2022 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey is Now Open


ACA Group

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  • Compliance

ACA Group, the Investment Adviser Association, and Yuter Compliance Consulting invite you to participate in the 2022 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey.

This survey, now in its 17th year, gathers anonymous information from U.S. investment advisers of all types and sizes for the purpose of reporting on industry trends. Your participation in this year’s survey will assist in providing valuable information to the investment adviser compliance community. Moreover, you will gain access to a variety of testing strategies that you can put to practical use at your own firm. The survey will remain open through Friday, May 27, 2022.

This year we have made some changes to our survey structure to reduce the number of questions and to streamline the survey experience. This year’s survey covers the following timely, high-focus topics:

  • Private Funds
  • Digital Engagement Practices and Digital Investment Advice
  • Remote Office Supervision
  • Sanctions Compliance
  • Personal Devices and Approved Communication Methods
  • DOL Rollovers
  • Compliance Program Resourcing and Structure
  • SEC Examinations
  • Trend Updates:
    • Implementation of the New Marketing Rule
    • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
    • Cybersecurity
    • "Hot” Compliance Topics

Those who complete the survey will receive complimentary access to the survey results webcast on June 29, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET

Please note this survey is open to compliance professionals at SEC-registered investment advisers. We ask that only one person per firm complete the survey. If you are not your firm’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), please check with your CCO before completing the survey to avoid duplicative responses. The survey should take approximately 12 to 25 minutes to complete. 

As a reminder, this survey is conducted on a “blind” basis, so that all participants will remain anonymous. You will not be required to enter your identity, nor the identity of your firm. Moreover, all individual responses to the survey will be held strictly confidential and will not be revealed to any third party.

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About the survey sponsors

ACA Group

ACA Group (“ACA”) is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services. We empower our clients to reimagine GRC and protect and grow their business. Our innovative approach integrates consulting, managed services, and our ComplianceAlpha® technology platform with the specialized expertise of former regulators and practitioners and our deep understanding of the global regulatory landscape. Our global team of regulatory compliance professionals includes former SEC, FINRA, FCA, CFTC, NFA, and state regulators, as well as former senior managers from prominent financial institutions and advisory firms. We work with compliance and legal professionals to review and develop compliance programs based on best practices, current regulatory requirements, and robust oversight processes.  

The Investment Adviser Association

The IAA is the leading organization dedicated to advancing the interests of investment advisers. For more than 80 years, the IAA has been advocating for advisers before Congress and U.S. and global regulators, promoting best practices and providing education and resources to empower advisers to effectively serve their clients, the capital markets, and the U.S. economy. The IAA’s member firms manage more than $35 trillion in assets for a wide variety of individual and institutional clients, including pension plans, trusts, mutual funds, private funds, endowments, foundations, and corporations. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Yuter Compliance Consulting

Yuter Compliance Consulting provides advising and coaching services trusted by the industry’s chief compliance officers. Amy Yuter, Managing Principal of Yuter Compliance Consulting, is the founder of the Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey. Amy has 30 years of industry, consultation and SEC regulatory experience in overseeing investment advisers, investment companies, public companies, broker-dealers, and private funds. Amy also founded the Philadelphia Compliance Roundtable and served as a Director of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Yuter Compliance Consulting partners with clients to provide personalized consultation and support to enhance compliance resources and improve compliance programs. For more information, visit