Compliance Insights and Alerts

Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory change while navigating the pressures of geopolitical threats, economic crises, and third-party risks. Uncertain times require a nimble approach to achieve compliance and address business priorities in new ways to enable innovation and growth while minimizing risk.

As the global regulation continues to change, it's key that you keep up to speed with latest developments. Here we capture the latest compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.

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Key Trends and Forces Shaping Risk and Compliance Management in 2021

2020 saw interrelated shifts and changes on a scale not seen since The Great Depression: global economic turmoil, supply chain disruptions, and increased cyber and regulatory threats, among others. At ACA, we call this phenomenon RiskMutation.

In this report, ACA's Carlo di Florio analyzes the financial industry trends and broader forces impacting risk and compliance management in 2021. The report also explores the concerns, pain points, and focus areas of risk and compliance leaders from hundreds of firms polled by ACA.

Download the report to learn what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve and successfully navigate RiskMutation as it happens.

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Hedge Fund Quarterly Update 2021 Q4

Learn more about recent regulatory developments industry insights in our Hedge Fund Quarterly Newsletter.

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Compliance Alert

SEC Proposes Amendments to Private Fund Reporting

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.

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Urgent Action Required: ESMA Clarifies Reporting of Short Positions Above New 0.1% Threshold

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:

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2022 Broker-Dealer Regulatory Filings Calendar

We've put together a printable calendar with key FINRA regulatory filing deadlines in addition to national holidays at a glance.

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New Public Disclosure Obligations Under the IFPR: What, When and How?

On 26 November 2021, the FCA published its third and final Policy Statement, PS21/17, on the new Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR), which subsequently came into force on 1 January 2022. The new prudential rules introduce more complex and onerous disclosure requirements for affected firms. Here we examine what these new obligations mean for MIFIDPRU firms.

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SEC No-Action Letter Regarding Amended Rule 15c2-11

The SEC staff provided additional time for firms to comply with the amendments to Rule 15c2-11 in a no-action letter published in December, 2021.

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Events

Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 2 February 2022

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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Annual Update - Senior Managers Obligations - 9 February 2022

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).

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Compliance Officer: The Roles and Responsibilities - 10 February 2022

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.

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