Senior management in Financial Services firms have a responsibility to ensure their employees have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory environment they are working in. This knowledge helps in emphasising the need for compliance with policies and procedures in order to protect the firm and the individual from failing to “do the right thing”.
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.
Latest insights and alerts
Various regulators are working to clarify and expand their authorities over cryptocurrency assets, but with over $2 trillion in value wiped out since November 2021, market dynamics are driving changes faster than the regulators.
UK regulators and governing bodies recently published a coordinated approach for regulatory initiatives and a revised pipeline for financial services regulation over the next 24 months. We outline what these changes mean for firms, and what they need to plan for in the coming months to be sure to stay in line with regulatory expectations.
The SEC recently released a risk alert highlighting deficiencies in the areas of MNPI and the Code of Ethics Rule.
Private markets are set to play a substantial role in the post-pandemic economic recovery of the UK over the course of 2022. We examine how firms can future-proof their businesses, and the businesses within their portfolios, and the impact that regulatory divergence will have on firms that operate in multiple jurisdictions.
ACA Group awarded Best Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Advisory firm at The Drawdown Awards 2022. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private capital fund operations.
Financial services firms face a bumpy ride in 2022, as the tectonic plates of regulatory change shift again within a rapidly evolving operating environment. Download our complimentary whitepaper to identify your GRC gaps before the regulator does:
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Using proprietary data ACA collected over the past few months, our experts will explain the current state of the cyber insurance market, walk through how policies work, and provide key considerations for whether and how to obtain insurance.
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.