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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Report

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.

Latest insights and alerts

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Majority of Firms in Breach of Transaction Reporting Requirements

July 01, 2021

Data from a Freedom of Information Request to the FCA has revealed that firms are either transaction reporting incorrectly or not adhering to the MiFIR requirement to monitor their reporting using submission data made available to them by the FCA.

Press Release
  • Compliance
  • Trade & Transaction
  • ACA News
  • FCA
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CFA Institute Releases ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

June 30, 2021

Following the release of the CFA Institute's Exposure Draft of ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products, we outline what the standards include, the related timelines, and what these changes mean for firms.

Compliance Alert
  • ESG
  • Performance
  • Compliance
  • GIPS Standards
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Brexit: EMIR Reporting - Getting the Right Repository

June 29, 2021

Brexit is another in a long line of moving goalposts that requires firms to revisit their EMIR reporting arrangements. Are you confident your reports are being submitted correctly? Download our guidance to learn more.

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
  • Brexit
  • Trade & Transaction
  • FCA
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EEA Firms in the TPR: Have you Received your Landing Slot to Apply for Full Authorisation in the UK?

June 24, 2021

Firms that signed up to the Brexit Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) will shortly be sent a ‘landing slot' from the FCA to apply for full authorisation in the UK. Learn more about the process, and why this is not as straightforward as it seems.

Compliance Alert
  • Brexit
  • FCA
  • Compliance

Fill the Gaps this Summer with Additional Compliance Support

June 21, 2021

After the challenges of the past year, many people are looking forward to a return to normalcy and preparing to return to the office. Across the industry, many firms are dealing with an increase in staff turnover as we turn the corner post-pandemic. Other firms, including ACA, are gearing up for summer breaks to recharge. But in the compliance industry, taking a break from work isn’t as simple as turning on your “out of office” message and walking out the door.

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  • Compliance
  • Managed Services

AML Update for Investment Advisers

June 18, 2021

The 2015 FinCEN Proposal and several other financial crime risks make AML relevant for investment advisers and all other participants in the securities and financial industry. This update summarizes key developments in the AML space during the first half of 2021 and how they may impact your firm.

Compliance Alert
  • AML and Financial Crime
  • Compliance

Events

Senior Management Obligations under the SM&CR - 11 August 2021

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).

Online Training

Compliance Induction - 17 August 2021

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”.

Online Training