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.

Latest insights and alerts

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ACA Mirabella Awarded HFM's Title of Best Regulatory Hosting Platform

ACA Mirabella are recognised as the hedge funds preferred provider, having once again been presented the title of Best Regulatory Hosting firm at the 2022 HFM European Services Awards. This is the seventh year in a row that ACA Mirabella has taken this title. Learn more about this win here.

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Transaction Reporting Still Not a Priority for Firms, Despite Recent ESMA Fine

New research reveals that confidence among financial services firms in the quality of their own transaction reporting is declining – down to 65% from 87% in 2021. This confirms concerns around inaccurate regulatory reporting leading to fears of undetected market abuse and an inability to monitor for systemic risks.

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New FCA Climate-Related Disclosure Obligations: Start Planning Now

Enhanced FCA climate-related disclosures come into play for many asset managers from 1 January 2023. Compliance is closely aligned to the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”). Download our guidance sheet to start planning for the upcoming changes.

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  • FCA
  • ESG
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Summary of FINRA Regulatory Actions in 2021

FINRA brought 126 enforcement actions and issued fines totaling almost $100M in 2021. In comparison, FINRA only issued a total of $57M in fines during 2020.

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FINRA Reminder of Liability for Failing to Discharge Rule 3110

FINRA Regulatory Notice 22-10 reminds members of their liability if they fail to discharge Rule 3110 about designated supervisory responsibilities.

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Checklist: How to Ensure Compliance with Financial Sanctions Obligations

Responding to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the UK Government has imposed sanctions on Russia. FCA-regulated firms are obligated to implement systems and controls to prevent financial crime. With the authorities increasing their focus on financial sanctions, download our checklist to be sure you are considering key tasks.

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Events

Compliance Induction - 28 June 2022

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

Cyber Insurance: Preparing For the Market

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.

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Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 29 June 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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