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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FINRA Reminds Firms of Supervisory Obligations Related to Outsourcing to Third-Party Vendors

FINRA recently issued a notice to members reminding them of their third-party vendor supervisory obligations. It provides guidance regarding conducting diligence, onboarding the vendor, and supervision of the vendor's activities.

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IFPR is Just 100 Days Away: Are You Ready?

There are just 100 days until the Investment Firm Prudential Regime #IFPR comes into force. Are you ready? We've created a checklist capturing 13 considerations for successful implementation of the required changes ahead of the 1 Jan 2022 deadline.

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NFA Announces Amendments to Interpretive Notice 9002 Regarding Branch Office Registration

On September 16, 2021, the National Futures Association (“NFA”) issued a Notice to Members I-21-28 regarding changes to the definition of a branch office under NFA Interpretive Notice 9002. The rule was a response from the NFA in the recent trend in hybrid work environments as more employees are working from their homes.

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  • Compliance

Hedge Fund Quarterly Update 2021 Q3

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

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Private Markets Quarterly Update 2021 Q3

Learn more about recent regulatory developments industry insights in our Private Markets Quarterly Newsletter.

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ACA Group and the Investment Adviser Association Announce Strategic Partnership

ACA Group (ACA), a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisory services and technology solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing the interests of investment advisers.

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Events

Annual Compliance Training - 26 January 2022

The regulator is clear, you and your team must review your competence and training needs regularly. This course is designed specifically to assist all staff in meeting and staying up to date with their statutory and regulatory obligations.

Online Training

Client Money - 27 January 2022

Financial services providers that hold or control client money or assets must follow specific rules outlined in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Clients Assets Sourcebook (CASS). This course is specifically designed to assist teams in dealing with client money audits and the client assets report, as well as helping them stay up to date with statutory and regulatory obligations in this complicated area.

Online Training

ACA Group and NSCP Cybersecurity Program Survey Results

We've again partnered with the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) to provide financial services firms with an opportunity to gain insight into cybersecurity compliance programs. Join us as we present the results of the survey.

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