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.
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.
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
This survey, sponsored by ACA’s Compliance Leaders Network (C-LEAD), will assess how compliance executives are using traditional and emerging compliance technology to better identify risk and create efficiencies within the compliance program. The results of this survey will provide participants with a deeper understanding of how their peers are maximizing the value of their technology spend.
The FCA's recently issued a warning to AFMs firms to improve the quality and clarity of ESG/sustainable investment fund applications, providing guiding principles help funds comply with existing requirements. We outline what this means for firms.
Implementing the SEC’s new Marketing Rule for Investment Advisers is the number one worry for investment adviser compliance officers, according to the 2021 Investment Adviser Compliance Testing Survey. Advisory firms have until November 4, 2022 to come into full compliance with the rule.
- SEC Advertising Rule
ACA’s Spring 2021 Virtual Conference was an opportunity for the regulatory compliance, performance, and cybersecurity community to come together and discuss the many changes of the past year and what the future of GRC looks like moving forward.
- GIPS Standards
- Regulatory Technology
The SEC announced that it sanctioned eight firms for failure to establish and implement cybersecurity policies and procedures. These failures resulted in multiple instances of criminal email account takeovers causing personally identifiable information from thousands of customers and clients to be exposed.
What Investment Advisers Need to Know about the SEC's Recent Insider Trading Case Focused on "Shadow Trading"
The SEC recently charged a former employee of a biopharmaceutical company with "shadow trading", a form of insider trading. Learn more about this case, compliance implications, and our advice on what advisers can do to protect themselves.
- Trade Surveillance
- Regulatory Technology
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.
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.