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
All U.S. persons and entities, including financial firms, are required to abide by the current OFAC sanctions against Russia. Firms should review their KYC, sanctions, and due diligence efforts in light of the changing OFAC mandates.
- AML and Financial Crime
2022 Regulatory Headwinds: Potential Changes to Securities Laws and Regulations and the Impact on Private Fund Managers
We partnered with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP to explore several of the proposed SEC rulemakings that merit special attention for private funds.
On 8-10 March, we bring together a wealth of financial services industry experts at our virtual conference. Over 3 days and 10 sessions, they’ll examine a wide variety of governance risk and compliance hot topics and challenges. Learn more about why you should add this event to your calendar.
- Cybersecurity Resources
- Managed Services
- SEC Marketing Rule
- Regulatory Deadlines
On February 9, 2022, the SEC proposed five new rules as well as amendments to Rules 204-2 and 206(4)-7 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. According to the SEC, these proposals are designed to address "concerns that arise out of the opacity that is prevalent in the private fund structure."
Navigating the matrix-like world of algorithmic trading is a complex task for compliance officers at SEC and FCA registered firms. Poor management results in adverse impacts for investors, losses or reputational damage. We reveal common compliance errors and provide guidance on how to rectify them.
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.