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.
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The NFA issued a Notice to Members on February 1, 2022, extending relief from performing on-site annual branch office inspections.
SEC’s Examination Division Shares Observations Relating to Common Deficiencies Uncovered in Private Fund Manager Examinations
On January 27, 2022, the SEC’s Division of Examinations (EXAMS) shared observations relating to common deficiencies uncovered in the examination of private fund advisers over a five-year period. These observations are a sequel to, and supplement, the observations EXAMS shared in their June 2020 risk alert. In our in-depth analysis, we cover what firms need to know about this risk alert.
ACA Group research has detected more than 6 million transaction reporting errors across a sample of 30 review projects, averaging 200,000 errors per review, with 97% of reports under MiFIR/EMIR contain inaccuracies. These errors expose huge gaps for market abuse and systemic risk monitoring.
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On January 26, 2022, the SEC voted to propose amendments to Form PF. The Proposed Rule is designed to enhance the data aggregated through private fund reporting. In our most recent blog, we break down the potential impacts of the proposal and what your firm needs to know.
Ahead of the impending change to the European short selling reporting threshold from 0.2% to 0.1% on the 31 January 2022, ESMA has reminded firms on reporting positions of more than 0.1% held over the transition period. Learn more about the changes:
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.