Compliance Insights and Alerts

Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory compliance news and 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 regulatory compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.

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FCA Warns Firms Over Market Abuse Surveillance

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlined a number of observations relating to market abuse surveillance. These should serve as a reminder and encourage investment management firms to review their existing policies, systems and controls in this area. But what does this guidance say and how should firms best take heed?

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Financial Institutions May Need to Reconsider Their Approach to Electronic Communication Surveillance

Regulators in both the U.S. and U.K. continue to focus on electronic communication oversight programs as a form of detecting and preventing financial crime and non-compliance within financial organizations. We’ve seen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increase their focus on this area over the past two years, and we anticipate this scrutiny will likely increase. This blog post tells you what you need to know and ACA's guidance.

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Behind on Your Annual Testing Mandate? How ACA Can Help

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ("Advisers Act") imposes a significant number of regulatory obligations on the roughly 13,000 advisers registered under its purview. One of the broader mandates under the Advisers Act, articulated by Rule 206(4)-7 (the “Compliance Program Rule”), requires advisers to review, no less frequently than annually, the adequacy of the policies and procedures established and the effectiveness of their implementation.

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ACA Compliance Group Completes the Acquisition of Cordium

ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) announced today that, following the receipt of regulatory approvals, it has completed the acquisition of Cordium, a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) products and services. As of today, ACA employs nearly 700 people and provides products and services to over 4,000 clients worldwide. The financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.

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Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR): What You Need to Know

The UK’s financial regulator recently announced 9 December 2019 as the deadline for the implementation of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR, or SMCR) for solo-regulated firms. With the regulation set to impact 47,000 financial firms, we answer some common questions that firms may have on the upcoming SM&CR.

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MiFIR Transaction Reporting: Key Issues Highlighted by the FCA

With a significant increase to the number of reports ingested and the uptick in the number of firms submitting data, the FCA has been able to build a clearer picture of the behaviours of firms’ and their clients. However, the regulator is stressing the importance of reporting data quality, accuracy and completeness, with a particular focus on the following issues.

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