Technology Insights

Firms are turning to technology at a record rate thanks in large part to the pandemic. According to industry analyst Greenwich Associates58% of firms invested in third-party surveillance technology in 2020almost double from the same period in 2019. This is supported by the findings in Thomson Reuters' Fintech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance Report 2021: of the 400 compliance and risk practitioners surveyed, 70% said the pandemic has increased their reliance on technology.

But while firms are making progress with the digitization of their compliance programs, there is still work to be done: a recent OCIE Risk Alert noted technology gaps as an area of deficiency in investment adviser compliance programs.

Our regulatory technology professionals develop resources and share insights to help firms understand the impact of technology on risk and compliance and how they can best incorporate technology into their own programs. Below are our most recent insights.

Watch our on demand demo of ComplianceAlpha 2021Q2

ComplianceAlpha 2021Q2 introduces new features and sophisticated technology such as natural language processing (NLP) for marketing reviews and legal document tracking (side letters and NDAs), a new integrated eLearning solution, and more.

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Breaking Down Surveillance Data Silos to Achieve Risk-360

Key takeaways from the recent AIMA Fund Manager Briefing Webcast on Breaking the Surveillance Silos featuring ACA’s Pat Conroy and Marc Salter.

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  • Regulatory Technology
  • Trade Surveillance
  • eComms Surveillance
  • Managed Services

Michael Borts joins ACA Group as the new Chief Technology Officer

Michael Borts has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead ACA’s technology development, vision, and strategy. In his role, he will oversee all product development for ACA’s award-winning ComplianceAlpha® regulatory technology platform and technology enablement at the firm.

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  • Regulatory Technology
  • ACA News
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Q4 2021 Regulatory Reporting Deadlines

Regulatory filing submission deadlines for the SEC, CFTC/NFA, and FCA/ESMA occurring from October through December 2021.

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  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Deadlines
  • Regulatory Technology
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European Regulator Fines Major Trade Repository for EMIR Breaches

The EU’s securities markets regulator, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), recently fined a major trade repository for eight breaches of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). We examine why it’s vital that firms review the quality of their reporting, including where it is being delegated, to be sure it meets regulatory expectations.

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
  • Trade & Transaction
  • Regulatory Technology
2021 Spring Virtual Conference

ACA’s Spring 2021 Virtual Conference: Key Takeaways and Trends

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.

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  • Compliance
  • ComplianceAlpha
  • ESG
  • GIPS Standards
  • Regulatory Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Performance
  • Privacy
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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.

Compliance Alert
  • ComplianceAlpha
  • Compliance
  • Trade Surveillance
  • Regulatory Technology

On demand regulatory technology webcasts

ComplianceAlpha® 2021Q2 Demo

Join us as ACA's Jordan Schwartz will provide a live demo of the new features recently added to ComplianceAlpha®.

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