SEC Regulatory Updates

Firms need to keep pace with the evolving regulatory landscape. 

In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled a clear shift in focus and prioritization. Recent commentary from SEC Chair Gary Gensler indicates that the agency will likely push forward with an aggressive rulemaking agenda.

"The SEC’s Enforcement Division is the cop on the beat for America’s securities laws…As these results show, we go after misconduct wherever we find it in the financial system, holding individuals and companies accountable, without fear or favor, across the $100-plus trillion capital markets we oversee." - Chair Gary Gensler, 2021 Division of Enforcement Annual Report

Recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) news impacting financial services

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SEC Issues First ESG-Related Enforcement Action Against an Investment Adviser

SEC settles charges with the Investment Advisor for $1.5 Million

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SEC’s Climate & ESG Task Force Issues First Enforcement Action

SEC Claims Mining Company Mislead Investors

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Division of Examinations’ 2022 Exam Priorities: An Increased Focus on ESG

The Division’s focus on ESG is based on several issues that have emerged during the recent surge in investor interest in ESG related topics.

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Finding Stability in an Unpredictable World: Watch On-Demand

What are the financial services trends set to shape the financial services world over the next two years? Tune in to our on-demand Regulatory Horizon 2022 conference session to learn more. Topics include Equivalence or divergence, the future for MiFID II and AIFMD, what's next for SEC exams and enforcements and the new world of work: managing people, processes and technology in a disruptive time.

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SEC New Marketing Rule: The Compliance Clock is Ticking

After 60 years of little to no amendments, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rules on advertising are set to change. With significant updates and changes ahead, learn why firms should begin preparing now to meet the November 2022 compliance deadline,

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Regulatory Horizon 2022

Four Reasons to Attend Regulatory Horizon 2022 | Prepare for the Challenges of Tomorrow

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.

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Recent SEC webcasts by ACA

Keeping Pace with Mobile Communication Surveillance

Our surveillance, compliance, and technology experts will discuss the latest client communication trends in the financial industry and what solutions are available to monitor and archive those communications.

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Unpacking the SEC's Proposed Cyber Rules

Hear from ACA’s Carlo di Florio, Mike Pappacena, and Liam Jaris as they unpack the SEC’s proposed cyber rules and amendments and describe how they can affect private fund managers.

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Additional SEC resources by ACA

ACA's regulatory experts share their SEC insights, tools, and resources for compliance teams to use when building and improving their compliance programs.

Download our checklist here to use as a guide to plan your year.

We've put together a printable calendar with key regulatory filing deadlines for the SEC, CFTC, NFA, FCA, and ESMA in addition to national holidays at a glance to help you track your firm’s regulatory reporting obligations.

To help firms prepare for the new year, we’ve created a simple visual timeline of key regulatory milestones for you to download, keep, and reference throughout 2022. 

Learn of the potential changes to securities laws and regulations and the impact on private fund managers

ACA’s Vivek Pingili, Director, recently joined the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Northgate Capital in a webcast providing considerations for building and implementing an effective compliance program for venture capital and other types of private markets fund managers.

Download our Q4 2021 Private Markets Quarterly Update.

Download our Q4 2021 Hedge Fund Quarterly Update.

Strengthen your compliance program with our global team of compliance professionals.

Maximize your firm’s time and efficiency with our technology-powered managed services.

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