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To best serve the unique and evolving needs of our clients, ACA is adding a number of outstanding professionals to our investment adviser compliance practice. In the past few months, we have made several notable additions to the team to help us to continue to operate at the forefront of the compliance industry.
Reinforcing our commitment to work towards implementing ESG considerations in the global investment processes and a more sustainable financial system, we have become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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The FBI has warned of recent criminal activity in which threat actors impersonate investment advisers and brokers online.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert warning of reported additional phishing attempts using fake FINRA credentials. Per the notice, an ongoing email phishing campaign has been reported, in which the fake FINRA domain name of "gateway-finra[dot]org" is being used.
With less than 150 working days until the Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) comes into force, we've created a checklist capturing 13 considerations for successful implementation of the required changes ahead of the 1 Jan 2022 deadline
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SEC Fines Registered Investment Adviser for Misrepresentation of Investment Performance and Marketing Violations
On June 3, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instituted a cease-and-desist order against a previously registered investment adviser for alleged violations.
- SEC Advertising Rule
Following ACA Mirabella’s sixth successive win of the ‘Best Regulatory Hosting’ title at the HFM European Services Awards, Ant Bennett Head of Sales and Client Development for ACA Mirabella recently spoke with HFM about the role that regulatory hosting platforms have played throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brexit effect, the impact of remote working, and what lies ahead for financial services firms.
Following the SEC’s 2021 Examination Priorities, ESG examinations are in full swing, and most advisers are candidates. In this compliance alert, we outline what the regulator expects and what your next steps should be - whether you have ESG strategies or not.
Organizations that claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) are required to notify CFA Institute of their claim of compliance by June 30, 2021.