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Regulatory Horizon 2021

Five Reasons to Attend ACA Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks

There is just one week to go until Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks, our free-to-attend European based conference for financial services firms is running from 2-4 March. We outline five reasons why this event is worth adding to your calendar.

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  • Compliance
  • Mirabella
  • Cybersecurity
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Gas Pipeline Suffers Ransomware Attack

On February 18, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert detailing a ransomware attack suffered by a natural gas compression facility. The ransomware attack led to a two-day controlled shutdown of operations, causing significant loss of productivity and revenue.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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Virginia Senate Passes Consumer Data Protection Act

The Virginia Senate has unanimously passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) and once approved by the governor, the law is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. This data privacy law would grant privacy rights and consumer protection to Virginia residents. Learn how to prepare for these new protections.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy
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Celebrating Black History Month at ACA

To celebrate Black History Month, ACA is proud to announce that we have formally launched the “Connected Black Professionals” affinity group (CBP).

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2021 Regulatory Reminders and Upcoming Deadlines for European firms

A summary of key tasks for compliance teams with a European presence, along with a summary of FCA’s priorities during 2021, our analysis of key regulatory developments and an outline of longer-term trends.

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  • Compliance
  • Brexit
  • Cybersecurity
  • RegTech
  • Mirabella
  • ESG
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Highlights from ESG and the Year Ahead

Following the launch of ACA’s ESG advisory practice, our webcast ESG and the Year Ahead recently discussed ESG trends and how to better address sustainability and responsible investing issues in the year ahead. Summarized below are four themes to consider throughout this year as you build out and enhance your ESG program.

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  • ESG
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7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft During the 2021 Tax Season

As the U.S. tax filing season kicks off, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax scams, especially those related to COVID-19 or any stimulus payments. Here are our tips for staying diligent and resources to share with your employees and friends.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • COVID-19
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The 2020 GIPS Standards: Have you ‘flipped the switch’ yet?

As February quickly moves into March, firms are looking to begin or finalize the updates needed for the GIPS Reports so that they can market 2020 performance results. Below is a checklist to help determine if your firm has considered all the items needed to ‘flip the switch’ over to the 2020 GIPS standards.

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  • Performance
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RiskMutation™: Spearheading the Operational Response to Evolving Business Risks Following COVID-19

Business disruption, cybersecurity challenges and greater compliance burdens are well acknowledged operational challenges facing hedge fund, private equity and investment management industries. We examine how COVID-19 has heralded sweeping changes to the way financial services firms operate.

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  • Compliance
  • RiskMutation
  • BCP
  • COVID-19
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ACA Aponix Cybersecurity Checklist

Does your cybersecurity program meet the requirements of regulators as well as your own internal and client expectations? Evaluate your cybersecurity program with our free checklist.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • BCP