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To help you stay on track with your firm’s regulatory reporting obligations, we’ve put together a printable calendar with key deadlines for the SEC, CFTC, NFA, and ESMA regulatory filings in addition to national holidays at a glance.
The SEC and FINRA staff held a joint roundtable on October 26, 2020 to discuss their initial observations of broker-dealer compliance with Reg BI and Form CRS requirements since the June 30, 2020 deadline.
ACA Compliance Group Launches ComplianceAlpha 2.5 with Enhanced Analytics and Surveillance Capabilities
ACA's ComplianceAlpha® provides enhanced data analysis capabilities and increased oversight into risks and behavior across the enterprise through platform-wide customizable dashboards, automated reporting, and integrated trade surveillance and market abuse detection functionality.
- ACA News
ComplianceAlpha 2.5 includes new features designed to provide firms globally with deeper insights into potential risk and opportunity across the enterprise.
OCIE Issues Risk Alert Highlighting Observations from Examinations of Investment Advisers with Multiple Branch Offices’ Compliance and Supervisory Practices
The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert on November 9, 2020 that focused on SEC-registered investment advisers operating from numerous branch offices and with operations geographically dispersed from the adviser’s principal or main office.
Section 4 of the Explanation of the Provisions focuses on the proper disclosure requirements to include in GIPS Reports to be compliant with the 2020 GIPS standards.
The FCA recently published details for reporting net short positions in relevant UK shares and sovereign debt from 1 January 2021. We examine how the on-shored regime for short selling will operate in the UK firms once the Brexit transition period ends.
The SEC approved amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, which become effective on December 8, 2020. They aim to modernize the definition to more effectively identify institutional and individual investors that have the knowledge and expertise to participate in those markets.
As geopolitical change and uncertainty, regulatory sabre-rattling and industry shake-ups combine to create a perfect storm, we examine the impact for financial services firms on their trade and transaction reporting obligations under MiFIR, EMIR and SFTR.
- Trade & Transaction
FINRA's release of Regulatory Notice 20-21 allows the use of IRR for investments or funds that have been fully realized but further requires utilizing the calculation methodologies of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) for investment programs/funds that include both realized and unrealized holdings.