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FCA Interim Update - Asset Management & Alternatives Supervisory Strategy

The FCA recently released a Dear CEO letter interim update to reinforce their continued focus on protecting investors and customers from poor outcomes and upholding market integrity.

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
  • FCA
  • ESG
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The FCA’s 2024/25 Business Plan: Maintaining Focus and Resiliency Amid Ongoing Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty

The FCA unveiled its Business Plan for 2024/25 providing a roadmap for its actions in support of its strategic objectives for the upcoming fiscal year.

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
  • ESG
  • FCA
  • Trade Surveillance
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Two Important Cybersecurity Alerts from CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued two advisories that require impacted firms to take immediate action.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
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Strategies to Transform Your Compliance Program with Technology - #5: Tech-enablement

Adopting new technology is a great opportunity to review your compliance program’s processes and make improvements.

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  • RegTech
  • ComplianceAlpha
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Q2 2024 Regulatory Reporting Deadlines

Financial firms must meet various regulatory filings requirements throughout the year. These are the regulatory filing submission deadlines occurring from April through June 2024.

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  • Regulatory Deadlines
  • Compliance
  • SEC
  • FINRA
  • FCA
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Cybersecurity Benchmarking Survey Lists Top Concerns and Preparedness Among Respondents

Our annual survey in partnership with NSCP reveals that investment firms overlook AI as a cybersecurity risk and remain wary about SEC cybersecurity enforcement and compliance with new rules

Press Release
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • ACA News
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ACA Group Launches Dedicated Practice Group Providing GRC Solutions for Wealth Managers

ACA Wealth sets a new standard in GRC support for wealth managers, providing unmatched expertise and comprehensive solutions to address evolving regulatory requirements.

Press Release
  • ACA News
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Anti-Money Laundering Procedures - A UK Regulatory Focus

The FCA recently warned Annex 1 firms about common failings in financial crime controls. We look at the wider implications and tone of this warning.

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  • AML and Financial Crime
  • Compliance
  • ComplianceAlpha
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The SEC Expands the Definition of Dealer

The SEC Adopted two new rules that may require some hedge funds and proprietary trading firms to register as broker-dealers and become FINRA members.

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
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Sharpen Your Pencils: Form ADV Updates are Due March 30

Advisers with a December 31 fiscal year end must file the annual amendment to Form ADV by March 30. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing the update.

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  • Compliance
  • SEC