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A Primer in Launching an ETF Under a Turn-Key Structure

Looking to launch an ETF? We share what you need to know to get started including costs, timing, and resources required.

  • Compliance
  • Distribution
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Tips for Updating Your Compliance Program: Fiduciary Standard

The SEC put out a Bulletin “to help insure investment professionals live up to” their obligations under Regulation BI and the Commission Interpretation Regarding Standard of Conduct for Investment Advisers (the “Fiduciary Interpretation”). We share tips for meeting these standards.

  • Compliance
  • SEC

Car Washes, Motels... now the Post Office? Money Laundering hits the UK High Street.

In December 2022 the FCA issued final notice against a UK regulated bank for serious and persistent gaps in its anti-money laundering (AML) controls in its Business Banking portfolio. New reporting shows the UK Post Office system was specifically targeted to launder those proceeds and moved approximately £1.3bln through the institution.

Compliance Alert
  • AML and Financial Crime
FAQ: Principles for Responsible Investment

FAQ About the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

We’ve put together an FAQ to help you navigate the various requirements of being a PRI signatory (including the annual reporting requirement).

  • ESG
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2023 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey is Now Open

The survey, now in its 18th year, gathers anonymous information from U.S. investment advisers of all types and sizes for the purpose of reporting on industry trends.

  • Compliance
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Checklist: Cybersecurity Board Reporting

Upcoming regulations will likely require more board oversight and involvement in a company's cybersecurity program. Our checklist can help you create an effective report for the board to perform its required cybersecurity oversight.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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Michael Reddy Joins ACA Group as Global Services Leader 

Michael Reddy has joined the firm as Global Services Leader, overseeing ACA’s Regulatory Technology (RegTech) platform, ComplianceAlpha®, and Managed Services.

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  • ACA News
  • RegTech
  • ComplianceAlpha
  • Managed Services
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Tip for Updating Your Compliance Program: Conflicts of Interest

The SEC makes it clear that all broker-dealers and investment advisers have conflicts of interest, and that firms must have a process to identify, mitigate, or eliminate these conflicts.

  • Compliance
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5 Tips to Maximize the Effectiveness of a Mutual Fund Fact Sheet

Fact sheets are one of the main tools that investors reference when analyzing mutual funds, and they can be an essential marketing piece to attract and engage additional shareholders.

  • Distribution
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The FCA’s 2023/24 Business Plan: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before…

The FCA released their 2023/24 Business Plan on 5 April 2023 detailing the actions the UK regulator aims to take over the next 12 months.

Compliance Alert
  • FCA
  • Compliance