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The UK National Security and Investment Act 2021 – sneaking into force early 2022

The UK National Security and Investment Act of 2021 (NSI) comes into force on 4 January 2022. It allows the UK Government to scrutinise and block any acquisition they feel may harm national security. Learn how this impacts your firms future acquisition plans:

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
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Log4Shell Vulnerability: What We Know and Action Steps to Take

Following our Cyber Alert last week, “Java Log4Shell Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered; Immediate Patching Advised for Millions of Users", on December 10th a critical vulnerability was publicly disclosed in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging package, which is commonly used by organizations across the world.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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Flaws Discovered in Original Update to Fix Log4j Vulnerability; Users Must Update to Newest Version of Apache Log4j 2.16.0

On December 10th a critical vulnerability was publicly disclosed in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging package, which is commonly used by organizations across the world. When first disclosed late last week, Apache had already released an updated version of Log4j version 2.15.0 to remedy the security flaw.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources

Key Regulatory Timelines for 2022

To help firms prepare for the new year, we’ve created a simple visual timeline of key financial services regulatory milestones for you to download, keep, and reference throughout 2022.

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  • Compliance
  • ESG
  • Brexit
  • SEC
  • Managed Services
  • Trade & Transaction
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Best Practices for Managing the Latest Trends and Challenges Related to Market Abuse Surveillance

ACA Group’s Eddie Cogan, recently joined A-Team Insight’s Sarah Underwood for a fireside chat where they discussed the latest trends and challenges related to market surveillance, the best practices for addressing these challenges, where firms should start, and how technology can help.

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  • Regulatory Technology
  • eComms Surveillance
  • Trade Surveillance
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Java Log4Shell Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered; Immediate Patching Advised for Millions of Users

On December 10th a critical vulnerability was disclosed in the open-source Apache software used to run websites and other web services across industries. The vulnerability affects a Java logging package known as log4j, which is commonly used by organizations across the world.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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Review and Enhance Your Holistic Surveillance Program: A Year-End Checklist

As you approach year-end and budget season, it’s a good time to review your surveillance program and determine what enhancements may be needed.

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  • Regulatory Technology
  • Trade Surveillance
  • eComms Surveillance
  • Personal Account Dealing

ACA Group Named Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor

ACA Group announced today that ACA Aponix® is the recipient of the Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year in the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The M&A Advisor Awards are the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, recognizing the leading M&A Transactions, Restructurings, Deal Financings, Product/ Services, Firms, and Professionals.

Press Release
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • ACA News

ACA Group Selected as a RegTech100 Company for 2022

ACA is delighted to be counted among the 100 most innovative RegTech companies in the financial industry.

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  • ACA News
  • Regulatory Technology
AIMA Journal Q4 2021

Holistic Surveillance – To Trading Activity and Beyond

We are delighted to be featured in the latest AIMA Journal, Edition 128 examining the effectiveness and efficiency of holistic surveillance, reasons for its growing adoption, and why regulators expect it as an expedient for preventing fraud.

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  • Trade Surveillance
  • eComms Surveillance
  • Regulatory Technology