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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlined a number of observations relating to market abuse surveillance. These should serve as a reminder and encourage investment management firms to review their existing policies, systems and controls in this area. But what does this guidance say and how should firms best take heed?
Chief compliance officers (CCOs) and risk and compliance teams know they need regulatory technology to meet ever-increasing regulatory obligations as well as establish best practices for their firm’s governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program that reduce operational risk and increase operational efficiencies. While the value added by a RegTech solution is clear, understanding the full scope of a GRC technology implementation can be a significant challenge. This blog post explains the four steps you can take to enhance the effectiveness of your firm’s GRC capabilities using technology.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Our 2018 theme is Online Safety for Children. Check out our resources for parents and caregivers on how to keep kids ages 3-18 safe online.
This case study explains how a global private equity fund manager utilized ACA's vendor management outsourcing service to reduce vendor management costs by 67.5% and decrease the time spent performing diligence from 12 hours to 30 minutes per vendor.
The following article written by ACA's Michael Abbriano and Brett Ambrose appeared in the September 2018 National Society of Compliance Professional's Currents newsletter.
ACA Named Best Advisory Firm and Best Cyber-Security Service by the 2018 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards
ACA was named ACA Compliance Group Best Advisory Firm - Regulation and Compliance and ACA Aponix Best Cyber-Security Service by the 2018 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards.
Financial Institutions May Need to Reconsider Their Approach to Electronic Communication Surveillance
Regulators in both the U.S. and U.K. continue to focus on electronic communication oversight programs as a form of detecting and preventing financial crime and non-compliance within financial organizations. We’ve seen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increase their focus on this area over the past two years, and we anticipate this scrutiny will likely increase. This blog post tells you what you need to know and ACA's guidance.
The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ("Advisers Act") imposes a significant number of regulatory obligations on the roughly 13,000 advisers registered under its purview. One of the broader mandates under the Advisers Act, articulated by Rule 206(4)-7 (the “Compliance Program Rule”), requires advisers to review, no less frequently than annually, the adequacy of the policies and procedures established and the effectiveness of their implementation.
ACA expands regulatory technology offerings with Compliance ELF (Employee Level Filing), a code of ethics, personal trading, and employee compliance management solution.
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