The ever-increasing focus by the Regulators on the accountability of senior management, particularly when things go wrong, emphasises how important it is for individuals in senior positions to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. This succinct course is designed to assist Senior Managers to have a full understanding of what they need to do to achieve compliance with the rules under the obligations created by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).
Our AML and Financial Crimes practice offers advisory services and solutions to assist financial services firms in addressing financial crimes-related threats and regulatory concerns. Specific areas include AML, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Bribery, and cybersecurity services.
- AML program independent testing and risk management
- Development of AML and KYC/CDD policies and procedures
- FCPA and anti-bribery risk management, and development of policies and procedures
- KYC/CIP full-Service solution
- KYC/CDD assistance
- Securities trading suspicious activity surveillance
- Electronic communication surveillance for bribery, insider trading, and other financial crimes
June 15, 2021
The FBI has warned of recent criminal activity in which threat actors impersonate investment advisers and brokers online.
June 10, 2021
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert warning of reported additional phishing attempts using fake FINRA credentials. Per the notice, an ongoing email phishing campaign has been reported, in which the fake FINRA domain name of "gateway-finra[dot]org" is being used.
June 10, 2021
With less than 150 working days until the Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) comes into force, we've created a checklist capturing 13 considerations for successful implementation of the required changes ahead of the 1 Jan 2022 deadline
- Regulatory Deadlines
SEC Fines Registered Investment Adviser for Misrepresentation of Investment Performance and Marketing Violations
June 08, 2021
On June 3, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instituted a cease-and-desist order against a previously registered investment adviser for alleged violations.
- SEC Advertising Rule
June 07, 2021
Following ACA Mirabella’s sixth successive win of the ‘Best Regulatory Hosting’ title at the HFM European Services Awards, Ant Bennett Head of Sales and Client Development for ACA Mirabella recently spoke with HFM about the role that regulatory hosting platforms have played throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brexit effect, the impact of remote working, and what lies ahead for financial services firms.
With less than six months to go until UK investment firms are subjected to a completely new prudential regime, a recent survey reveals that the industry is vastly underprepared. The data shows that just 4% of respondents are ready and capitalised for the FCA’s new Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) coming into effect in January 2022. Learn more about what this means for firms.
Waters Rankings 2021 Name ACA Group's ComplianceAlpha® Best Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Solution Provider
Our ComplianceAlpha® platform has been named Best Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Solution Provider in the Waters Rankings 2021.
ACA's Regulatory Reporting Monitoring & Assurance (ARRMA) service winner of the 2021 HFM European Technology Awards
Within a year of launching, ACA Group is delighted to announce that our ACA Regulatory Reporting Monitoring & Assurance (ARRMA) service has been selected as Best Regulatory Reporting Solution in the 2021 HFM European Technology Awards.
Senior management in Financial Services firms have a responsibility to ensure their employees have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory environment they are working in. This knowledge helps in emphasising the need for compliance with policies and procedures in order to protect the firm and the individual from failing to “do the right thing”.
This course is specifically designed to assist Senior Management in meeting their statutory and regulatory obligations.