Brexit Implementation

Working in a post-Brexit world with ACA

Now that the Brexit transition period has closed, many firms globally need to consider and even adapt their business models and regulatory registration arrangements to continue operating within both the UK and the EEA. This means:

  • Understanding the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the medium-term for financial regulation in both areas
  • European Economic Area (EEA)-based and third-country asset management firms need to consider how to maintain access to the UK market
  • UK firms need to seek a replacement to passporting in order to continue to access EEA markets.
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Complimentary Whitepaper

Brexit: What's Next for Financial Services Firms?

The lack of substantive rules addressing financial services in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement creates some confusion and challenges for firms.

Our free whitepaper examines a range of scenarios for how firms with a UK- and/or EEA-based presence might structure their business in a post-Brexit world.

Our solutions

Whether you are submitting a full FCA license or a third-country branch application, our experienced authorisations team can support you. We will draft the FCA application package, prepare for meetings with the regulator where required, and respond to FCA due diligence requests.

EEA to Third Country Branch Solution
  • If you need to convert the status of an entity’s branch from an EEA to a Third Country Branch, we can assist with the necessary steps necessary. This includes, the required FCA application, compliance documentation, systems and controls gap analysis and ongoing support.

If you are a UK or other non-European Economic Area (EEA) firm that wants to continue to access your EEA clients and investors, we can help with our ACA Mirabella Tied Agent MiFID-passporting solution. This offers a highly flexible "switch-on, switch-off" solution as the client enacts its own arrangements for establishing a longer-term European office/presence.

If you are a firm with a UK presence, we can support you with the updating of your policies, procedures and compliance manuals, reflecting new rules and regulations following the exit of the UK from the European Union.

Most firms marketing into the European Economic Area are required to perform ‘Transparency’ or ‘Annex IV’ reporting. The scale and scope of this reporting can be significant. Our prudential specialists are on hand to help simplify this complex reporting requirement. 

We can support you with a range of solutions to assist with the ongoing compliance obligations arising from rules promulgated by the UK FCA – be they for fully authorised firms or third country branches. These include:

  • MiFID II reviews
  • SM&CR support & implementation
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Additional services

Senior Management Briefing on the implications

We help firms understanding how Brexit affects their firm, along with details on the wider regulatory implications.

Once the firm is authorised by the FCA, we can offer regulatory technology solutions to support day-to-day compliance activities.

Our team can also provide other registration services that are required, including with FINRA, the SEC and the CFTC in the US and the SFC in Hong Kong.

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Why work with us?

Our regulatory expertise

Our deep regulatory expertise helps clarify complex regulatory requirements. We've supported hundreds of clients through the FCA authorization process and get started through our ACA Mirabella services.

Our technology + managed services

Our scalable, award-winning ComplianceAlpha regulatory technology platform integrated with our managed services helps reduce the burden of manual day-to-day tasks while improving outcomes.

Our Mirabella regulatory hosting services

Our multi-award winning ACA Mirabella services and support allows you to seamlessly continue to access the EU.

Our team

Ron Weekes

Ron Weekes

CEO, Mirabella

Ron Weekes is Chief Executive Officer of Mirabella, ACA's regulatory hosting division.

Bobby Johal

Bobby Johal

Managing Director

Bobby Johal is a Managing Director at ACA.

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