Compliance Program Development and Enhancement

Navigate the changing risk and compliance landscape

As new rules and regulations are adopted and the regulatory landscape evolves your compliance programme must keep pace or risk leaving your firm exposed.

Our solutions

In additional to ongoing compliance manual maintenance support, our team can assist you with a range of topical compliance challenges, including:

AIFMD Consulting & Support

Drafting of your documentation, policies, procedures and controls for AIFMD impacted EEA-based investment managers of alternative investment funds, and also non-EEA advisers who wish to market such funds into the EEA.

Stay on top of financial crimes-related threats and regulatory concerns with AML consulting support. We can support with independent testing and risk management, as well as, development of AML, KYC/CDD, FCPA and anti-bribery, and cybersecurity policies and procedures.

Updating of policies, procedures and compliance manuals for firms with a UK-based presence, reflecting new rules and regulations following the exit of the UK from the European Union.

Policy and procedure development and program management including carbon footprinting, climate risk scenario analysis, net-zero management, DEI baselining and training, portfolio performance assessment, reporting (UN PRI, TCFD, SFDR), and marketing and disclosures reviews.

FCA Marketing Abuse Regulation (MAR) Solutions

Focused and cost-effective assessment of your firm’s policies, procedures, monitoring program, surveillance techniques, and controls environment. We can also provide a deep-dive review, benchmarking, and testing of your firm’s market abuse arrangements.


Assistance in devising your LIBOR transition plans, assessing and reviewing your firm’s reliance and usage of LIBOR, or performing a gap analysis review of your transition work to date.

Our investment company team will help you to navigate the SEC’s liquidity risk management program rule through educational resources and alerts, benchmarking insight, help with program management and development of policies and procedures, annual assessments.

MiFID II Consulting & Support

Our post-implementation review is designed to review, test and benchmark your MiFID II program to identify gaps and reduce your regulatory risk.

Our prudential team are on-hand to help provide regulatory oversight of your firm’s capital monitoring and forecasting, and regulatory reporting processes. This includes support with the upcoming Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR).

Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and Form CRS

We can help broker-dealers understand the compliance and operational issues presented by Reg BI as they relate to their retail business. Our consultants can assist in designing customized procedures that will detail the steps needed to address Reg BI’s requirements as they relate to your firm.

SM&CR Compliance Solutions

Post-implementation reviews of your documentation, framework and internal process, gap analysis, as well as senior manager and conduct rule training.

Policy and procedure development and thematic project support to help make sure your trade and transaction reporting is in line with MiFID/MIFIR and EMIR regulatory requirements.

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FINRA Provides Guidance on Succession Planning

FINRA has issued Regulatory Notice 22-23 to highlight the benefits of registered representative (RR) succession planning for customers, member firms, and the representatives themselves.

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FCA Fines UK Regulated Bank £1.5m for Poor Anti-Money Laundering Checks

The FCA recently fined a UK regulated bank £1.5 million for significant weakness in its financial crime systems and controls, having found serious shortcomings across the banks Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) procedures.

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FINRA’s Amendments to Continuing Education Take Effect January 1st

Beginning in 2023, all registered representatives will be required to complete their CE Regulatory Element training annually by the end of each year.

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SEC Proposes New Outsourcing Regulation for Advisers

The proposed rule requires investment advisers to ensure that third-party service providers can do their job before, and periodically after, being hired.

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ACA Regulatory Update - November Edition

This month, we highlight the SEC’s crackdown on unmonitored messaging apps, their latest rule proposal addressing due diligence on service providers, and more.

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ACA Releases Enhanced Global Managed Services Solution Amidst Economic Maelstroms

ACA Group has announced its Managed Services as a comprehensive compliance offering to firms of all sizes around the world.

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ACA Group Announces Its Adoption of the CFA Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code

ACA adopts the DEI Code, an action-oriented and principles-based framework through which to drive meaningful change concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ACA’s ESG Data & Analytics Solution Certifies First Plant-Based ETF as Carbon Neutral

VegTech™ Invest’s Plant-Based Innovation & Climate ETF is recognized as the first plant-based innovation solution to meet ACA’s rigorous carbon neutrality certification

ACA’s Daryn Levesque Recognized as Nicsa NOVA Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Senior Principal Consultant from ACA Foreside’s ETP Distribution Operations team recognized for outstanding contribution to the development of the global asset management industry.

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