Welcome to the culmination of our seven-part series on Building a Gold Standard Compliance Program. In Session 7, we turn our attention to the ongoing challenge of updating and maintaining your compliance program to meet new and evolving business demands.
Compliance Program Development and Enhancement
As new rules and regulations are adopted and the regulatory landscape evolves your compliance programme must keep pace or risk leaving your firm exposed.
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In additional to ongoing compliance manual maintenance support, our team can assist you with a range of topical compliance challenges, including:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
In an environment of intense regulatory scrutiny, the SEC is putting private fund managers under the microscope, focusing on fees charged to investors. In our recent article we break down the challenges and obstacles firms face as a result of these complex fees both in terms of calculations and the descriptions in the fund's governing documents.
Now that Reg BI has been in place for almost three years, the industry has received a few waves of feedback from the regulators through enforcement actions, arbitrations and additional guidance. We break them down in this article.
This month's update includes insights regarding the SEC’s largest whistleblower award, FINRA’s first expulsion for firm’s Reg BI failures, and more.
The SEC is examining investment advisers' compliance with the Advisers Act Marketing Rule. Advisers should be prepared for comprehensive examinations of their marketing practices.
- SEC Marketing Rule
In May the EU and UK announced a draft MoU for regulatory cooperation in financial services, establishing a framework for close cooperation and avoiding regulatory divergence.
Tips for Updating Your Compliance Program: Shareholder Reporting Requirements and Amendments to Advertising Rules
The SEC's new rule amendments for mutual funds and ETFs aim to provide concise shareholder reports and require physical delivery instead of online posting.
- Mutual Fund
Introducing ACA Vantage for ESG; a straightforward and comprehensive solution to track and analyze ESG data, and support PE, private credit, and leveraged loan portfolios.
ACA Group (ACA) is honored to be recognized by the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry for two awards during the 2023 ETF Express U.S. Awards.
ACA released two new solutions aimed at helping private fund managers worldwide comply with the recently adopted SEC Private Fund Adviser Rules.