ACA Mirabella Regulatory Hosting

ACA Mirabella is the award-winning regulatory hosting division of ACA Group and a market leader in our sector. We provide regulatory hosting solutions for discretionary fund (AIFM) and managed account management, investment advice, the arranging of investment deals, placing, and for local marketing or fund distribution in the UK and throughout the EU. We employ a team of over 40 governance, risk and compliance professionals, dedicated to hosting solutions.

Our timeline

  • 2004: ACA Mirabella established to provide regulatory hosting services.
  • 2005: Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA).
  • 2014: Opened a Maltese subsidiary, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and expanded ACA Mirabella’s presence in Europe with the ability to provide a full-scope AIFM with MiFID add-on permissions
  • 2018: Acquired by ACA Group. 
  • 2019: Established Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and added an EU Tied Agent solution, which provides our UK clients continued access to clients and investors in Europe.

Who we work with

ACA Mirabella’s AuM is now $23.2bn*, hosted on our discretionary investment management platform. We hold over 150 client relationships, including more than 70 discretionary investment mandates and over 65 Appointed Representatives. We have more than 200 individuals registered at the FCA.
 

* As at 30 April 2021

ACA Mirabella is the trading name for the regulated entities in the ACA Group, which includes: Mirabella Financial Services LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC309035, Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 415559, Mirabella Advisers LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC384100 Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 606792, Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and Mirabella Malta Limited, both of which are limited companies registered in Malta, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority to conduct investment services business.

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our clients range from multi-billion dollar financial institutions to new start-ups. We help Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Placement Agents, Corporate Financiers, Distribution firms and Marketing businesses.

We work closely with each client to evaluate and design the appropriate policies and framework to meet the industry leading standards of our platform. This high bar is maintained across each of our solutions.

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Combining Team, Technology, and Stability to Deliver Results

Our team of 40 focus exclusively on regulatory hosting in the UK or EU. That team includes former regulators and CCOs, senior compliance practitioners, risk officers and analysts, as well as those experienced and professionally trained in finance, law, and operations. We overlay every engagement with professional compliance and risk oversight and provide a comprehensive but proportionate control structure. We use in-house ACA systems and best of breed third-party technology to manage regulatory and transaction risk, undertake regulatory reporting and meet local and international requirements. We’re supported by the stability of a well-resourced parent company; and alongside our ACA Mirabella team have access to additional ACA Group expertise through an international team of over 600 professionals in regulation, cybersecurity, fund performance measurement and regulatory technology.

To learn more, complete this form and our Head of Client Development, Anthony Bennett, will arrange an initial call.

Our solutions

Appointed Representative

To support clients wishing to simply provide investment advice, arrange deals, market funds, provide corporate finance etc. in the UK, ACA Mirabella offers a comprehensive, but straightforward hosted Appointed Representative solution.

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Investment Management

ACA Mirabella offers an award-winning hosting solution to allow you to undertake full discretionary investment management. Our best of class arrangement for managing funds or managed accounts has been chosen by the most discerning of start-ups and the largest of global institutions.

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EU Tied Agent

ACA Mirabella’s fully-supported Tied Agent solution provides UK clients access to their existing and prospective new EU clients and investors through our locally-regulated, and well-resourced Maltese company.

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Latest insights

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Q&A: Supporting the Evolution of the Industry

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.

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Brexit: What’s Next for Financial Services Firms?

The lack of significant Brexit rules currently governing financial services creates some confusion and challenges for firms. We've developed a free to download whitepaper that examines a range of scenarios for how firms with a UK- and EEA-based presence might structure their business in a post-Brexit world

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Navigating Evolving Risks on the Regulatory Horizon

Regulatory change, COVID-19 fallout, and a rapidly mutating ecosystem of risks make this a challenging year for financial services firms. In our complimentary whitepaper, we examine the future of risk and compliance and how firms must respond to rapidly evolving circumstances.

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Regulatory Horizon 2021

Five Reasons to Attend ACA Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks

There is just one week to go until Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks, our free-to-attend European based conference for financial services firms is running from 2-4 March. We outline five reasons why this event is worth adding to your calendar.

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2021 Regulatory Reminders and Upcoming Deadlines for European firms

A summary of key tasks for compliance teams with a European presence, along with a summary of FCA’s priorities during 2021, our analysis of key regulatory developments and an outline of longer-term trends.

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Mirabella Group Launches New Tied-Agent Service in Malta

Mirabella Group, the regulatory hosting arm of ACA Compliance Group, announced that it has enhanced its hosting services in Malta by adding a Tied Agent solution to its existing alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) service. This new solution helps non-European Economic Area (EEA) firms to interact with their EEA clients using MiFID passporting.

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Celebrating Pride Month and Diversity at ACA

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ComplianceAlpha 2021 Q2 introduces a suite of new features and sophisticated technology enhancements designed to help firms globally build more comprehensive and scalable GRC programs in line with the expectations of regulators, boards, management, clients, and investors.

Upcoming events

CPRA and CDPA: Key Requirements and Compliance Considerations

Join ACA’s Alex Scheinman, Managing Director, and Paul Schappell, Senior Principal Consultant on Wednesday, June 23 as we review the key requirements and enforcement structures of the CPRA and the CDPA, discuss the prospect of future privacy regulations at the state and federal level, and share our perspective on what firms should be doing to meet their compliance obligations and avoid enforcement actions.

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Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement

Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement on the integration of sustainability risks into investment and/or advisory decision-making processes.

Annual Best Execution Disclosures

RTS 28 best execution reports, in accordance with the European Market in Financial Instrument Directive 2014/65/EU (“MiFID II”).

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisors Limited

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited

 

 

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP