ACA Group, the Investment Adviser Association, and Yuter Compliance Consulting invite you to join us on June 22 at 2:00 PM ET as we share the results of our 2021 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey.
The construction of composites and the associated oversight comes with various ongoing risks that firms struggle to appropriately mitigate due to lack of data and limited internal resources. These risks are difficult to reduce without access to accurate information and appropriate technology. Even with access, the need to understand the data can play an even more important role.
Our Performance Analytics Services (PAS) helps firms create and maintain a robust composite maintenance process to allow for greater transparency and accuracy.
Why choose PAS?
of firms are concerned their internal controls related to performance measurement and advertising are effective.
Eliminate manual processes
of firms perform manual reviews to evaluate whether an investment strategy is being implemented consistently.
of firms use (often more expensive) technology solutions/specific software to evaluate and analyze investment strategies.
Using our Composite Review report, firms will have the ability to visualize how outliers are impacting overall composite performance. Access to this data allows firms to assess and prioritize where time is best spent and which composites need a more detailed review.
Our proprietary Composite Scorecard process gives firms the opportunity to establish parameters and thresholds that produce a pass/fail grade for a particular composite. Using various metrics, we work with firms to customize a testing process that ultimately helps determine which composites are reasonable to pass on and which composites have issues that may need addressed before marketing the performance.
Our Strategy Adherence and Benchmark Appropriateness report allows firms to establish procedures to monitor portfolio managers and financial advisors and ensure the management of the portfolio is adhering to the stated strategy. By tracking the performance over time in relation to a stated index, we can visually demonstrate the decision makers may have drifted from their stated mandate.
Related Performance Review
For firms looking to ensure that, in accordance with the SEC's new Marketing Rule, any ‘related performance’ is not materially higher than that of a composite for the same strategy, we can help construct composites and complete annual testing to help you adhere to this new requirement. We can also provide consulting around how the industry is assessing materiality and help develop the review process needed to monitor this performance on an ongoing basis.
Mitigate Risks Associated with Composite Maintenance using ACA’s Performance Analytics Services Dashboard
Join us as we introduce ACA’s PAS and how it can support firms like yours with creating and maintaining a robust process which mitigates risk while freeing up valuable time.
Key features and benefits
Enhanced performance review process
Strengthen your firm’s composite maintenance process to allow for greater transparency and accuracy
Provides custom analytics around composite integrity, strategy adherence, and ongoing strategy implementation
Review outlier performance to help ensure accounts represent the marketed strategy
Mitigating Risks Associated with Composite Performance Reporting Using ACA’s Performance Analytics Services
In addition to developing marketing materials and ensuring appropriate disclosures, firms must ensure that the performance being generated truly reflects the fund or strategy being offered.
- SEC Advertising Rule
The long-awaited modernization of the Marketing Rule was added to the Federal Register on March 5, 2021. Not only does the final marketing rule consolidate the advertising and cash solicitation rules, it also (among other things) categorizes certain considerations for presenting investment performance, effectively streamlining guidance currently found across multiple staff letters.
- SEC Advertising Rule
ACA's Allison Charley, co-lead of ACA ALLiance discusses ACA's commitment to a safe and welcoming workplace.
At ACA, we recognize that the past year has been extremely challenging and trying for our employees. We also understand that our employees have whole lives, and that work is just one component of those lives. To this end, we are doing something we have never done before. We are providing employees with one week of paid time off to Rest, Recharge, and Renew.
ACA Group Announces ComplianceAlpha® 2021Q2 with New Features Designed to Help Financial Services Firms Meet Increasing Demands for Digitizing Compliance Programs
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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.
Join us Thursday, June 24 at 11:00 AM EDT for a live webcast as ACA Group and 4U Platform discuss the modernization of marketing, the macro trends shaping the future state of fintech and how collaboration is the critical ingredient to supporting it all.