GRC Solutions for Digital Asset Managers

The growth of the digital asset space in recent years has naturally led to the advent of “cryptocurrency hedge funds” and other investment management firms that make digital asset investments on behalf of their clients. As a result, digital assets including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and other blockchain focused assets continue to be a focus area for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators. 

Our solutions are specifically designed to help firms align their advisory processes with regulatory requirements and the expectations of the SEC and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have brought new thinking to payments and financial inclusion, but they’ve also raised new issues of investor protection. If confirmed at the SEC, I will work to promote innovation.

Gary Gensler, SEC Chairman Nominee

Our solutions

We provide customized compliance solutions for advisers dedicated to managing digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and other blockchain focused assets.

Regulatory Registration and Compliance Program Development

ACA assists with:

  • Preparing and filing Form ADV
  • CFTC registration and NFA membership
  • Developing customized compliance policies and procedures
  • Developing compliance infrastructure
  • Implementing customized compliance programs
Registration Filings Support

We provide:

  • Form ADV reviews
  • IARD filings with appropriate state and federal regulators
  • Private Fund Reporting Depository administration services
  • Form PF reasonableness review
  • NFA Online Registration System ("ORS") assistance
Additional Offerings
  • Policy and procedure development
  • SEC inspection support services
  • Marketing and advertising reviews
  • Secondment and compliance staffing solutions, from single day to long-term secondments
  • On- and off-site assistance with periodic and ongoing compliance tasks and activities
  • Focused performance reviews
  • Regulatory Reporting Platform
  • Cybersecurity and technology risk assessments
  • Trade surveillance
  • Education and training
     

Build a scalable and resilient compliance program with our regulatory technology software platform backed by managed services support.

Maximize your firm’s time and efficiency with our technology-powered managed services.

Build cyber and operational resilience across your firm with our team of cybersecurity and technology risk experts.

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Upcoming events

Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 30 November 2021

The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. This reflects the statutory objective that the Regulator(s) have for ensuring that firms behave with “Integrity”, particularly relating to financial crime prevention. The MLRO therefore plays a significant role in assisting Senior management to ensure that systems and controls relating to anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the risk of terrorist financing (CTF) are appropriate and effective. This course provides practical advice and guidance on the responsibilities of the MLRO, what is expected by the Regulators, both of the Senior Management and the MLRO, and how those responsibilities can be achieved. It should be noted that attendance at this course does assume a good knowledge of the UK’s AML/CTF regulations.

Online Training

Get Your Cyber House in Order

Our speakers will discuss how to tailor your spending and prioritize your budget to meet the needs of your firm and regulatory requirements.

Webcast

Senior Management Obligations under the SM&CR - 1 December 2021

The ever-increasing focus by the Regulators on the accountability of senior management, particularly when things go wrong, emphasises how important it is for individuals in senior positions to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. This succinct course is designed to assist Senior Managers to have a full understanding of what they need to do to achieve compliance with the rules under the obligations created by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Online Training