ACA Conferences

Each year ACA hosts and sponsors a number of conferences, presentations, and interactive panel debates led by top industry professionals. These provide compliance professionals with in-depth, content-rich discussions that address critically important topics, and help them stay current with, and function confidently in, a rapidly changing regulatory environment.

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Spring 2022 Conference in Carlsbad, CA

May 10-12, 2022
Omni LaCosta

We hope you'll join us May 10-12 in sunny San Diego for three days of insightful sessions and engaging conversations with compliance and performance experts, leading attorneys, and experienced senior professionals. Learn about a variety of topics, including regulatory compliance, ESG, performance, regulatory technology, and cybersecurity

Details on pricing, agenda, and more to follow. 

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U.K./Europe Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks: On Demand

Geopolitical tensions, macro-economic pressures and a global pandemic heralded sweeping changes to the ways financial services firms have operated over the past 12 months. This disruption is set to make the year ahead no less challenging as we navigate the future of risk and compliance and respond to rapidly evolving circumstances.

Tune in on demand for insightful sessions and engaging conversations with compliance, cyber, regulatory technology, ESG and performance experts, leading lawyers, and industry practitioners. The agenda is designed to outline key challenges, developments, and priorities to consider as we look further into 2021. 

Agenda preview:

  • UK Regulatory Regime Post-Brexit 
  • Are You Ready? ESG Regulatory Developments 2021 and Beyond 
  • Future of Risk and Compliance Programmes in an Age of RiskMutation™ 
  • Outlook for the UK’s Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) 
  • LIBOR Transition: Almost There…   
  • Key issues for Private Markets Managers 
  • The GIPS® Standards and Performance, a Year in Review 
  • Lessons from the Trade and Transaction Reporting Frontline 
  • Tackling Regulations and Compliance Through RegTech
  • Looking Ahead: A Review of FCA & SEC Priorities and What to Focus on in 2021 

News

ACA Group and Foreside to Join Forces

The merger will bring together two of the industry’s most well-respected GRC solutions providers. ACA and Foreside together will be positioned to transform the future of GRC, creating a world-class platform for the financial services industry.

Michael Borts joins ACA Group as the new Chief Technology Officer

Michael Borts has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead ACA’s technology development, vision, and strategy. In his role, he will oversee all product development for ACA’s award-winning ComplianceAlpha® regulatory technology platform and technology enablement at the firm.

ACA Group Acquires Catelas to Create Industry-first 360 Surveillance Offering

The acquisition of Catelas further enhances the holistic surveillance capabilities of ACA’s RegTech platform. Catelas’ patented technology automates the mapping of how people connect and form groups within a firm, isolates collusion risk, and detects high-risk behaviors.

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