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.
Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory change while navigating the pressures of geopolitical threats, economic crises, and third-party risks. Uncertain times require a nimble approach to achieve compliance and address business priorities in new ways to enable innovation and growth while minimizing risk.
As the global regulation continues to change, it's key that you keep up to speed with latest developments. Here we capture the latest compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.
Key Trends and Forces Shaping Risk and Compliance Management in 2021
2020 saw interrelated shifts and changes on a scale not seen since The Great Depression: global economic turmoil, supply chain disruptions, and increased cyber and regulatory threats, among others. At ACA, we call this phenomenon RiskMutation™.
In this report, ACA's Carlo di Florio analyzes the financial industry trends and broader forces impacting risk and compliance management in 2021. The report also explores the concerns, pain points, and focus areas of risk and compliance leaders from hundreds of firms polled by ACA.
Download the report to learn what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve and successfully navigate RiskMutation as it happens.
Latest insights and alerts
The FCA's recent Market Watch 68 focuses on web-based trading platforms and the rates and fixed income products traded on them, and flags concerns about gaps in surveillance, monitoring and reporting. Read our guidance on what this means for firms
- Trade & Transaction
- Managed Services
Download a printable calendar with key regulatory filing deadlines for the SEC, CFTC, NFA, FCA, and ESMA in addition to national holidays at a glance.
The SEC's Division of Examinations recently released their observations from exams of advisers that provide automated, electronic advice, also known as digital advisers, automated advisers, internet advisers, or robo-advisors.
FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 21-36 urging firms to consider how to incorporate the government-wide Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Priorities into their AML programs.
- AML and Financial Crime
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations issued a Risk Alert that provides observations from examinations conducted as part of the Division’s registered investment company initiatives.
Our speakers will discuss how to tailor your spending and prioritize your budget to meet the needs of your firm and regulatory requirements.
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).