SEC Regulatory Updates

Firms need to keep pace with the evolving regulatory landscape. 

In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled a clear shift in focus and prioritization. Recent commentary from SEC Chair Gary Gensler indicates that the agency will likely push forward with an aggressive rulemaking agenda in 2022.

"The SEC’s Enforcement Division is the cop on the beat for America’s securities laws…As these results show, we go after misconduct wherever we find it in the financial system, holding individuals and companies accountable, without fear or favor, across the $100-plus trillion capital markets we oversee." - Chair Gary Gensler, 2021 Division of Enforcement Annual Report

Recent SEC news impacting financial services

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U.S. Regulatory Update – February 2023 Edition

This month we share updates about the SEC’s amendments to Rule 10b5-1 related to corporate issuer insider trading programs, the several new state privacy law taking effect this year, and more.

  • SEC
  • Compliance
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The SEC’s 2023 Exam Priorities

The SEC's Division of Examinations released its annual exam priorities, which focus on compliance, fraud prevention, risk monitoring, and informing policy.

Compliance Alert
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  • SEC
  • Compliance
  • ESG

Why Building and Maintaining Robust Compliance Programs Has Become Increasingly Important for ERAs

As fiduciaries become increasingly subject to SEC inspection, ERAs should consider adopting compliance policies and procedures relevant to their operations to mitigate regulatory risks.

  • Compliance
  • SEC

SEC Cybersecurity Rule 206(4)-9 Expected to Be Finalized in April 2023

The SEC’s rule will establish new requirements for firms’ cybersecurity programs while strengthening investors’ confidence in the security of their investments.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • SEC
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The SEC Plans to Finalize ESG-Related Rules in 2023

The SEC's Regulatory Flexibility Agenda outlines another ambitious year of ESG rulemaking, which will impact many aspects of the U.S.'s financial markets and its investors.

Compliance Alert
  • ESG
  • SEC

Updated FAQ About the SEC Marketing Rule Performance Requirements

The SEC released an updated FAQ on January 11, 2023 clarifying requirements around gross and net performance obligations for one investment or a group of investments (i.e., extracted performance).

Compliance Alert
  • Compliance
  • Performance
  • SEC Marketing Rule
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Recent SEC webcasts by ACA

Keeping Pace with Mobile Communication Surveillance

Our surveillance, compliance, and technology experts will discuss the latest client communication trends in the financial industry and what solutions are available to monitor and archive those communications.


Unpacking the SEC's Proposed Cyber Rules

Hear from ACA’s Carlo di Florio, Mike Pappacena, and Liam Jaris as they unpack the SEC’s proposed cyber rules and amendments and describe how they can affect private fund managers.


Additional SEC resources by ACA

ACA's regulatory experts share their SEC insights, tools, and resources for compliance teams to use when building and improving their compliance programs.

Download our checklist here to use as a guide to plan your year.

We've put together a printable calendar with key regulatory filing deadlines for the SEC, CFTC, NFA, FCA, and ESMA in addition to national holidays at a glance to help you track your firm’s regulatory reporting obligations.

To help firms prepare for the new year, we’ve created a simple visual timeline of key regulatory milestones for you to download, keep, and reference throughout 2022. 

Learn of the potential changes to securities laws and regulations and the impact on private fund managers

ACA’s Vivek Pingili, Director, recently joined the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Northgate Capital in a webcast providing considerations for building and implementing an effective compliance program for venture capital and other types of private markets fund managers.

Download our Q4 2021 Private Markets Quarterly Update.

Download our Q4 2021 Hedge Fund Quarterly Update.

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