ACA Mirabella Regulatory Hosting

ACA Mirabella is the award-winning regulatory hosting division of ACA Group and a market leader in our sector. We provide regulatory hosting solutions for discretionary fund (AIFM) and managed account management, investment advice, the arranging of investment deals, placing, and for local marketing or fund distribution in the UK and throughout the EU. We employ a team of over 40 governance, risk and compliance professionals, dedicated to hosting solutions.

Our timeline

  • 2004: ACA Mirabella established to provide regulatory hosting services.
  • 2005: Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA).
  • 2014: Opened a Maltese subsidiary, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and expanded ACA Mirabella’s presence in Europe with the ability to provide a full-scope AIFM with MiFID add-on permissions
  • 2018: Acquired by ACA Group. 
  • 2019: Established Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and added an EU Tied Agent solution, which provides our UK clients continued access to clients and investors in Europe.

Who we work with

ACA Mirabella’s AuM is now $23.2bn*, hosted on our discretionary investment management platform. We hold over 150 client relationships, including more than 70 discretionary investment mandates and over 65 Appointed Representatives. We have more than 200 individuals registered at the FCA.
 

* As at 30 April 2021

ACA Mirabella is the trading name for the regulated entities in the ACA Group, which includes: Mirabella Financial Services LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC309035, Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 415559, Mirabella Advisers LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC384100 Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 606792, Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and Mirabella Malta Limited, both of which are limited companies registered in Malta, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority to conduct investment services business.

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our clients range from multi-billion dollar financial institutions to new start-ups. We help Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Placement Agents, Corporate Financiers, Distribution firms and Marketing businesses.

We work closely with each client to evaluate and design the appropriate policies and framework to meet the industry leading standards of our platform. This high bar is maintained across each of our solutions.

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Combining Team, Technology, and Stability to Deliver Results

Our team of 40 focus exclusively on regulatory hosting in the UK or EU. That team includes former regulators and CCOs, senior compliance practitioners, risk officers and analysts, as well as those experienced and professionally trained in finance, law, and operations. We overlay every engagement with professional compliance and risk oversight and provide a comprehensive but proportionate control structure. We use in-house ACA systems and best of breed third-party technology to manage regulatory and transaction risk, undertake regulatory reporting and meet local and international requirements. We’re supported by the stability of a well-resourced parent company; and alongside our ACA Mirabella team have access to additional ACA Group expertise through an international team of over 600 professionals in regulation, cybersecurity, fund performance measurement and regulatory technology.

To learn more, complete this form and our Head of Client Development, Anthony Bennett, will arrange an initial call.

Our solutions

Appointed Representative

To support clients wishing to simply provide investment advice, arrange deals, market funds, provide corporate finance etc. in the UK, ACA Mirabella offers a comprehensive, but straightforward hosted Appointed Representative solution.

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Investment Management

ACA Mirabella offers an award-winning hosting solution to allow you to undertake full discretionary investment management. Our best of class arrangement for managing funds or managed accounts has been chosen by the most discerning of start-ups and the largest of global institutions.

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EU Tied Agent

ACA Mirabella’s fully-supported Tied Agent solution provides UK clients access to their existing and prospective new EU clients and investors through our locally-regulated, and well-resourced Maltese company.

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Latest insights

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2021 Regulatory Reminders and Upcoming Deadlines for European firms

A summary of key tasks for compliance teams with a European presence, along with a summary of FCA’s priorities during 2021, our analysis of key regulatory developments and an outline of longer-term trends.

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Mirabella Group Launches New Tied-Agent Service in Malta

Mirabella Group, the regulatory hosting arm of ACA Compliance Group, announced that it has enhanced its hosting services in Malta by adding a Tied Agent solution to its existing alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) service. This new solution helps non-European Economic Area (EEA) firms to interact with their EEA clients using MiFID passporting.

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ACA Group and Foreside to Join Forces

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Michael Borts joins ACA Group as the new Chief Technology Officer

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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

Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure

Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement

Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement on the integration of sustainability risks into investment and/or advisory decision-making processes.

Annual Best Execution Disclosures

RTS 28 best execution reports, in accordance with the European Market in Financial Instrument Directive 2014/65/EU (“MiFID II”).

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisors Limited

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited

 

 

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP