GRC Solutions for CFTC/NFA Members

Compliance teams need continuous support and knowledge sharing to stay on top of regulatory initiatives. Our team helps Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) registrants and National Futures Association (NFA) members to streamline their business and operational processes and improve the quality and effectiveness of their compliance programs.

Our solutions

We provide compliance consulting and managed services to support futures brokerage firms, commodity trading advisors, and commodity pool operation managers with through every stage of their business from registration to policy development to ongoing support.

NFA/CFTC Registration and NFA Membership

The registration or application process can seem lengthy, overwhelming, and daunting. We provide CFTC registration and NFA membership support to fund managers, trading advisors, and brokerage firms across the globe. Our team will guide you through the relevant steps in the registration process and assist with the development and implementation of your commodity interest-related compliance program.

Mock NFA Exams and Compliance Program Reviews

Periodic testing of your firm’s governance and control arrangements, as well as its policies and procedures, is essential to help avoid the cost and reputational risk of future scrutiny and potential enforcement. 

After completing our mock exam, your firm will: know how to prepare for its next NFA exam, be aware of potential deficiencies and corrective actions, and understand how your compliance program stacks up against your peers.

NFA Examination Support

The NFA targets firms for inspections as part of its risk-focused exam strategy. When you are selected to be examined our team can assist your firm before, during, and after the exam by reviewing and organizing requested documents, assisting with deficiency letter response writing. Our team will prepare your firm for an inspection by the NFA’s examination staff by reviewing your firm’s compliance program from a regulator’s perspective.

Policy and Procedure Development

As new rules and regulations are adopted and the regulatory landscape evolves your compliance manual must keep pace or risk leaving your firm exposed. Our team can assist you with a range of topical compliance challenges. 

Managed Services

Gain more time in your day by outsourcing day-to-day compliance tasks that slow you down. Our team can support you with electronic communication reviews, online presence/social media reviews, holistic surveillance, marketing and advertising and financial promotion reviews, expert network chaperoning, regulatory filings, and more. 

Additional Support

Additional services include:

  • NFA self-exam questionnaire reviews
  • Compliance and ethics training
  • Registration of principals and associated persons
  • Performance review services
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Upcoming events

Compliance Induction - 28 June 2022

Senior management in Financial Services firms have a responsibility to ensure their employees have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory environment they are working in. This knowledge helps in emphasising the need for compliance with policies and procedures in order to protect the firm and the individual from failing to “do the right thing”.

Online Training

Cyber Insurance: Preparing For the Market

Using proprietary data ACA collected over the past few months, our experts will explain the current state of the cyber insurance market, walk through how policies work, and provide key considerations for whether and how to obtain insurance.

Webcast

Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 29 June 2022

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