GRC Solutions for Hedge Funds

We work with hedge fund managers to provide innovative governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions that enhance their operational and business processes.

Our solutions

Our team can support you with industry challenges unique to hedge funds and your everyday needs by providing advisory consulting, managed services, technology solutions, and education and training.

Address financial crimes-related threats, KYC, CIP, and AML obligations with our team of former regulators and auditors.

Build and strengthen your compliance program with our global team of compliance professionals.

Create cyber and operational resilience across your firm with our team of cybersecurity and technology risk experts.

Gain clarity on your firm’s ESG requirements and build a strong compliance program with our dedicated ESG advisory practice.

Maximize your firm’s time and efficiency while eliminating redundancies and scale with our technology-powered managed services.

Get your firm up and running quickly in a new jurisdiction with our regulatory hosting support.

Stay in compliance with the GIPS® standards and investment performance calculation expectations with a variety of solutions that aid firms with performance calculation methodology reviews and assessment of control and oversight framework.

Build a scalable and resilient compliance program with our ComplianceAlpha® regulatory technology  platform backed by managed services support.

As the regulatory framework becomes ever more complex, the requirement for training and enhanced staff knowledge and competencies becomes more important. Keep up to date on key regulatory and industry issues with in-person employee compliance training led by our consulting team and our e-learning courses.

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Make decisions with confidence

Feel confident knowing that your consultants have the relevant and current regulatory and in-house expertise to be a trusted adviser and partner. Our staff includes former SEC, FINRA, CFTC, FCA, OCC, and state regulators along with former Chief Compliance Officers and senior compliance managers from prominent hedge funds and other financial institutions.
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Increase efficiency and streamline processes

Build a scalable and resilient compliance program with our regulatory technology software platform backed by managed services support. Our solutions are designed to help your firm streamline processes, simplify day to day tasks, and ensure easy and comprehensive tracking of all activity across your firm.
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Ease the burden of day to day tasks

Get more out of your day by relying on our team for recurring task work, filings, and surveillance. Our managed services can support you with your ongoing compliance responsibilities, including compliance testing, electronic communications reviews, and other operational tasks.
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Gain peer insights

You will have access to unique insights, trends, and benchmarking data gathered from the largest network of clients in your market. Since inception, we’ve worked with thousands of hedge fund managers. We've worked with 85% of the top 100 hedge fund managers (Hedge Fund Alert, May 2020) with a diverse set of investment strategies and business operations.

Solution Spotlight

Trade surveillance solutions

Regulators globally are using cutting-edge technologies to identify potential insider trading, market abuse, and other misconduct, resulting in record-breaking fines and enforcement. ACA’s trade surveillance solutions are designed to help your firm effectively, diligently, and proactively manage its firm-wide and employee trading risk in a way that meets regulatory expectations and industry best practices.

We offer a range of trade surveillance solutions designed to meet your firm’s business needs, including: market abuse surveillance, employee personal trading and code of ethics, trade blotter review, and holistic surveillance.

Our leadership team

Greg Mekanik

Greg Mekanik

Partner

Greg Mekanik is a Partner at ACA Group. Greg manages a significant portion of ACA’s business development efforts related to the Hedge Fund Practice.

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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.

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