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”.
A tailored, well-functioning compliance program is a key success factor in today’s increasingly challenging business and regulatory environments. We help our clients manage regulatory compliance, cybersecurity and risk, ESG, and performance verification through our innovative integration of consulting, managed services, and technology.
Our services are designed for firms of all sizes help ensure their compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and industry best practices.
Comprehensive C3 Solution
Our Comprehensive Customized Compliance (C3) Solution is a full-service package of compliance advisory solutions including: SEC examination support, annual compliance training, an annual subscription to ComplianceAlpha® to streamline your compliance processes, unlimited phone support, annual mock exam and compliance program review, on-call review of compliance documents, marketing and advertising material reviews, compliance manual updates, periodic electronic communication reviews, ongoing form ADV and Form PF reviews, annual PFRD administration, IARD administration, access to our extensive document library, and more.
Build a compliance program that's tailored to your business
We support investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers, family offices, municipal advisors, and digital advisers (robo-advisers, internet advisers, or automated advisers) with tailored solutions designed to help their firm align their advisory processes with regulatory requirements and the expectations of the SEC and FINRA. Taking your firm’s needs, size, and structure into account, we'll support you to develop and maintain a compliance program that is based on best practices, current regulatory requirements, and robust oversight processes.
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.
Gain peer insights
You will have access to unique insights, trends, and benchmarking data gathered from the largest network of clients in your market.
Our unique perspective is informed by our real-world experience, deep subject matter expertise, and extensive client network.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finalized the long-awaited overhaul of the Advertising Rule (Rule 206(4)-1 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act)).
- SEC Advertising Rule
The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert on November 19 providing an overview of notable compliance violations found during examinations relating to the Compliance Rule (Rule 206(4)-7 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940). Here's what you need to know.
Investors have seen stocks soar to extreme heights driven, in large part, by the concerted efforts of participants in an online forum. These developments create a number of significant risks for investment advisers.
ACA's Carlo di Florio discusses the financial industry trends and broader forces impacting risk and compliance management in 2021.
- Regulatory Technology
ACA Group announced today that ACA Aponix® is the recipient of the Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year in the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The M&A Advisor Awards are the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, recognizing the leading M&A Transactions, Restructurings, Deal Financings, Product/ Services, Firms, and Professionals.
ACA is delighted to be counted among the 100 most innovative RegTech companies in the financial industry.
The regulator is clear, you and your team must review your competence and training needs regularly. This course is designed specifically to assist all staff in meeting and staying up to date with their statutory and regulatory obligations.
Financial services providers that hold or control client money or assets must follow specific rules outlined in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Clients Assets Sourcebook (CASS). This course is specifically designed to assist teams in dealing with client money audits and the client assets report, as well as helping them stay up to date with statutory and regulatory obligations in this complicated area.