GRC Solutions for Private Markets

Private equity, private debt, venture capital, and real estate fund managers as well as their portfolio companies all have unique needs when it comes to their regulatory obligations and operational resilience. We help our clients manage regulatory compliance, cybersecurity and risk, and performance verification through our consulting, outsourcing, and technology solutions.

Our solutions

Our services and solutions include standard and customized compliance packages; cybersecurity and technology risk assessments; GIPS® compliance and other performance services; and a variety of business advisory, technology, and training solutions for financial services firms.

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.

We provide pre-deal, post-deal, and ongoing diligence to help investors manage the cyber risks of their portfolio companies, negotiate better deals, and preserve their investment value.

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 with our technology-powered managed services.

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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Our market share

Private Equity

86%

of the top 100 Private Equity funds (As noted in the May 2021 PEI 300)

Real Estate

74%

of the top 50 real estate firms (As noted in the June 2021 PERE 50)

Private Debt

86%

of the top 50 private debt funds (As noted in the 2020 PDI 50)

Why work with us?

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.

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.

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.

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 leadership team

Kent Wegrzyn

Kent Wegrzyn

Partner

Kent Wegrzyn is a Partner at ACA specializing in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance for investment managers and advisers.

Kenny Clowers

Kenny Clowers

Partner

Kenny Clowers is a Partner at ACA Group. In his role, he provides advice to investment advisers, hedge fund managers, and private equity firms on compliance with federal securities laws.

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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.

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