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White Paper: Cordium Regulatory Summit San Francisco
February 28, 2018

Our Regulatory Summit in San Francisco focused on the key themes and challenges for compliance teams to address in 2018 (and beyond). Our latest whitepaper is based on discussions from the attendees and speakers at the summit.

Here are some key highlights:

February 27, 2018

In data management, Knowledge Date — also called “As At” date functionality — refers to the ability to store the same data point based on the information available at a certain point in time.

February 26, 2018

On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect.

February 23, 2018

While we could give you countless reasons why you should attend ACA’s Spring 2018 Compliance and Performance Conference, we’ve narrowed the list down to eight.

FCA Dear CEO letter targets improved prudential processes
February 20, 2018

For the first time in some years, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to asset managers’ CEOs on prudential matters. The letter includes a plea by the FCA for data that it, and the EBA, can rely upon when aggregating firms’ submissions to understand the macro picture.

ComplianceAlpha compliance management case study
February 14, 2018

This case study details how dual-entity private equity and hedge fund manager with approximately $1 billion AUM implemented ACA's ComplianceAlpha® to build a universal risk assessment and compliance program testing regime under time and resource constraints.

How ACA’s Form PF Solutions Can Help Lighten the Load
February 6, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s ("SEC") Form PF presents many challenges for investment advisers, particularly those that have large data sets and multiple administrators.

February 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce that ACA Technology's Cristina Ghimusian and Ujjwala Jain have been shortlisted for WatersTechnology's inaugural Women in Technology a

Lack of Standardization Can Lead to Increased Risk for Asset Managers
February 5, 2018

Last month I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at the PEI CFOs & COOs Forum in New York on “Performance Calculations: Does the PE Industry Need More

April 23, 2018

Cyber-attacks continue to increase as new threats emerge. In the first half of 2018, several major breaches and incidents occurred at companies including Facebook, MyFitnessPal (Under Armour), and Panera Bread, to name a few.

TWR vs. IRR
January 31, 2018

Investors and portfolio managers alike grapple with the best calculation methodology to use in performance measurement. We've created a fact sheet to help you distinguish the two primary measures: the time-weighted rate of return (“TWR”) and the internal rate of return (“IRR”).

January 31, 2018

This week is Tax Identify Theft Week in the U.S. As tax filing season kicks off, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax scams.

What to Expect from Electronic Communications Exam Requests
January 22, 2018

A look at what the regulators are asking for and considerations for production

ACA vendor management platform
January 18, 2018

Are you tired of managing your vendors with spreadsheets? Do you have a different tab for every third party? Does the prospect of a regulatory exam make you break out into a cold sweat?