ACA Expands West Coast Private Equity Practice

June 22, 2018

ACA Senior Principal Consultant, Alyssa Briggs, will lead the expansion

ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) is pleased to announce that ACA Senior Principal Consultant, Alyssa Briggs, has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to oversee the continued growth and expansion of ACA’s West Coast private equity practice, while continuing to provide ACA’s clients with a range of regulatory compliance services.

Alyssa joined ACA in November 2014 after serving for six years in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”). During her SEC tenure, Alyssa led examinations of numerous private fund advisers and was instrumental in the development of private fund initiatives and industry outreach. A recipient of OCIE’s Director’s Award, Alyssa also participated in and led rule-making initiatives, thematic reviews, and risk-targeted sweeps for the Division of Investment Management, and she liaised with the Division of Enforcement on multiple referrals. Alyssa also served as the SEC National Exam Program liaison for both the San Francisco and Los Angeles Regional Offices.

As a Private Equity Specialist at ACA, Alyssa provides specialized regulatory compliance consulting to advisers of private equity, real estate, venture capital, and private debt funds of all sizes. These services include drafting and implementing customized compliance programs, preparing firms for SEC registration, conducting mock SEC examinations and annual compliance reviews, and assisting clients during actual SEC examinations. Alyssa also participates in ACA’s industry engagement and thought leadership initiatives and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Early in her career, Alyssa worked at GMAC Residential Capital, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas.

About ACA’s Private Equity Practice

ACA’s private equity practice team works with private equity/debt, venture capital, and real estate fund managers to provide innovative governance, risk, compliance, technology, and performance solutions that are designed to enhance their operational and business processes and help them comply with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and industry best practices.

About ACA Compliance Group

ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) is a leading provider of risk management and technology solutions that focus on regulatory compliance, performance, financial crime, and cybersecurity. We partner with our clients to help them mitigate the regulatory, operational, and reputational risks inherent in their business functions. Our clients include leading investment advisers, private fund managers, commodity trading advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, and domestic and international banks. Our products include standard and customized compliance packages; cybersecurity, AML, and risk assessments; GIPS® verifications and other performance services; and a wide variety of business advisory and technology solutions for financial services firms.

ACA employees include former SEC, FINRA, FCA, NFA, and state regulators, as well as former senior managers and technologists from prominent financial institutions and advisory firms. ACA is based in New York City and has offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other U.S. cities.

For more information

For more information please contact Alyssa Briggs at