Code of Ethics

Compliance ELF | Code of Ethics and Personal Trading Technology

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ACA's Compliance ELF (Employee Level Filing) provides an integrated solution for managing your firm’s code of ethics compliance activities related to employee personal securities trading monitoring, attestations, reporting on gifts, political contributions, outside activities, and more. Compliance ELF is available as part of ACA’s ComplianceAlpha® platform or as a standalone solution.

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Monitoring employee personal trading activity is a crucial piece of every firm’s compliance program and an area regulators continuously hone in on. In this age of ever-heightened sensitivity to market abuse, firms are advised to tighten up their own surveillance and recordkeeping practices.


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Personal Trading and Deal Monitoring

Ensure that monitoring your employees' trading activity does not take hours of valuable time by automating the process with electronic brokerage links, electronic pre-clearance, automated trade review, and more. With more than 5,000 electronic brokerage links globally, Compliance ELF helps streamline your personal trading surveillance to create a seamless, easy-to-use employee intranet and ensure compliance with advisory and broker-dealer rules.

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With one click from the Compliance ELF dashboard, employees can submit an electronic pre-trade approval request. Requests are scanned against firm screening lists and rules and if needed they are then routed to the appropriate compliance reviewers. Once a request is reviewed, an email is automatically sent to the employee with the approval or denial. Detailed comments and documents can be added to a request and date and time stamps are automatically stored.

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Requests and Disclosures

Compliance ELF allows your employees to submit gift and entertainment forms, political contribution notifications, outside activity approvals, disciplinary questionnaires, fitness and proper questionnaires, and compliance attestations. Your account comes pre-populated with recommended templates, but you can easily create custom forms and templates as well. Forms and affirmations allow for pre-clearance options, emails reminders, and more.

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Business Rules and Reporting

Trading rules reports allow you to easily scan for potential conflicts of interest surrounding employee trading activity. Check for front-running, pre-clearance breaches, restricted list trades, and more with the click of a button. The powerful reporting engine lets you generate trading summary and compliance review reports of all employees for easy tracking across business lines to help demonstrate a culture of compliance. Smart filters “slice and dice” the data so you can see only what you need.

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Electronic Brokerage Links

Electronic Connections through Envestnet Yodlee 

Compliance ELF offers the most electronic brokerage links in the industry and gives you two options for creating connections. By leveraging patented account aggregation technology from Envestnet Yodlee, the world leader in online banking solutions, we offer electronic links to over 5,000 different brokerage institutions globally for easy trading data capture.

Direct Feeds Setup with Electra Information Systems

Alternatively, for firms looking for a more traditional approach, our partnership with Electra Information Systems provides you with easy access to over 50 direct broker feeds. Our simple and transparent pricing model allows you to use one or both of the connection methods, giving you a unique and streamlined approach that will change the way that you look at personal trading compliance.

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Code of Ethics Support Services


ACA’s experienced professional services and support team provides a range of services for Compliance ELF clients. We offer three levels of support that are designed to fit your firm’s specific needs. Our Standard support package is automatically included for all Compliance ELF clients. For firms that require more support, we offer Enhanced and Bespoke support packages.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Kopcsik at (201) 401-2949 or

Technical Support


If you are a user of Compliance ELF (or Cordium's Pilot or ComplianceTrak products) and need technical support, please use the contact information below to get assistance. Our support team is here to help Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 am GMT (3:00 am to 9:00 pm ET).

Telephone Support:

U.S.:  +1 888-900-5821
EMEA: +44 1452 260256

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