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August 14, 2020
Press Release
ACA's ComplianceAlpha app for mobile devices provides financial services firms with an easier, more accessible compliance experience for today’s increasingly distributed work environment.
August 14, 2020
Compliance Alert
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued a risk alert on the COVID-19-related risks, issues, and challenges faced by SEC-registered investment advisers and broker-dealers, including those resulting from the widespread use of telecommuting practices and pandemic-related market volatility.
June 30, 2020
Thought Leadership
Download our surveillance gap assessment checklist to see how your program measures up.
June 11, 2020
Thought Leadership
With the reopening phase of the COVID-19 pandemic underway, compliance officers will need to be strategic and agile in their approach to compliance management. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind.
June 10, 2020
Compliance Alert
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued guidance to financial institutions regarding some of the disclosure requirements and other obligations related to the Paycheck Protection Program and the impact of COVID-19.
June 8, 2020
Financial regulators in the U.S. and UK have recognized the risks posed by market volatility, remote working, and delayed public disclosure and filings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 5, 2020
Thought Leadership
To help your firm protect itself against insider trading, ACA is providing our web-based training course free of charge until September 4.
June 5, 2020
Thought Leadership
Fraudsters are quick to exploit an opportunity and the coronavirus pandemic has led to attempts to take advantage of new working behaviors and hastily implemented government schemes. Learn about the heightened risk, as well as measures businesses can take to protect themselves and their employees.
June 3, 2020
Compliance Alert - FCA
The FCA’s recently published Market Watch 63 reminds firms that they must continue to comply with their obligations around market conduct and reporting during the COVID-19 crisis. It highlights some changes to market activities and alternative working arrangements which represent a higher risk. We examine how firms should respond to the regulator's concerns.
June 2, 2020
Compliance Alert
Whistleblowing is seeing the highest level of activity since 2015, with employees ready to take their concerns straight to the competent authorities if not satisfied by internal remediation. We examine the importance of whistleblowing in a robust compliance framework and why it matters during lockdown
May 27, 2020
Cyber Alert
Microsoft Security Intelligence has issued a security warning for a massive malware attack from emails about COVID-19 purportedly from Johns Hopkins Center. Learn more about this attack and how to defend your systems.
May 21, 2020
Thought Leadership
Read our guidelines for best privacy practices in implementing contact tracing and symptom tracking of employees as stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease and employees who have been working from home return to the office.