May 19, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced in March that it intends to engage in an ongoing outreach with registrants to assess the impacts of COVID-19, including challenges impacting operational resiliency. In the last few weeks, ACA has seen an increase in the number of examinations announced by the SEC examination staff.
April 28, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
A recently settled enforcement action re-emphasizes the importance of issues highlighted in the SEC's 2017 Risk Alert related to Rule 206(4)-1 under the Advertising Rule. 
January 28, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
SEC's OCIE released Cybersecurity and Resiliency Observations from its examinations of SEC-registered firms. Here's what you need to know.
January 10, 2020
Compliance Alert
With the New Year comes the global regulators’ announcements of their supervisory priorities and focus areas for the year ahead. Both the SEC and FCA have issued press releases regarding their views on technology and the role it plays in regulatory oversight.
January 9, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
On January 7, 2020, the U.S. SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced its examination priorities for 2020. The priorities continue to focus on protecting retail investors and assessing ongoing and emerging market-wide risks. Learn more about what the priorities mean for you.
November 8, 2019
Compliance Alert - SEC
In an effort to ensure that the regulations applying to investment advisers remain relevant in the digital age, the staff of the SEC announced significant changes to the rules and guidance surrounding the marketing and advertising activities of registered investment advisers and the engagement of solicitors. Read our compliance alert to learn more.
November 6, 2019
Compliance Alert - SEC
Read our summary of notable findings from the SEC Enforcement Division's Annual Report covering FY 2019.
September 24, 2019
Thought Leadership
ACA’s Hedge Fund Practice hosted a breakfast event in Boston with local CCOs, with a fireside chat with senior staff from the Securities Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) and Division of Enforcement. The SEC staff discussed priorities pursued by OCIE and Enforcement, the SEC’s use of data analytics, challenges related to deficiencies (or a lack there of) stemming from exams, and expectations around firm’s trade surveillance policies, procedures, and practices. Read our key takeaways.
June 14, 2019
Outside of the U.S., the UK is home to the largest number of SEC Registered Investment Advisers globally. This, combined with FCA authorisation, requires the creation and implementation of a joint compliance program.
May 28, 2019
Compliance Alert - SEC
On May 23, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert regarding the security associated with cloud and network data storage solutions.
May 22, 2019
Compliance Alert - SEC
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has commenced a series of cybersecurity examinations on registered investment advisers (RIAs) which targets Form ADV data related to cloud service providers.
April 17, 2019
Compliance Alert - SEC
On April 16, the SEC's OCIE issued a risk alert detailing compliance issues from recent examinations of investment advisers and broker-dealers pertaining to privacy regulations.