Senior management in Financial Services firms have a responsibility to ensure their employees have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory environment they are working in. This knowledge helps in emphasising the need for compliance with policies and procedures in order to protect the firm and the individual from failing to “do the right thing”.
Compliance teams are constantly challenged to keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory change while navigating the pressures of geopolitical threats, economic crises, and third-party risks. Uncertain times require a nimble approach to achieve compliance and address business priorities in new ways to enable innovation and growth while minimizing risk.
As the global regulation continues to change, it's key that you keep up to speed with latest developments. Here we capture the latest compliance trends, industry insights, risk alerts, and events.
Latest insights and alerts
The SEC staff under Chair Gary Gensler have been busy developing a raft of proposed new rules that could have big implications for real estate advisers, in particular those that are vertically integrated.
Startling findings have detected that most firms are struggling with their transaction reporting obligations under MiFIR / EMIR. Results reveal more than 6M transaction reporting errors identified across a sample of 30 review projects, averaging 200,000 errors per review. This means that regulators are not receiving the data they need to successfully identify market abuse and systemic risk.
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The NFA has recently made changes to the annual pool financial statements filings required for all registered CPOs that operated a commodity pool in 2021.
Both the UK's HM Treasury and Financial Conduct Authority have taken aim at the perceived weaknesses of financial promotions, including cryptoassets. With this increasing focus on marketing and advertising rules, we outline measures that firms should take note of, and provide next steps for reviewing arrangements and strategies.
Public remarks show that growth of the private markets industry is spurring interest by SEC senior staff. What does this mean?
Using proprietary data ACA collected over the past few months, our experts will explain the current state of the cyber insurance market, walk through how policies work, and provide key considerations for whether and how to obtain insurance.
The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. This reflects the statutory objective that the Regulator(s) have for ensuring that firms behave with “Integrity”, particularly relating to financial crime prevention. The MLRO therefore plays a significant role in assisting Senior management to ensure that systems and controls relating to anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the risk of terrorist financing (CTF) are appropriate and effective. This course provides practical advice and guidance on the responsibilities of the MLRO, what is expected by the Regulators, both of the Senior Management and the MLRO, and how those responsibilities can be achieved. It should be noted that attendance at this course does assume a good knowledge of the UK’s AML/CTF regulations.