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Apple® Issues Patch to Fix Spyware Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered in Apple products that enables the installation of unauthorized software without the user's permission. The vulnerability is actively used to install Pegasus spyware on devices, allowing user activities to be surveilled by an external party.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
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Challenges and Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers Considering the GIPS Standards

As more assets have been allocated to alternative investments, and as regulatory scrutiny has dramatically increased, hedge fund managers are increasingly embracing the GIPS standards.

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  • Performance

The Credit Manager’s Path to Compliance with the 2020 GIPS Standards

New York State Insurance Fund released an RFP last week seeking managers for up to $1 billion to be distributed across high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, CLOs, or some combination of all three asset classes.

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  • Performance
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The Real Estate Manager's Path to Compliance with the GIPS Standards

In the current real estate investment environment, many firms want to understand the core components of the GIPS standards before committing the resources needed to attain compliance. Firms that already claim compliance seek to mitigate the risk of becoming noncompliant. This paper provides useful information for both objectives.

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  • Performance

ACA Group and the Investment Adviser Association Announce Strategic Partnership

ACA Group (ACA), a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisory services and technology solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing the interests of investment advisers.

Press Release
  • Compliance
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Microsoft® Reports “Zero-Day” Attacks Using Tainted Office® Files

Microsoft reports a previously unseen “zero-day” attack that uses Office files tainted with specially crafted Active X controls. Once opened, these controls create a vulnerability that enables perpetrators to perform remote code execution.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity

ACA’s Inaugural Compliance Technology Benchmarking Survey is Now Open

This survey, sponsored by ACA’s Compliance Leaders Network (C-LEAD), will assess how compliance executives are using traditional and emerging compliance technology to better identify risk and create efficiencies within the compliance program. The results of this survey will provide participants with a deeper understanding of how their peers are maximizing the value of their technology spend.

Survey
  • Compliance
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FCA Provides AFMs Guidance and Warning on Authorised ESG and Sustainable Investment Funds

The FCA's recently issued a warning to AFMs firms to improve the quality and clarity of ESG/sustainable investment fund applications, providing guiding principles help funds comply with existing requirements. We outline what this means for firms.

Compliance Alert
  • ESG
  • Compliance

2021 Compliance Testing Survey: New SEC Marketing Rule Now Top Compliance Concern

Implementing the SEC’s new Marketing Rule for Investment Advisers is the number one worry for investment adviser compliance officers, according to the 2021 Investment Adviser Compliance Testing Survey. Advisory firms have until November 4, 2022 to come into full compliance with the rule.

Survey
  • Compliance
  • SEC Advertising Rule
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China Passes Data Privacy Law That Affects Chinese and Foreign Companies

The Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China is scheduled to go into effect on November 1, 2021. This new law affects all companies and other entities, both inside and outside of China, engaged with personal information about individuals residing in China.

Cyber Alert
  • Privacy
  • Cybersecurity