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February 23, 2018 | Blog Article

While we could give you countless reasons why you should attend ACA’s Spring 2018 Compliance and Performance Conference, we’ve narrowed the list down to eight. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts, engage with like-minded peers, and connect with the top leaders in the industry. No matter your role or company size, ACA’s Spring Conference will provide you with a fresh perspective and leave you feeling inspired and better informed.

February 22, 2018 | Press Release

The integrated Performance Engine allows for the seamless calculation, presentation, and analysis of performance data from the NorthPoint Data Warehouse.

February 22, 2018 | Survey

Are you interested in what controls other private fund managers have implemented around electronic communications and social media? Ever wonder how your firm's approach to its compliance program compares to your peers? Are you curious as to what practices or controls peer firms have implemented surrounding personal trading? Are your anti-bribery and corruption practices in line with other alternative fund managers?

February 16, 2018 | Cyber Alert

This advisory contains information about the CFTC cyber enforcement action and the FCA's statement on GDPR.

February 14, 2018 | Blog Article

ACA Technology's Product Spotlight series highlights how ACA's technology solutions can help firms streamline operations, scale for growth, and meet business objectives effectively and efficiently.

Today's product spotlight focuses on ComplianceAlpha®, ACA's secure, centralized platform for risk and compliance program management.

February 14, 2018 | Compliance Alert

On February 12, 2018, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement (the “Division”) announced the Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative (the “Initiative”).

February 12, 2018 | Press Release

ACA Compliance Group ("ACA") is pleased to announce that Alex D. Scheinman has joined the firm as a Director overseeing ACA Aponix®'s GDPR data processing reviews and data privacy.

February 9, 2018 | Press Release

 Starr Investment Holdings Acquires Controlling Interest in ACA

 

February 8, 2018 | Compliance Alert

On February 7, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) announced its examination priorities for 2018. The priorities continue to focus on protecting retail investors and assessing market-wide risks.

February 7, 2018 | Compliance Alert

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) appears to have a renewed interest in ensuring that private fund advisers have filed their Form PF accurately and on time. Within the last week, ACA has become aware that the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has reached out to a number of private fund advisers regarding their Form PF filings, or lack thereof. Specifically, it appears that the SEC is identifying firms with regulatory assets under management of $150 million or more, but have not previously filed a Form PF.

February 6, 2018 | Blog Article

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s ("SEC") Form PF presents many challenges for investment advisers, particularly those that have large data sets and multiple administrators. To save time, reduce risk, and increase operational efficiencies, it can be helpful to let someone else do the heavy lifting when it comes to Form PF filings.

February 6, 2018 | Blog Article

We are pleased to announce that ACA Technology's Cristina Ghimusian and Ujjwala Jain have been shortlisted for WatersTechnology's inaugural Women in Technology and Data Awards. The awards recognize, promote, and celebrate the contribution that women make across the capital markets, specifically in the data and technology industries. The awards will be handed out in a ceremony in London on March 9, 2018.

February 5, 2018 | Blog Article

Last month I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at the PEI CFOs & COOs Forum in New York on “Performance Calculations: Does the PE Industry Need More Standardization?” The panelists were seasoned CFOs from respected private equity fund managers and exchanged engaging dialogue with over 100 attendees in the breakout discussion.

The panel spent the majority of the discussion covering the following areas: 

January 31, 2018 | Blog Article

Investors and portfolio managers alike grapple with the best calculation methodology to use in performance measurement. We've created a fact sheet to help you distinguish the two primary measures: the time-weighted rate of return (“TWR”) and the internal rate of return (“IRR”).

January 31, 2018 | Blog Article

This week is Tax Identify Theft Week in the U.S. As tax filing season kicks off, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax scams. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, which included phishing, phone scams, and identity theft.