ACA Partner Announcements

January 22, 2016

ACA Compliance Group has promoted Joshua Broaded, Adam Palmer, and Luke Wilson to partner. Each has contributed significantly to the growth of ACA and has provided exemplary service to their clients. Please join us in congratulating them.




Joshua Broaded, CFA, Partner - Pittsburgh, PA

Joshua Broaded, CFA, is a Partner with ACA Compliance Group. He currently leads ACA’s Analysis and Review Center (“the ARC”), which conducts electronic communications surveillance, ongoing marketing and advertising reviews, and other business support services on behalf of ACA’s clients. In addition, Josh heads ACA’s Analyst Training Committee and provides initial and ongoing training to ACA’s compliance analysts. Josh’s focus areas when working with ACA’s clients include employee training, policy optimization, and marketing reviews. Prior to launching the ARC, Josh consulted with private equity and hedge fund managers, focusing on helping advisers that specialize in non-traditional investments.

Josh joined ACA in 2007 after working as an examiner in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Los Angeles Regional Office.

Josh frequently speaks at industry events.




Adam Palmer, Partner - London, UK

Adam Palmer is a Partner with ACA Compliance (Europe) Limited, the UK division of ACA Compliance Group. In this role, Adam maintains a portfolio of clients and also manages a team of consultants who provide FCA and SEC compliance support to UK- regulated companies.

Adam moved into regulatory consulting in 2003, as the first employee of a newly established London-based compliance consultancy. He held a number of in-house roles, including VP Legal/Compliance at Centaurus Capital, a European-focused long/short hedge fund and then as Compliance Manager with Permal, the Fund of Funds group in their London Office. In 2010, as a result of ACA’s acquisition of Blueprint Compliance, Adam joined ACA and oversaw its rapidly growing consulting team in London.

Adam has been approved by the UK regulator FSA to hold the Compliance Oversight and Money Laundering Reporting functions for a UK-regulated firm. Adam also holds an Investment Management Certificate. He contributes frequently to industry journals, news services, and industry working groups.

Luke Wilson



Luke Wilson, Partner - Austin, TX

Luke is a Partner with ACA Compliance Group, where he co-heads our private equity practice and assists ACA's largest private equity clients. In this role, Luke prepares private equity and private fund managers for registration with the SEC. Luke also coordinates and conducts mock regulatory examinations of registered and unregistered investment advisers, supports ACA clients during actual SEC examinations, and performs annual compliance program reviews. He specializes in identifying client-specific risks and conflicts.

Luke joined ACA in 2006 after working as an examiner at the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office, where he was hired under the federal government’s Outstanding Scholar Program.

Luke speaks at industry events, participates on panels of industry experts, and writes articles on current compliance issues for widely read industry periodicals.