ACA Mirabella Regulatory Hosting

ACA Mirabella is the award-winning regulatory hosting division of ACA Group and a market leader in our sector. We provide regulatory hosting solutions for discretionary fund (AIFM) and managed account management, investment advice, the arranging of investment deals, placing, and for local marketing or fund distribution in the UK and throughout the EU. We employ a team of over 40 governance, risk and compliance professionals, dedicated to hosting solutions.

Our timeline

  • 2004: ACA Mirabella established to provide regulatory hosting services.
  • 2005: Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA).
  • 2014: Opened a Maltese subsidiary, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and expanded ACA Mirabella’s presence in Europe with the ability to provide a full-scope AIFM with MiFID add-on permissions
  • 2018: Acquired by ACA Group. 
  • 2019: Established Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and added an EU Tied Agent solution, which provides our UK clients continued access to clients and investors in Europe.

Who we work with

ACA Mirabella’s AuM is now $23.2bn*, hosted on our discretionary investment management platform. We hold over 150 client relationships, including more than 70 discretionary investment mandates and over 65 Appointed Representatives. We have more than 200 individuals registered at the FCA.
 

* As at 30 April 2021

ACA Mirabella is the trading name for the regulated entities in the ACA Group, which includes: Mirabella Financial Services LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC309035, Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 415559, Mirabella Advisers LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales number OC384100 Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA FRN 606792, Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and Mirabella Malta Limited, both of which are limited companies registered in Malta, registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority to conduct investment services business.

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our clients range from multi-billion dollar financial institutions to new start-ups. We help Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Placement Agents, Corporate Financiers, Distribution firms and Marketing businesses.

We work closely with each client to evaluate and design the appropriate policies and framework to meet the industry leading standards of our platform. This high bar is maintained across each of our solutions.

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Combining Team, Technology, and Stability to Deliver Results

Our team of 40 focus exclusively on regulatory hosting in the UK or EU. That team includes former regulators and CCOs, senior compliance practitioners, risk officers and analysts, as well as those experienced and professionally trained in finance, law, and operations. We overlay every engagement with professional compliance and risk oversight and provide a comprehensive but proportionate control structure. We use in-house ACA systems and best of breed third-party technology to manage regulatory and transaction risk, undertake regulatory reporting and meet local and international requirements. We’re supported by the stability of a well-resourced parent company; and alongside our ACA Mirabella team have access to additional ACA Group expertise through an international team of over 600 professionals in regulation, cybersecurity, fund performance measurement and regulatory technology.

To learn more, complete this form and our Head of Client Development, Anthony Bennett, will arrange an initial call.

Our solutions

Appointed Representative

To support clients wishing to simply provide investment advice, arrange deals, market funds, provide corporate finance etc. in the UK, ACA Mirabella offers a comprehensive, but straightforward hosted Appointed Representative solution.

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Investment Management

ACA Mirabella offers an award-winning hosting solution to allow you to undertake full discretionary investment management. Our best of class arrangement for managing funds or managed accounts has been chosen by the most discerning of start-ups and the largest of global institutions.

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EU Tied Agent

ACA Mirabella’s fully-supported Tied Agent solution provides UK clients access to their existing and prospective new EU clients and investors through our locally-regulated, and well-resourced Maltese company.

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Latest insights

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Achieving Differentiated Support for Private Equity Firms

Fundraising and compliance challenges are expected to increase for private equity firms in the second half of 2021 into 2022. We speak with Private Equity Wire about why support that blends practical and regulatory advice is becoming critical.

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FCA Business Plan 2021/2: A New Era in Financial Services Regulation in the UK?

The FCA’s Business Plan for 2021/22 is now live, reflecting a major shift in policy objectives and a top to bottom review of the FCA’s own objectives and priorities. We outline the key changes and challenges identified, and what they mean for firms.

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Q&A: Supporting the Evolution of the Industry

Following ACA Mirabella’s sixth successive win of the ‘Best Regulatory Hosting’ title at the HFM European Services Awards, Ant Bennett Head of Sales and Client Development for ACA Mirabella recently spoke with HFM about the role that regulatory hosting platforms have played throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brexit effect, the impact of remote working, and what lies ahead for financial services firms.

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Brexit: What’s Next for Financial Services Firms?

The lack of significant Brexit rules currently governing financial services creates some confusion and challenges for firms. We've developed a free to download whitepaper that examines a range of scenarios for how firms with a UK- and EEA-based presence might structure their business in a post-Brexit world

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Navigating Evolving Risks on the Regulatory Horizon

Regulatory change, COVID-19 fallout, and a rapidly mutating ecosystem of risks make this a challenging year for financial services firms. In our complimentary whitepaper, we examine the future of risk and compliance and how firms must respond to rapidly evolving circumstances.

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Five Reasons to Attend ACA Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks

There is just one week to go until Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks, our free-to-attend European based conference for financial services firms is running from 2-4 March. We outline five reasons why this event is worth adding to your calendar.

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Michael Borts joins ACA Group as the new Chief Technology Officer

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Upcoming events

Common Practices for GIPS® Compliance

ACA has gathered all the common best practices of performance teams complying to the GIPS standards and will discuss the most common question we receive from clients, "What do other firms do?"

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Compliance Officer: The Roles and Responsibilities - 21 October 2021

The role of the Compliance Officer is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. They play a major role in assisting Senior Management to ensure that appropriate and effective systems and controls are in place to achieve and maintain compliance with the applicable Rules. While the nature of the Compliance Function is likely to differ from one firm to another, this course provides an easy to follow breakdown of what the Regulator expects of a Compliance Officer and explains, in practical terms how the regulatory expectations and those of Senior Management can be achieved.

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Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement

Sustainability Risk Policy – Disclosure Statement on the integration of sustainability risks into investment and/or advisory decision-making processes.

Annual Best Execution Disclosures

RTS 28 best execution reports, in accordance with the European Market in Financial Instrument Directive 2014/65/EU (“MiFID II”).

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisors Limited

01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited

 

 

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP

01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Annual best execution disclosure: Mirabella Financial Services LLP