ACA Compliance Group was founded in 2002 by four former SEC regulators and one former state regulator. The founders saw a need for investment advisers to receive expert guidance on existing and new regulations.
Over the years, ACA - now ACA Group - has grown both organically and by acquisition to expand our GRC business and technology solutions. Our services now include GIPS® standards verification, cybersecurity and technology risk, regulatory technology, ESG advisory, AML and financial crimes, financial and regulatory reporting, and Mirabella for establishing EU operations.
Who we are
Our team includes over 600 employees located worldwide.
Our team includes over 90 former regulators and compliance officers in addition to experts in cybersecurity, ESG, performance, and technology.
We work with more than 3,500 clients worldwide who help inform insights, trends, best practices, and benchmarking.
ACA is delighted to be counted among the 100 most innovative RegTech companies in the financial industry.
ACA is honored to be voted Best Regulatory Consultancy - North America in the RegTech Insight Awards 2021 USA.
The merger will bring together two of the industry’s most well-respected GRC solutions providers. ACA and Foreside together will be positioned to transform the future of GRC, creating a world-class platform for the financial services industry.
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”.
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.