GRC Solutions for Digital Asset Managers

The growth of the digital asset space in recent years has naturally led to the advent of “cryptocurrency hedge funds” and other investment management firms that make digital asset investments on behalf of their clients. As a result, digital assets including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and other blockchain focused assets continue to be a focus area for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators. 

Our solutions are specifically designed to help firms align their advisory processes with regulatory requirements and the expectations of the SEC and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have brought new thinking to payments and financial inclusion, but they’ve also raised new issues of investor protection. If confirmed at the SEC, I will work to promote innovation.

Gary Gensler, SEC Chairman Nominee

Our solutions

We provide customized compliance solutions for advisers dedicated to managing digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and other blockchain focused assets.

Regulatory Registration and Compliance Program Development

ACA assists with:

  • Preparing and filing Form ADV
  • CFTC registration and NFA membership
  • Developing customized compliance policies and procedures
  • Developing compliance infrastructure
  • Implementing customized compliance programs
Registration Filings Support

We provide:

  • Form ADV reviews
  • IARD filings with appropriate state and federal regulators
  • Private Fund Reporting Depository administration services
  • Form PF reasonableness review
  • NFA Online Registration System ("ORS") assistance
Additional Offerings
  • Policy and procedure development
  • SEC inspection support services
  • Marketing and advertising reviews
  • Secondment and compliance staffing solutions, from single day to long-term secondments
  • On- and off-site assistance with periodic and ongoing compliance tasks and activities
  • Focused performance reviews
  • Regulatory Reporting Platform
  • Cybersecurity and technology risk assessments
  • Trade surveillance
  • Education and training
     

Build a scalable and resilient compliance program with our regulatory technology software platform backed by managed services support.

Maximize your firm’s time and efficiency with our technology-powered managed services.

Build cyber and operational resilience across your firm with our team of cybersecurity and technology risk experts.

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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?"

Webcast

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.

Online Training