COVID-19 resources

 

ACA is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it is affecting our clients and the financial services industry. We will continue to provide regulatory updates, resources, and best practices to help your firm navigate this challenging time.

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Now offering: Free insider trading awareness training


As firms plan for the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis, compliance officers should review and enhance their firm’s surveillance program to ensure potential insider trading, market abuse, and other misconduct is detected. Empowering your employees with knowledge through training will help strengthen their ability to prevent insider trading.

To help protect your firm during this challenging time, ACA is providing our web-based insider training course to individuals and up to 100 licenses to firms free of charge until September 4, 2020. The course provides an effective and comprehensive review of insider trading risks. It's designed to ensure your staff gain a broad understanding of their role in protecting your firm.

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We offer a range of services designed to help firms address and mitigate the new and emerging risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in order to maintain business operations and withstand the crisis. Please reach out if your firm needs support.

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Resources


June 30, 2020
Thought Leadership
Download our surveillance gap assessment checklist to see how your program measures up.
June 11, 2020
Thought Leadership
With the reopening phase of the COVID-19 pandemic underway, compliance officers will need to be strategic and agile in their approach to compliance management. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind.
June 10, 2020
Compliance Alert
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued guidance to financial institutions regarding some of the disclosure requirements and other obligations related to the Paycheck Protection Program and the impact of COVID-19.
June 8, 2020
Financial regulators in the U.S. and UK have recognized the risks posed by market volatility, remote working, and delayed public disclosure and filings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 5, 2020
Thought Leadership
To help your firm protect itself against insider trading, ACA is providing our web-based training course free of charge until September 4.
June 5, 2020
Thought Leadership
Fraudsters are quick to exploit an opportunity and the coronavirus pandemic has led to attempts to take advantage of new working behaviors and hastily implemented government schemes. Learn about the heightened risk, as well as measures businesses can take to protect themselves and their employees.
June 3, 2020
Compliance Alert - FCA
The FCA’s recently published Market Watch 63 reminds firms that they must continue to comply with their obligations around market conduct and reporting during the COVID-19 crisis. It highlights some changes to market activities and alternative working arrangements which represent a higher risk. We examine how firms should respond to the regulator's concerns.
June 2, 2020
Compliance Alert
Whistleblowing is seeing the highest level of activity since 2015, with employees ready to take their concerns straight to the competent authorities if not satisfied by internal remediation. We examine the importance of whistleblowing in a robust compliance framework and why it matters during lockdown
May 27, 2020
Cyber Alert
Microsoft Security Intelligence has issued a security warning for a massive malware attack from emails about COVID-19 purportedly from Johns Hopkins Center. Learn more about this attack and how to defend your systems.
May 21, 2020
Thought Leadership
Read our guidelines for best privacy practices in implementing contact tracing and symptom tracking of employees as stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease and employees who have been working from home return to the office.
May 20, 2020
Compliance Alert
The Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum (‘FSRIF’ or the ‘Forum’) recently published its Regulatory Initiatives Grid to help the financial services industry understand, and plan for regulatory change as a result of COVID-19. We examine the impact and areas of focus.
May 19, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced in March that it intends to engage in an ongoing outreach with registrants to assess the impacts of COVID-19, including challenges impacting operational resiliency. In the last few weeks, ACA has seen an increase in the number of examinations announced by the SEC examination staff.