Compliance Newsletter
  Given the current regulatory landscape, it is important to be informed of key developments that may affect your organisation. I am delighted to share our latest Compliance Communiqué to apprise you of the latest regulatory changes and updates, so your institution will have the necessary policies, procedures and processes in place to ensure compliance.

Jehan Jeyaretnam – Head of Compliance Services

Whitepaper: Evolution of Fintech and RegTech :Trends in 2022 and future aspects   In the news: "Compliance Teams Struggle with Increase in Marketing, New Content Formats"
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Know-how, increased demand for financial services, high customer expectations and reducing costs while providing faster, safer and more reliable services underpin the rise and growth of fintechs.

  Jehan Jeyaretnam (Head of Compliance Services) and Tanya Raj (Assistant Director, Forensic Compliance) are featured on FundFire in a story on how asset managers are increasingly tapping into new technology, specialised roles and outsourcing as compliance teams struggle with volumes in marketing and new content formats.

Impact story: Investment compliance support to a global asset manager   Impact story: Advertising material review support to a British global asset management group
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See how Acuity helped a global asset manager conduct biennial reviews of investment restrictions across its accounts.

  See how Acuity helped a British asset manager review 4x its advertising material with a 50% reduction in compliance costs.

  Solution showcase
Investment compliance   Corporate compliance
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Ensuring rule coding is consistent, accurate and efficient, complies with agreed coding standards and is in line with investment guidelines.

  Improving the breadth and depth of compliance reviews by handling voluminous tasks such as email reviews, code of ethics reviews and distribution compliance.

Regulatory updates
  • The SEC proposed rules to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from two business days after the trade date to one business day after the trade date. This is designed to protect investors, reduce risk and increase operational efficiency (Read more)
  • The SEC is proposing new rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 to require registered investment advisers and investment companies to adopt and implement written cybersecurity policies and procedures reasonably designed to address cybersecurity risks (Read more)
  • The US Treasury announces unprecedented and expansive sanctions against Russia, imposing swift and severe economic costs (Read more)
  • The UK announces a tranche of sanctions on Russia after the prime minister’s statement to the House of Commons on 22 February 2022 (Read more)
  • The Financial Conduct Authority published a consultation paper on strengthening its financial promotion rules relating to high-risk investments and firms approving financial promotions (Read more)

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