COVID-19 resources

 

ACA is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the new and emerging risks our clients are facing during this uncertain time. We will continue to provide regulatory updates, resources, and best practices on this page to help your firm manage business disruptions caused by COVID-19.

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ACA is here to support your firm as you navigate this uncertain time. 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. Our solutions include:

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Now offering: Free cybersecurity awareness training


Right now, many are focused on health, family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Unfortunately, cybersecurity risks still exist and nefarious actors are seizing this opportunity to attack, as our focus is elsewhere. There are numerous COVID-19 scams and threats already underway and we expect this to increase.

To help you protect yourself and your firm during this challenging time, ACA is providing our web-based training course to individuals and up to 100 licenses to firms free of charge until June 30, 2020. Our course provides financial services and other businesses of all sizes with an effective and comprehensive review of cybersecurity risks that to help protect against cyber threats. It is designed to ensure your staff gain a broad understanding of their role in protecting your firm no matter where their office location may be. 

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Resources


March 27, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
The unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created many hardships that could make it difficult for registered investment companies (“funds”) to meet certain regulatory requirements.
March 27, 2020
Thought Leadership
ACA is providing our web-based cybersecurity awareness training course, free of charge until June 30, 2020. Our course provides financial services and businesses of all sizes with an effective and comprehensive review of cybersecurity risks.
March 27, 2020
As firms move to a work from home environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that the fundamentals around cybersecurity are reinforced and regulatory obligations are met.
March 26, 2020
Thought Leadership
These are unusual times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has demanded new ways of human interaction, both in the business and personal worlds. This includes firms around the world directing a large number of employees to work from home. 
March 25, 2020
Thought Leadership
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance teams may need to utilize remote outsourcing or the “managed services model” to provide a much needed extension of the compliance function. Turning to an outside firm, whether for staffing support, outsourced or co-sourced arrangements, or implementing smart technology can provide the resources your firm needs.
March 25, 2020
Thought Leadership
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is drastically changing how firms conduct business. These changes are creating a new set of risks and challenges for firms, particularly as relates to firms’ employees.
March 24, 2020
Compliance Alert
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA) have provided regulatory reporting and branch office relief for registered Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs).
March 20, 2020
ACA understands the challenges that portfolio companies are facing during this uncertain time. Our pandemic and crisis portfolio monitoring service is designed to provide private markets firms with a streamlined approach to help simplify your firm's workload.
March 20, 2020
Thought Leadership
A recent ACA webcast, Best Practices and Strategies for Managing Business Risks Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, explored the current regulatory landscape, best compliance practices for working from home, and strategies for mitigating emerging risks. Seven important actions that compliance teams should be taking today emerged from the discussion.
March 18, 2020
Thought Leadership
Operating partners within private markets need to consider the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on their investments, it is crucial that accurate information related to the preparedness of your portfolio companies is available in order to ensure timely decisions are being made. Read our best practices to accomplish this and they key risks to consider.
March 18, 2020
Compliance Alert
On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a temporary exemption for firms affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) from certain regulatory filing deadlines or delivery requirements with respect to Form ADV and Form PF .
March 18, 2020
Compliance Alert
In the latest of a series of short selling announcements, the Belgian, French, Italian and Spanish regulators have now revealed restrictions for each jurisdiction. We examine how this impacts on financial services firms.