ACA was established in 2002 and is the world’s largest independent compliance consultancy for the financial services sector. ACA operates from more than 20 locations across Europe, America and Asia and employs a team of over 140 professionals, more than one third of whom are former regulators.
The team is comprised of former FSA, SEC, NFA (CFTC), FINRA, and US State regulators as well as senior compliance practitioners, experienced front-line consultants and, in the UK, individuals previously approved by the FSA in the CF10, Compliance Oversight, CF11, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and other FSA Governing Functions.
ACA currently provides support to more than 750 clients, including over a third of the 100 largest hedge fund managers in the world, as well as four of the top five private equity managers, large retail and long-only managers, banking and asset management institutions, trust companies, brokers, smaller boutiques and other wholesale finance companies.
The ACA team in London combines over 50 years’ experience as UK regulatory consultants. The resident team includes former FSA and SEC examiners – a unique offering in the UK.
ACA is a specialised regulatory compliance and GIPS® performance verification business. We do not provide legal or accounting services and we do not dilute our offering or the expertise of our team by mixing in bookkeeping, tax, recruitment, HR, company secretarial or any other ancillary services. By not doing so, ACA avoids many of the conflicts of interest faced by multi-service firms and retains an unquestionably independent viewpoint.