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ACA was established in 2002 and is reputed to be the world’s largest independent compliance consultancy for the financial services sector. ACA operates from over 20 global locations across America, Europe and Asia. We are head-quartered in New York and London and employ an international team of 155 professionals, more than one third of whom are former regulators.

The global ACA team combines former FSA, SEC, NFA (CFTC), FINRA, Stock Exchange and US State regulators with senior compliance practitioners, as well as experienced front-line consultants. In the UK, the team combines extensive consulting and compliance experience with academic achievement. The team includes consultants who are, by background, legally qualified, accountants, portfolio managers and others who have recognised professional qualifications, as well as ex-regulators and former FSA-approved CF10 (Compliance Oversight Officers) and CF11 (Money Laundering Reporting Officers).

The team in London combines over 60 years’ experience as UK regulatory consultants and includes former FSA and SEC examiners – which we understand to be a unique offering in Europe.

ACA currently provides support to more than 850 clients, including hedge, PE, real estate fund managers, large retail and long-only managers, banking and asset management institutions, trust companies, brokers, smaller boutiques and other wholesale finance companies.

ACA’s clients include:

  • Over 65% of the top 200 hedge fund managers (as listed in the April, 2013 Hedge Fund Alert);
  • More than half of the top 50 private equity firms (as listed in the May 2013 PEI 300);
  • 45% of America’s top 100 money managers (as listed in 2013 by Institutional Investor); and
  • 35% of the top 50 family offices (as listed in 2013 by Bloomberg).

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