ACA was established in 2002 and is the world’s largest independent compliance consultancy for the financial services sector. ACA operates from more 25 global locations across Europe, North and South America and Asia. We are head-quartered in New York and London and employ an international team of 195 professionals; more than one third of our consulting team 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. ACA also benefits from having its own legal department with in-house counsel in Maryland, US, and London, UK, as well as a formal operational structure and project support team – providing significant administrative resources around the projects we undertake.
ACA consultants and analysts possess a great depth of experience and knowledge across all asset classes and wholesale sectors. In the UK, the team combines extensive consulting and compliance experience with academic achievement. The team includes consultants who are, by background, lawyers, accountants and others who have recognised professional qualifications, as well as ex-regulators and former front-line 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 – 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: