TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Legal, Compliance & Regulatory winner: ACA Group
ACA Group won the judges vote thanks to their seven new initiatives that were launched throughout 2021. These included the launch of a specialist global ESG advisory practice and PortCo Defend, a cyber security risk management programme that enables GPs to monitor security threats to portfolio businesses. ACA also enhanced its regtech platform ComplianceAlpha, improved its AML/KYC solution screening capabilities and added an eLearning solution to help firms manage employee training requirements.
“In the private capital funds space, we recognise the regulatory and resource challenges our clients face continue to evolve. In turn, we continue to evolve our offering,” says Adam Palmer, partner, UK regulatory advisory at ACA Group. “We draw from the experience of our in-house expertise, partnerships with industry bodies and professionals, and conversations with clients, to make sure our services and solutions provide robust oversight and help firm’s address and resolve these challenges.”
ACA’s team is largely made up of former regulators and in-house compliance, tech and cyber specialists. As such, it’s no wonder the firm’s European business has worked with 60% of FCA regulated private markets firms. “While our employee-base is significant in size, we continue to provide a boutique feel service, with dedicated teams building and maintaining trusted partnerships with our clients,” he adds.
This was further evidenced by a client testimonial which named the firm a “great counterparty to work with”, and undeniably a worthy winner of this year’s Advisory/Consultancy: Legal, compliance & regulatory award.
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