Since 1956, ACI UK (Financial Markets Association) has enjoyed a proud and illustrious history representing the interests of individual members engaged in professional trading, broking, operations, regulatory and compliance activities in foreign exchange, money and other OTC markets.
Competence, Conduct and Compliance
ACI UK is actively engaged with market regulators, member firms and industry influencers (including other trade associations and policy-making bodies) to inculcate and promote the highest standards of competence, conduct and compliance for financial market participants. The FX Global Code of Conduct was built on the foundations of the original ACI Model Code – used by central banks and major institutions globally as the de facto ‘standard’ for FX and MM business practice and operations - and ACI UK continues to influence and inform best market practice. In the UK we are particularly focused on encouraging cultural change within organisations to ensure that individuals at every level and in every function – from trading to compliance – are aware of and embrace their individual accountability and responsibility.
ACI is committed to supporting our member community to fulfil these obligations, including the adoption of new SMC&R accountability and responsibility obligations ACI’s accredited exams and professional qualifications – including the new Global Code Certificate - allow members to demonstrate and validate understanding of - and adherence to – the principles of the FX Global Code (and other national and international codes of practice and conduct). Through its Committee for Professionalism and other working groups, ACI also plays an important role representing the interests of individuals subject to organisation and/or industry action in respect of alleged conduct breaches.
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA proactively communicates with the media and the general public to increase awareness around the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council, or ACC, to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 200 members that manage US$450 billion of private credit assets. AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) - first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.
The Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, or APCC, is the body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK. The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads. The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them. Our members come from all sectors of the financial services industry. Many firms specialise in a specific sector such as fund management or investment retail intermediaries, and, in a sign of the times, we are now very active in the Consumer Credit arena. Other members have cross sector capability and range from sole traders to the largest consultancies in the sector, all benefitting from the membership as part of the wider consulting community. For more information please visit our website, or email email@example.com
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