ACA appoints Head of Sales and Client Development at ACA Mirabella

ACA Compliance Group (ACA) has appointed Anthony Bennett as head of sales and client development at ACA Mirabella.

Bennett brings a 20-year career in financial services to the position. He moves to ACA Mirabella from a consulting role held at Capco since 2019, where he established the Prime Brokerage consulting division. Before that he was head of Prime Brokerage at KPMG. This was preceded by prime brokerage roles at HSBC and Société Générale, where he was Managing Director. He started his career covering hedge fund clients in the front office at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Taking up his new role last month, Bennett commented: “I am delighted to have joined such an established and reputable regulatory hosting business and look forward to working with ACA Mirabella’s highly-regarded team and extensive client base. I’m especially excited to be working with our network of service providers delivering solutions for the clients they introduce.

Ron Weekes, CEO of ACA Mirabella and Partner of ACA Compliance Group, adds: “We are delighted to have Anthony join the team. He strengthens ACA Mirabella’s network sales model and helps us reach more clients. ACA Mirabella has a very exciting and dynamic future ahead, and we welcome Anthony on-board to help realise that.”

Established in 2004, ACA Mirabella provides regulated hosting services to the discretionary management and advisory sectors and manages more than USD20 billion in assets. The firm has over 100 client relationships, supports more than 200 individuals registered as Approved Persons at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and has built a team of 40 professionals dedicated to its hosting solutions.

Through being authorised by the FCA, ACA Mirabella has provided regulatory hosting for discretionary managers, investment advisers/arrangers, placement agents and local marketing offices in the UK since 2004.

In 2014, ACA Mirabella opened a Maltese subsidiary registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and expanded ACA Mirabella’s presence in Europe with the ability to provide a full-scope AIFM with MiFID add-on permissions. Subsequently, in 2019, ACA Mirabella established Mirabella Malta Advisers Limited and added a Tied Agent solution to its Malta offering, which provides clients with access to EU clients and investors.

ACA Mirabella is part of ACA Compliance Group, with more than 3,000 clients worldwide and a global team of around 600 professionals including over 80 former regulators, past CCOs, and senior fund governance, risk, and compliance practitioners.

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