Acin. The game is changing.

Acin is the world's leading risk and control data standards, benchmarking and controls data analysis companyAcin’s breakthrough system is helping to change the way financial institutions collectively think about risk and controls in order to improve the way they are managed and monitored across the industry. That way, firms can demonstrate that they are "in-control" and provide greater assurance across the industry.


What sets Acin apart is its centralised database of control designs smart-mapped to the risks faced by the individual business or function within a financial institution. Data is standardised, available, and reliable – at an industry level. More radical still, is Acin’s ability to connect firms together to create the industry’s first risk and control defence network. With a dataset of risks and controls that is more comprehensive than that of any one institution and continuously updated via the network, this significantly strengthens each firm’s existing “three lines of defence”.


Acin’s highly advanced system of risk identification, management and mitigation enables connected firms to achieve the highest degrees of protection at an industry level. This in turn, empowers firms to reduce dramatically their operating costs. Acin has been recognised as one of the most innovative Regtech companies for two consecutive years.

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November 2019

Acin earns RegTech100 accolade for 2nd consecutive year

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The control system.

First simplification then
network expansion.

Acin enables financial institutions to access standardised controls data seamlessly, allowing agile data-driven risk management and decision-making. We have created a unique solution, based on a standardised library of risks and controls, and a common taxonomy which has, at its core, a system of unique identification numbers or ACINs. It relies on a centralised database of control designs smart-mapped to the risks faced by each individual business or function within the organisation. 


Acin delivers immediate value to an individual firm but it also connects financial institutions together in a network that provides a significant advance in risk identification, management and mitigation. This ‘network defence model’ complements each firm's existing 3 lines of defence and continuously curates new risks and controls data using customer updates and market events.

“In creating a set of standards for risk and controls for investment bank trading desks, we found on average these trading desks were missing 32% of the operational risks and their associated controls.”

Acin sets the standard for the industry, unlocking the full value of controls data for our clients. To understand more about Acin and how we can help your business, please contact


Acin. The way forward.​

Representing a transformation of risk and control management, Acin simplifies identification of uncontrolled risks and missing controls, immediately closing the gaps and improving control effectiveness.

A better control environment.
Acin simplifies and reduces the number of unique controls that are needed, saving operating cost.

Significantly improved maintenance.

Acin supplies risk and control updates and curation via the network, saving operating cost and increasing effectiveness.


A clear demonstration of control to regulators.

Acin’s benchmarking enables firms to demonstrate to regulators and other stakeholders, both completeness and quality of the control environment in a language they understand.


Control of the future.

Acin’s Networked Defence Model is a next generation risk management capability. It is far beyond any firm’s unilateral capabilities today and it increases our collective ability to identify and syndicate ‘knowable unknowns’ and reduces ‘unknown unknowns’ at the industry level.


What people are saying

“ACIN will help us optimize our control framework, improving operating efficiency, helping us to focus on the effectual operation of the controls rather than the design.”

Director, Conduct and Controls, top 5 global bank



Our People




Paul is the Founder & CEO of Acin and has over 25 years’ operational and financial services experience. Prior to Acin, Paul founded Anchura Partners in 2010 and grew it to be a highly successful consulting business, exiting in 2018. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business at Barclays Wealth, and COO to the CEO in EMEA at Credit Suisse. Paul started his corporate career at Accenture and prior to that he was an Army Officer in the Royal Engineers.




Graeme has worked in financial services technology and innovation for over 20 years, with a variety of roles across process automation, platform architecture, product development and portfolio modelling.  He is driving the build of software to embed Acin data into client's internal architecture, develop the Acin client portal and Acin's AI capability.  He joins from Schroders Investment Management, where he was Head of Enterprise Data Architecture and Process Automation.



Head of Account Management

Rash is Head of Account Management at Acin and has over 20 years’ financial services experience. Rash leads on client acquisition, client solutions and client management and has delivered significant growth momentum for Acin. Previously Rash has held several Managing Director positions within RBS including Head of Strategy Implementation and Global Equities COO. Rash has also formerly held positions at Credit Suisse and Accenture.



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