Category Archives: IARD
 

Preliminary Renewal Statement Now Available

November 17, 2015

As of yesterday, Monday, November 16, 2015, your investment adviser firm can access, via its Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD) account, its Preliminary Renewal Statement for the upcoming year. Investment advisor firms are assessed individual registration fees based on the state(s) that the firm is notice filed or registered in and the number of investment advisor representatives and their approved registration statuses. The amount reflected in the Preliminary Renewal Statement is the amount of renewal fees investment advisors must pay in order to maintain active registration for the firm and its investment adviser representatives.

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Preliminary Renewal Statements Available Monday

November 12, 2015

Starting Monday, November 16, 2015, a registered investment adviser firm can access, via its Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD) account, its Preliminary Renewal Statement for 2016 renewals.  The Preliminary Renewal Statement must be paid, in full, by Friday, December 18, 2015.  Since it takes approximately two (2) days for a payment to post to the IARD account, your firm’s payment should arrive at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) no later than Wednesday, December 16, 2015, to ensure that funds are posted to your firm’s IARD account by Friday, December 18, 2015.

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NASAA Announces IARD System Process Fee Waiver for State Registered Investment Adviser Firms

November 05, 2015

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced that the Investment Adviser Registration Depository System (IARD), the national database sponsored by NASAA and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that provides investment adviser firms and their investment adviser representatives a single source for filing state and SEC investment adviser registration and notice filings, will waive the IARD system processing fees for state registered investment adviser firms in 2016. While waiving IARD system processing fees for state registered investment adviser firms in 2016, NASAA will continue charging a $10 IARD system processing fee for each investment adviser representative (IAR).

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Investment Advisers Should Begin Preparations for 2016 Renewals

October 29, 2015

As annual renewal season rapidly approaches, investment advisers should be proactive and begin preparing for renewals by reviewing to make sure the investment advisor is properly registered or notice filed, as applicable, and that its investment adviser representatives are properly licensed with all required state securities regulators.  The IARD Renewal Program serves to facilitate the annual renewal of investment advisers and their investment adviser representatives’ registrations with the appropriate state securities regulators. Although, an investment adviser’s registration, notice filing, and licensing requirements is something that should be reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis, during the annual renewal process all investment advisers should review their existing registration or notice filing status and each investment adviser representative’s licensing status to confirm that the investment adviser and its representatives are properly registered, notice filed, or licensed (as applicable).  Additionally, all state registered investment advisers should also review the state requirements to see if branch office registration is required and, if it is, investment advisers should confirm that all branch office locations have been properly registered.

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Did your Investment Adviser Firm Renew its Registration or Notice Filing for 2015?

January 03, 2015

Now that we are into a new year, can you confirm your registered investment adviser firm and its investment adviser representatives were properly renewed for 2015? Every year there are always a handful of investment adviser firms that fail to submit renewal fees through the IARD system in a timely fashion. Therefore, even if you think the renewal payment was sent in time, please make sure your investment adviser firm retrieves the Final Renewal Statement and confirms it is renewed for calendar year 2015.

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Preliminary Renewal Statements Now Available

November 21, 2013

As of Monday, November 11, 2013, your investment adviser firm can access its Preliminary Renewal Statement for the upcoming year via its IARD account. Investment adviser firms are assessed individual registration fees based on the state(s) that the firm is notice filed or registered in and the number of investment adviser representatives and their approved registration statuses. The amount reflected in the Preliminary Renewal Statement is the amount of renewal fees investment advisers must pay in order to maintain active registration for the firm and its investment adviser representatives.

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Failure to Properly Renew Registration may Result in Adverse Consequences for Investment Advisers

October 22, 2013

Investment adviser firms and investment adviser representatives must maintain active registrations and/or notice filing statuses with applicable jurisdictions/states. Unless properly renewed, all investment adviser firm and investment adviser representative licensing approvals expire on December 31 of each calendar year. In order to ensure investment adviser firms and their investment adviser representatives are properly licensed in all necessary jurisdictions for 2014, renewal fees must be paid through the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (“IARD”) system.

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Annual Renewals of Investment Adviser is Quickly Approaching

October 16, 2013

As 2013 is quickly coming to an end, now is the time for each registered investment adviser to begin preparations for IARD renewals for the investment adviser firm and its investment adviser representatives. Registered investment advisers must make sure that they remain properly registered at all times.  If you are an SEC registered investment adviser, you must make sure that your investment adviser is notice filed in all required states.  If you are a state registered investment adviser, you must make sure your investment adviser is properly registered in all required states.  Generally, registration or notice filing is required at the firm level if an investment adviser has a place of business in the state or if it exceeds the state’s deminimus exemption.  However, investment advisers must review each state’s notice filing or registration requirements prior to conducting business in a particular state.  Investment adviser representative licensing is always handled at the state level.  Investment adviser firms must review and determine that all investment adviser representatives are properly licensed prior to conducting business in a state.

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Investment Advisers Should Begin Preparations for 2014 Renewals

October 09, 2013

As annual renewal season rapidly approaches, investment advisers should be proactive and begin preparing for renewals by reviewing to make sure the investment adviser is properly registered or notice filed, as applicable, and that its investment adviser representatives are properly licensed with all required state securities regulators.  The IARD Renewal Program serves to facilitate the annual renewal of investment advisers and their investment adviser representatives’ registrations with the appropriate state securities regulators. Although, an investment adviser’s registration, notice filing, and licensing requirements should be reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis, the annual renewal process should be used as a time to confirm that the investment adviser is properly registered or notice filed (as applicable) and that its representatives are properly licensed.  Additionally, all state registered investment advisers should also review the state requirements to see if branch office registration is required and, if it is, investment advisers should confirm that all branch office locations have been properly registered. 

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