In response to numerous inquiries and requests for an extension of the deadlines facing SEC registered investment advisers related to filing and/or delivering the Form ADV Part 3/Client Relationship Summary (“CRS”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a Public Statement on April 2, 2020 indicating that the SEC is not extending the filing and delivery deadline for the Form ADV Part 3/CRS.
October 29, 2019
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 are some things 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.
On June 5, 2019 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted on and approved package of rulemakings and interpretations, that includes the new Form CRS Relationship Summary, also known as the ADV Part 3. The ADV Part 3 is designed to be a short and accessible disclosure for retail investors that helps them compare information about firms’ investment advisory offerings. To help investment advisers understand what will be required by the Form CRS Relationship Summary/ADV Part 3, RIA Compliance Consultants created a new webpage, Form ADV Part 3 FAQs. The page features 25 questions with detailed answers about what will be required by investment advisers on the Form CRS Relationship Summary/ADV Part 3.
June 11, 2019
On June 5, 2019 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted on and approved a CRS Relationship Summary also known as the ADV Part 3. The ADV Part 3 is designed to be a short and accessible disclosure for retail investors that helps them compare information about firms’ investment advisory offerings. The relationship summary is intended to inform retail investors about:
May 11, 2018
On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose rules and interpretations that, among other things, are designed to enhance the transparency of investor’s relationships with investment advisers. Two of the SEC’s proposals that pertain to investment advisers are: