Category Archives: IARD
 

Investment Advisers Should begin Preparing to Submit their Annual Form ADV Amendment

December 22, 2021

Annual Amendment ServiceInvestment Advisers’ Final Renewal Statements and reports will be available for viewing and printing on January 2, 2022. All registered investment advisers should download and review these reports; Final Renewal Statements will indicate if any additional fees are due and these payments are due by January 22, 2022. Additionally, investment advisers with a fiscal year end of December 31 are encouraged to begin preparing their required Form ADV annual updating amendments.

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Deadline for Receipt of Preliminary Renewal Statement Payments Quickly Approaching

December 02, 2021

The deadline for investment advisers to submit their Preliminary Renewal Statement payment is quickly approaching. FINRA must be in receipt of the full payment listed on the Preliminary Renewal Statement by December 13, 2021. Investment advisers with sufficient funds in their Flex-Funding Account to cover the Preliminary Renewal Statement payment will have funds automatically transferred beginning on December 13, 2021 to the Renewal Account to cover total renewal fees owed. Automatic transfers will be conducted every day after December 13, 2021 until the WEB CRD/IARD shuts down for year-end processing on December 27, 2021. Investment advisers that choose to mail in their payments are advised to do so now to avoid delays and to ensure funds are received by the deadline.

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Preliminary Renewal Statement Now Available

November 09, 2021

As of Monday, November 8, 2021, your investment advisor firm can access, via its 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 advisor representatives.

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Preliminary Renewal Statements Available Monday

November 03, 2021

Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, a registered investment adviser firm can access, via its IARD account, its Preliminary Renewal Statement for 2022 renewals. The Preliminary Renewal Statement must be paid, in full, by Monday, December 13, 2021. Depending on your method of payment, it may take at least two days for a payment to post to the IARD account. Because of this, your firm’s payment should arrive at FINRA no later than Wednesday, December 8, 2021, to ensure that funds are posted to your firm’s IARD account by December 13, 2021.

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

October 29, 2021

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 December 31 each calendar year. To ensure that investment adviser firms and their investment adviser representatives are properly licensed in all necessary jurisdictions for 2022, renewal fees must be paid through the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (“IARD”) system.

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Regulatory Reminder – Submission of Annual Financial Statements in Certain States

February 25, 2021

As your state registered investment adviser firm completes its Form ADV Annual Amendment, it’s important not to forget that many state securities regulators also require a state registered investment adviser firm to submit annual financial statements and/or other documents (e.g., proof of continued coverage of a surety bond, investment advisory client agreement if material changes) directly to the state securities regulator (outside of the IARD/CRD system).

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Deadline for Receipt of Preliminary Renewal Statement Payments Quickly Approaching

December 03, 2020

The deadline for investment advisers to submit their Preliminary Renewal Statement payment is quickly approaching. FINRA must be in receipt of the full payment listed on the Preliminary Renewal Statement by December 14, 2020. Investment advisers with sufficient funds in their Flex-Funding Account to cover the Preliminary Renewal Statement payment will have funds automatically transferred beginning on December 14, 2020 to the Renewal Account to cover total renewal fees owed. Automatic transfers will be conducted every day after December 14, 2020 until the WEB CRD/IARD shuts down for year-end processing on December 27, 2020. Investment advisers that choose to mail in their payments are advised to do so now to avoid delays and to ensure funds are received by the deadline. If your investment adviser would like assistance with the annual renewal service, click here for more information on or to purchase RIA Compliance Consultants’ IARD Renewal Program and ADV Amendment Service. If you have questions regarding these or any of the other services offered by RIA Compliance Consultants, contact your support person or our business development team at bizdevteam@ria-compliance-consultants.com

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Reviewing an Investment Adviser’s IARD Renewal Statement

November 19, 2020

As a chief compliance officer (“CCO”) reviews his or her investment adviser firm’s Preliminary Renewal Statement from the IARD system, the CCO should consider whether his or her investment adviser firm desires to terminate a firm-level investment adviser state registration or notice filing with a state securities regulator so the firm can receive a regulatory fee refund.

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