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Understanding the Provisions Required for Registered Investment Adviser Client Contracts

May 16, 2013

Under Section 205 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Investment Advisers Act”), an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)  shall not “enter into, extend, or renew any  investment advisory contract, or in any way to perform any investment advisory contract entered into, extended, or renewed…” unless the investment advisory contract meets certain requirements specified under Section 205.  Section 205(d) of the Investment Advisers Act defines an investment advisory contract as “any contract or agreement whereby a person agrees to act as an investment adviser to or to manage an investment or trading account of another person….”

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