Category Archives: Renewals
 

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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Deadline for Receipt of Preliminary Renewal Statement Payments Quickly Approaching

December 08, 2019

The deadline for investment adviser firms to submit their Preliminary Renewal Statement payment is quickly approaching. FINRA must be in receipt of an investment adviser firm’s full payment listed on the Preliminary Renewal Statement by December 16, 2019. Investment adviser firms with sufficient funds in their IARD Flex-Funding Account to cover the Preliminary Renewal Statement payment will have funds automatically transferred beginning on December 16, 2019 to the IARD Renewal Account to cover total renewal fees owed. Automatic transfers will be conducted every day after December 16, 2019 until the WEB CRD/IARD shuts down for year-end processing on Friday, December 27, 2019. Investment adviser firms that choose to mail in their renewal payments are advised to do so now to avoid delays and to ensure funds are received by the deadline.

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Ensure Timely Preliminary Renewal Statement Payments

November 21, 2019

Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your annual renewal fees. FINRA must be in receipt of the full payment listed on the Preliminary Renewal Statement, which is now available, by Monday December 16, 2019. Investment advisers with sufficient funds in their Flex-Funding Account to cover the Preliminary Renewal Statement payment will have funds automatically transferred beginning December 16, 2019 to the Renewal Account to cover total renewal fees owed. 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 Services.

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Tip #3 for an Investment Adviser’s IARD Renewal – Email Alerts from IARD System

November 13, 2019

Your investment adviser firm can create IARD renewal email alerts in E-Bill section of the IARD account.  The email alerts sent to your investment adviser firm can include notifications about renewal statements, deadlines, or confirmation that your investment adviser firm has paid its renewals in full.  The Super Account Administrator (“SAA”) for your investment adviser firm’s IARD account does not automatically receive all the available alerts; the SAA must subscribe for the various email alerts.  For more details about the features of the E-Bill section of your investment adviser firm’s IARD account, visit E-Bill Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at https://www.finra.org/filing-reporting/e-bill/faq#alerts .

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