Preliminary Renewal Statements Available Monday

November 07, 2018

Starting Monday, November 12, 2018, a registered investment adviser firm can access, via its IARD account, its Preliminary Renewal Statement for 2019 renewals. The Preliminary Renewal Statement must be paid, in full, by Monday, December 17, 2018. 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 12, 2018, to ensure that funds are posted to your firm’s IARD account by December 17, 2018.

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Annual Renewals of Investment Advisers is Quickly Approaching

November 02, 2018

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 always remain properly registered. 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 de minimus exemption. However, investment advisers must review each state’s notice filing or registration requirements prior to conducting business in a 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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California Securities Regulation Division Is Currently Conducting Online Examinations of State Registered Investment Advisers

October 25, 2018

RIA Compliance Consultants was recently made aware that the California Department of Business Oversight – Securities Regulation Division is conducting “Online Written Examinations” of investment adviser firms registered with the State of California regardless of whether or not the investment adviser firm has offices located in California.

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