Learn About the Exemption for Investment Advisers from New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

February 02, 2024

With the new requirements that corporations, limited liability companies and other entities report the identities of their beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), the chief compliance officer (“CCO”) of an investment adviser firm and sponsors of pooled investment vehicles should be aware that certain investment adviser firms and pooled investment vehicles are eligible for an exemption from FinCEN’s beneficial ownership reporting requirements.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Montana for Discriminatory Investment Adviser Representative Registration Fees

January 13, 2024

Litigation Alert

According to the Daily Montanan, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the State of Montana. This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a licensing fee structure imposed on non-resident investment adviser representatives and securities salespersons, alleging it violates the privileges and immunities clause of the United States Constitution.

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Understanding Nebraska’s Annual Reporting Requirements for State-Registered Investment Advisers

November 14, 2023

For investment adviser firms which are state registered with Nebraska, it’s crucial to be aware that there are certain additional documents which must be submitted directly (via a ShareFile link) to the Nebraska Securities Bureau in addition to and separate from the paying the regulatory fees associated with annual renewals and filing the Form ADV Annual Amendment via the IARD (“Investment Adviser Registration Depository”) system.

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Navigating the Preliminary Renewal Statement for Investment Advisers

November 11, 2023

Understanding and Managing Your Firm’s Preliminary Renewal Statement

As we approach the end of the year, it is crucial for investment adviser firms to review their 2024 Preliminary Renewal Statements, which are now accessible through their IARD accounts. This statement is an overview of the firm’s current registration status and the associated renewal fees. Let us delve into the specifics of this renewal statement and its implications for your investment adviser firm.

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