Disclosure for Foreign Advisers: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) will not approve new applications to register an investment adviser firm located outside the United States unless an applicant can show that the foreign jurisdiction’s laws and regulations permit the sharing of information with the SEC. As a result, RIA Compliance Consultants is currently limiting introductory calls to the following: (i) new applicants which are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Switzerland; and (ii) existing firms already registered with the SEC regardless of location.
Whether you have experience in the securities industry or you are just starting to build your investment advisory business, you undoubtedly have questions about how to become a registered investment advisor. The process of setting-up and registering a new investment advisor firm can seem like an overwhelming and daunting task for many. Even those that have a compliance background and may have worked with an investment advisor in the past can find the investment advisor registration process to be extremely time-consuming and tedious. Let us answer your questions about how to become a registered investment advisor and guide you through the investment advisor registration process.
RIA Compliance Consultants has developed a turn-key investment advisor registration process to assist you with setting-up your investment advisor firm so that you can focus your time and energy on the other aspects of starting your new business. By accessing our web-site, you are taking the first step in determining whether you will use an investment advisor registration service provider or attempt to complete the investment advisor registration process on your own. We will try and help make that decision a little easier for you.
Work with an Industry Experienced Compliance Professional – RIA Compliance Consultants has completed the investment advisor registration process numerous times with various securities regulators. We provide you with a team of securities industry experienced, seasoned compliance professional to help you through the investment advisor registration process. Our compliance consultants understand numerous compliance risks and conflicts of interest associated with various business models of investment advisors. As you are making your decision, you must keep in mind that the documents prepared by RIA Compliance Consultants will not just be used to register your investment advisor firm, these documents will help your investment advisor firm meet its fiduciary duty to provide full and fair disclosure to its clients. Your initial investment advisor registration documents should not just be prepared so that your investment advisor firm can get registered quickly; these documents should be prepared in a manner that will pass regulatory scrutiny in the future.
Allow Us to do the Heavy Lifting – Learning how to become a registered investment advisor, figuring out where to register as an investment advisor, knowing what documents need to be submitted, understanding the securities regulator’s expectations, and navigating your way through the IARD system, it can all be an overwhelming process. Our compliance professionals have prepared and filed hundreds of investment advisor registration applications. We work with investment advisor firms located throughout the United States as well as some in foreign countries. We are familiar with the SEC and state investment advisor registration process and regulatory expectations so we can guide you through the registration process in a fast and efficient manner. For a better understanding of the investment advisor registration process, click here to register for the next live session of our complimentary webinar, “How to Become a Registered Investment Advisor – The Nuts and Bolts of Registering as an RIA” or click here to access a previously recorded version of this webinar.
Develop a Long-Term Relationship with a Dedicated Team that Will Know Your Ongoing Compliance Needs – Although you can choose to simply engage us to assist you with the investment advisor registration process, the goal of RIA Compliance Consultants is to develop a long-term relationship with you and assist with your on-going compliance needs as an investment advisor. We believe in taking a proactive approach of working with our investment advisor clients by trying to keep them informed of regulatory changes, expectations of securities regulators, and hot topics as well as providing periodic reminders of various compliance functions that should be performed throughout the year. Our first way of doing this is through our complimentary email newsletter. Click here now to register for the newsletter and make sure that your investment advisor stays informed of important investment advisory compliance topics.
We Value Our Relationship with All of Our Investment Advisor Clients – We serve a wide variety of investment advisor firms in terms of size and business models. That is why we do not take a one-size, fits all approach to working with our investment advisor clients. We understand that as a one-person shop your compliance needs may be simpler than those of an investment advisor firm with multiple employees or that an investment advisor firm whose only service is serving as a solicitor will not need as complex of a compliance program as an investment advisor firm providing discretionary asset management. Our investment advisor registration and compliance services will be customized to your business model as well as to the size of your investment advisor firm.
All-Inclusive, Competitively Priced Fixed Fee – We can assist you with the entire investment advisor registration process. Since registering investment advisors is one of our core offerings, we are able to provide quality, customized investment advisor registration services in a timely and efficient manner at a lower cost than many other consultants. Our prices are customized based on a variety of factors specific to the needs of your investment advisor firm. To obtain a quote for our Turn-Key Investment Advisor Registration Package, please click here to complete our online Request for Proposal Form to provide us some of the necessary information for us to prepare your initial quote. Once you have completed this Form, you will be provided a link to our online calendar to schedule a time so that one of our consultants can contact you at a time that is convenient for you.
The work and complexity associated with an investment advisor registration engagement can vary significantly based on numerous factors such as: state versus SEC registration; the number of states requiring registration or notice filing; the number of IARs; the disciplinary history of the firm and its associated persons; and the particular investment advisory services that will be offered by the investment advisor. In order to provide you with an initial quote specific to your firm’s situation, we will need to gather some details regarding the structure and business model for your proposed investment advisor. To facilitate this process, we request that you complete our Request for Proposal Form. Upon submission of this information, you will be provided the opportunity to schedule a time for one of our consultants to contact you to further discuss your specific situation provide you with an initial quote for our turnkey investment advisor registration services. You can also contact us directly at 877-345-4034 to speak with one of our consultants or click here to schedule a time for one of our consultants to contact you.