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2023 Preliminary Renewal Statements Available Monday

November 02, 2022

Starting Monday, November 7, 2022, a registered investment adviser firm can access, via its IARD account, its Preliminary Renewal Statement for 2023 renewals. The Preliminary Renewal Statement must be paid, in full, by Monday, December 12, 2022. 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 7, 2022, to ensure that funds are posted to your firm’s IARD account by December 12, 2022.

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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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New Guidance on New York IAR Registration

July 14, 2021

The Investor Protection Bureau of the State of New York’s Office of Attorney General recently issued new guidance clarifying the state’s new process for registering investment adviser representatives (“IARs”). This guidance will be of particular interest to new and existing investment adviser representatives seeking registration in New York. Existing investment adviser representatives have until December 2, 2021 to comply with the registration requirement but must submit a Form U4 requesting investment adviser representative registration in New York on or before August 31, 2021.

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Reviewing an Investment Adviser’s IARD Renewal Statement

November 19, 2020

As a chief compliance officer (“CCO”) reviews his or her investment adviser firm’s Preliminary Renewal Statement from the IARD system, the CCO should consider whether his or her investment adviser firm desires to terminate a firm-level investment adviser state registration or notice filing with a state securities regulator so the firm can receive a regulatory fee refund.

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