As we noted previously, registered investment advisory firms and firm representatives must renew their registration annually by paying a fee to FINRA. In November FINRA issued a Preliminary Renewal Statement for each registered IA firm which stated the amount of renewal fees which were due by December 13, 2010.
While most firms should have by now paid the preliminary statement, each firm can now review their Final Renewal Statement. The final statement is now available through the IARD system and reflects the firm’s and representatives’ final registration status as of December 31, 2010. The final statement also reflects any adjustments as a result of registration approvals or terminations since the preliminary statement was issued. Firms and representatives should check their final statement to ensure all renewal fees are paid in full. If 40 mg levitra the firm has any amounts due, payment should be made by February 4, 2011.
Below is information on how to access your Final Renewal Statement.
Accessing Your Final Renewal Statement
To check your firm’s Final Renewal Statement, follow these instructions:
- Log onto IARD here.
- Enter your firm’s ID and password.
- Review and accept the terms and conditions.
- Under the “Accounting” tab at the top of the page, select “Renewal Account.”
- Under the “Renewal Statement” link in the “Accounting” section, you can retrieve the Final Renewal Statement, which will state “Paid in Full” or “Amount Due.”
If an amount is due, the balance must be received by FINRA and posted to the Renewal Account by February 4, 2011. Any renewal overpayments should have automatically been transferred to your Daily Account.
Additional information about the Final Renewal Statement can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding your renewal statement or any other investment adviser registration issue, please feel free to contact Mallon P.C. for more information.
Bart Mallon, Esq. runs the hedge fund law blog and provides hedge fund compliance services to hedge fund managers through Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP. He can be reached directly at 415-868-5345.