State Releases Web Version of Annual Written Examination for Registered Investment Advisers
Investment Advisers registered with the State of New Jersey will now be able to complete their Annual Written Examination online. In addition to answering the examination questions, advisers now have the ability to upload related documents online, negating the need to send paper mailings to the state.
A release issued by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities states that “the answers to [the examination] questions are used to determine the need for an on-site or desk examination, as well as to monitor the different approaches used to render the investment advice.”
The examination questions cover topics related to the adviser’s business model, including:
- Clients and business activities
- Policies and procedures that the adviser has in place
- Personnel, associated persons and other business activities
- Client complaints
- Advertising and promotional activities
- Custody and financial condition
Instructions and a link to the examination can be found here. If you have questions or concerns about the new examination format or the questions contained in the examination, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP provides legal services for hedge fund managers and other groups within the investment management industry. Bart Mallon can be reached directly at 415-868-5345.