Proposed Rule 203A-1 Pursuant to Dodd-Frank Act
The SEC has proposed certain new rules as well as amendments to existing rules under the Investment Advisers Act as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act. The following proposed new rule 203A-1 will replace existing Rule 203A-1. The new rule will provide state and SEC registered investment advisers with information on the time requirements for switching between the registration status. The full proposed revised rule is reprinted below.
§ 275.203A-1 Switching to or from SEC registration.
(a) State-registered advisers—switching to SEC registration. If you are registered with a state securities authority, you must apply for registration with the Commission within 90 days of filing an annual updating amendment to your Form ADV reporting that you are eligible for SEC registration and are not relying on an exemption from registration genuine viagra online under sections 203(l) or 203(m) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80b-3(l), (m)).
(b) SEC-registered advisers—switching to State registration. If you are registered with the Commission and file an annual updating amendment to your Form ADV reporting that you are not eligible for SEC registration and are not relying on an exemption from registration under sections 203(l) or 203(m) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80b-3(l), (m)), you must file Form ADV-W (17 CFR 279.2) to withdraw your SEC registration within 180 days of your fiscal year end (unless you then are eligible for SEC registration). During this period while you are registered with both the Commission and one or more state securities authorities, the Act and applicable State law will apply to your advisory activities.
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