Perhaps not surprising, Illinois has a very well developed Securities Division website which provides its investment advisors (and potential investment advisors) with many informative articles. In this article we have reprinted three separate resources which we found helpful for potential hedge fund managers located in Illinois.
The first resource provides a basic overview of investment advisors and the separation of regulatory jurisdiction between the federal government and the states. This resource is glib on whether hedge fund managers in Illinois need to register as investment advisors with the state – generally they do not. For those managers which are registered with Illinois, the second resource provides an overview of the potential for on-site examinations of the manager’s business. The final resource provides an overview of the different fees which an advisor registered (or notice filed) in Illinois will need to pay. Continue reading