Investment Advisor policies and procedures. Recently, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) published their examination overview. They covered 1,078 investment advisor examinations during January to June 2019. Of those examined, 292 investment advisors were examined by the state for the first time.
70% of those registered investment advisor had one Investment Advisor Representative
10% had two Investment Advisor Representatives
63 investment advisor firms are affiliated with a broker dealer firm
30 investment advisors advise a pooled investment vehicle
214 investment advisors offer financial planning services
77 investment advisors acted as solicitors for other registered investment advisors
23 investment advisors pay solicitors for referrals
2019 Top 10 Deficiency Categories:
60% Books and Records;
17% Brochure Delivery;
For a copy of the Full Report, click here! Registered Investment advisor firms should review their own internal policies and procedures and internal controls to confirm that their documents are current and appropriate for the size and scope of the firm. Registered Advisor Services is here to help, contact us today!