RIA Switch for Mid-Sized Advisers Delayed by SEC

According to a recent letter addressed to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) from Robert Plaze, associate director for regulation of the SEC’s division of investment management, a switch in regulators for advisers who manage between $25 million and $100 million in assets that was supposed to start occurring this summer may now be extended to the first quarter of 2012. The reason is that regulators need until the end of 2011 to reprogram a national registration database for advisers.

Advisers are still waiting for the SEC to adopt the proposed rules that will make the regulatory transition official. The extension of the deadline also must be considered in a rule-making procedure by the SEC.

Parker MacIntyre provides legal and compliance services to investment advisers, broker-dealers, registered representatives, hedge funds and issuers of securities, among others. Our regulatory practice group assists financial service providers with the complex issues that arise in the course of their businesses, including compliance with federal and state laws and rules.