SEC's Heightened Adviser Registration Requirements

Law360 (December 23, 2010, 12:28 PM EST) -- On Nov. 19, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules and amendments implementing certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as it relates to investment adviser registration. Specifically, the new rules 1) clarify eligibility for registration with the SEC; 2) clarify the scope of new exemptions from registration with the SEC for certain advisers; 3) establish reporting requirements for certain advisers exempt from registration with the SEC; and 4) require greater disclosure by registered investment advisers...
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