FINRA Rule 4360 requires each member firm to join the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and to secure fidelity bonding insurance with specified amounts of coverage based on the firm’s net capital requirement. Such firms must maintain fidelity bond coverage that provides for per loss coverage without an aggregate limit of liability. Firms may apply for this level of coverage with any product that meets these requirements, including the Securities Dealer Blanket Bond (SDBB) or a properly endorsed Financial Institution Form 14 Bond (Form 14). Net Capital Requirements The rule requires a member with a net capital requirement of less Read more about Fidelity Bond Requirements (FINRA Rule 4360)[…]
Also, State registered advisers should review and verify compliance with state regulatory requirements governing the business of investment advisers. The regulation of investment advisers can vary significantly from one state to the other. Attempts to unify the patchwork of state requirements have fallen short, and the only sure way to determine the specific requirements of a state is to refer directly to the state’s securities laws and regulations, which many states make available online. Due to the practical difficulty of identifying and keeping current on the requirements of each state in which an investment adviser conducts business, it is often advantageous for an investment adviser to adopt a policy that requires it to comply with all state requirements.
Provided below is a non-exhaustive list of common regulatory requirements that states impose on investment advisers. Any investment adviser that does not comply with a particular requirement should thoroughly document its basis for believing that the requirement does not apply in the states in which it conducts business.
For information on investment adviser registration in each state, check out NASAA’s State Investment Adviser Registration Information.