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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 21. Securities and Retail Franchising
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Division of Securities and Retail Franchising
Chapter 10. General Administration - Securities Act
12/6/2019

21VAC5-10-40. Definitions.

As used in this title, the following regulations and forms pertaining to securities, instructions and orders of the commission, the following meanings shall apply:

"Act" means the Securities Act contained in Chapter 5 (§ 13.1-501 et seq.) of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Applicant" means a person on whose behalf an application for registration or a registration statement is filed.

"Application" means all information required by the forms prescribed by the commission as well as any additional information required by the commission and any required fees.

"Bank Holding Company Act of 1956" (12 USC § 1841 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.

"Boiler room tactics" mean operations or high pressure tactics utilized in connection with the promotion of speculative offerings by means of an intensive telephone campaign or unsolicited calls to persons not known by or having an account with the salesmen or broker-dealer represented by him, whereby the prospective purchaser is encouraged to make a hasty decision to invest, irrespective of his investment needs and objectives.

"Breakpoint" means the dollar level of investment necessary to qualify a purchaser for a discounted sales charge on a quantity purchase of open-end management company shares.

"Commission" means State Corporation Commission.

"CRD" means the Central Registration Depository operated by FINRA as the central licensing and registration system for the United States securities industry and its regulators.

"Division" means Division of Securities and Retail Franchising of the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

"Federal covered advisor" means any person who is registered or required to be registered under § 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as an "investment adviser."

"FINRA" means the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. or any of its predecessors.

"IARD" means the Investment Advisor Registration Depository operated by FINRA as the central licensing and registration system for the United States securities industry and its regulators.

"Investment Advisers Act of 1940" (15 USC § 80b-1 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.

Notwithstanding the definition in § 13.1-501 of the Act, "investment advisor representative" as applied to a federal covered advisor only includes an individual who has a "place of business" (as that term is defined in rules or regulations promulgated by the SEC) in this Commonwealth and who either:

1. Is an "investment advisor representative" as that term is defined in rules or regulations promulgated by the SEC; or

2. a. Is not a "supervised person" as that term is defined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; and

b. Solicits, offers or negotiates for the sale of or sells investment advisory services on behalf of a federal covered advisor.

"Investment Company Act of 1940" (15 USC § 80a-1 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.

"NASAA" means the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc.

"Notice" or "notice filing" means, with respect to a federal covered advisor or federal covered security, all information required by the regulations and forms prescribed by the commission and any required fee.

"Qualified investment advisor representative" means a person who possesses the requisite skill, knowledge, and experience to be designated to supervise other investment advisor representatives. A qualified investment advisor representative shall comply with the examination or qualification requirements pursuant to 21VAC5-80-130.

"Registrant" means an applicant for whom a registration or registration statement has been granted or declared effective by the commission.

"SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Securities Act of 1933" (15 USC § 77a et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.

"Securities Exchange Act of 1934" (15 USC § 78a et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.

"Solicitation" means an offer to one or more persons by any of the following means or as a result of contact initiated through any of these means:

1. Television, radio, or any broadcast medium;

2. Newspaper, magazine, periodical, or any other publication of general circulation;

3. Poster, billboard, Internet posting, or other communication posted for the general public;

4. Brochure, flier, handbill, or similar communication, unless the offeror has a substantial preexisting business relationship or close family or personal relationship with each of the offerees;

5. Seminar or group meeting, unless the offeror has a substantial preexisting business relationship or close family or personal relationship with each of the offerees; or

6. Telephone, facsimile, mail, delivery service, or electronic communication, unless the offeror has a substantial preexisting business relationship or close family or personal relationship with each of the offerees.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 13.1-523 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Rule 103, Case No. SEC810005, eff. July 1, 1981; amended, Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1999; Volume 23, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2010; Volume 28, Issue 02, eff. September 9, 2011; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. June 3, 2013.

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