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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 80. Investment Advisors
8/6/2020

21VAC5-80-190. Disclosure Requirements.

A. For purposes of compliance with § 13.1-505.1 of the Act, a copy of Part 2 of Form ADV must be given to clients of investment advisors.

B. The investment advisor or its registered representatives shall deliver the disclosure information required by this section to an advisory client or prospective advisory client:

1. Not less than 48 hours prior to entering into any investment advisory contract with such client or prospective client, or

2. At the time of entering into any such contract, if the advisory client has a right to terminate the contract without penalty within five calendar days after entering into the contract.

C. The investment advisor, or its registered representatives, shall offer to deliver the disclosure information required by this section to an advisory client or prospective advisory client annually, within 90 days of any investment advisor's fiscal year end.

D. A copy of Part 2 of Form ADV to be given to clients must be filed by investment advisors with the commission at its Division of Securities and Retail Franchising not later than the time of its use.

E. An investment advisor and its representative who receives compensation for assisting a client in the selection of another investment advisor may only assist that client in the selection of another investment advisor pursuant to a written agreement between the assisting investment advisor and the other investment advisor. The written agreement must describe the assisting activities and compensation, contain the assisting investment advisor's undertaking to perform consistent with the other investment advisor's instructions, and require that the assisting investment advisor representative provide the prospective clients with written disclosure documents of the assisting investment advisor and the other investment advisor. The disclosure document of an investment advisor who assists clients in the selection of another investment advisor shall always contain the following information in addition to other information required by subsection A of this section:

1. The name of the assisting investment advisor representative;

2. The name of the other investment advisor;

3. The nature of the relationship, including any affiliation between the assisting investment advisor representative and the other investment advisor;

4. A statement that the assisting investment advisor representative will be compensated for his services by the other investment advisor;

5. The terms of such compensation arrangement, including a description of the compensation paid to the assisting investment advisor representative;

6. Compensation differentials charged to clients above the normal other investment advisor's fee, as a result of the cost of obtaining clients by compensating the assisting investment advisor representative.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 13.1-523.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Rule 1205, Case No. SEC870040, eff. July 2, 1987; amended, Volume 13, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 1997; Volume 19, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. June 3, 2013.

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