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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

21VAC5-80-65. Investment advisor records retention requirements.

The following requirements apply to every registered investment advisor as a condition of registration as an investment advisor under the Act:

1. All of the investment advisor's records, immediately upon the request of the commission, will be made available for inspection by the commission and reproduction for the commission in an office where the records are maintained;

2. All of the investment advisor's records or legible copies of the same, or printouts of the same, pertaining to a securities transaction, any part of which occurred or is to occur within the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be made available for inspection of the commission in the office of the commission's Division of Securities and Retail Franchising within five days after request of the commission for same;

3. The term "records" as used in this section means and includes all books, papers, documents, tapes, films, photographs, electronic readable format or other materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics that (i) are maintained for recordation or storage of information prepared, used or to be used in connection with a securities transaction or (ii) were used or are to be used in connection with securities transactions;

4. Failure to comply with this section may be considered grounds for the institution of a proceeding to revoke an investment advisor's registration or for such other penalty prescribed by the Act; and

5. Any investment advisor subject to a commission investigation may be required to pay the actual cost of the investigation.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2007.

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