Investment Advisers Act

(redirected from Investment Advisors' Act)

Investment Advisers Act

Legislation passed in 1940 requiring financial advisers to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The measure was enacted to protect the public from fraud or misrepresentation by investment advisers.

Investment Advisers Act

Legislation in the United States defining an investment adviser as a person who provides professional advice on how to manage investments or makes investments on behalf of a client. Under amendments to the Advisers Act, investment advisers with more than $25 million under management are required to register with the SEC. The act defines the liability of investment advisers and provides guidelines on the fees and commissions they may collect. Additionally, the Act provides certain anti-fraud provisions protecting investors from predatory advisers, even those not registered with the SEC.
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