Investment Advisers Act of 1940

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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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Investment Advisers Act of 1940

A federal act that defines what an investment adviser is, requires such advisors to register with the SEC, and sets standards for advertising, disclosure, fees, liability, and record keeping. The Act was passed to protect investors. Also called Advisers Act.
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5, 2003, the SEC adopted long-awaited amendments to Rule 206(4)-2 intended to modernize the Investment Advisor Act of 1940 custody rule to enhance protections for advisory clients' assets, harmonize the rule with current custodial practices, and clarify when advisors have custody.

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