More On Legal & Compliancefrom The Advisor's Professional Library
- Using Solicitors to Attract Clients Rule 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisors Act establishes requirements governing cash payments to solicitors. The rule permits payment of cash referral fees to individuals and companies recommending clients to an RIA, but requires four conditions are first satisfied.
- Dealings With Qualified Clients and Accredited Investors Depending upon an RIAs business model and investment strategies, it may be important to identify “qualified clients” and “accredited investors.” The Dodd-Frank Act authorized the SEC to change which clients are defined by those terms.
Forbes.com writer Ahmed Taha analyzes the SEC's warnings to investors about not using a fund's past performance to predict future performance.
WealthManagerWeb.com writer J. Gibson Watson III shares points in favor of active portfolio management.
Marc L. Ross, CFA, CFP, shares an introduction to hedged mutual funds at Investorpedia.com.
James E. McWhinney offers an excellent summary of mutual funds' emergence and development.
Forbes.com gives a great overview of this new development in an unusual format.