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- Registration Requirements for Investment Advisor Representatives (IARs) When individuals launch an advisory firm, they must avoid marketing themselves or the firm as investment advisors before they are properly approved and registered. Otherwise, they are subject to severe penalties.
- Client Communication and Miscommunication RIA policies and procedures must specify what type of communications should be retained. The safest course of action is for RIAs to retain all communicationsto clients, from clients, and about client accounts. To comply with fiduciary obligations, communications must be thorough and not mislead.
The bill now has key "yes' votes from Maine Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins along with Senator Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts); The three Senators have now signaled that they are on board to support what is formally called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Democratic Senator from Nebraska, Ben Nelson, also said July 13, that he would support the reform bill, after stating July 12 that he still had concerns about it.