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- 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.
- Disaster Recovery Plans and Succession Planning RIAs owe a fiduciary duty to clients to prepare for disasters and other contingencies. If an RIA does not have a disaster recovery plan, clients financial well-being may be jeopardized. RIAs should also engage in succession planning, ensuring a smooth transaction if an owner or principal leaves.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved by a vote of 271-158, another short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until April 8. The Senate is due to take up, and likely pass, the CR later this week.
This short-term funding extension to prevent a government shutdown is a holdover while congressional negotiations continue on a long-term plan to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.