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Notice of Request for Public and Internal Comment on Proposed Changes to the Uniform Branch Registration Form (Form BR)

  The Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) has authorized the release for internal and public comment proposed changes to the Uniform Branch Registration Form (Form BR), including its instructions.  Background and Summary Form BR is the form used for branch office registration, notification, closing or withdrawal.  Broker-dealers and […]

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Washington Proposes Amendments to Rules for Investment Advisers

The Washington Securities Division is proposing to amend the rules for investment advisers in Chapter 460-24A WAC. The proposed rules would update various provisions of the investment adviser rules, including the rules regarding financial reporting requirements, custody, books and records, and unethical practices.

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Notice of Request for Public and Internal Comment: Proposed Changes to Model Custody and Recordkeeping Rules Under the Uniform Securities Acts of 1956 and 2002 To Clarify Requirements Relating to Inadvertent Custody of Client Funds

The Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) has authorized release for internal and public comment the following proposed changes to Model Rules 102(e)(1)-1 and 203(a)-2 under the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 and Model Rules USA 2002 411(c)-1 and USA 2002 411(f)-(1) under the Uniform Securities Act of 2002 […]

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Notice of Request for Public Comment: Proposed Changes to Performance Fee Model Rules Under the Uniform Securities Acts of 1956 and 2002

The Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) has authorized release for public comment the following proposed changes to Model Rule 102(f)-3 under the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 and Model Rule  502(c) under the Uniform Securities Act of 2002 (“the performance fee model rules” or “the Model Rules”). Public […]

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Notice of Request for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Form ADV Part 1B

The Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) has authorized release for public comment the following revisions to Form ADV Part 1B. Background and Discussion of Proposed Changes The Uniform Application for Investment Adviser Registration and Report by Exempt Reporting Advisers (“Form ADV”) is used by investment advisers to register and/or […]

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Maryland Issues Exempt Reporting Adviser Order

The Maryland Securities Commission has issued an order amending the Maryland Securities Act to adopt the NASAA Registration Exemption for Investment Advisers to Private Funds Model Rule concerning treatment of certain private fund advisers under the Dodd-Frank Act. Print | PDF | Email

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Washington Amends Franchise Investment Protection Act

Washington’s Franchise Investment Protection Act, chapter 19.100 RCW (the “Act”), was amended to make technical corrections in the 2012 legislative session through Senate Bill 6172.    The amendments better align the Act with the Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule, 16 CFR § 436, and Washington’s Administrative Procedures Act.  The amendments:  Revise the franchise disclosure document delivery […]

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Notice of Request for Public Comment: Proposed Model Franchise Exemptions

NASAA’s Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group (the “Franchise Project Group” or “Project Group”) is rereleasing for comment from interested persons proposed changes to NASAA’s Model Franchise Exemptions (the “Model Exemptions”).  In response to a previous solicitation for comment, NASAA received a total of six (6) public comments regarding various provisions in the Model Exemptions.  […]

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Washington Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Broker-Dealer Rules

March 14, 2012 – The Washington Securities Division is proposing to amend Chapter 460-33A WAC, which provides an optional method of registration for “mortgage paper securities” as defined in WAC 460-33A-015(4). The proposed rules would strengthen investor suitability requirements; revise the calculation of the number of investors that may participate in a loan; establish requirements […]

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Washington proposes to amend certain WAC sections to correct references to definitions in the Securities Act of Washington

March 6, 2012

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