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I. Registration Fees.

  • Investment Adviser: $200
  • Investment Adviser Representative: $50

II. Financial & Bonding Requirements. All advisers must be solvent, have a positive net worth, a surety bond of $10,000. IAs must submit audited balance sheet and income statements if they have custody. In addition to the surety bond requirement, Oregon-based investment advisor firms must provide evidence of coverage of errors and omissions insurance in the amount $1,000,000 as well as a signed attestation regarding the insurance coverage.

III. Sole Proprietorships. If an IA is a sole proprietorship, registration fees must be paid for both the IA and the IAR. In addition, a form U4 must be filed for the IAR; a $10,000 surety bond must be maintained; fully audited balance sheet income statements for custody arrangements; and a copy of the contract should be filed to the state for pre-approval.

IV. De Minimis. A state licensed investment adviser with no place of business in Oregon may have up to and including 5 clients within the past 12 months that are residents of Oregon and must become licensed prior to entering into an advisory contract with a sixth Oregon client.

V. Other Required Documents.

  • Financial statements sent to the Division as required.
  • Original of firm’s signed surety bond sent to the Division.
  • Copy of client contract.
  • Designation of at least one salesperson via U4 in CRD/IARD.
  • ADV Part I and ADV Part II in IARD.

For additional information, please contact the state securities administrator.

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