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Massachusetts Investment Adviser Surety Bond


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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of State, Registration Inspections, Compliance and Examinations Section (RICE), is responsible for the Investment Adviser or Advisor broker dealer registration. RICE has oversight of professional exams, verifying financial solvency, applicant criminal and work history, and providing information to the public. The Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act details the definition of an Investment Adviser and the registration requirements.

Surety Bond and Registration Requirements:

  1. Payment of a filing fee and application for registration through FINRA with any required attachments.
  2. Criminal Offender Record Information Acknowledgement Form.
  3. Obtain a $10,000 surety bond if the investment adviser has discretion over client funds.
  4. If the applicant does not have custody or discretion over client funds, they must assets in excess of liabilities.
  5. De Minimis- out-of-state applicants with less than five clients are not required to register.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Massachusetts Investment Adviser Surety Bond is dependent on credit. Our rates start at $150 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.

Did You Know?

A broker-dealer is no longer required to file an annual financial report.

Related Links:

Massachusetts RICE Section Overview
Massachusetts RICE FAQs
Rhode Island Investment Adviser Bond

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