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Minnesota Investment Adviser Surety Bond

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The State of Minnesota Department of Commerce, Industries & Agencies Securities Department is responsible for investment adviser, representatives, broker-dealer and franchise registration. Minnesota Rules 2876 § 80A.58 and 80A.61 details the investment adviser registration requirements.

Surety Bond and Registration Requirements:

  • Payment of fee and completion of the application for registration through IARD with any required attachments.
  • A minimum net worth of $35,000 is required for investment advisers that have custody over client funds.
  • A minimum net worth of $10,000 is required for discretion over client funds.
  • Register the business with the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  • Complete a Consent to Service of Process.
  • Provide proof of passage of either the Series 65 or Series 66 for each supervisor or individual with control of investment funds.
  • Provide documentation of experience for a least one supervisor of the investment adviser.
  • Provide examples of client contracts, literature, and advertising materials.
  • Obtain a $25,000 to $100,000 surety bond if the investment adviser has discretion or custody over client funds. The bond amount will be determined by the state.
  • Submit financial reports as required in Minnesota Rule 2876.4113.
  • How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for a Minnesota Investment Adviser Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. Our rates stat at 1.5% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

    Did You know?

    That Minnesota investment advisers must renew their registration and bond annually by December 31.

    Related Links:

    Minnesota Information for Investment Advisers

    More Surety Bond Questions?

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