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North Carolina Investment Adviser Surety Bond


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The State of North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, Securities Division, has the responsibility of overseeing Investment Adviser licensing, consumer protection and investor education. The North Carolina Investment Adviser Act, Chapter 78C of the North Carolina Statutes details the investment adviser registration requirements and exemptions.

Surety Bond and Registration Requirements:

  1. Pay the filing fee and complete the application for registration through IARD and upload any required attachments.
  2. Submit a financial statement.
  3. Have a minimum of net worth of $35,000 if there is custody of client funds and a $10,000 net worth for those with discretionary authority only.
  4. Obtain a $35,000 surety bond if there will be custody and/or discretionary authority of client funds. Instead of a bond, a deposit of cash or securities is acceptable.
  5. De Minimis- applicants are not required to register until there are five clients.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a North Carolina Investment Adviser Surety Bond is dependent on credit. Our rates start at $525 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.

Did You Know?

A North Carolina investment adviser must renew their registration and bond annually by December 31.

Related Links:

North Carolina FAQs
North Carolina Securities Act
North Carolina Investment Advisers Act

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