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Tennessee Investment Adviser Surety Bond

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The State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Securities, is responsible for enforcing and protection of securities laws. This includes investor education, regulation of the securities industry which includes the registration of Investment Advisers. The Tennessee Securities Act of 1980 provides details that investment advisers must meet for the registration process.

Surety Bond and Registration Requirements:

  1. Payment of the filing fee and completion of the application for registration through IARD with any required attachments.
  2. A copy any organizational documents (corporate articles of incorporations, LLC, general partnership, limited partnership).
  3. Submit copies of client agreement contracts to be used.
  4. Submit a balance sheet for the last fiscal year and if the date of the document that is no more than 90 days old from the date of filing. If there is custody of client funds, an unaudited, certified balance sheet must be submitted within 30 days of the filing date.
  5. Obtain a $10,000 surety bond if the business net capital is less than $100,000.
  6. De Minimis: out-of-state applicants are not required to register until there are five clients or more during any consecutive 12 months. Other exemptions can be found in the Tennessee Securities Act of 1980.

How Much Will a Tennessee Investment Adviser Bond Cost?

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

Did You Know?

The Form ADV and/or Form U4 must be submitted directly to IARD or CRD.

Related Links:

Investment Adviser Registration Depository
Tennessee Investment Adviser Registration Information
Kentucky Investment Adviser Surety Bond

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