Full-Service SEC and State Registration

Ongoing Compliance Assistance Program

Mock State/SEC Examinations

SEC-State Registrations

We provide full-service RIA Registration with the SEC and State Regulators.

Ongoing Compliance

We offer cost-effective consulting packages to ensure that your firm remains compliant.

Mock Examinations

Whether State or SEC registered, RIAs can expect rigorous examinations of their books and records.

CyberSecurity Compliance

New Product For RIAs Makes Cybersecurity Compliance a Breeze

SEC-State Registrations

We provide full-service RIA Registration with the SEC and State Regulators.

Ongoing Compliance

We offer cost-effective consulting packages to ensure that your firm remains compliant.

Mock Examinations

Whether State or SEC registered, RIAs can expect rigorous examinations of their books and records.

CyberSecurity Compliance

New Product For RIAs Makes Cybersecurity Compliance a Breeze

Compliance Solutions for Registered Investment Advisers

RIA Compliance Group assists newly registered and established Registered Investment Advisers in all areas of regulatory compliance.  In addition to initial registration services, we provide ongoing operational and compliance support services to small and midsized registered investment advisers. We take pride in giving practical compliance advice, not theoretical concepts and legalese. Too many registered investment advisers rely on RIA compliance consulting firms that understand SEC regulations but don’t have hands-on experience with state regulators. We interact with state securities regulators on a continuous basis and are aware of the specific regulations governing your practice.

The SEC and most states require each registered investment adviser to review its policies and procedures annually to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of their implementation.  RIA Compliance Group offers on-site and off-site examination services that assist investment advisers in meeting their annual review requirement and provides an analysis of the adviser’s readiness for a full regulatory exam from either the SEC or the States.

Our RIA compliance consulting team has over 60 years of combined securities compliance experience.  We are able to assist independent and hybrid investment advisers of all levels of complexity. RIA compliance software isn’t a substitute for personalized service or human interaction. RIA Compliance Group believes in a personalized consulting experience whereby our clients have round the clock access to their consultants. All our documents are drafted in Word format to make sure our clients have full control and complete ownership of their documents.

RIA Compliance Group offers competitive pricing for all consulting services.  Our mission is to provide practical and no-nonsense advice that helps you avoid compliance problems before they occur. We’re available at your convenience, not ours, to handle all of your compliance needs. Call or submit an inquiry today!

RIA COMPLIANCE GROUP BLOG

Misleading Communications Lead to Compliance Problems

On April 22, 2024, the SEC resolved an enforcement action against an investment adviser and the firm’s owner based in…

FINRA Enforcement Action Has Implications for Any Adviser Recommending Non-Traditional Exchange-Traded Products

Although the case involved broker-dealers and not a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), a recent FINRA enforcement action underscores the importance…

SEC Charges RIA for Failure to Ensure Fair and Equitable Trade Allocations

SEC Renders Judgment on RIA with Compliance Problems On February 16, 2024, the SEC obtained a final judgment against a…

SEC Nails 16 Firms for Widespread Recordkeeping Failures Involving Off-Channel Communications

On February 9, 2024, the SEC ordered sixteen firms to pay more than a combined $81 million in civil penalties…

Corporate Transparency Act May Impact State RIAs and Certain Businesses

The U.S. Treasury has implemented a new beneficial ownership reporting requirement pursuant to the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). Although SEC-registered…

NASAA’s Exam Findings Warn State RIAs About Potential Compliance Pitfalls

On September 11, 2023, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released examination statistics that should serve as a wake-up…

SEC Sanctions RIA for Charging Excessive Advisory Fees

On August 25, 2023, the SEC accused a dually registered investment adviser/broker-dealer with overcharging thousands of clients. The firm overcharged…

SEC Enhances Recordkeeping Requirements and Bolsters Regulation of Private Fund Advisers

On August 23, 2023, the SEC adopted new rules and rule amendments to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers.…

Off-Channel Communications Will Lead to Record-keeping Violations

On August 8, 2023, the SEC charged eleven financial services firms, including a dually registered broker-dealer (BD) and Registered Investment…

Fee Mistakes Will Cause Problems for Advisers

RIA Compliance Group has observed that SEC and state examiners are scrutinizing advisory firms’ fee arrangements and disclosures. Registered Investment…

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