Advisory Release AR-10-01:
Current Exam Requirements for Issuer-Agents
The Commissioner of Securities is issuing this advisory release to provide current information on examination requirements for issuer-agents in Missouri.
The Missouri Securities Act of 2003 (the “Act”) defines an agent as an individual, other than a broker-dealer, who represents a broker-dealer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of securities or represents an issuer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of the issuer’s securities. Section 409.1-102(1), RSMo. The Act thus contemplates two types of agents: broker-dealer agents and issuer-agents.
The Act requires any person transacting business as an agent in Missouri to be registered under the Act or qualify for an exemption from registration. Section 409.4-402(a), RSMo.
To be registered as an agent under the Act, one must comply with the requirements of section 409.4-406, RSMo. Section 409.4-406, RSMo, states that applicants must comply with rules issued under the Act. Several rules issued under the Act detail what an applicant must do to be registered in this State. For instance, the Act’s regulations state that, to be registered, an issuer-agent must take and pass:
September 6, 2012
The Commissioner of Securities has issued an Advisory Release alerting Missouri's investment advisers and others to a recent report on the Investment Adviser Registration "Switch." Read the release here, and the Report here.
July 3, 2012
The Commissioner of Securities has issued an Advisory Release concerning pending investment adviser registration applications after the Dodd-Frank Act "Switch" deadline. Read the release here.
May 17, 2012
The Commissioner of Securities has issued an Advisory Release concerning a no-action letter and the April 26 rulemaking concerning Missouri Private Fund Advisers. Read the release here.
April 26, 2012
The Commissioner of Securities has issued an advisory release concerning a rulemaking related to an exemption from registration for certain advisers to private funds. Read the release here.
March 23, 2012
The Commissioner of Securities has issued an advisory release on the fast-approaching deadlines and best registration practices for investment advisers switching to state registration. Read the release here.
December 30, 2011
The Commissioner of Securities sent a letter to Missouri Investment Advisers who may switch to state regulation in 2012 under the Dodd-Frank Act. Read the letter here .
December 15, 2011
Advisory Release AR-11-07
The Commissioner of Securities issued an advisory release summarizing NASAA’s coordinated review program for investment advisers switching to state regulation in 4-14 states. Read the release here.
July 20, 2011
Advisory Release AR-11-04
The Commissioner of Securities for the State of Missouri issued an advisory release summarizing a No-Action Determination issued in response to a request by an adviser to a private fund. Read the release here.