UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT
Broker-Dealers, Agents, Investment Advisers, Investment Adviser Representatives, and Federal Covered Investment Advisers
421-B:4-404 Investment Adviser Representative Registration Requirement and Exemptions.
(a) Registration requirement. It is unlawful for an individual to transact business in this state as an investment adviser representative unless the individual is registered under this chapter as an investment adviser representative or is exempt from registration as an investment adviser under subsection (b).
(b) Exemptions from registration. The following individuals are exempt from the registration requirement of subsection (a):
(1) an individual who is employed by or associated with an investment adviser that is exempt from registration under RSA 421-B:4-403(b) or a federal covered investment adviser that is excluded from the notice filing requirements of RSA 421-B:4-405; and
(2) any other individual exempted by order issued under this chapter.
(c) Registration effective only while employed or associated. The registration of an investment adviser representative is not effective while the investment adviser representative is not employed by or associated with an investment adviser registered under this chapter or a federal covered investment adviser that has made or is required to make a notice filing under RSA 421-B:4-405.
(d) Limit on affiliations. An individual may transact business as an investment adviser representative for more than one investment adviser or federal covered investment adviser unless an order issued under this chapter prohibits or limits an individual from acting as an investment adviser representative for more than one investment adviser or federal covered investment adviser.
(e) Limits on employment or association. It is unlawful for an individual acting as an investment adviser representative, directly or indirectly, to conduct business in this state on behalf of an investment adviser or a federal covered investment adviser if the registration of the individual as an investment adviser representative is suspended or revoked or the individual is barred from employment or association with an investment adviser or a federal covered investment adviser by an order under this chapter, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a self-regulatory organization. Upon request from a federal covered investment adviser and for good cause, the secretary of state, by order issued, may waive, in whole or in part, the application of the requirements of subsection (e) to the federal covered investment adviser.
(f) Client solicitors. A person who solicits referrals of investment advisory clients to an investment adviser may apply for a license as a solicitor by filing with the secretary of state an application, including a request for waiver of examination requirements, a copy of the solicitation agreement with such investment adviser and a copy of the disclosure document of the investment adviser disclosing the arrangements between such investment adviser and such solicitor and an undertaking that, prior to entering into any investment advisory contract with a client, the investment adviser will obtain from such client a signed and dated acknowledgement that the investment advisory contract is being entered into pursuant to a solicitation arrangement with the solicitor as described in the disclosure document.
Source. 2015, 273:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.