Have You Set Up Your IARD Account?

With the impending deadline for filing Form ADV to register as an investment adviser, you need to jump through some hoops before you can do the filing. First step is visiting the Investment Adviser Registration Depository. Form ADV needs to be filed electronically and this is the electronic mailbox.

But first you need an account. To get an account you need an IARD Super Account Administrator. To get an IARD Super Account Administrator, you need to fill out the SEC Registrant Entitlement Packet (.pdf). It’s a simple form, but you need to mail it back to get your account. (There is an overnight delivery address.)

Once IARD gets the form they are supposed to send you emails with your username and password. Then you need create a financial account. To fund the account you need to use bank wire or check and that has a two day delay in funding.

I’m not trying to give you a tutorial. I’m just pointing that it will take at least a few days for you to get the mechanics set up to file.

There are only eight business days left until the June 6 filing deadline for fund managers. (Unless the SEC acts to extend the deadline.) Seems like its time to get the mechanics moving.