We believe that openness and transparency are the basis of a strong founder-investor partnership. That`s why we publish our standard roadmap and legal agreements. We`ve also created a user manual to make it easier to understand. Form ADV is a required filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by a professional investment advisor that indicates the type of investment, assets under management (AUM) and principal officers of an advisory firm. The ADV form must be updated annually and made available to companies that manage more than $25 million. The first part of the ADV form is organized in fill-in-the-blank (often easier to compile for the advisor) and contains details about the consultant`s activities, ownership structure and breakdown as well as all memberships; all relevant business practices; current and sometimes historical clients; and details about his key and other collaborators. Potential and current clients of an investment advisor should always check the ADV form, as it provides transparent evidence of all assets within the company and the professional context of key individuals. If, in the past, disciplinary action has been taken against the counsellor, this must be included in the first section of an ADV form. The second section focuses on the company`s assets under management, investment strategy, pricing agreements and service offerings. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reviews and approves changes to the document and is supported by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The ADV Part 2 form must also contain a supplement containing information on the key persons who directly advise investment clients. All investment advisors are required to submit annual updates to their brochure (e.g.B. all significant changes within the company and critical to their business).
Most consultants offer an ADV form to each potential client at the beginning of the marketing process. Indeed, investors should immediately pay attention to an advisor who does not freely offer the form on request. . . .