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Impact on Broker-Dealers From the New SEC Rule Narrowing the Exemption for Broker-Dealers From the Investment Advisers Act

The SEC substantially narrowed the exemption from the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 for broker-dealer activity by adopting a new Rule 202(a)(11)-1. Among the many changes is a requirement that any discretionary account will be considered and advisory account requiring a broker-dealer to register as an investment adviser.

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