- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 55. Alaska Securities Act
- Section 30. Registration Requirements; Referrals.
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AS 45.55.030. Registration Requirements; Referrals.
- (a) A person may not transact business in this state as a broker-dealer or agent unless the person is registered under
- (b) A broker-dealer or issuer may not employ an agent unless the agent is registered. The registration of an agent is not
effective during a period when the agent is not associated with a particular broker-dealer registered under this
chapter or a particular issuer. When an agent begins or terminates a connection with a broker-dealer or issuer, or
begins or terminates those activities which make the person an agent, the agent as well as the broker-dealer or issuer
shall promptly notify the administrator.
- (c) A person may not transact business in this state as a state investment adviser or an investment adviser representative
- (1) the person is registered as required under this chapter; or
- (2) the person does not have a place of business in this state and
- (A) the person's only clients in this state are investment companies as defined in 15 U.S.C. 80a-3 (Investment Company Act
of 1940), other state investment advisers, federal covered advisers, broker-dealers, banks, trust companies, savings
and loan associations, insurance companies, employee benefit plans with assets of not less than $1,000,000,
governmental agencies or instrumentalities whether acting for themselves or as trustees with investment control, or
other institutional investors that are designated by regulation or order of the administrator; or
- (B) during the preceding 12 months, the person has not had more than five clients who are residents of this state other
than those specified in (A) of this paragraph; in this subparagraph, the number of the person's clients shall be
determined under 17 C.F.R. 275.203(b)(3)-1 and 17 C.F.R. 275.222-2, as those regulations exist on or after October 1,
- (d) A registration or notice filing expires one year from its effective date unless renewed earlier.
- (e) Except with respect to a federal covered adviser whose only clients are those described in (c)(2) of this section, a
federal covered adviser may not conduct an investment advisory business in this state unless the federal covered
adviser complies with AS 45.55.040
- (f) A person may not be registered concurrently as an agent of more than one broker-dealer or issuer. The administrator
may waive this restriction if the administrator determines that the waiver would not interfere with effective
supervision of the agent by the broker-dealer or issuer and the waiver is in the public interest.
- (g) A person who is registered or required to be registered as a state investment adviser under this chapter may not
employ an investment adviser representative who provides advisory services in or emanating from this state unless the
investment adviser representative is registered under this chapter or is exempt from registration, except that the
registration of the investment adviser representative is effective only when the representative is employed by a state
investment adviser registered under this chapter.
- (h) A federal covered adviser who has filed notice under this chapter may not employ, supervise, or associate with an
investment adviser representative having a place of business located in this state unless the investment adviser
representative is registered under this chapter or is exempt from registration, except that the registration of the
investment adviser representative is effective only when the representative is employed by a federal covered adviser.
- (i) If an investment adviser representative terminates employment with a state investment adviser or federal covered
adviser, the state investment adviser or federal covered adviser shall promptly notify the administrator.
- (j) A registered broker-dealer or agent is not considered to be soliciting, offering, or negotiating for the sale of or
selling advisory services if the registered broker-dealer or agent refers, as part of a wrap fee, asset allocation, or
market-timing program, customers who are residents of this state to a state investment adviser or federal covered
adviser that is registered or has made a notice filing in this state.
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