This is a reminder that the 2016 IARD account renewal obligation for investment advisers (including exempt reporting advisers) starts this November. An investment adviser must ensure that its IARD account is adequately funded to cover payment of all applicable registration renewal fees and notice filing fees.

Key Dates in the Renewal Process:

November 16, 2015 – Preliminary Renewal Statements which list advisers’ renewal fee amount are available for printing through the IARD system.

December 18, 2015 – Deadline for full payment of Preliminary Renewal Statements. In order for the payment to be posted to its IARD Renewal account by the December 18 deadline, an investment adviser should submit its preliminary renewal fee to FINRA through the IARD system by December 14, 2015.

December 29, 2015 – January 2, 2016 – IARD system shut down. The system is generally unavailable during this period.

January 4, 2016 – Final Renewal Statements are available for printing. Any additional fees that were not included in the Preliminary Renewal Statements will show in the Final Renewal Statements.

January 15, 2016 – Deadline for full payment of Final Renewal Statements.

For more information about the 2016 IARD Account Renewal Program including information on IARD’s Renewal Payment Options and Addresses, please visit http://www.iard.com/renewals.asp