On August 25, 2016, the SEC published a final rule adopting amendments to Form ADV and several rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 aimed at enhancing disclosure of information by investment advisers. The amendments will require investment advisers to provide additional information about various aspects of their businesses, including separately managed account business, branch operations, and their use of social media. The amendments will also facilitate streamlined registration and reporting by groups of funds and require advisers to maintain additional records related to adviser performance information. The amendments will become effective 60 days after their publication in the Federal Register, and advisers will be required to comply with the amended rules on October 1, 2017.
The SEC’s final rule is available at: https://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2016/ia-4509.pdf.