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TITLE 7BANKING AND SECURITIES
PART 7STATE SECURITIES BOARD
CHAPTER 116INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVES
RULE §116.5Minimum Records

(a) Records to be made by investment advisers. Persons registered as investment advisers whose principal place of business is located in another state shall maintain records at least in accordance with the minimum record-keeping requirements of that state. Persons registered as investment advisers whose principal place of business is located in Texas shall make and keep current the following minimum records or the equivalent thereof:

  (1) A journal or journals, including cash receipts and disbursements records, and any other records of original entry forming the basis of entries in any ledger.

  (2) General and auxiliary ledgers, (or other comparable records) reflecting asset, liability, reserve capital, income and expense accounts.

  (3) A memorandum of each order given by the investment adviser for the purchase or sale of any security, of any instruction received by the investment adviser from the client concerning the purchase, sale, receipt or delivery of a particular security, and of any modification or cancellation of any such order or instruction. Such memoranda shall show the terms and conditions of the order, instruction, modification or cancellation; shall identify the person connected with the investment adviser who recommended the transaction to the client and the person who placed such order; and shall show the account for which entered, the date of entry, and the bank, broker, or dealer by or through whom executed where appropriate. Orders entered pursuant to the exercise of discretionary power shall be so designated.

  (4) A list or other record of all accounts in which the investment adviser is vested with any discretionary power with respect to funds, securities, or transactions of any client.

  (5) A copy of each notice, circular, advertisement, newspaper article, investment letter, bulletin, or other communication recommending the purchase or sale of a specific security, which the investment adviser circulates or distributes, directly or indirectly, to 10 or more persons (other than investment supervisory clients or persons connected with such investment adviser), and if such notice, circular, advertisement, newspaper article, investment letter, bulletin, or other communication does not state the reasons for such recommendation, a memorandum of the investment adviser indicating the reasons therefor.

  (6) In the case of any client receiving investment supervisory or management service, to the extent that the information is reasonably available to or obtainable by the investment adviser, records showing separately for that client:

    (A) the client's current position in any security; and

    (B) all securities purchased and sold and the date, amount, and price of each purchase and sale.

  (7) In the case of an investment adviser who has custody or possession of the funds or securities of any client:

    (A) a journal or other record showing all purchases, sales, receipts and deliveries of securities (including certificate numbers) for such accounts and other debits and credits to such accounts;

    (B) a separate ledger account for each such client showing all purchases, sales, receipts, and deliveries of securities, the date and price of each such purchase and sale, and all debits and credits;

    (C) copies of confirmations of all transactions effected by or for the account of any such client; and

    (D) a record for each security in which any client has a position, which record shall show the name of each such client having any interest in each security, the amount or interest of each such client, and the location of each such security.

  (8) A record of every transaction in a security in which the investment adviser or any investment adviser representative has, or by reason of such transaction acquires any direct or indirect beneficial ownership, except:

    (A) transactions effected in any account over which neither the investment adviser nor any investment adviser representative has any direct or indirect influence or control; and

    (B) transactions in securities which are direct obligations of the United States. Such record shall state the title and amount of the security involved; the date and nature of the transaction (i.e., purchase, sale, or other acquisition or disposition); the price at which it was effected; and the name of the broker, dealer, or bank with or through whom the transaction was effected. A transaction shall be recorded not later than 10 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the transaction was effected.

  (9) For each client, a record listing the client's:

    (A) birth year;

    (B) employment status, including occupation;

    (C) annual income;

    (D) net worth, excluding the value of the client's primary residence;

    (E) investment objectives; and

    (F) risk tolerance.

  (10) For accounts in existence on the effective date of this section, the investment adviser must obtain the information required in paragraph (9) of this subsection within one year of January 1, 2012, and thereafter must update this information for each client at intervals not greater than 36 months.

  (11) The internal control report that an investment adviser is required to obtain or receive from its related person, pursuant to §116.17(b)(6)(B).

  (12) A memorandum describing the basis upon which the investment adviser has determined that the presumption that any related person is not operationally independent under §116.17(a)(7) has been overcome.

(b) Records to be preserved by investment advisers.

  (1) Persons registered as investment advisers in Texas shall preserve all records required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for a period of not less than five years from the end of the fiscal year during which the last entry was made on such record, the first two years in an easily accessible place.

  (2) Persons registered as investment advisers in Texas shall preserve for a period of not less than three years from the end of the fiscal year during which the last entry was made on such record, the first two years in an easily accessible place:

    (A) all checkbooks, bank statements, cancelled checks, and cash reconciliations of the investment adviser;

    (B) all bills or statements (or copies thereof) paid or unpaid, relating to the business of the investment adviser as such;

    (C) all trial balances, financial statements, and internal audit working papers relating to the business of such investment adviser;

    (D) originals of all written communications received and copies of all written communications sent by such investment adviser relating to:

      (i) any recommendation made or proposed to be made and any advice given or proposed to be given;

      (ii) any receipt, disbursement, or delivery of funds or securities; or

      (iii) the placing or execution of any order to purchase or sell any security. Provided, however, that the investment adviser shall not be required to keep any unsolicited market letters and other similar communications of general public distribution not prepared by or for the investment adviser, and that if the investment adviser sends any notice, circular, or other advertisement offering any report, analysis, publication, or other investment advisory service to more than 10 persons, the investment adviser shall not be required to keep a record of the names and addresses of the persons to whom it was sent; except that if such notice, circular, or advertisement is distributed to persons named on any list, the investment adviser shall retain with the copy of such notice, circular, or advertisement a memorandum describing the list and the source thereof;

    (E) all powers of attorney and other evidences of the granting of any discretionary authority by any client to the investment adviser or copies thereof;

    (F) all written agreements (or copies thereof) entered into by the investment adviser with any client or otherwise relating to the business of such investment adviser as such; and

    (G) all complaints received from investment clients, and all documents relating to such complaints.

  (3) Persons registered as investment advisers in Texas shall preserve for at least three years after the termination of the enterprise partnership articles and any amendments thereto, articles of incorporation, charters, minute books, and stock certificate books of the investment adviser and of any predecessor.

  (4) If a person ceases to be registered as an investment adviser in Texas, such person shall, for the remainder of the time period specified in this section, continue to preserve the records required in this section.

  (5) The records required to be maintained and preserved pursuant to this section may be immediately produced or reproduced on microfilm or other photograph and may be maintained and preserved for the required time in that form, provided that such microfilms or other photographs are arranged and indexed in such a manner as to permit the immediate location of any particular document, and that such microfilms or other photographs are at all times available for examination by representatives of the Securities Commissioner together with facilities for immediate, easily readable projection of the microfilm or other photograph and for the production of easily readable facsimile enlargements.

(c) The records required to be maintained pursuant to this section may be maintained by any electronic storage media available so long as such records are available for immediate and complete access by representatives of the Securities Commissioner. Any electronic storage media must preserve the records exclusively in a non-rewriteable, non-erasable format; verify automatically the quality and accuracy of the storage media recording process; serialize the original and, if applicable, duplicate units of storage media, and time-date for the required period of retention the information placed on such electronic storage media; and have the capacity to download indexes and records preserved on electronic storage media to an acceptable medium. In the event that a records retention system commingles records required to be kept under this section with records not required to be kept, representatives of the Securities Commissioner may review all commingled records.

(d) The Securities Commissioner has a right to review all records maintained by registered investment advisers regardless of whether such records are required to be maintained under any specific applicable rule provision.


Source Note: The provisions of this §116.5 adopted to be effective August 12, 2001, 26 TexReg 5799; amended to be effective November 26, 2001, 26 TexReg 9582; amended to be effective August 18, 2011, 36 TexReg 5095; amended to be effective December 21, 2011, 36 TexReg 8509

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