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§ 260.241.3. Books and Records to Be Maintained by Investment Advisers.

10 CA ADC § 260.241.3BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 10. Investment
Chapter 3. Commissioner of Business Oversight, Division of Corporations
Subchapter 2. Corporate Securities
Article 11. General Provisions Relating to Agents, Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers (Refs & Annos)
10 CCR § 260.241.3
§ 260.241.3. Books and Records to Be Maintained by Investment Advisers.
(a) Every licensed investment adviser shall make and keep true, accurate and current the following books and records relating to such person's investment advisory business:
(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 a 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 or broker-dealer by or through whom executed where appropriate. Orders entered pursuant to the exercise of a power of attorney shall be so designated.
(4) All check books, bank statements, cancelled checks and cash reconciliations of the investment adviser.
(5) All bills or statements (or copies thereof), paid or unpaid, relating to the business of the investment adviser as such.
(6) All trial balances, financial statements, worksheets that contain computations of minimum financial requirements required under Section 260.237.2, of these rules, and internal audit working papers relating to the business of such investment adviser.
(7) 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 provided 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.
(8) A list or other record of all accounts in which the investment adviser is vested with any power of attorney with respect to the funds, securities or transactions of any client.
(9) All powers of attorney and other evidences of the granting of any discretionary authority by any client to the investment adviser, or copies thereof.
(10) 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.
(11) 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.
(12) A record of every transaction in a security in which the investment adviser or any advisory representative (as hereinafter defined) of such investment adviser has, or by reason of such transaction acquires, any direct or indirect beneficial ownership, except (i) transactions effected in any account over which neither the investment adviser nor any advisory representative of the investment adviser has any direct or indirect influence or control; and (ii) 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. Such record may also contain a statement declaring that the reporting or recording of any such transaction shall not be construed as an admission that the investment adviser or advisory representative has any direct or indirect beneficial ownership in the security. A transaction shall be recorded not later than 10 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the transaction was effected.
For purposes of this subsection (12):
(A) The term “advisory representative” shall mean any partner, officer or director of the investment adviser; any employee who makes any recommendation, who participates in the determination of which recommendation shall be made, or whose functions or duties relate to the determination of which recommendation shall be made; any employee who, in connection with such person's duties, obtains any information concerning which securities are being recommended prior to the effective dissemination of such recommendations or of the information concerning such recommendations; and any of the following persons who obtain information concerning securities recommendations being made by such investment adviser prior to the effective dissemination of such recommendations or of the information concerning such recommendations: (i) any person in a control relationship to the investment adviser, (ii) any affiliated person of such controlling person and (iii) any affiliated person of such affiliated person.
(B) The term “control” shall mean the power to exercise a controlling influence over the management and policies of a person, unless such power is solely the result of an official position with such person.
An investment adviser shall not be deemed to have violated the provisions of this subsection (12) because of its failure to record securities transactions of any advisory representative if it establishes that it instituted adequate procedures and used reasonable diligence to obtain promptly reports of all transactions required to be recorded.
(13) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (12) above, where the investment adviser is primarily engaged in a business or businesses other than advising registered investment companies or other advisory clients, a record must be maintained of every transaction in a security in which the investment adviser or any advisory representative (as hereinafter defined) of such investment adviser has, or by reason of such transaction acquires, any direct or indirect beneficial ownership, except (i) transactions effected in any account over which neither the investment adviser nor any advisory representative of the investment adviser has any direct or indirect influence or control; and (ii) 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. Such record may also contain a statement declaring that the reporting or recording of any such transaction shall not be construed as an admission that the investment adviser or advisory representative has any direct or indirect beneficial ownership in the security. A transaction shall be recorded not later than 10 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the transaction was effected.
For the purposes of this subsection (13):
(A) The term “advisory representative,” when used in connection with a company primarily engaged in a business or businesses other than advising registered investment companies or other advisory clients, shall mean any partner, officer, director or employee of the investment adviser who makes any recommendation, who participates in the determination of which recommendation shall be made, or whose functions or duties relate to the determination of which recommendation shall be made, or who, in connection with its duties, obtains any information concerning which securities are being recommended prior to the effective dissemination of such recommendations or of the information concerning such recommendations; and any of the following persons who obtain information concerning securities recommendations being made by such investment adviser prior to the effective dissemination of such recommendations of the information concerning such recommendations: (i) any person in a control relationship to the investment adviser, (ii) any affiliated person of such controlling person and (iii) any affiliated person of such affiliated person.
(B) The term “control” shall mean the power to exercise a controlling influence over the management and policies of a person, unless such power is solely the result of an official position with such person.
(C) An investment adviser is “primarily engage in a business or businesses other than advising registered investment companies or other advisory clients” when, for each of its most recent three fiscal years or for the period of time since organization, whichever is lesser, the investment adviser derived, on an unconsolidated basis, more than 50% of (i) its total sales and revenues, and (ii) its income (or loss) before income taxes and extraordinary items, from other business or businesses.
An investment adviser shall not be deemed to have violated the provisions of this subsection (13) because of such person's failure to record securities transactions of any advisory representative if it establishes that it instituted adequate procedures and used reasonable diligence to obtain promptly reports of all transactions required to be recorded.
(14) A properly completed and executed Customer Authorization of Disclosure of Financial Records (Section 260.231(i)).
(15) If the investment adviser is an individual owner (e.g., sole proprietorship), a properly completed and executed Statement of Citizenship, Alienage, and Immigration Status form (Section 250.61) and any documents establishing proof thereof.
(16) Evidence of compliance with Section 260.236 and the investigation of each investment adviser representative.
(17) For investment advisers filing through IARD, copies, with original signatures of the investment adviser's appropriate signatory and the investment adviser representative, of each initial Form U4.
(b) If a licensed investment adviser has custody or possession of securities or funds of any client, the records required to be made and kept under Subsection (a) above shall include:
(1) A journal or other record showing all purchases, sales, receipts and deliveries of securities (including certificate numbers) for such accounts and all other debits and credits to such accounts.
(2) 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 or sale, and all debits and credits.
(3) Copies of confirmations of all transactions effected by or for the account of any such client.
(4) A record for each security in which any such client has a position, which record shall show the name of each such client having any interest in such security, the amount of interest of each such client, and the location of each such security.
(c) Every licensed investment adviser who renders any investment supervisory or management service to any client shall, with respect to the portfolio being supervised or managed and to the extent that the information is reasonably available to or obtainable by the investment adviser, make and keep true, accurate and current:
(1) Records showing separately for each such client the securities purchased and sold, and the date, amount and price of each such purchase or sale.
(2) For each security in which any such client has a current position, information from which the investment adviser can promptly furnish the name of each such client, and the current amount of the interest of such client.
(d) Any books or records required by this section may be maintained by the investment adviser in such manner that the identity of any client to whom such investment adviser renders investment supervisory services is indicated by numerical or alphabetical code or some similar designation.
(e)(1) All books and records required to be made under the provisions of subsections (a) to (c)(1), inclusive, of this section shall be maintained and preserved in an easily accessible place 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 appropriate office of the investment adviser.
(2) Charter documents, minute books and stock certificate books of the investment adviser and of any predecessor, shall be maintained in the principal office of the investment adviser and preserved until at least three years after termination of the enterprise.
(f) A licensed investment adviser, before ceasing to conduct or discontinuing business as an investment adviser, shall arrange for and be responsible for the preservation of the books and records required to be maintained and preserved under this section for the remainder of the period specified in this section, and shall notify the Commissioner in writing of the exact address where such books and records will be maintained during such period.
(g)(1) The records required to be maintained and preserved pursuant to this rule may be produced or reproduced by photograph on film or, as provided in paragraph (g) (2) below, on magnetic disk, tape or other computer storage medium, and be maintained and preserved for the required time in that form. If records are produced or reproduced by photographic film or computer storage medium, the investment adviser shall:
(A) arrange the records and index the films or computer storage medium so as to permit the immediate location of any particular record;
(B) be ready at all times to promptly provide any facsimile enlargement of film or computer printout or copy of the computer storage medium which the Commissioner, the Commissioner's examiners or other representatives of the Commissioner may request;
(C) store separately from the original one other copy of the file or computer storage medium for the time required;
(D) with respect to records stored on computer storage medium, maintain procedures for maintenance and preservation of and access to, records so as to reasonably safeguard records from loss, alteration, or destruction, and
(E) with respect to records stored on photographic film, at all times have available for examination by the Commissioner, the Commissioner's examiners or other representatives of the Commissioners its records pursuant to Section 25241 of the Code facilities for immediate, easily readable projection of the film and for producing easily readable facsimile enlargements.
(2) Pursuant to subsection (g) (1) an adviser may maintain and preserve on computer tape or disk or other computer storage medium records which, in the ordinary course of the adviser's business, are created by the adviser on electronic media or are received by the adviser solely on electronic media or by electronic data transmission.
(h)(1) Any book or other record made, kept, maintained and preserved in compliance with sections 260.241 and 260.241.1 of these rules, which is substantially the same as the book or other record required to be made, kept, maintained and preserved under this section, shall satisfy the requirements of this section.
(2) A record made and kept pursuant to any provision of subsection (a) of this section, which contains all the information required under any other provision of subsection (a), need not be maintained in duplicate in order to meet the requirements of the other provision of subsection (a) of the section.
(i) As used in this section, the terms “power of attorney” and “discretionary authority” do not include discretion as to the price at which or the time when a transaction is or is to be effected, if, before the order is given by the investment adviser, the client has directed or approved the purchase or sale of a definite amount of the particular security.
(j) Any investment adviser who is subject to the minimum financial requirements of Section 260.237.2 shall, in addition to the records otherwise required under this section, maintain a record of the proof of money balances of all ledger accounts in the form of trial balances and a record of the computations of minimum net worth pursuant to Section 230.237.2 of these rules (as of the trial balance date). The trial balances and computations shall be prepared currently at least once a month.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25241 and 25610, Corporations Code. Reference: Sections 25230, 25236, 25237, 25241 and 25613, Corporations Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment of subsection (a)(12)(A) filed 2-8-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 6). For prior history, see Register 77, No. 36.
2. Editorial correction of subsection (a) filed 11-9-82 (Register 82, No. 46).
3. Amendment of subsection (j) filed 4-27-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 18).
4. Amendment of subsection (g) filed 1-7-88; operative 2-6-88 (Register 88, No. 4).
5. Amendment of subsection (a)(6), new subsections (a)(14)-(17), amendment of subsection (j) and amendment of Note filed 3-4-2003; operative 4-3-2003 (Register 2003, No. 10).
6. Amendment of subsections (a)(6), (a)(17) and (j) filed 9-24-2009; operative 10-24-2009 (Register 2009, No. 39).
This database is current through 10/16/20 Register 2020, No. 42
10 CCR § 260.241.3, 10 CA ADC § 260.241.3
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