Bovill provides comprehensive US advice and registration services to companies seeking to register as a US investment adviser or to qualify as an exempt reporting adviser. We help navigate the multifaceted US regulatory application process, coordinate with regulators, and put in place a comprehensive compliance program including firm-specific policies and procedures. We also help firms evaluate whether registration is necessary based on their business activities.

Start-up services include:

  • Advice on start-up issues, including industry, financial, operational and compliance advice
  • Assist with SEC registration as an investment adviser, including preparing Form ADV
  • Compliance program design and implementation, monitoring and testing tailored to the firm’s size, culture and business

Ongoing compliance support and advisory services include:

  • Maintaining a compliance program including:
    • Risk assessment and gap analysis
    • Best execution/trade management reviews
    • Code of ethics/personal trading reviews
    • Testing trade blotters for allocation and cross trade issues
    • Financial crime/anti-money laundering reviews
    • Cybersecurity
    • Specialized reviews and compliance assessments
  • Annual and ongoing reviews of compliance arrangements, systems and controls
  • Marketing and advertising review
  • Mock regulatory audits, pre-enforcement and supervisory reviews
  • Support with on-site regulator visits, examinations and enforcement investigations
  • Regulatory and compliance training

Bovill can also act as an independent compliance consultant or monitor as part of a regulatory settlement. We also serve as named chief compliance officer on a temporary basis or serve as a trusted adviser to a fund or adviser CCO. Bovill also provides outsourced CCO relationships to clients that are good candidates for the program. 

 For more information on our advisory services download our US Investment Advisory Services brochure

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