August 25 2015


Herb Perone

IAA Statement on FinCen’s Proposal for AML Regulations for Investment Advisers

Washington, DC (August 25, 2015) – Following is the statement of Karen L. Barr, President & CEO of the Investment Adviser Association, on FinCen’s proposal for AML regulations for SEC-registered investment Advisers:

“The IAA recognizes the importance of detecting and preventing money laundering. Many advisers, particularly those affiliated with banks or broker dealers, have voluntarily implemented AML procedures. That said, the advisory business poses little risk in this area. We will be looking at today’s proposed rules with an eye toward whether the expected benefits of the proposed regulation justify its compliance costs, particularly with regard to smaller firms.”

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