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system is an Internet-based national database sponsored by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the U.
Advisory firms may encounter a variety of hurdles in gearing up for IARD use.
The roughly 12,000 state-registered advisers will not be able to make the transition to electronic filing until state officials pass regulations to implement the IARD.
Marc Beauchamp, executive director of the North American Securities Administrators Association, said his organization and its members are "very bullish" on the IARD.
Form ADV, the Uniform Application for Investment Adviser Registration, will be used for most of the filings on the IARD.
Participation in the IARD will be mandatory for Federally registered advisers.
However, some state securities authorities lack statutory authority to require advisers registered with them to file through the IARD and will postpone full participation in the system until necessary legislation is enacted.