The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted amendments to Rule 205-3 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the Advisers Act), to revise the definition of “qualified client.” Under Rule 205-3, accounts of qualified clients are exempted from the Advisers Act’s general prohibition against SEC-registered investment advisers charging performance-based fees to their advisory clients. Currently, a qualified client generally includes any client that has either (1) $750,000 or more under management with the investment adviser or (2) a net worth of at least $1.5 million.

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