Form U4 – Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration or Transfer – South Florida Broker/Dealer and Account Executive Alert.

The Form U4 is the Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration or Transfer. Representatives of broker-dealers, investment advisers, or issuers of securities must use the Form U4 to become registered in the appropriate jurisdictions and with the appropriate self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”). The Form U4 elicits administrative information (e.g., residential history, office of employment, outside business activities) and disclosure information (e.g., criminal charges and convictions, customer complaints, bankruptcies) about a representative. Firms and individuals have a continuing obligation to ensure that a Form U4 is timely updated when an event or proceeding occurs that renders a prior response on the form inaccurate or incomplete.

The purpose of this post is to provide the reader with generic information relative to the Form U4.  It is not designed to be complete in all material respects.  Thus, it should not be relied upon as legal advice.  If the reader has any questions concerning this issue, you should contact a qualified professional