The brand new collaboration between Smartria and Kitces.com is vital to offering on-line persevering with schooling at scale and assembly the brand new North American Securities Directors Affiliation’s (NASAA) Funding Adviser Consultant Persevering with Schooling (IAR CE) necessities.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#compliance–Smartria®, a strong, easy-to-use cloud-based software program resolution designed to satisfy the specialised compliance administration wants of funding advisors, compliance groups, operations groups, consultants, and attorneys, has introduced a partnership with Kitces.com to supply on-line schooling content material for CE credit by way of the Smartria platform to deal with the North American Securities Directors Affiliation’s (NASAA) Funding Adviser Consultant Persevering with Schooling (IAR CE) Mannequin Rule. Kitces.com is dwelling to the Nerd’s Eye View monetary planning trade weblog printed by Michael Kitces, and a number one supplier of superior schooling for monetary advisors.
“Smartria is proud to associate with Michael Kitces and Kitces.com, the preeminent trade thought chief in advisor schooling,” stated Mac Bartine, CEO of Smartria. “We have been very deliberate in our choice—we wished to work with a associate who shared our imaginative and prescient of software program as a partnership and was dedicated to serving to us ship an answer that meets our shoppers’ wants at scale. Smartria’s partnership with Kitces.com is a pure match as we proceed to innovate our compliance platform with new and distinctive choices.”
Beneath the partnership, funding advisers who activate Smartria’s new IAR CE characteristic will achieve on the spot entry straight from the Smartria dashboard to the entire Persevering with Schooling content material offered by the Kitces.com Members Part, together with not solely the Nerd’s Eye View weblog content material, however Kitces white papers and webinars as properly, which might fulfill each their new IAR CE obligation, in addition to crossover CE credit score for CFP certification, CPA licenses, Enrolled Brokers, and advisors with superior designations from the Investments and Wealth Institute and the American Faculty. Future integrations underneath the partnership will facilitate automated firm-wide monitoring and reporting in Smartria of all an funding adviser’s Kitces-earned IAR CE credit for all of their staff members, to make sure annual compliance as extra states move the NASAA Mannequin Rule and implement their very own IAR CE obligations within the coming years.
“As monetary advisors, we’re already topic to a myriad of overlapping guidelines and rules, and overlapping Persevering with Schooling obligations, and in order quickly because the NASAA Mannequin Rule was finalized final 12 months, we started the method to qualify our Kitces.com instructional content material for IAR CE along with the entire different monetary advisor licenses and designations we already lined,” stated Michael Kitces, Chief Monetary Planning Nerd at Kitces.com. “With CE calls for persevering with to rise, we have been growing our personal programs to have the ability to higher combine with current advisor platforms to facilitate multi-designation CE, and we’re thrilled to have the chance to work with Mac and the quickly rising Smartria staff to energy their IAR CE resolution, as our first CE integration associate.”
NASAA’s Mannequin Rule was introduced on November 30, 2020. Beneath the rule, an funding adviser consultant is required to finish 12 CE credit yearly to take care of their IAR registration. The rule applies to all registered IARs of each state-registered and federal lined funding advisers. Compliance begins with current IARs and newly registered IARs in states which have adopted the mannequin rule as of Jan. 1, 2022, which at present embrace Maryland, Mississippi, and Vermont.
A listing of present and upcoming IAR CE states might be considered on the NASAA member adoption web page.
Along with the mixed providing, Smartria prospects have entry to a devoted help and implementation staff. For pricing and details about Smartria, go to https://www.smart-ria.com/ or contact Smartria by phone: (833) 497-6278 or e mail: email@example.com.
Smartria is a number one compliance software program platform for RIAs, hybrid RIAs and RIA networks. The agency’s software program excels at making the complicated and infrequently irritating world of regulatory compliance easy to handle and simple to know. Smartria’s distinctive roles for compliance consultants and distributed administration of enormous companies make its resolution in a position to deal with any compliance downside for any sized firm. For extra data, please go to www.Smartria.com.
Kitces.com publishes the #1 monetary planning trade weblog, Nerd’s Eye View, and supplies a variety of superior instructional content material for monetary advisors by way of each nerdy long-from instructional articles, analysis white papers, in-person and digital reside occasions, on -demand and livestream webinars, and on-line programs. The Kitces.com Members Part supplies persevering with schooling credit for a variety of monetary advisor licenses and superior skilled designations, together with CFP certification designations from the Investments & Wealth Institute and American Faculty, CPE for CPAs and Enrolled Brokers, funding adviser consultant (IAR) CE obligations, and extra.
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