As used in this title, the following regulations and forms pertaining to securities, instructions and orders of the commission, the following meanings shall apply:
"Act" means the Securities Act contained in Chapter 5 (§ 13.1-501 et seq.) of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia.
"Applicant" means a person on whose behalf an application for registration or a registration statement is filed.
"Application" means all information required by the forms prescribed by the commission as well as any additional information required by the commission and any required fees.
"Bank Holding Company Act of 1956" ( 12 USC § 1841 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.
"Boiler room tactics" mean operations or high pressure tactics utilized in connection with the promotion of speculative offerings by means of an intensive telephone campaign or unsolicited calls to persons not known by or having an account with the salesmen or broker-dealer represented by him, whereby the prospective purchaser is encouraged to make a hasty decision to invest, irrespective of his investment needs and objectives.
"Breakpoint" means the dollar level of investment necessary to qualify a purchaser for a discounted sales charge on a quantity purchase of open-end management company shares.
"Commission" means State Corporation Commission.
"CRD" means the Central Registration Depository operated by FINRA as the central licensing and registration system for the United States securities industry and its regulators.
"Division" means Division of Securities and Retail Franchising of the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
"Federal covered advisor" means any person who is registered or required to be registered under § 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as an "investment adviser."
"FINRA" means the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. or any of its predecessors.
"IARD" means the Investment Advisor Registration Depository operated by FINRA as the central licensing and registration system for the United States securities industry and its regulators.
"Investment Advisers Act of 1940" ( 15 USC § 80b-1 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.
Notwithstanding the definition in § 13.1-501 of the Act, "investment advisor representative" as applied to a federal covered advisor only includes an individual who has a "place of business" (as that term is defined in rules or regulations promulgated by the SEC) in this Commonwealth and who either:
"Investment Company Act of 1940" ( 15 USC § 80a-1 et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.
"NASAA" means the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc.
"Notice" or "notice filing" means, with respect to a federal covered advisor or federal covered security, all information required by the regulations and forms prescribed by the commission and any required fee.
"Qualified investment advisor representative" means a person who possesses the requisite skill, knowledge, and experience to be designated to supervise other investment advisor representatives. A qualified investment advisor representative shall comply with the examination or qualification requirements pursuant to 21VAC5-80-130.
"Registrant" means an applicant for whom a registration or registration statement has been granted or declared effective by the commission.
"SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
"Securities Act of 1933" ( 15 USC § 77a et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.
"Securities Exchange Act of 1934" ( 15 USC § 78a et seq.) means the federal statute of that name as now or hereafter amended.
"Solicitation" means an offer to one or more persons by any of the following means or as a result of contact initiated through any of these means: