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Investment Advisers Act of 1940

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The Investment Advisers Act (IAA) was passed in 1940 in order to monitor those who, for a fee, advise people, pension funds, and institutions on investment matters. Impetus for passage of the act began with the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 which authorized the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to study investment trusts.

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