LLC Operating Agreement
Can an LLC buy stocks for a fee?
I'm forming an LLC in order to manage some money investing in the stock market, (Friends and family only) I will be charging a percentage fee on the profits. Can an LLC be formed to invest in stocks and charge a performance fee? Thank you.
1 Attorney answer
Generally, if you are "advising others regarding investment decisions for compensation" you are regulated by the SEC as an investment advisor and subject to oversight and registration with the SEC. There are exemptions, for example, a "Family Office" is not required to register. However, all investors and owners in a Family Office must be actual family and friends would be excluded.