Definitions for "Registered Investment Adviser"
Keywords:  ria, sec, advisor, analyst, counsel
Investment advisor registered with the SEC. No certification is required. see also Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Financial Consultant, Certified Public Accountant.
An investment professional who is registered-but not endorsed-by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who may recommend certain types of investment products.
SEC-registered individual or firm that substantiates completion of education and work experience in the field, and pays an annual membership fee.