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Caravette, who had previously been associated with broker dealers but had not worked in the industry for more than a decade at that time, served as a “consultant” to two issuers. According to the facts set out in the SEC`s regulated order, which it has neither admitted nor challenged, it should, under the terms of an agreement, receive commissions on a sliding scale of 15 to 21 per cent as well as shares equal to the number of shares it sells. The shares of those issuers were neither registered nor exempted from the registration requirement. The agreement with the other issuer entitles him to a commission of 21 percent, plus two shares for every dollar he earned. Caravette notified the two companies via email and his personal mobile phone for investors, transmitted information and transmitted documents to investors. For one of the companies, he took care of the receipt of subscription contracts and invested funds, including depositing cheques into an account indicated by the issuer. Comparing the fees referred to in sections 5 (a) and 15 (a) (1), Caravette accepted an order of omission, various prohibitions and prohibitions on serving or participating and had to pay severance pay of more than $244,000, early conviction interest and a civil fine of $40,000. Section 202(a)(11)(C) of the Advisers Act excludes from the definition of “investment adviser” a dealer-dealer offering (a) investment advice that is “exclusively incidental” to the conduct of its dealer-dealer business and (b) does not receive specific remuneration for such advice (excluding dealer brokers). The BI Proposing Release Regulation asked for comments on the extent of the broker-dealer exclusion when a broker-dealer exercises an investment discussion space. In light of the comments received, the SEC published the broker-dealer`s interpretation, in order to confirm the SEC`s position and to clarify that “a broker`s advice on the value and characteristics of securities or on the consultation of securities transactions is compatible with the exclusively random prong, where the advice relating to the dealer-broker`s main activity is compatible, of the execution of securities transactions, takes place and is appropriately linked to them`.

The SEC also confirmed that the quantum or importance of the investment advice is not decisive in determining whether it corresponds to the purely random tooth. . . .

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