Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Bonds

Registered investment advisor (RIA) bonds indemnify obligees for losses sustained as a result of any covered defaults.

Colonial is the easy choice.

Colonial Surety Company is a leading provider of registered investment advisor (RIA) bonds. We’re licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories and make it easy to obtain your I-Bond® (instant, online surety bond)

Certain registered investment professionals are required by law to post a registered investment advisor bond with certain states. It is a contract whereby the surety agrees to have secondary responsibility to the state (the obligee) for certain defaults of the registered investment adviser (the principal). The RIA bond indemnifies the obligee for losses sustained as a result of any covered defaults, up to the amount of the bond.

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  • To become a licensed registered investment advisor, many states require the advisor to post a surety bond in lieu of cash deposit.

  • The amount of the registered investment advisor bond varies by state.

  • Colonial Surety Company offers the direct and digital way to obtain a RIA bond.  We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are simple—get a quote online, fill out your information, answer our underwriting questions, upload the necessary affidavit and underwriting documents, and enter your payment method. Print your bond from your home or office. It’s that simple!

  • A RIA bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. Colonial Surety Company offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond required by law for a registered investment adviser in a particular state.

  • Yes, it is important that you purchase your bond from a quality and financially-secure company. Incorporated since 1930, Colonial Surety Company is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best. We are Treasury listed, licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.

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