Subject: S7-08-18
From: Renee O. Hall
Affiliation: Registered Advisor Services

April 20, 2018

Good morning,

My comment relating to the proposed rule that would require registered investment advisers to provide prospective retail clients with a brief summary informing them about the relationships and services the firm offers, the standard of conduct and the fees and costs associated with those services, specified conflicts of interest, and whether the firm and its financial professionals currently have reportable legal or disciplinary events, is information that is already provided within the Form ADV Part 2A Brochure and Form ADV Part 2B Brochure Supplement, that the adviser provides to the prospective client prior to or at the start of the client relationship.  My concern is for advisers to provide prospective retail clients with yet another document at the start of the relationship will only confuse the prospective retail client and be unduly burdensome on the adviser to maintain when they already have such a document in place.

I respectfully ask that this requirement be reconsidered.

Thank you.

Renee O. Hall

Renee O. Hall, President
Registered Advisor Services
PO Box 1036
Dover, NH 03821