A Strategic Approach to RIA Registration and Compliance

Our mission is to provide investment advisers a solid foundation for growth by offering a strategic approach to SEC and state-specific RIA registration and compliance services.

Bilal H. Malik


Mr. Malik established his first RIA client in 2008. His experience includes establishing both U.S. and non-U.S. based SEC RIAs and state RIAs (including most U.S. states). Mr. Malik is also a practicing investment management attorney and assists RIAs with a multitude of investment strategies and issues. With this experience in mind, Mr. Malik oversees Guardian’s RIA registration and compliance business.

Mr. Malik received his Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southern University and earned his Masters of Laws and Juris Doctor from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law.

Reid E. Buchanan


Reid Buchanan is a practicing investment management attorney.

His experience includes assisting RIAs, both SEC-registered (including non-U.S.) and state-registered, in all aspects of registration and regulatory compliance. Before joining Guardian RIA, Mr. Buchanan worked for an investment fund and interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Investment Management.

Mr. Buchanan received his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law and received his B.A. from SUNY Albany, where he graduated summa cum laude.