Hedge Fund Glossary

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Well Known Seasoned Issuer (WKSI)

WKSIs are large-scale, seasoned Issuers that benefit from special treatment in public Securities offerings. In particular, WKSIs are able to make offers to sell Securities before a Registration Statement has been filed and without regard to previously applicable Gun Jumping restrictions. In addition, WKSIs are entitled to Automatic Shelf Registration on demand without SEC review. WKSIs were introduced as part of securities offering reform. See Latham & Watkins publication: Christmas in July — the SEC Improves the Securities Offering Process (August 2005), available at www.lw.com.

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