MFA Comment Letters

Topic: alternative investment industry

MFA Files Amicus in Lehman Litigation to Support Judicial Asset Sale Process09.28.12


MFA filed an amicus brief in the Barclays Capital and LBI SIPA Trustee litigation before the Second Circuit Court of […]

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Topics: amicus brief U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Lehman Brothers Holding Inc., Barclays Capital, James W. Giddens, Securities Investor Protection Corporation Trustee, amicus curiae, capital markets, no-cash deal, bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Acton v. Fullmer (In re Fullmer), Adelphia Recovery Trust v. HSBC Bank USA (in re Adelphia Recovery Trust), Bass v. Parsons (In re Parsons), Big Shanty Land Corp. v. Comer Props. Inc., Folger Adam Security Inc. v. Dematteis/MacGregor, In re Cavalieri, In re Cedar Tide Corp, In re F.A. Potts & Co., In re Fehl, In re Gulf Coast Oil Corp., In re Integrated Res. Inc., In re Sapolin Paints Inc., In re Savage Indus. Inc., In re Silver Bros. Co., In re Smith, In re Weisser Eyecare Inc., M.R.R. Traders Inc. v. Cave Atlantique, Matter of Pease, Med. Malpractice Ins. Ass'n v. Hirsch (In re Lavigne), Meinwald v. Meinwald, Morgan Olson LLC v. Federico et al. (In re Grumman Olson Indus. Inc.), United States v. Sforza, Walker v. Lee (in re Rounds), Winston Inn & Rest. Corp. v. DeMichiel (In re Winston Inn & Rest. Corp.), Rob Copeland, Kelly DePonte, Financier Worldwide, Adam Levitin, Richard Mikels, Ella Shenhav, SIFMA, Illinois, Managed Funds Association, MFA, public policy, alternative investment industry, best practices, pensions, endowments, institutional investors, risk management, Australia, Europe, Asia, assets under management, AUM, bankruptcy court, transparency, contract, stakeholders, Clarification Letter, Lehman Margin Cash, purchaser, LBHI, Lori Fife, Harvey Miller, borrowers, lenders, secondary offerings, liquidity, interest rates, debtor, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, free and clear, banks, New York Adelphia, litigant,

MFA Submits Amicus Brief on Issue of Creditor Coordination06.29.12


On June 29, MFA filed an amicus brief in the 11th Circuit en banc review of the CompuCredit case.  At […]

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Topics: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Compucredit Holdings Corporation v. Akanthos Capital Management LLC, Loan Syndications and Trading Association, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, SIFMA, Moses Silverman, Aidan Synnott, Daniel Crane, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Edward Altman, Brendy Kuehne, New York University Salomon Center, Stern School of Business, John Coffee Jr., William Klein, Conrad Duberstein, Tomotaka Fujita, Marcel Kahan, corporate bonds, Michael MacKenzie, Nicole Bullock, Glenn Merrick, Ali Stoeppelwerth, banks, investment banks, broker-dealer, alternative investment industry, securities firms, capital formation, chilling effect, borrowers, distressed debt, contractual relationship, interest rates, creditor, credit squeeze, credit market, bonds, secondary loan markets, institutional lender, leverage, systemic risk, Shared National Credit Review, syndicated loan market, Bondholder, maturity date, debtor, Bankruptcy Filing, Bankruptcy Code, collective action risks, capital, primary market, risk portfolio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, price-fixing, hedge funds, price competition, contract, bilateral monopoly, per se rules, par value, debt instruments, high-velocity market, low-velocity market, creditor coordination, market power, anticompetitive, competition, pre-packaged bankruptcy, Broad. Music Inc. v. Columbia Broadcasting Sys. Inc, Bus. Elecs. Corp. v. Sharp Elecs. Corp., Classic Cheesecake Co. Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Falstaff Brewing Corp. v. New York Life Ins. Co., Federal Trade Commission v. Brown Shoe Co., Federal Trade Commission v. Indiana Federation of Dentists, Federal Trade Commission v. Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association, Finnegan v. Campeau Corp., United States v. Giordano, Ireland v. Craggs, Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc., Arizona v. Maricopa County Medical Society, Maris Distrib. Co. v. Anheuser-Busch Inc., National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents, Northwest Wholesale Stationers Inc. v. Pacific Stationery & Printing Co., Palmyra Park Hosp. Inc. v. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Reisner v. General Motors Corp., Reiter v. Sonotone Corp., Sharon Steel Corp. v. Chase Manhattan Bank NA, Smith v. The Ferncliff, State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Physicians Injury Care Center Inc., United States v. Topco Assocs Inc., Twin City Pipe Line Co. v. Harding Glass Co., Unijax Inc. v. Champion International Inc., United Airlines Inc. v. U.S. Bank NA, Volt Info. Scis. Inc. v. Board of Trs. of Leland Stanford Jr. University,

MFA Joins Amicus Curiae Brief in the case of Hunter v. FERC Regarding Jurisdiction to Regulate Futures Trading07.08.10


MFA, together with FIA, CME and NFA, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Hunter v. FERC case. In our […]

MFA Response to CESR Consultation Paper on a Proposal for a Pan-European Short Selling Disclosure Regime10.01.09


MFA submitted a letter to the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) today in response to its Consultation Paper on a […]

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Topics: Committee of European Securities Regulators CESR, CESR Proposal for a Pan-European Short Selling Disclosure Regime, alternative investment managers, hedge funds, fund of funds, hybrid funds, 130/30 funds, managed futures funds, industry service providers, alternative investment industry, absolute return strategies, short selling, manipulative conduct, Market Confidence, stability, public disclosure of short positions, short positions, market volatility, price discovery, risk management, risk management function, significant adverse effect, financial services sector, investors, Issuer, market participants, de minimis, aggregated anonymised data, timeframe for reporting, transparency directive, meaningful data, short selling bans, global equity markets, academics, liquidity, bid-ask spread, price declines, materially negative impacts, market efficiency, short selling disclosure regime, equity markets, enhanced transparency, investment managers, abusive short selling practices, abusive practices, financial institutions, herding, institutional investors, retail investors, transaction costs, capital markets, free flow of information, chilling effect, alternative investment classes, Pension Funds, endowments, foundations, alternative investment vehicles, hedging strategies, capital formation, hedge, convertible arbitrage, short equity position, convertible bonds, traditional bond issuance, convertible securities, short squeeze, Reverse Engineered, trading strategies, long equity positions, exposures, Unwind, financial stocks, pricing efficiency, short selling prohibitions, European markets, large-scale short selling, extreme market conditions, negative returns, UK Financial Services Authority, FSA, securities prices, naked short selling, Journal of Finance, Credit Suisse, market stability, disclosure thresholds, private reporting, flagging short sales, Financial Regulatory Authority, FINRA, flagging regime, disproportionate costs, real time information, over-the-counter transactions, exchanges, trading platform, settlement, physical short sales transactions, EEA stock, extraterritoriality, European Union, EU, EEA equities, two-tier disclosure model, price amplification, market testing, MiFID, competent authorities, Member State competent authorities, professional secrecy, confidentiality, freedom of information regimes, harmonization, net economic short positions, transitory short position, abusive behavior, share issues, capital raising, index trading, basket trade, reporting regimes, net economic short position, asset management company, aggregation, prudential regulators, T+1 reporting, derivatives, derivative positions, delta adjusted, cumulative compliance costs, global capital markets, EU Member State, market maker, market making,

MFA Letter to SEC Chairman Cox Regarding Hedge Fund Transparency and Other Issues04.24.08


MFA President and CEO, Richard H. Baker, met with SEC Chairman Christopher Cox this morning and discussed the topics addressed […]

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Topics: Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Christopher Cox, alternative investment industry, Policy Makers, Regulators, investors, hedge funds, hedge fund offerings, transparency, hedge fund investors, capital markets, systemic risk, General Solicitation, Ban on General Solicitation and Advertising, General Advertising, safe harbor, Regulation D, hedge fund managers, sophisticated investors, accredited investors, qualified purchasers, private offerings, securities, Protecting Investors: A Half Century of Investment Company Regulation, Division of Investment Management, United States Congress, Implications of the Growth of Hedge Funds Staff Report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Rulemaking, advertising materials, Clover Capital no-action letter, staff guidance, no-action letters, accredited natural person, large accredited investor, Federal Securities Laws, inflation, mutual recognition, Nancy Morris, regulatory barriers, Cross-Border Investments, market participants, transaction costs, global capital markets, financial services industry, Australia, European Union, EU, Canada, broker-dealer, best practices, Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, NYRO OCIE, chief compliance officer, trade associations, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CFTC, Memorandum of Understanding, public commodity pools, National Futures Association, NFA, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, public commodity pool offerings, futures, futures market, pooled investment vehicle, public offering disclosure requirements, Direct Participation Programs, DPP, annual cap, lifetime cap, offering proceeds, trail commissions, managed futures, brokers,

MFA Submits Comments to SEC on Proposals for Accredited Natural Person and Antifraud Rules03.09.07


MFA submits comment letter and attachment to the SEC on Proposals for Accredited Natural Person and Antifraud Rules.

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Topics: Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, private investment vehicles, Accredited Natural Person Proposal, Prohibition of Fraud by Advisers to Certain Pooled Investment Vehicles, Investor Protection, alternative investment industry, capital markets, hedge funds, managed futures funds, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, PWG, private pools, liquidity, price efficiency, risk distribution, Regulatory Structure, direct investment, Christopher Cox, Robert Steel, venture capital, private equity, industry innovation, Department of the Treasury, cash room, Randal Quarles, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, risk-adjusted performance, accredited investor standard, financial eligibility standards, accredited investor, pooled investment vehicles, net worth threshold, financial eligibility standard, Pui-Wing Tam, Jonathan Shieber, Stephen Heuser, qualified client, qualified purchaser, qualified institutional buyer, qualified eligible person, eligible contract participant, joint property, net worth, Office of Economic Analysis, 3(c)(1) funds, illiquid investments, real estate, Lock-up, U.S. economy, Stuatory Authority, 100 beneficial owners, beneficial owners, 3(c)(7) funds, deferred compensation, fund employees, American Bar Association, research analysts, legal counsel, traders, broker dealers, attorneys, brokers, compliance, operational, accounting officers, grandfathering provision, competition, start-up funds, antifraud proposal, Goldstein decision, scienter, transparency, dialogue, Request for Proposal, private placement memorandum, Limited Partnership Agreement, Subscription Agreement, due diligence, management, incentive compensation, conflicts of interest, side letters, withdrawal, transfer procedures, tax issues, ERISA Issues, Thomas Lemke,

MFA Submits Comment Letter to the SEC on Amendments to Rule 10502.12.07


MFA submits comments to the SEC on amendments to Rule 105