MFA Comment Letters

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MFA Comments to SEC on Proposed Rule Change by American Stock Exchange to List and Trade Shares of Nuveen Commodities Income and Growth Fund10.15.07


MFA submits comments to the SEC on an American Stock Exchange (“AMEX”) rule proposal which would permit commodity pools to […]

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Topics: Securities and Exchange Commission American Stock Exchange Pursuant, Nuveen commodities Income and Growth Fund, Amex, closed-end exchange-listed commodity pool, future offerings, Portfolio Holdings, closed-end commodity pool, investor, share, liquidity, market price per share, redeemable security, surplus, Issuer, proportionate share, net assets, cash equivalent, net asset value per share, NAV, demand, supply asset-classes, investment strategies, exchange traded fund, ETF, baskets, net asset value per basket, qualified institutions, portfolio holding, disclosures, securities, daily portfolio composition information, Redemption, creation or redemption transactions, hegde, exposure, robust secondary market, index-tracking vehicles, transparency, index mutual fund, commodity pool, redeemable shares, significant premium, discount, potential harm, closed-end fund, portfolio composition rules, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CFTC, market participants, exchange-listed pool, trading posistions, reverse engineer, front-run, National Futures Association, NFA, futures industry, Interpretive Notice, equitable principles, commodity futures business, commodity trading advisor, CTA, investment adviser, hedge funds, managed future strategies, Closed-End Registered Investment Companies, RIC, closed-end exchange-traded registered investment companies, Great Depression, exchange-traded commodity pools, continuous offering, redeemable securities, U.S. Congress, Listed Company Manual of the NYSE, SEC,

MFA Submits Joint Letter to SEC on Proposed Revisions to Rules to Shorten Restricted Security Holding Periods09.21.07


MFA submits comments to the SEC in a joint letter with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the […]

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Topics: Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, SIFMA, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, ISDA, securities, banks, asset managers, privately negotiated derivatives industry, hedge funds, managed futures funds, underwriter, security-holders, broker dealers, affiliates, Issuer, public markets, Investor Protections, public resales, Holding Period, liquidity, capital, tolling, restricted security holding periods, shell companies, equity securities, hedging activities, transaction, Securities Industry Association, Jesse M. Brill, SIA, brokerage firms, institutional investors, derivative positions, holding periods, hedging periods, long posistion, long-equivalent, short, short-equivalent, disaster recovery, business continuity, prime brokers, clearing brokers, Portfolios, risk management strategies, account managers, trading desks, institutional holders, significant costs, compliance, pilot basis, Net Notional Amounts, safe harbor, private capital formation, short call option posistion, shares, relevant unit, Aggression, Single Trading Strategy, business units, buy-side, sell side, information sharing, regulatory requirements, client confidentiality, holder, monitor, record, track, verify, market, client driven, Partial Hedging, doctrine of fungibility, convertible debt, noncovertible debt, restricted debt securities, credit exposures, Goldman Sachs & Co., pre-paid forward contracts, Goldman Sachs II, forward and option contractsm sales, Baskets of Securities or Indices, basket, index, Nonconvertible Debt Securities, Fixed Income Exchange, class relief, Powershares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust (ETF), exchange traded index funds (ETF), S&P 500 securities, New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options exchange, Transfer Restrictions, bids, resecuritization, domestic issuers, Reasonale Belief, Reliance on Represenatons, internal information barrier, transparency, preferred stock, asset-backed securities, inter-dealer quotation systems, VWAP Trades, volume-weighted average prices, qualified institutional buyers, usual and customary, executioms, market makers, volume limitations, FINRA/NASD rule 2320, aggregate resales, Form 144, Form 4, restricted security holders, seller, Form D filing, unaffiliated seller, director, executive officer, ten percent beneficial owner, multiple accounts, portfolio managers, Restrictive legends, de-legending, private placement, Staff Interpretive Posistions, Cashless Exercises, deminimis exercise prices, nominal exercise prices, pennies per share, Former Shell Company, Form 10 information, over-the-counter derivatives, OTC derivatives, fund of funds, credit default swap, CDS, alternative trading systems, actual knowledge standard, FINRA, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority,

MFA Comments to IOSCO’s Call for Views on Issues That Could Be Addressed by IOSCO on Funds of Hedge Funds08.03.07


MFA submits comments in response to IOSCO’s “Call for Views on Issues that Could Be Addressed by IOSCO on Funds […]

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Topics: IOSCO FOHF Report, Investor Protection Issues, U.S. Funds of Hedge Funds, investment companies, Exemption, Disclosure, recordkeeping requirements, Commodity Pools, global alternative investment industry, hedge funds, managed futures funds, policymakers, absolute return strategies, private sector initiatives, hedge fund industry, United States, public sector, Federal Reserve, state agencies, Congress, private sector, major dealers, derivative market practices, international advisory and government bodies, United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority, Securities Exchange Board of India, retail investors, Full Part 4 Funds, Full Part 4 CPOs, Company Act FOHFs, IOSCO Technical Committe Standing Committee on Investment Management, retail investors' increased investment in FOHF's, IOSCO Report, Retail investment, retail market, regulatory regime, offering disclosure regime, advertising rules, Investor Protection, disclosure requirements, senior securities, management agreements, transactions, broker dealers, Financial Industry Regulatroy Authority, NASD, New York Stock Exchange, Investor Suitability, Manner of Offering, accredited investors, securities, private offering exemption, safe harbor, Public Offering, offering, mass mailings, General Solicitation, advertisement, open-end investment companies, mutual, liquidity, shareholders, periodic tender offers, high net worth requirements, qualified clients, natural person, adviser, net worth, initial investment requirements, retail funds, disclosure documents, compliance, compliance examinations, Company Act Registration, investment company, board members, interested persons, counsel, annual self-assessment, executive session, assets, bank, custody, broker-dealer, bank custodians, chief compliance officer, compliance policies and procedures, Federal Securities Laws, codes of ethics, fraudulent or manipulative practices, personal securities transactions, principal transactions, underlying fraud, outstanding voting, Affiliated Person, non-voting interests, agency transactions, asset coverage, company obligations, shares, dividends, borrowings, derivative instruments, advisory contracts, diversification, real estate, shareholder approval, breaches of fiduciary duty, compensation, registration statements, Form N-SAR, principal executive, principal financial officers, material fact, record keeping requirements, for cause examinations, sweep examinations, adviser operations, Subscription Agreement, verbatim risk of loss disclosure statements, table of contents, business background, risk factors, volatility, leverage, counterparty creditworthiness, commodities, margin obligations, fees, expenses, break-even chart, conflicts of interest, soft dollar, directed brokerage arrangements, futures brokers, tansferability and redemption rights, tax, liability, investor's capital contribution, undistributed profits, financial reporting to investors, Annual Report, Plain English Requirements, NFA Notice I-07-25, state securities regulators, statement of additional information, Company Act Disclosure Requirements, closed-end investment companies, Form N-2, prospectus, fee table, sales loads, offering price, dividend reinvestment, cash purchase plan fees, transaction fees, net assets, common shares, management fees, interest payments, borrowed funds, acquired fund fees, total annual expenses, initial investment, a 5% annual return, rask factors, public trading market, portfolio managers, Plain English Principles, glossaries, technical terms, administrators, custodians, affiliated broker, tax consequences, net asset value, capital stock, voting, liquidation, material pending legal proceedings, committee structure, ownership of shares, family of investment companies, proxy voting, independent registered public accounting firm, performance fees, securities transactions, tax status, offering prive, underwriters, legends, high risk, annual financial statements, independent public accountant, periodic statements, U.S. generally acceped accounting principles, accrual method of accounting, an oath or affirmation, unaudited semi-annual reports, fiscal period, Portfolio Holdings, advisory contract, Form N-CSR, Senior officer code of ethics, audit committee financial expert, audit, audit-related, share repurchases, U.S. GAAP, total return, futures professionals, promotional material, prospective investors, cherry picking, IOSCO Technical Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, commodity pool operator, CPO, fund of funds, Department of the Treasury, MFA's Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, National Futures Association, NFA, FINRA,

MFA Letter to NASD Regarding Proposed Rule on Member Private Offerings07.20.07


MFA submits comments to the NASD regarding NASD Proposed Rule 2721, Member Private Offerings, requesting that privately offered commodity pools […]

MFA Comments to SEC on Semiannual Regulatory Agenda07.05.07


MFA submits comments to the SEC on its semiannual regulatory agenda, urging the Commission to add to its agenda a […]

MFA Comment Letter to Canadian Securities Administrators on Registration Reform06.29.07


MFA submits comments and attachment to the Canadian Securities Administrators on Canadian registration reform.

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Topics: British Columbia Securities Commission Alberta Securities Commission, Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission, Manitoba Securities Commission, Ontario Securities Commission, Autorite des Marches Financiers, New Brunswick Securities Commission, Register of Securities Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia Securities Commission, Superintendent of Securities Newfoundland and Labrador, Register of Securities Northwest Territories, Register of Securities Yukon Territory, Register of Securities Nunavut, Proposed National Instrument 31-103, registration requirements, global alternative investment industry, hedge funds, fund of funds, managed futures funds, policymakers, absolute return strategies, hedge fund industry, regulatory authorities, educational outreach, alternative investment history, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CFTC, Federal Reserve Board, Department of the Treasury, Canadian Securities Administrators', CSA, global financial marketplace, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, PWG, private pools of capital, capital markets, financial markets, liquidity, price efficiency, risk distribution, alternative investment opportunities, capital, funds, Canada, (NI31-103), alternative investment vehicles, regulation, privately offered fund, professional investment management for hedge fund managers, defined term, U.S. federal securities laws, investment company, venture capital, private equity, leveraged buyout, oil and gas, real estate funds, hedging, distressed, financing, large activist posistions, risk-adjusted performance, private equity funds, assets under management, AUM, Non-Canadian Hedge Fund Securities, capital raising, retirement plans, pension plans, exposure, international capital markets, National instrument 45-106, Prospects and Registration Exemptions, Labrador, non-resident dealers, limited market dealers, dealer registration requirements, Non-Ontario Regime, securities, Regulatory Authority, offering memorandum, offering document, Ontario Regime, prospectus exemption, disclosure obligations, dealer registration exemption, market intermediaries, flow-through analysis, adviser registration, commodity futures, non-resident exemptions, Commodity futures act, Administrative Costs, Fraud, international portfolio manager, international investment fund manager, advisers, fund units, Ontario registered dealer, registered broker-dealer, broker-dealer, exempt market trades, accredited investors, sophisticated investors, fund-of-funds, financial institutions, hedge fund consultant, private placement, White Paper, financial eligibility, standards, pooled investment products, investment sophistication, natural persons, net worth threshold, annual income threshold, private investment vehicles, accredited natural person, income tests for inflation, grandfather provision, dealer registrayion exemption, offshore investment vehicles, United Kingdom, European Union, EU, well-developed capital markets, regulatory regimes,

MFA Comments to U.S. Federal Banking Agencies on Capital Treatment of Equity Investments in Hedge Funds by Banks in Proposed Regulations Implementing Basel II International Capital Accords06.21.07


MFA submits comment letter to the U.S federal banking agencies on the capital treatment of equity investments in hedge funds […]

MFA Comments to IOSCO on Consultation Report on Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios06.21.07


MFA submits comment letter to IOSCO on its Consultation Report on Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios.

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Topics: IOSCO IOSCO's 2007 32nd Annual Conference, Mumbai., India, valuation of investments, hedge funds, global set of principles, conflicts of interest, investors, IOSCO Report, Investment Portfolios, hedge fund management, hedge fund managers, global alternative investment industry, advocate, absolute return strategies, public, private sector, United States, Securities and Exchange Committee, SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commision, CFTC, Federal Reserve, Department of the Treasury, state agencies, Congress, major dealers, derivative market practices, advisory, government bodies, United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority, FSA, Securities Exchange Board of India, MFA's 2005 Sound Practices, Investor Protection, key market soundness, Management and Internal Trading Controls, Responsibilites to Investors, Valuation Policies and Procedures, Business Continutiy and Disaster Recovery, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, PWG, risk management, internal trading controls, Regulatory Controls, Transactional Practices, business continuity, disaster recovery, valuation, macro-level guidance, operational framework, risk monitoring, U.S. regulatory Filings, anti-money laundering, Checklist for Compliance Manuals, Checklist for Code of Ethics, consistency, independence, transparency, financial instruments, market prices, Instrument, organized exchanges, data vendors, governing body, third parties, mission-critical, Third Party Service Providers, investment portfolio, global capital markets, portfolio strategies, material obstacles, net asset value, NAV, Fair Value, pricing poliies and sources, price validation, financial statement close process,