MFA Comment Letters

Topic: California Public Employees' Retirement System

Letter to ERISA Advisory Council on Hedge Funds’ Benefit to Pensions and Beneficiaries11.01.11


MFA submitted a written statement to the ERISA Advisory Council in connection with an Advisory Council meeting on November 8 […]

Comment Letter to the Department of Labor in Response to the Departments Proposed Rule to Amend the Definition of Fiduciary Under ERISA02.03.11


MFA submitted a comment letter to the Department of Labor in response to the Departments proposed rule to amend the […]

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Topics: "may be considered" advice adverse, alternative investment vehicles, appraisal of property, appraisals, appraisers, asset-based fee compensation, bilateral agreement, California Public Employees' Retirement System, CFTC, Commodity Futures and Exchange Commission, Congress, custodians, daily mark, default, Department of Labor, derivative markets, diversification, DOL, DOL regulations, due diligence, Employee Benefits Security Administration, equity markets, equity securities, ERISA, ERISA fiduciaries, excise taxes, exemption applications, fee structure, fiduciary, fiduciary liability insurance. prime brokerage, fixed income markets, fund administration agreements, futures, general partner, general partners, good faith estimate, government safety new, hard-to-value, hedge fund manager, hedge fund managers, hedge funds, high water marks, impartial investment advice, inadvertent fiduciary status, Insurance and Investment, Internal Revenue Code, investment advisers, Investor Protection, Joseph Dear, managing member, market color, market concern, marketing services, may be considered standard, mutual understanding, net asset value, non-plan asset funds, options, overdraft coverage, pension fund, performance fee, plan asset vehicles, plan assets, pooled investment fund, pooled investment funds, pooled investment vehicles, pooled vehicle, pricing services, prime brokers, principal underwriter, private equity holdings, private investment fund, private pension, prohibited transaction provisions, purchaser, rate of return, real estate holdings, risk appetites, risk management, risk-adjusted returns, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, seller, selling exception, Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, settlement accommodations, short sales, side-pocket investments, significantly influence standard, structured products, swap counterparty, tailored advice, total returns, transaction reversal, valuation firm, valuation of assets,

MFA Comments to SEC on Pay to Play Proposal10.06.09


MFA submitted a letter to the SEC today in response to its proposal to, among other things, restrict political contributions […]

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Topics: academic institutions affiliated broker-dealer, agency, American Bar Association, anti-competitive effects, assets, authority, backward-looking provisions, beneficial owners, Broker, broker-dealer, California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS, CalSTRS, cash solicitation, charitable institution, chief compliance officer, chilling effect, code of ethics rule, Committee on Federal Regulation of the American Bar Association, compensation arrangements, compliance burden, compliance costs, compliance procedures, Connecticut, contractual rights and obligations, covered associates, covered investment pool, de minimi exception, Dealer, direct investment, direct investors, Disclosure, disproportionately severe punishment, due diligence, executive officer, family members of covered associates, fiduciary duty, Form ADV, Foundation, fund assets, fund of funds, general partner, government assets, government entities, government official, hedge fund managers, hedge funds, Illinois, inadvertent contribution, Inadvertent Violation, inauguration or transition committee, incentive fee structure, institutional investor, instrumentality of the State, interest, investment adviser, investment advisory services, investment management industry, investment management services, investment objectives, investment services, investment techniques, legal authorities, limited partnership, liquidity, local or state political party, look-back period, look-back provision, Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System, Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement System, management fees, marketing activities, Massachusetts, MSRB, municipal securities, municipal securities business, municipal securities principals, municipal securities professional, municipal securities representative, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, municipal securities underwriters, municipal underwritings, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, New Mexico Investment Council, New York, New York City Employees' Retirement System, New York State Common Retirement Fund, offshore managers, Oklahoma, operational challenges, pay to play practices, pay to play scandals, Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System, Pennsylvania State Employment Retirement System, pension, personal political activities, placement agent, plan, platform arrangement, political action committee, political contributions, pool of assets, pooled investment vehicle, portfolio manager, pre-approval policies, pre-approval procedures, principal business unit, private fund, program, public pension plans, publicly offered securities, redemption requests, redemption rights, registered investment adviser, registered investment companies, registration, regulations, Regulators, requests for proposals, returned contribution, risk management, sales principals, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities firms, soliciting, state and federal laws, state and local entities, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, third party placement agent, third party placement agents, third party solicitors, transparency, unregistered adviser, Wall St. Journal, Washington, written compliance policies and procedures,

MFA Files Joint Comment Letter to California Department of Corporations on Proposed Rule Requiring Hedge Fund Managers to Register with the State11.21.07


MFA and the Coalition of Private Investment Companies submit a joint comment letter to the California Department of Corporations on […]

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Topics: 2003 staff report accredited investor standard, accredited investors, Agreement Among PWG and U.S. Agency Principals on Principles and Guidelines Regarding Private Pools of Capital, assets under management, AUM, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FED), brokerage firms, California, California Corporate Securities Law, California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS, capital calls, CFTC, chief investment officer, Coalition of Private Investment Companies, Commisioner of the California Department of Corporations, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Congress, CPIC, Data, de minimis standard, Department of Corporations, Department of the Treasury, due diligence, electronic filing, Exempt Advisers, Exemption, fiduciary standards, financial market, financial products, Form D, Fraud, fund advisers, fund of funds, global alternative investment industry, hedge funds, implications of the growth of hedge funds, Industry Standards, industry trends, initial statement of reasons, investment adviser, investment advisers, Investor Protection, Investor's Committee of the Advisory Group, James Chanos, jobs, jurisdiction, liquidation restrictions, liscensing exemption, locked up, London, managed future funds, national markets, New York, office rents, oversight, Pension Funds, pooled investment vehicles, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, Private Offering, private offerings, privately-offered pooled investment vehicles, professional asset managers, proposal, public, PWG, qualified purchasers, Redemptions, registered investment companies, registrant, requirement, risk, San Francisco, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, spillover effect, start-up companies, state registration, support services, tax revenues, The Bureau of National Affairs, training personal, venture capital,
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