MFA Comment Letters

Topic: compliance procedures

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 Comments to the U.K. Hedge Fund Working Group’s Consultation Paper12.14.07


Today, MFA submitted the following response letter to the U.K. Hedge Fund Working Group on its Consultation Paper. The overall […]

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Topics: AIMA Alternative Investment Management Association, AML, audited annual accounts, board of directors, board of trustees, Borrowed Stock, bright line test, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, cherry picking, client confidentiality, collateral agreements, collateral calls/two way collateral posting, commercial terms, compliance, compliance procedures, Comply or Explain, conflicts of interest, consultation paper, counterparties, counterparty risk, cross-market particpant working group, Derivative posistions, Difficult-to-Value Assets, Disclosure, disclosure thresholds, exchange traded posistions, exposure, Fair Value, Federal Reserve Bank of New York for OTC equity derivatives, fire sale, fund governing bodies, Fund Governing Body, funds of funds, global alternative investment industry, Global Investment Performance Standards, global relevance, Governance of Operational Risk, Hedge Fund Working Group, hedge funds, HFWG, illiquid securities, independent in-house functions, independent third parties, independent valuation services providers, inside information, Insider Dealing, Investment Policy, investor groups, investors, Irish Stock Exchange, jurisdictional requirements, Key man risk, Key Performance indicators (KPis) Fund Governance Disclosure, legal risks, Lenders/Prime Brokers/Dealers, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, managed futures funds, managers, Market Abuse, market price, market risk, marketable securities, Model Risk, net asset value, netting agreements, non-marketable, non-U.S. exchanges, offshore, one-stop shop, OTC derivatives transactions, OTC electronic transaction posistions, OTC market particpants, Outsourcing Risk, performance fee, Performance Measurement Disclosure, portfolio, portfolio management, potential conflicts, potential liability, President's Working Group on Private Pools of Capital (PWG), price sources, prime brokers, proxy voting policy, reconciliation errors, Regulators, regulatory implicationsm Websites, regulatory risks, Risk Disclosure, scenario analyses, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), segregation, service legal agreement, side letters, side pocket, soft limits, Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, spectrum, stock lender, stress testing, third parties, Third Party Administrators, trade association, U.S. based funds, U.S. securities law, UK, uncertainity, United Kingdom, valuation, valuation determinations,
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