MFA Comment Letters

Topic: Internal Revenue Code

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 IRS on Application of FBAR to Private Investment Funds and Related Issues10.05.09


MFA submitted a letter to the IRS in response to IRS Notice 2009-62, which requests comments and recommendations concerning the […]

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Topics: bank account banks, broker-dealer, chief financial officer, commingled fund, Corporation, covered foreign financial account, Deferred Fees, Department of the Treasury, domestic corporation, domestic estate or trust, domestic partnership, domestic taxpayers, Douglas H. Shulman, effectively connected income, FBAR, filing obligation, financial accounts, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, financial institutions, financial interest, FinCEN, FIRPTA, foreign corporations, foreign financial account, foreign financial agencies, foreign prime brokerage, Form 1065, Form 5471, Form 8621, Form 8865, Form 926, hedge fund management companies, hedge fund manager, hedge funds, Internal Revenue Code, Internal Revenue Service, investment fund management company, Investment Fund Managers, investment officer, investors, IRS, James H. Freis, liquidity, Lock-up, master fund, Michael Mundaca, money laundering, mutual funds, Neal S. Wolin, New York State Bar Association, non-public companies, non-U.S. hedge fund, non-U.S. hedge funds, non-U.S. investors, non-U.S. private equity fund, officer, open-ended mutual funds, Other Account Authority, other authority, partner, partnership, Passive Foreign Investment Companies, persons in and doing business in the United States, PFIC shareholder filing requirements, PFICs, portfolio manager, primary owner, private equity funds, private investment funds, private sector, publicly-held companies, redemption policy, redemption terms, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, safe harbor, securities account, shareholders, signatory authority, Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, third party transfers, U.S. tax return, U.S.-based manager, U.S.-based managers, United States Person, Workbook on the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts,
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