MFA Comment Letters

Topic: New York Stock Exchange

MFA and AIMA Submit Letter on Canadian Early Warning Reporting System07.12.13


MFA and AIMA submitted a letter to Canadian regulators in response to proposed amendments to Canada’s Early Warning System and […]

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Topics: activist hedge fund AIMA, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Alberta Securities Commission, Alternative Investment Management Association, Alternative Monthly Reporting, Andrew Vollmer, ASIC, Australia, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Stock Exchange, Autorite des Marches Financiers, Bank of Canada, banks, beneficial owners, board of directors, Brian Cheffins, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, British Columbia Securities Commission, broker-dealer, Canada, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Canadian Early Warning Reporting System, capital markets, Chotibhak Jotikasthira, confidentiality, contracts for difference, corporate governance, cost-benefit analysis, Counterparty, derivatives, disclosure and transparency rules, disclosures, eligible institutional investor, equity securities, EWR, FCA, Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan, Financial Conduct Authority, Google Finance, hedge funds, Hedge Funds Review, hedging, institutional investors, investment company, investor reporting, Issuer, Jeffrey Gordon, Kimber Report, liquidity, London Stock Exchange, Manitoba Securities Commission, MFA, Morningstar, National Bureau of Economic Research, New Brunswick Securities Commission, New York Stock Exchange, Nickolay Gantchev, non-objecting beneficial owners, Nova Scotia Securities Commission, OMERS Administration Corporation, Ontario Securities Commission, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, OTC derivatives, Paul Wolfson, performance, qualified investors, regulatory regime, relevant interests, remuneration, reporting, return on assets, Reuters, Ronald Gilson, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador, securities law, SEDAR, SEDI, Seeking Alpha, shareholders, StockCharts, Stockhouse, Superintendent of Securities Northwest Territories, Superintendent of Securities Nunavut, Superintendent of Securities Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities Yukon Territory, System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval, System for Insider Data on Insiders, TELUS Corporation, The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, TMX Group Limited, total return swaps, transparency, TSX, TSX Venture Exchange, United Kingdom, voting shares, Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Yahoo!Finance,

Comment Letter on IOSCO’s Consultation Report on ‘Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on Market Integrity and Efficiency,’08.12.11


MFA submitted comments to IOSCO on its consultation report on Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on […]

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Topics: 1963 Special Study 1963 Special Study of the Securities Markets, 2010, affirmative stock locate framework, AIG, algorithmic trading, algorithms, Arndt, Barclays Capital Equity Research, Barclays Plc., bid-ask spreads, broker dealers, buy-side brokers, CFTC, circuit breakers, co-location services, computer programs, connectivity, Consultation Report, dark pools, DEA, Division of Risk, Dow Jones Industrial Average, E-Trade, Economic Growth, educational campaigns, effective spreads in European equities, efficiency, electronic markets, Elizabeth Murphy, empirical data, endowments, erroneous trades, ETFs, EU, executing brokers, execution speed, Fannie Mae, fees, Fidelity, fiduciary obligation, Financial Crisis of 2008, fixed commission rates, flash crash, Flash Crash of May 6, foundations, France, Freddie Mac, Germany, Goldman Sachs, Gomber, HFT, high frequency trading, institutional investor, institutional investors, insurance companies, intermediary firm, International Organization of Securities Commissions, investment time horizons, Japan, Joint Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues, Joint Industry Limit Up-Limit Down Proposal, LaBranche, limit-up/limit-down systems, long-term, low latency, Lutat, market access, Market Break of 1962, Market Crash of 1987, market depth, market dislocations, market efficiencies, market information, market liquidity, market trends, Merrill Lynch, monopolies, Mr. Werner Bijkerk, mutual funds, Nasdaq, National Securities Clearing Corporation, NBBO, New York Stock Exchange, NSCC, Office of Markets in the Division of Risk, order execution, order-to-trade ratios, OSCO, oversight, passive, pensions, Peter Gomber, pricing reliability, proprietary, proprietary trading tools, quote stuffing, Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Change on Market Integrity and Efficiency, Rosenblatt Securities, Schwab, SEC, Securities Exchange Commission, single-stock circuit breakers, Spain, sponsored access, spreads, standardize disclosure, Strategy and Financial Innovation, Strategy and Innovation memorandum, TABB Group, TAGG Group, TD Ameritrade, Technical Committee, Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, technological developments, third party vendors, Thomson, threshold securities, trading strategies, transaction delivery, transaction fees, transparency, two-sided displayed quotes, Uhle, UK, wait-and-see, Washington Mutual,

Comment Letter to SEC Responding to Concept Release on Equity Market Structure05.07.10


MFA submitted a letter to the SEC in response to its request for comments on its Equity Market Structure Concept […]

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Topics: algorithm alternative trading systems, asset classes, automated trading, bid-ask spreads, broker dealers, buyers, cancellation rate, capital allocation, capital formation, co-location, competitive barriers, connectivity vendors, dark pools, decimalization, Designated Market Maker, direct market access, ECN, efficiency, electronic communication networks, electronic trading desks, electronically accessibel quotes, endowments, Equity Market Structure, execution speed, fees, fixed income, foundations, France, frontrunning, Germany, global financial crisis, hedging, HFT, high frequency trading, institutional investors, insurance companies, inter-market arbitrage, Intermarket Trading System Plan, inventory risks, investment time horizon, investor confidence, ITS, Japan, large cap stocks, limit orders, liquidity, long-term investors, low latency technology, market color, market consolidation, Market Crash of 1987, market depth, market fragmentation, market maker, momentum ignition, mutual fund, Nasdaq, National Association of Securities Dealers Inc., National Market System, New York Stock Exchange, non-public trading, NYSE, Office of Economic Analysis, order anticipation, order cancellations, order handling rules, order protection rule, pensions, phantom liquidity, pinging, post-trade execution, post-trade transparency, price discovery, price swings, private investment pools, proprietary trading, public information, quantitative strategies, quote flickering, registered investment advisers, regulation ATS, Regulation NMS, retail investors, risk management, SEC, sector change, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities lending, sellers, short selling, short-term traders, small cap stocks, specialist quotes, sponsored access, spreads, technology, trading desk, trading volume, transaction costs, transparency, Treasury ETF, trends, U.S Treasury bonds, U.S. Department of Justice, United Kingdom, upstairs market, volatility,

MFA Comments to SEC on Interim Final Temporary Amendments to Regulation SHO12.15.08


MFA sent a letter to the SEC providing comments to the Commission’s interim final temporary rule on amendments to Reg […]

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Topics: "delta" hedge algorithmic trading, arrangement to borrow, artificial buying pressure, Arturo Bris, automated trading, bid-ask spreads, borrowing costs, broker-dealer, buy-side firms, capital, capital formation, capital raising, clearing, clearing agency, close-out, competition, Continuous Net Settlement, custodian banks, debt securities, delivery, derivatives hedging strategies, distressed companies, easy to borrow shares, efficiency, emergency orders, European Corporate Governance Institute, executing brokers, fails to deliver, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, G19, G19 securities, hard to borrow shares, hedging, liquidity, locate, long sales, mandatory close-out, manipulative naked short selling, manual trading, market dislocations, market distortions, market efficiency, market liquidity, market maker, market participants, market risk, naked short selling, National Securities Clearing Corporation, New York Stock Exchange, NSCC, NYSE, operational efficiency, options, order to purchase, pre-fail credit, pricing efficiency, prime broker, public companies, public interest, regulatory efficiencies, risk management, SEC, SEC July 15 Emergency Order, securities, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities depositaries, self-regulatory organization, sell-side firms, settlement, settlement date, short positions, short selling, Short Selling Activity in Financial Stocks, short selling regulation, short squeeze, SRO, T+2, T+4, T+5, three-day settlement cycle, threshold securities, threshold securities list, uptick rule, volatility, Voting Rights, Wall St. Journal, Yale International Center for Finance,

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

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