MFA Comment Letters

Topic: no-action letters

MFA Petitions the CFTC to Exclude Certain Employee Pools from the Definition of “Pool”08.30.12


MFA petitioned the CFTC to provide an exclusion from the definition of commodity “pool” for certain internally owned entities, including […]

Comment Letter to the SEC on Establishment of a Registration Regime for Municipal Advisors as Required by the Dodd-Frank Act.02.22.11


MFA submitted a comment letter to the SEC in response to its proposal to establish a registration regime for municipal […]

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Topics: ABN AMRO Bank N.V. affiliate letters, ancillary services, bank deposits, CFTC regulation, commodity for future delivery, commodity trading advisors, common control, CTAs, dually-registered investment advisers, duplicative registration, exempt reporting advisers, foreign private advisers, Form ADV, Form MA, guaranteed investment contracts, investment advisers, investment advisory services, investment strategies, Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Limited, mid-sized adviser, multi-jurisdictional advisory firms, municipal advisor, municipal advisors, municipal advisory activities, municipal derivatives, municipal escrow investments, municipal financial products, municipal securities, Murray Johnstone Holdings Limited, no-action letters, option, participating affiliate agreements, pay to play rule, pooled investment vehicle, pooled investment vehicles, pools of assets, primary investors, private adviser exemption, private fund advisors, private fund managers, registered advisor, registered broker-dealer, registered CTAs, registered investment advisers, regular oversight, regulated persons, Royal Bank of Canada, SEC, SEC No-Action Letter, SEC oversight, SEC regulation, SEC resources, SEC-registered entities, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities futures product, Security-Based Swap, self-regulatory entity, solicitation, state entity, state securities commission, state-registered investment advisors, third-party solicitor, transition period for registration, Uniao de Banco de Brasileiros, venture capital funds,

Comment Letter Responding to SECs Proposed Exemptions for Advisers to Venture Capital Funds, Private Fund Advisers With Less Than $150 Million in Assets Under Management, and Foreign Private Advisers01.24.11


MFA submitted a comment letter to the SEC in response to the SECs proposal Exemptions for Advisers to Venture Capital […]

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Topics: 1983 SEC No-Act. LEXIS 2576 26 S.E.C. 426, ABA Subcommittee on Private Investment Entities, affiliate letters, affiliated entities, Affiliated Person, AMRO Bank N.V., assets under management, Associated Persons, CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, commodity trading advisor, commodity trading advisors, Compliance and Management Structures, Control, CTA, de minimis exemption, Domestic, Equity Security, Exemptions, Exemptions Release, Factual Representations, Fair Value, Foreign Advisers and Subadvisers, foreign private advisers, Form ADV, Full Regulatory Access, general partner, Gross Assets Calculation, Hedge Fund Adviser Registration Rules, Independent Verification of Assets Requirement, Instrument, Investment Adviser Industry, investor, Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Limited, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partner, limited partnership, Master-Feeder Structure, Mercury Asset Management Plc., Multi-Jurisdicational Advisory Firms, no-action letters, Nominal Capital Account, Non-Control, Non-Registered Adviser, Non-U.S. Activities, Non-U.S. Investment Advisory Firms, Non-U.S. Law, Outstanding Voting Securities, oversight, Participating Affiliate, Peavey Commodity Futures Fund, pooled investment vehicle, private fund, Private Fund Advisers, Private Fund Registration, prudential regulators, Question VI.11, Record Owner, Redemption, Registered and Non-Registered Entities, Regulatory Assets, regulatory assets under management, Regulatory Authority, Royal Bank of Canada, SEC, SEC No-Action Letter, Secretary of the Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities-Related Advice, Security-Based Swap, separate account structure, Side-by-Side Structure, Single Investor Private Funds, Specialized Expertise, Specialized Feeder, Staff Responses to Questions About the Custody Rule, Statutory Exemption, Subadvisers, Subsidiary Advisers, systemic risk, Tonopah Mining Co. of Nevada, total return swap, Transparency Rights, U.S. law, Unio de Banco de Brasileiros S.A., valuation methodology, venture capital funds, Voting Rights,

MFA Letter to SEC Chairman Cox Regarding Hedge Fund Transparency and Other Issues04.24.08


MFA President and CEO, Richard H. Baker, met with SEC Chairman Christopher Cox this morning and discussed the topics addressed […]

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Topics: accredited investors accredited natural person, advertising materials, alternative investment industry, annual cap, Australia, Ban on General Solicitation and Advertising, best practices, broker-dealer, brokers, Canada, capital markets, CFTC, chief compliance officer, Christopher Cox, Clover Capital no-action letter, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Cross-Border Investments, Direct Participation Programs, Division of Investment Management, DPP, EU, European Union, Federal Securities Laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, financial services industry, FINRA, futures, futures market, General Advertising, General Solicitation, global capital markets, hedge fund investors, hedge fund managers, hedge fund offerings, hedge funds, Implications of the Growth of Hedge Funds Staff Report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, inflation, investors, large accredited investor, lifetime cap, managed futures, market participants, Memorandum of Understanding, mutual recognition, Nancy Morris, National Futures Association, NFA, no-action letters, NYRO OCIE, offering proceeds, Policy Makers, pooled investment vehicle, private offerings, Protecting Investors: A Half Century of Investment Company Regulation, public commodity pool offerings, public commodity pools, public offering disclosure requirements, qualified purchasers, Regulation D, Regulators, regulatory barriers, Rulemaking, safe harbor, SEC, securities, Securities and Exchange Commission, sophisticated investors, Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, staff guidance, systemic risk, trade associations, trail commissions, transaction costs, transparency, United States Congress,

MFA Letter to Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force Regarding United States Capital Markets Competitiveness in the Global Financial Services Marketplace02.29.08


MFA submits a comment letter to the Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force in response to the Task Force’s request […]

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Topics: assets under management Blue Print for U.S. Financial Competitiveness, Canada, capital, capital efficiencies, capital formation, capital markets, Cendant, CFTC, chilling effect, commodity futures markets, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Cross-Border, Department of the Treasury, duplicative regulation, Economic Club of New York, energy commodities, Enron Corporation, equity markets, EU, European Union, exchanges, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Trade Commission, FERC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, financial regulatory system, Financial Services Forum, financial services industry, Financial Services Roundtable, FINRA, GAAP, General Advertising, General Solicitation, generally accepted accounting principles, global financial system, H-1B visa, harmonization, hedge funds, Henry Paulson, IFRS, International Financial Reporting Standards, investment advisers, Investor Protection, market crisis, market participants, mutual recognition, National Futures Association, natural gas futures market, NFA, no-action letters, non-U.S. investors, OCIE, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, oil and gas partnerships, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, principles-based regulation, prudential regulators, public commodity pools, PWG, regulation, regulatory regime, retail investors, safe harbor, SEC, Secretary of the Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force, skilled non-U.S. professional workers, Strategy and Financial Innovation, student visa, tax, transparency, U.S. Capital Markets, U.S. immigration policies, United Kingdom, United States Congress, venture capital funds,
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