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Special Report on

Permitted Soft Dollar Practices

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The SEC’s Lori Richards, Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, spoke last week at an event and emphasized the importance of compliance during these volatile markets.  For chief compliance officers (CCOs) at registered investment advisory firms, the following speech transcript should be required reading.  Hedge fund managers registered as investment advisors must be especially aware of the fiduciary obligation they have to their client.  Specifically Richards noted that examiners will be focusing investment programs to make sure there is no style drift in their portfolios and that valuation is done pursuant ...
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Han Chinese populations ( Chinatowns ), such as Mainland China , Hong Kong , Macau , Singapore , Taiwan , Indonesia , Laos , Malaysia , the Philippines , and Thailand . Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had ...
Some links, but mostly interesting articles and books
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, convicted of adultery in Iran, may be stoned to death unless a last-minute campaign saves her. Human-rights campaigners say that Ashtiani, who says she was under duress when she confessed to adultery, could be buried up to her breasts and stoned to death as soon as this weekend. Ashtiani has been in prison since May 2006 , when she was convicted of adultery and sentenced to 99 lashes. Later that year she was accused of murdering her husband. Those charges were dropped, but an inquiry into the adultery charge was reopened. She was, according to The Guardian , sentenced to ... market research, surveys and trends
List of the best place to visit in India
There are many who say that the slopes and the quality of snow in Auli compare with the best in the world. Auli lies in Uttaranchal and nestles in the Garhwal Himalayas. The slopes are flanked by stately conifers and oaks and adding to the thrill of skiing is a 180-degree view of the majestic Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi (7,817 m), Kamet (7,756 m), Mana Parvat (7,273 m) and Dunagiri (7,066 m), seemingly only a snowball’s throw away. Unlike in the olden days, much of the equipment here is state-of-the-art. A 500 metre long ski-lift and an 800 metre long chair-lift link the upper and lower slopes and snow beaters and market research, surveys and trends


California Investment Advisor Exemption for Certain Hedge Fund ...
we discussed that certain states like Connecticut provide administrative orders allowing hedge fund managers an exemption from the registration provisions under certain circumstances. Similarly certain states have provided a similar exemption to hedge fund managers through the securities commission rule making process.  For example, California Rule 260.204.9 provides that hedge fund managers are exempt from registration with the California Securities Commission if (i) the manager has $25 million or more in assets under management and (ii) has less than 15 clients (a hedge fund counts as a single client).  As with all exemptions ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Report of the Working Group on Soft Dollars/Commission Recapture
The Soft Dollar and Directed Brokerage Working Group respectfully submits the following report and recommendations to the 1997 ERISA Advisory Council. I. WORKING GROUP'S PURPOSE AND SCOPE The 1997 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans created a working group to study the need for regulatory changes and/or additional disclosure to pension plan sponsors and fiduciaries on soft dollar and directed brokerage practices. In choosing this topic, council members expressed concern this area lacked sufficient guidance for plan fiduciaries to properly administer ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trade deficit threatens double dip and depression
Tuesday, analysts expect the Commerce Department to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $39.0 billion in May, down slightly from $40.3 billion in April because of lower oil prices Nonoil and petroleum imports are rising faster than exports, and the overall trade deficit will increase sharply when oil prices rebound, threatening the economic recovery. President Obama has cautioned Americans about the dangers of another boom financed by excessive borrowing; but unless the Administration implements policies to reverse the huge trade deficits on oil and with China, the nation risks economic ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
CRAFTON: To Run ARCA Race At Iowa
Matt Crafton will make his second career start in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards on Saturday, July 10, driving the Kimmel Racing No. 88 Messina Wildlife Management/Menards Ford Fusion in the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway. Crafton's entry means that the veteran will pull double duty at the track. Combined with his participation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event on July 11, Crafton will complete 400 laps on the 0.875-mile track over two days. Crafton will run Menards-backed cars for both races. The No. 88 Messina Wildlife Management/Menards Ford Fusion will carry the special ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Soft Dollar Release
mixed-use products between uses that are permitted and not permitted ... SEC's changes to its previous soft dollar guidance summarized in this ... our clients now review with us whether they should change their soft dollar practices. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
This paper examines the impact of soft dollar practices on market ... Soft dollar arrangements are permitted under federal securities laws in most cases.4 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
When did coke originate (year). i mean coca cola (not the kind ...
The world has changed in many ways since pharmacist, John Styth Pemberton first introduced the refreshing taste of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. However, the pure and simple magic of one thing remains the same - Coca-Cola. The name and the product mean so many things to hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe. Coca-Cola products are served more than 705 million times every day, quenching the thirsts of consumers in more than 195 countries in every climate. That's a long way to come after such a modest beginning... May 1886 - Pemberton concocted a caramel-colored syrup in a three-legged brass kettle in his ...
Cats: kitten's stools, pet food manufacturers, pet food industry
I have 2 brother kittens, actually, just turned one year yesterday.  They have had their 1st set of shots that kittens get, but, their stools are "mushy" , not runny or bloody just very soft.  I brought in a sample to check for parasites and it came back negative.  I was also advised to take them off kitten chow a little early.  Should I be concerned or can I just wait until there 1st vet check up in 3 months. Answer Lori, What are you feeding these kitties? How long have you noticed the softer stools? Have there been any recent changes in your household? Sometimes the quality of the diet is the ...