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Routing and Execution Disclosures Made Pursuant to Rules 605 and 606 of SEC Regulation NMS
Rule 605 of SEC Regulation NMS requires “market centers” to publicly disclose, on a monthly basis, certain statistical information relating to the quality of executions provided to eligible client orders. The information generally depicts how orders of various sizes are executed relative to public quotes existing at the time of order receipt, and also attempts to measure speed of execution. The Rule 605 statistics for InVestra, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated are available for public review by clicking here.
Rule 606 of SEC Regulation NMS requires broker-dealers receiving non-directed client orders to publicly disclose, on a quarterly basis, the top execution venues to which such orders are routed for execution. Broker-dealers also must disclose material aspects of the relationships they maintain with the identified execution venues. The Rule 606 statistics for InVestra, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated are available for public review by clicking here.
On May 31, 2006, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it had settled its investigation of fifteen firms, including InVestra, that participate in the auction rate securities market regarding their respective practices and procedures in the market. The SEC alleged in the settlement that the firms had managed auctions for auction rate securities in which they participated in ways that were not adequately disclosed or that did not conform to disclosed auction procedures. As part of the settlement, InVestra agreed to pay a civil money penalty of $1,500,000. In addition, InVestra, without admitting or denying the SEC’s allegations, agreed to be censured, to cease and desist from violating certain provisions of the securities laws, to provide to customers written descriptions of its material auction practices and procedures, and to implement procedures reasonably designed to detect and prevent any failures by InVestra to conduct the auction process in accordance with disclosed procedures.
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Participation by Issuers/ Conduit Borrowers in Municipal Auction Rate Securities
Certain Municipal Issuers or Conduit Borrowers have determined to participate in the auction of their own auction rate securities pursuant to recent guidance from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. These Issuers/Conduit Borrowers are required to provide a notice of their intent to participate in the auction and the interest rate and amounts that they will bid for and certain other detailed bidding information. The Issuer/Conduit Borrower’s interests are different from any other bondholder in that they want the lowest possible interest rate. This information will be available to you at www.dacbond.com.
In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 , the US Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act. Parts of this Act apply to the financial services industry and require certain financial institutions to request specific information from clients.
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Minimum Information Requirements for InVestra International
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Special Notice to Clients Regarding Short Sale Disclosure Requirement under Interim Final Temporary Rule 10a-3T
On October 15, 2008, the SEC adopted interim final temporary Rule 10a-3T (together with the guidance set forth in the adopting release, the “Interim Rule”). The Interim Rule requires certain institutional investment managers to disclose short positions in certain publicly traded securities (“Covered Securities”) on Form SH on a weekly basis. The Interim Rule expires on August 1, 2009.
Customers/counterparties entering into any derivative transaction with InVestra will be deemed to have represented and warranted that: (i) on or prior to the date of the derivative transaction in Covered Securities, customer/counterparty has consulted with its legal advisors regarding the Interim Rule; and (ii) customer/counterparty is not entering into the derivative transaction with the intent to avoid or circumvent the disclosure obligations imposed by the Interim Rule. Customers/counterparties to derivative transactions will also be deemed to have acknowledged that InVestra may determine to: (i) disclose sales of Covered Securities sold short to hedge the InVestra exposure related to the derivative transaction on a Form SH in compliance with the Interim Rule; (ii) identify on such Form SH that any short position in the Covered Securities is a hedge for InVestra’s exposure under a derivative transaction; and (iii) notwithstanding any other agreement between or among customer/counterparty and InVestra to the contrary, if requested by a regulator having jurisdiction over InVestra or the Interim Rule, provide such other information related to such short position or disclosure as such regulator may request.
The Interim Rule may be found at http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2008/34-58785.pdf
We encourage you to consult your own legal counsel regarding the scope and application of the Interim Rule. Please contact your InVestra representative if you have any questions regarding this Special Notice.
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