Client Alert

| July 14, 2011

SEC Issues Order Raising Bar for “Qualified Clients”

On July 12, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued an order (the “Order”) raising the financial thresholds under Rule 205-3 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the Advisers Act), which permits a registered investment adviser to charge certain qualifying clients a performance fee. The Order implements one of the requirements of Section 418 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), which requires the SEC to adjust these financial thresholds for inflation by July 21, 2011 and every five years thereafter.

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