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SEC Drops Soft-Dollar Disclosure

Traders Magazine, February 2008

Peter Chapman

The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to issue new guidelines for mutual fund boards this quarter intended to help them identify conflicts of interest with soft-dollar arrangements. While intended to further the SEC's goal of ensuring that fund boards more vigorously police their managers' commission spending, the expected guidelines aren't as far-reaching as those the regulator previously indicated it planned to issue.

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