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30 Apr 2009

Treasury gets 100 New Fund Manager Applications

The Treasury Department said that they have recieved 100 applications from potential fund managers interested in participating in the Legacy Securities portion of the Public Private Investment Program (PPIP).

A variety of institutions applied, including traditional fixed income, real estate, and alternative asset managers, such as hedge funds.

Successful applicants must demonstrate a capacity to raise private capital and manage funds in a manner consistent with Treasury's goals, they must have experience investing in eligible assets and headquartered in the United States.

Applicants can expect to be informed of their preliminary qualification around May 15, 2009, when they can begin raising a minimum of $500 million in private capital that will serve as the investment that, pending further approval, will be matched with taxpayer funds.

Since announcing the program details on March 23, the Treasury has encouraged small, veteran, minority and women owned private asset managers to partner with other private asset managers. On April 6, Treasury extended the deadline for fund manager applications to provide more time to facilitate these types of partnerships.

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