Regulations 4.7(b)(3) and 4.22(c);
The CPO of a master fund and two feeder funds whose sole investment was in the master fund requested an interpretation or exemption with respect to the due date of the final annual report for one of the feeder funds that ceased operation as of June 30, 2008. Participants in the feeder fund that was ceasing operation exchanged their units for units in the second feeder fund. The CPO proposed that, rather than filing an annual report by September 30, 2008 for the feeder fund ceasing operation, it be permitted to file the report by March 31, 2009. The CPO claimed that the participants were not redeeming their investments, and represented further that there would be an additional cost in preparing a mid-year report because additional information from the master fund as of June 30, 2008 would be necessary. DCIO clarified that the fund did, in fact, cease operation as of June 30, 2008 and therefore its report was due within 90 days, but provided an extension of the report’s due date to March 31, 2009 on the basis that participants were transferred into a nearly identical investment and would continue to receive periodic reports on the value of their investment prior to the issuance of the fund’s final annual report.