Multi-Manager Funds In connection with securities transactions for the Fund, the Subadviser that is (or whose affiliated person is) entering into the transaction, and any other investment manager that is advising an affiliate of the Fund (or portion of the Fund) (collectively, the “Managers” for the purposes of this section) entering into the transaction are prohibited from consulting with each other concerning transactions for the Fund in securities or other assets and, if both Managers are responsible for providing investment advice to the Fund, the Manager’s responsibility in providing advice is expressly limited to a discrete portion of the Fund’s portfolio that it manages. This prohibition does not apply to communications by the Adviser in connection with the Adviser’s (i) overall supervisory responsibility for the general management and investment of the Fund’s assets; (ii) determination of the allocation of assets among the Manager(s), if any; and (iii) investment discretion with respect to the investment of Fund assets not otherwise assigned to a Manager.
Investment Strategy The Company’s investment strategy described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus accurately reflect in all material respects the current intentions of the Company with respect to the operation of the Company’s business, and no material deviation from such investment strategy is currently contemplated.
Asset Management Supplier will: i) maintain an asset inventory of all media and equipment where Accenture Data is stored. Access to such media and equipment will be restricted to authorized Personnel; ii) classify Accenture Data so that it is properly identified and access to it is appropriately restricted; iii) maintain an acceptable use policy with restrictions on printing Accenture Data and procedures for appropriately disposing of printed materials that contain Accenture Data when such data is no longer needed under the Agreement; iv) maintain an appropriate approval process whereby Supplier’s approval is required prior to its Personnel storing Accenture Data on portable devices, remotely accessing Accenture Data, or processing such data outside of Supplier facilities. If remote access is approved, Personnel will use multi-factor authentication, which may include the use of smart cards with certificates, One Time Password (OTP) tokens, and biometrics.
Investment Management If and to the extent requested by the Advisor, the Sub-Advisor shall, subject to the supervision of the Advisor, manage all or a portion of the investments of the Portfolio in accordance with the investment objective, policies and limitations provided in the Portfolio's Prospectus or other governing instruments, as amended from time to time, the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "1940 Act") and rules thereunder, as amended from time to time, and such other limitations as the Trust or Advisor may impose with respect to the Portfolio by notice to the Sub-Advisor. With respect to the portion of the investments of the Portfolio under its management, the Sub-Advisor is authorized to make investment decisions on behalf of the Portfolio with regard to any stock, bond, other security or investment instrument, and to place orders for the purchase and sale of such securities through such broker-dealers as the Sub-Advisor may select. The Sub-Advisor may also be authorized, but only to the extent such duties are delegated in writing by the Advisor, to provide additional investment management services to the Portfolio, including but not limited to services such as managing foreign currency investments, purchasing and selling or writing futures and options contracts, borrowing money or lending securities on behalf of the Portfolio. All investment management and any other activities of the Sub-Advisor shall at all times be subject to the control and direction of the Advisor and the Trust's Board of Trustees.
Information Concerning the Fund and SubAdviser From time to time as the Adviser or the Fund may request, the SubAdviser will furnish the requesting party information and reports on portfolio transactions and reports on Fund assets held in the portfolio, all in such detail, form and frequency as the Adviser or the Fund may reasonably request. The SubAdviser will also provide the Adviser with notice and analysis of events that may affect or relate to the valuation of the Fund’s portfolio.
Selection Planning Prior to the issuance to consultants of any requests for proposals, the proposed plan for the selection of consultants under the Project shall be furnished to the Association for its review and approval, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of Appendix 1 to the Consultant Guidelines. Selection of all consultants’ services shall be undertaken in accordance with such selection plan as shall have been approved by the Association, and with the provisions of said paragraph 1.
LOAN OF PORTFOLIO SECURITIES OF THE FUND 1. Promptly after each loan of portfolio Securities specifically allocated to a Series held by the Custodian hereunder, the Fund shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Custodian a Certificate specifying with respect to each such loan: (a) the Series to which the loaned Securities are specifically allocated; (b) the name of the issuer and the title of the Securities, (c) the number of shares or the principal amount loaned, (d) the date of loan and delivery, (e) the total amount to be delivered to the Custodian against the loan of the Securities, including the amount of cash collateral and the premium, if any, separately identified, and (f) the name of the broker, dealer, or financial institution to which the loan was made. The Custodian shall deliver the Securities thus designated to the broker, dealer or financial institution to which the loan was made upon receipt of the total amount designated as to be delivered against the loan of Securities. The Custodian may accept payment in connection with a delivery otherwise than through the Book-Entry System or Depository only in the form of a certified or bank cashier's check payable to the order of the Fund or the Custodian drawn on New York Clearing House funds and may deliver Securities in accordance with the customs prevailing among dealers in securities.
TRANSACTIONS IN CAPITAL STOCK, ORGANIZATION ACCOUNTING Except for the Other Agreements and except as set forth in the Draft Registration Statement, (i) no option, warrant, call, conversion right or commitment of any kind exists which obligates IES to issue any of its authorized but unissued capital stock; and (ii) IES has no obligation (contingent or otherwise) to purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any of its equity securities or any interests therein or to pay any dividend or make any distribution in respect thereof. The outstanding options, warrants or other rights to acquire shares of the stock of IES will be as described in the Registration Statement.
Sub-Investment Advisers The Adviser may employ one or more sub-investment advisers from time to time to perform such of the acts and services of the Adviser, including the selection of brokers or dealers to execute the Trust's portfolio security transactions, and upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the Adviser and such sub-investment adviser and approved by the Trustees of the Trust, all as permitted by the Investment Company Act of 1940.
OTHER INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUB-ADVISER The Fund acknowledges that the Sub-Adviser or one or more of its affiliated persons may have investment responsibilities or render investment advice to or perform other investment advisory services for other individuals or entities and that the Sub-Adviser, its affiliated persons or any of its or their directors, officers, agents or employees may buy, sell or trade in any securities for its or their own respective accounts ("Affiliated Accounts"). Subject to the provisions of Section 7(b) hereof, the Fund agrees that the Sub-Adviser or its affiliated persons may give advice or exercise investment responsibility and take such other action with respect to other Affiliated Accounts which may differ from the advice given or the timing or nature of action taken with respect to the Series Account, provided that the Sub-Adviser acts in good faith, and provided further, that it is the Sub-Adviser's policy to allocate, within its reasonable discretion, investment opportunities to the Series Account over a period of time on a fair and equitable basis relative to the Affiliated Accounts, taking into account the investment objective and policies of the Series and any specific investment restrictions applicable thereto. The Fund acknowledges that one or more of the Affiliated Accounts may at any time hold, acquire, increase, decrease, dispose of or otherwise deal with positions in investments in which the Series Account may have an interest from time to time, whether in transactions which involve the Series Account or otherwise. The Sub-Adviser shall have no obligation to acquire for the Series Account a position in any investment which any Affiliated Account may acquire, and the Fund shall have no first refusal, co-investment or other rights in respect of any such investment, either for the Series Account or otherwise.