The SEC staff recently issued a no-action letter stating that registration as an investment adviser was not necessary when (i) asset management services are provided only to wholly-owned subsidiaries of a parent which also owns the adviser, (ii) the adviser does not hold itself out to the public as an investment adviser and (iii) the parent beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 100% of the assets for which the adviser provides investment advice.
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