Broker-Dealers (a) Not later than 12:00 noon on each Auction Date, the Company shall pay to the Auction Agent in Federal Funds or similar same-day funds an amount in cash equal to (i) in the case of any Auction Date immediately preceding a 7-Day Dividend Period or 28-Day Dividend Period, the product of (A) a fraction the numerator of which is the number of days in such Dividend Period (calculated by counting the first day of such Dividend Period but excluding the last day thereof) and the denominator of which is 360, times (B) 1/4 of 1%, times (C) $25,000 times (D) the sum of the aggregate number of Outstanding shares of AMPS for which the Auction is conducted and (ii) in the case of any Special Dividend Period, the amount determined by mutual consent of the Company and the Broker-Dealers pursuant to Section 3.5 of the Broker-Dealer Agreements. The Auction Agent shall apply such moneys as set forth in Section 3.5 of the Broker-Dealer Agreements and shall thereafter remit to the Company any remaining funds paid to the Auction Agent pursuant to this Section 2.5(a).
Broker-dealer The Buyer is a dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Broker-Dealer Selection The Sub-Adviser is authorized to make decisions to buy and sell securities and other investments for each Series’ portfolio, broker-dealer selection, and negotiation of brokerage commission rates in effecting a security transaction. The Sub-Adviser’s primary consideration in effecting a security transaction will be to obtain the best execution for the Series, taking into account the factors specified in the prospectus and/or statement of additional information for the Trust, and determined in consultation with the Manager, which include price (including the applicable brokerage commission or dollar spread), the size of the order, the nature of the market for the security, the timing of the transaction, the reputation, the experience and financial stability of the broker-dealer involved, the quality of the service, the difficulty of execution, and the execution capabilities and operational facilities of the firm involved, and the firm’s risk in positioning a block of securities. Accordingly, the price to a Series in any transaction may be less favorable than that available from another broker-dealer if the difference is reasonably justified, in the judgment of the Sub-Adviser in the exercise of its fiduciary obligations to the Trust, by other aspects of the portfolio execution services offered. Subject to such policies as the Trust’s Board of Trustees or Manager may determine and consistent with Section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sub-Adviser shall not be deemed to have acted unlawfully or to have breached any duty created by this Agreement or otherwise solely by reason of its having caused a Series to pay a broker-dealer for effecting a portfolio investment transaction in excess of the amount of commission another broker-dealer would have charged for effecting that transaction, if the Sub-Adviser determines in good faith that such amount of commission was reasonable in relation to the value of the brokerage and research services provided by such broker-dealer, viewed in terms of either that particular transaction or the Sub-Adviser’s or the Manager’s overall responsibilities with respect to the Series and to their respective other clients as to which they exercise investment discretion. The Sub-Adviser will consult with the Manager to the end that portfolio transactions on behalf of a Series are directed to broker-dealers on the basis of criteria reasonably considered appropriate by the Manager. To the extent consistent with these standards, the Sub-Adviser is further authorized to allocate the orders placed by it on behalf of a Series to the Sub-Adviser if it is registered as a broker-dealer with the SEC, to an affiliated broker-dealer, or to such brokers and dealers who also provide research or statistical material, or other services to the Series, the Sub-Adviser, or an affiliate of the Sub-Adviser. Such allocation shall be in such amounts and proportions as the Sub-Adviser shall determine consistent with the above standards, and the Sub-Adviser will report on said allocation regularly to the Trust’s Board of Trustees indicating the broker-dealers to which such allocations have been made and the basis therefor.
Broker-Dealer Status (a) Are you a broker-dealer? Yes ☐ No ☐
Broker/Dealer Relationships Neither the Company nor any of the Subsidiaries (i) is required to register as a “broker” or “dealer” in accordance with the provisions of the Exchange Act or (ii) directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is a “person associated with a member” or “associated person of a member” (within the meaning set forth in the FINRA Manual).
BROKER-DEALER REGISTRATION; FINRA MEMBERSHIP The Dealer Manager is, and during the term of this Agreement will be, (i) duly registered as a broker-dealer pursuant to the provisions of the Exchange Act, (ii) a member in good standing of FINRA, and (iii) a broker or dealer duly registered as such in those states where the Dealer Manager is required to be registered in order to carry out the Offering as contemplated by this Agreement. Each of the Dealer Manager’s employees and representatives has all required licenses and registrations to act under this Agreement. There is no provision in the Dealer Manager’s FINRA membership agreement that would restrict the ability of the Dealer Manager to carry out the Offering as contemplated by this Agreement.
Selection of Broker-Dealers In selecting broker-dealers qualified to execute a particular transaction, brokers or dealers may be selected who also provide brokerage or research services (as those terms are defined in Section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) to the Adviser and/or the other accounts over which the Adviser or its affiliates exercise investment discretion. The Adviser is authorized to pay a broker or dealer who provides such brokerage or research services a commission for executing a portfolio transaction for the Series that is in excess of the amount of commission another broker or dealer would have charged for effecting that transaction if the Adviser determines in good faith that such amount of commission is reasonable in relation to the value of the brokerage or research services provided by such broker or dealer and is paid in compliance with Section 28(e). This determination may be viewed in terms of either that particular transaction or the overall responsibilities that the Adviser and its affiliates have with respect to accounts over which they exercise investment discretion. The Adviser may consider the sale of shares of the Series and of other investment companies advised by the Adviser as a factor in the selection of brokers or dealers to effect transactions for the Series, subject to the Adviser's duty to seek best execution. The Adviser may also select brokers or dealers to effect transactions for the Series that provide payment for expenses of the Series. The Board shall periodically review the commissions paid by the Series to determine if the commissions paid over representative periods of time were reasonable in relation to the benefits received.
Underwriter No action taken pursuant to this Section shall relieve any defaulting U.S. Underwriter from liability in respect of its default. In the event of any such default which does not result in a termination of this Agreement or, in the case of a Date of Delivery which is after the Closing Time, which does not result in a termination of the obligation of the U.S. Underwriters to purchase and the Company to sell the relevant U.S. Option Securities, as the case may be, either the U.S. Representatives or the Company shall have the right to postpone Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be, for a period not exceeding seven days in order to effect any required changes in the Registration Statement or Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements. As used herein, the term "U.S. Underwriter" includes any person substituted for a U.S. Underwriter under this Section 10.
Soliciting Dealers Broker-dealers who are members of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., or that are exempt from broker-dealer registration, and who, in either case, have executed participating broker or other agreements with the Managing Dealer to sell Shares.
Broker Each Note Holder represents to each other that no broker was responsible for bringing about this transaction.