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.
Investment Management. (a) OFI shall, subject to the direction and control by the Fund's Board of Trustees, (i) regularly provide investment advice and recommendations to the Fund with respect to its investments, investment policies and the purchase and sale of securities; (ii) supervise continuously the investment program of the Fund and the composition of its portfolio and determine what securities shall be purchased or sold by the Fund; and (iii) arrange, subject to the provisions of paragraph "7" hereof, for the purchase of securities and other investments for the Fund and the sale of securities and other investments held in the portfolio of the Fund.
Investment Management. (a) OFI shall, subject to the direction and control by the Trustees: (i) regularly provide investment advice and recommendations to the Company with respect to the investments, investment policies and the purchase and sale of securities and other investments for the Fund; (ii) supervise continuously the investment program of the Fund and the composition of its portfolio and determine what securities shall be purchased or sold by the Fund; and (iii) arrange, subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 hereof, for the purchase and sale of securities and other investments for the Fund. (b) Provided that the Company shall not be required to pay any compensation for services under this Agreement other than as provided by the terms of the Agreement and subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 hereof, OFI may obtain investment information, research or assistance from any other person, firm or corporation to supplement, update or otherwise improve its investment management services, including entering into sub-advisory agreements with other affiliated or unaffiliated registered investment advisors to obtain specialized services.
Investment Management. (i) Subject to the overall policies, control, direction and review of the Trust's Trustees and VKAM, the Local Manager shall act as discretionary investment manager to VKAM and manage the investment and reinvestment of the assets of the Fund, continuously review, supervise and administer the investment program of the Fund, determine in its discretion the securities to be purchased or sold and the portion of the Fund's assets to be held uninvested, to provide the Trust with records concerning the Local Manager's activities which the Trust is required to maintain, and to render regular reports to the Trust's officers and Board of Trustees concerning the Local Manager's discharge of the foregoing responsibilities. VKAM and its affiliates shall for all purposes herein be deemed a professional client as defined under the rules and guidance promulgated by the Financial Services Authority (hereinafter referred to as the "FSA RULES"). VKAM has the right to request to be treated as a retail client. Classification as a retail client requires the Local Manager to exercise a higher level of protective care under the regulatory system. However, the Local Manager is not obliged to accept any such request. VKAM should be aware that professional clients will not be entitled to certain protections afforded by the FSA Rules to retail clients. For the avoidance of doubt, the Local Manager will only treat the Client (but not the Trust or the Fund) as its customer from both a regulatory and a contractual perspective. The Local Manager and its affiliates shall for all purposes herein be deemed to be an independent contractor and shall, unless otherwise expressly provided or authorized, have no authority to act for or represent the Fund in any way or otherwise be deemed an agent of the Fund.
Investment Management. The Named Investment Fiduciary shall manage the investment of the Trust Fund except insofar as (a) a person (an "Investment Manager") who meets the requirements of section 3(38) of ERISA has authority to manage Trust assets as referred to in Section 5.02 hereof or (b) the Plan provides for participant or beneficiary direction of the investment of assets allocable under the Plan to the accounts of such participants and beneficiaries. In the latter situation, a list of the participants and beneficiaries and such information concerning them as the Trustee may specify shall be provided by the Employer or the Named Administrative Fiduciary to the Trustee and/or such person(s) as are necessary for the implementation of the directions in accordance with the procedure acceptable to the Trustee. Except as required by ERISA, the Trustee shall invest the Trust Fund as directed by the Named Investment Fiduciary, an Investment Manager or a Plan participant or beneficiary, as the case may be, and the Trustee shall have no discretionary control over, nor any other discretion regarding, the investment or reinvestment of any asset of the Trust. The Trustee may limit the categories of assets in which the Trust Fund may be invested. It is understood that the Trustee may, from time to time, have on hand funds which are received as contributions or transfers to the Trust which are awaiting investment or funds from the sale of Trust assets which are awaiting reinvestment. Absent receipt by the Trustee of a direction from the proper person for the investment or reinvestment of such funds or otherwise prior to the application of funds in implementation of such a direction, the Trustee shall in accordance with the Trustee's normal procedures in this regard cause such funds to be invested in shares of the money market fund acceptable to the Trustee as the Employer or Named Investment Fiduciary may in writing to the Trustee specify for this purpose from time to time. Any such fund may be sponsored, managed or distributed by an affiliate of the Trustee. The Employer or the Named Investment Fiduciary, as the case may be, hereby acknowledges that prior to any such specification it has read or will have read the then current prospectus for the specified fund.
Investment Management. The Management Company has appointed Mediobanca SGR S.p.A, having its registered office at Via Dante, 16, I-20121 Milano, Italy as Delegated Investment Manager for the Sub-Fund, pursuant to a Delegated Investment Management Agreement dated 1 July 2008 between the Management Company, the Company and the Delegated Investment Manager as amended. The Delegated Investment Management Agreement has been entered into for an unlimited period of time and is terminable by any party thereto by giving not less than three (3) months' prior written notice. However, the Management Company may terminate this agreement with immediate effect when this is in the interest of the shareholders. The Delegated Investment Manager, was founded on 27 June 1996, and its principal activity is to advise on, and manage, assets of high net worth individuals, institutional clients and pension funds. On 31 December 2009, its share capital, which is fully paid, amounted to EUR 10,330,000.-.
Investment Management. The Trust employs the Adviser, subject to the oversight of the Board of Trustees of the Trust (the “Board”), to manage the investment and reinvestment of the assets of each Fund, and to continuously review, supervise, and administer the investment program of each Fund and to determine in its discretion the securities to be purchased or sold subject always to the provisions of the Trust’s Agreement and Declaration of Trust, the Trust’s By-Laws, and the Trust’s registration statement on Form N-1A (the “Registration Statement”) under the 1940 Act, and under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), covering Fund shares, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), and to the investment objectives, policies, and restrictions of each Fund, as from time to time shall be in effect. No reference in this Agreement to the Adviser having full discretionary authority over each Fund’s investments in any way shall limit the right of the Board to establish or revise policies in connection with the management of each Fund assets or to otherwise to exercise the Board’s right to control the overall management of the Fund. As applicable and appropriate, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Adviser has the authority to open accounts and enter into trading agreements on behalf of each of the Funds and to adhere on each Fund’s behalf to the applicable International Swaps & Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives transaction protocols and to enter into client agency agreements or other documents that may be required to effect OTC derivatives transaction through swap execution facilities (i.e., “SEFs”).
Investment Management. (i) Subject to the overall supervision and control of the Board, Columbia WAM shall have supervisory responsibility for the general management and investment of the Funds’ assets and will endeavor to preserve the autonomy of CAT. Columbia WAM will remain a direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (“Ameriprise”) (or its successor) as a Chicago-based management firm. Columbia WAM shall comply with the 1940 Act and with all applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code applicable to the Funds as regulated investment companies, the investment policies and restrictions, portfolio transaction policies and the other statements concerning the Funds in CAT’s agreement and declaration of trust, bylaws, and registration statements under the 1940 Act and the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and policy decisions and procedures adopted by the Board from time to time.