-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, QtpmHowc+8xdmdTs6o7MXHwgPFUk5c/5OH49ZsYOVYYQdRc8NhRYzAWui3ZLcpKn FKZCcXtjCL3jpkftxn2WPw== 0001132413-07-000321.txt : 20071128 0001132413-07-000321.hdr.sgml : 20071128 20071128170543 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001132413-07-000321 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20071128 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20071128 GROUP MEMBERS: ISRAEL A. ENGLANDER GROUP MEMBERS: MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Claymore/Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001380936 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-83052 FILM NUMBER: 071272182 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2455 CORPORATE WEST DRIVE CITY: LISLE STATE: IL ZIP: 60532 BUSINESS PHONE: 630-505-3700 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2455 CORPORATE WEST DRIVE CITY: LISLE STATE: IL ZIP: 60532 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Claymore Strategic Opportunities Fund DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20061113 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MILLENCO, L.L.C. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001132413 IRS NUMBER: 133532932 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: C/O MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. STREET 2: 666 FIFTH AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10103 BUSINESS PHONE: (212) 841-4100 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: C/O MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. STREET 2: 666 FIFTH AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10103 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MILLENCO, L.P./NY DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20050310 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MILLENCO LP/NY DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20010111 SC 13G/A 1 gof_sc13g-a1.htm SCHEDULE 13G

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 1)

CLAYMORE/GUGGENHEIM STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FUND
(Name of Issuer)

COMMON SHARES, PAR VALUE $0.01 PER SHARE
(Title of Class of Securities)

18385X104
(CUSIP Number)

NOVEMBER 20, 2007
(Date of event which requires filing of this statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

     þ Rule 13d-1(b)

     o Rule 13d-1(c)

     o Rule 13d-1(d)

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).



                     
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 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.
 I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY).

 Millenco LLC
 13-3532932
2
 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 (a)   o
 (b)   þ
3
 SEC USE ONLY
4
 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
 SOLE VOTING POWER

 -0-
6
 SHARED VOTING POWER

 403,616
 
7
 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 -0-
 
8
 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 403,616
9
 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 403,616
10  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 o
11
 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 4.4%
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 OO, BD


                     
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 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.
 I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY).

 Millennium Management LLC
 13-3804139
2
 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 (a)   o
 (b)   þ
3
 SEC USE ONLY
4
 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
 SOLE VOTING POWER

 -0-
6
 SHARED VOTING POWER

 403,616
 
7
 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 -0-
 
8
 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 403,616
 
9
 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 403,616
10  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 o
11
 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 4.4%
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 
OO


                     
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 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.
 I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY).

 Israel A. Englander
2
 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 (a)   o
 (b)   þ
3
 SEC USE ONLY
4
 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 United States
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
 SOLE VOTING POWER

 -0-
6
 SHARED VOTING POWER

 403,616
 
7
 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 -0-
 
8
 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 403,616
 
9
 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 403,616
10
 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 o
11
 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 4.4%
12
 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 IN

                     
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Item 1.    
 
(a) Name of Issuer:
 
   
 
  Claymore/Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund, an unincorporated statutory trust organized under the laws of Delaware (the "Company").
 
   
 
(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
 
   
 
 

2455 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532

     
Item 2.
(a) Name of Person Filing:
 
(b) Address of Principal Business Office:
 
(c) Citizenship:
     
 
  Millenco LLC
666 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10103
Citizenship: Delaware
 
   
 
  Millennium Management LLC
666 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10103
Citizenship: Delaware
 
   
 
  Israel A. Englander
c/o Millennium Management LLC
666 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10103
Citizenship: United States
 
   
  (d) Title of Class of Securities:
common shares, par value $0.01 per share ("Common Shares")
 
  (e) CUSIP Number:
     
    18385X104

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b), check whether the person filing is a:

 
  (a)   þ   Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);
             
 
  (b)   o   Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
             
 
  (c)   o   Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
             
 
  (d)   o   Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);
             
 
  (e)   o   An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
             
 
  (f)   o    An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

                     
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  (g)   þ   A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
             
 
  (h)   o   A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
             
 
  (i)   o   A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
             
 
  (j)   o   Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

Item 4. Ownership

   Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

(a) Amount Beneficially Owned:

   As of the date of this filing, each Reporting Person may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 403,616 Common Shares owned by Millenco LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Millenco") (formerly known as Millenco, L.P.).

   Millennium Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Millennium Management"), is the manager of Millenco, and consequently may be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by Millenco. Israel A. Englander ("Mr. Englander") is the managing member of Millennium Management. As a result, Mr. Englander may be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities deemed to be beneficially owned by Millennium Management. The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by Millennium Management or Mr. Englander as to beneficial ownership of the shares owned by Millenco.

   Note:   Integrated Holding Group LP, a Delaware limited partnership ("Integrated Holding Group"), is a non-managing member of Millenco. As a non-managing member, Integrated Holding Group has no investment or voting control over Millenco or its securities positions.

(b) Percent of Class:   

   4.4% of the Company’s Common Shares (see Item 4(a) above), which percentage was calculated based on 9,105,240 Common Shares outstanding as of November 23, 2007, as reported by the Company on its website.

 (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

   -0-


                     
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(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

   403,616

 (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

   -0-

(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

   403,616

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

   If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following þ .

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

    Not applicable.

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

    Not applicable.

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

    See Exhibit I.

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group

    Not applicable.

Item 10. Certification 

   By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.


                     
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Exhibits:

Exhibit I:  Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of November 27, 2007, by and among Millenco LLC, Millennium Management LLC and Israel A. Englander.


                     
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SIGNATURE

             

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information with respect to it set forth in this statement is true, complete, and correct.

Dated: November 27, 2007

MILLENCO LLC

By: /s/ Mark Meskin

Name: Mark Meskin
Title:  Chief Executive Officer

 

MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT LLC

By: /s/David Nolan

Name: David Nolan
Title:  Co-President

 

/s/ Israel A. Englander by David Nolan
pursuant to Power of Attorney filed with
the SEC on June 6, 2005

Israel A. Englander



                     
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      EXHIBIT I              
                     
      JOINT FILING AGREEMENT              

This will confirm the agreement by and among the undersigned that the Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about the date hereof with respect to the beneficial ownership by the undersigned of the Common Shares, par value $0.01 per share, of Claymore/Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund, an unincorporated statutory trust organized under the laws of Delaware, will be filed, on behalf of each of the persons and entities named below in accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

Dated: November 27, 2007

MILLENCO LLC

By: /s/ Mark Meskin

Name: Mark Meskin
Title:  Chief Executive Officer

 

MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT LLC

By: /s/David Nolan

Name: David Nolan
Title:  Co-President

 

/s/ Israel A. Englander by David Nolan
pursuant to Power of Attorney filed with
the SEC on June 6, 2005

Israel A. Englander


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