Subject: File No. S7-17-11
From: Cherlyn Thornton

June 2, 2011

To Whom It May Concern at the SEC,

Please do not change the rule increasing the net worth limit from $1.5M to $2.0M in order to invest in hedge funds.
It would make my ability to invest in hedge funds, as well as others, much more difficult, especially if you no longer
allow a person's primary residence to be included in their net worth.

Thank you,
Cherlyn Thornton

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