From: David Hirst
Sent: January 26, 2007
Subject: File No. S7-25-06

Please do NOT raise the minimum asset amount to invest in hedge funds. Many investors like myself are well aware of the risks and potential for losses, and we feel capable of handling our own financial affairs.

At a minimum, there should be ways to demonstrate we are experienced, accredited investors.

Thank you for your consideration.

David Hirst