Subject: File No. S7-25-06
From: Trevor H Hicks
Affiliation: Technology Center Manager, Schlumberger

January 29, 2007

Please do not make it more difficult to invest in hedge funds. The current rules already discriminate against the moderately wealthy investor, why should only the very rich have access to certain types of investments? It's just not fair to the rest of us Stop treating us like children. America is supposed to be about freedom, it really angers me that I can't get access to some high performing investments because I'm not already rich enough. I'd rather see you cancel the rules altogether, anybody should be allowed to invest in a hedge fund.