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Securities Exchange Act of 1934 — Section 12(g)
Investment Company Act of 1940 — Section 7

September 3, 2009

Response of the Office of Chief Counsel
Division of Corporation Finance

Response of the Office of Chief Counsel
Division of Investment Management


Emeriti Consortium for Retirement Health Solutions
Incoming letter dated September 2, 2009

Based on the facts presented, the views of the Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Investment Management (the "Divisions") are set forth below. Capitalized terms have the same meanings set forth in your letter.

The Division of Corporation Finance will not recommend enforcement action if, in reliance upon your opinion that registration is not required, Employee-Contribution VEBAs established by Educational and Education-Related Institutions offer and sell Participation Interests without compliance with the registration provisions of the 1933 Act and without registration of the Participation Interests under the Exchange Act.

Based on all of the facts and representations in your letter, the Division of Investment Management will not recommend enforcement action to the Commission under Section 7 of the 1940 Act against such an Employee-Contribution VEBA if the Employee-Contribution VEBA does not register as an investment company under the 1940 Act.

These positions are based on the representations made to the Divisions in your letter. Any different facts or conditions might require the Divisions to reach a different conclusion. Further, this response expresses the Divisions' positions on enforcement action only and does not express any legal conclusions on the questions presented.

For the Division of Corporation Finance,

Anne M. Krauskopf
Senior Special Counsel

For the Division of Investment Management,

Brian P. Murphy
Senior Counsel

Incoming Letter:

The Incoming Letter is in Acrobat format.


Modified: 09/04/2009