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E8–15156 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W8–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–28322] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 June 27, 2008. The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of June, 2008. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the SEC’s Public Reference Branch (tel. 202–551–5850). An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on July 22, 2008, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551–6810, SEC, Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–4041. OFI Tremont Market Neutral Hedge Fund [File No. 811–21109] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 38254 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / Notices declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On April 29, 2008, applicant transferred its assets to OFI Tremont Core Strategies Hedge Fund, based on net asset value. Expenses of $18,500 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by OppenheimerFunds, Inc., applicant’s investment adviser. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 5, 2008, and amended on June 23, 2008. Applicant’s Address: 6803 S. Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112. investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Dates: The application was filed on May 13, 2008, and amended on May 29, 2008. Applicant’s Address: c/o CCM Advisors, LLC, 190 South LaSalle St., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60603. UBS Sequoia Fund, L.L.C. [File No. 811–10075] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On December 21, 2007, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of $5,900 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant. Filing Date: The application was filed on June 4, 2008. Applicant’s Address: c/o UBS Financial Services Inc., 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019. Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant requests deregistration based on abandonment of registration. Applicant is not now engaged, or intending to engage, in any business activities other than those necessary for winding up its affairs. Filing Date: The application was filed on May 30, 2008. Applicant’s Address: MetLife Investors Insurance Company, 5 Park Plaza, Suite 1900, Irvine, CA 92614. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Tremont Oppenheimer Absolute Return Fund [File No. 811–21541] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on June 10, 2008. Applicant’s Address: 6803 S. Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112. Citizens Funds [File No. 811–3626] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On April 4, 2008, applicant transferred its assets to Sentinel Group Funds, Inc., based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $958,237 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by Citizen Advisers, Inc., applicant’s investment adviser, and Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., the acquiring fund’s investment adviser. Filing Dates: The application was filed on May 9, 2008, and amended on June 9, 2008. Applicant’s Address: One Harbour Pl., Suite 400, Portsmouth, NH 03801. CCMA Select Investment Trust [File No. 811–10441] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Cova Variable Annuity Account Four [File No. 811–6543] For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15065 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–28321; File No. 812–13457] Minnesota Life Insurance Company, et al.; Notice of Application June 26, 2008. The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘1940 Act’’), granting exemptions from the provisions of Sections 2(a)(32) and 27(i)(2)(A) of the 1940 Act and Rule 22c–1 thereunder. AGENCY: Minnesota Life Insurance Company (‘‘Minnesota Life’’), Variable Annuity Account (‘‘Separate Account’’), and Securian Financial Services, Inc. (‘‘SFS’’) (collectively, ‘‘Applicants’’). SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Applicants seek an order pursuant to Section 6(c) of the 1940 Act, exempting them from the provisions of Sections 2(a)(32) and 27(i)(2)(A) of the 1940 Act and Rule 22c–1 thereunder to the extent necessary to permit recapture of certain bonuses (‘‘Credit Enhancements’’) APPLICANTS: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applied to cumulative net purchase payments that reach certain aggregate amounts in accordance with the formula described in the application, made under (i) new deferred variable annuity contracts and certificates, including data pages, riders and endorsements, described in the application (the ‘‘New Contracts’’) and under (ii) any deferred variable annuity contracts and certificates, including data pages, riders and endorsements, that Minnesota Life may issue in the future (the ‘‘Future Contracts’’) through the Separate Account and any other separate accounts of Minnesota Life and its successors in interest (the ‘‘Future Accounts’’), provided that any such Future Contracts are substantially similar in all material respects to the New Contracts (New Contracts and Future Contracts referred to collectively as the ‘‘Contracts’’). Applicants also request that the exemptive relief extend to any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) member brokerdealers controlling, controlled by, or under common control with any Applicant, whether existing or created in the future, that in the future, may act as principal underwriter for the Contracts (‘‘Future Underwriters’’). Applicants would recapture Credit Enhancements previously applied to purchase payments under the New Contracts in the following circumstances: (1) In the event a contract owner exercises his or her right to cancellation/‘‘free look’’ under the New Contract; (2) if the Credit Enhancements were added to the contract within 12 months prior to the date of death of the contract owner (unless the New Contract is continued under the surviving spouse continuation option); and (3) if the Credit Enhancements were added to the contract within 12 months prior to the date of annuitization or partial annuitization of the contract. The requested relief would also apply to any Future Contract funded by the Separate Account or Future Accounts, provided that such Future Contract is substantially similar in all material respects to the New Contract. FILING DATE: The application was filed on November 21, 2007, and amended on June 24, 2008. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving Applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. IC-28322]


Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of 
the Investment Company Act of 1940

 June 27, 2008.
    The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under 
section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of 
June, 2008. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the 
SEC's Public Reference Branch (tel. 202-551-5850). An order granting 
each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. 
Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing 
to the SEC's Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant 
applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing 
requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on July 22, 2008, 
and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the 
form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing 
requests should state the nature of the writer's interest, the reason 
for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be 
notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the 
Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551-6810, SEC, 
Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company 
Regulation, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-4041.

OFI Tremont Market Neutral Hedge Fund [File No. 811-21109]

    Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order

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declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On April 29, 
2008, applicant transferred its assets to OFI Tremont Core Strategies 
Hedge Fund, based on net asset value. Expenses of $18,500 incurred in 
connection with the reorganization were paid by OppenheimerFunds, Inc., 
applicant's investment adviser.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 5, 2008, and 
amended on June 23, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 6803 S. Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112.

UBS Sequoia Fund, L.L.C. [File No. 811-10075]

    Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order 
declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On December 
21, 2007, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its 
shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of $5,900 incurred in 
connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on June 4, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: c/o UBS Financial Services Inc., 51 West 52nd 
St., New York, NY 10019.

Tremont Oppenheimer Absolute Return Fund [File No. 811-21541]

    Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order 
declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has 
never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to 
make a public offering or engage in business of any kind.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on June 10, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 6803 S. Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112.

Citizens Funds [File No. 811-3626]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. On April 4, 2008, applicant transferred its 
assets to Sentinel Group Funds, Inc., based on net asset value. 
Expenses of approximately $958,237 incurred in connection with the 
reorganization were paid by Citizen Advisers, Inc., applicant's 
investment adviser, and Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., the acquiring 
fund's investment adviser.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on May 9, 2008, and amended 
on June 9, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: One Harbour Pl., Suite 400, Portsmouth, NH 
03801.

CCMA Select Investment Trust [File No. 811-10441]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of 
its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage 
in business of any kind.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on May 13, 2008, and 
amended on May 29, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: c/o CCM Advisors, LLC, 190 South LaSalle St., 
Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60603.

Cova Variable Annuity Account Four [File No. 811-6543]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. Applicant requests deregistration based on 
abandonment of registration. Applicant is not now engaged, or intending 
to engage, in any business activities other than those necessary for 
winding up its affairs.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on May 30, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: MetLife Investors Insurance Company, 5 Park 
Plaza, Suite 1900, Irvine, CA 92614.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, 
pursuant to delegated authority.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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