Third-Party Distributor

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Third-Party Distributor

A company that sells mutual funds on behalf of the investment company managing the funds. A third-party distributor receives a portion of the loads (or sales fees) that the mutual funds charge shareholders. This system can be beneficial if an investment company lacks the knowledge or resources to market funds directly.
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This is especially true when dealing with brokerage houses, mutual-fund companies and other third-party distributors who demand custom services (and incentives) in return for access to their distribution network.
The IRS ruled in Letter Ruling (TAM) 9813001 that, when a telecommunications company pays one-time commissions to third-party distributors for acquiring new cellular service customers, the commissions must be capitalized under Sec.
In the TAM, a cellular telephone service provider paid commissions to third-party distributors for securing new monthly service customers for its cellular service, and residual commissions based on customers who remained with the company for more than 180 days.
Today the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) announced a new Clearinghouse System to serve as the one-stop solution for life insurance companies to obtain certifications of supervision of annuity suitability from third-party distributors as required under the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation.
Customers include orthopedic, podiatric and spine surgeons, orthotic and prosthetic centers, third-party distributors, hospitals, surgery centers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, other healthcare professionals and individual and team athletes.
Solarfun sells its products both through third-party distributors and directly to system integrators.
To date, Singer maintains a strong international presence, with manufacturing facilities in Brazil and China, 10 overseas marketing operations and a network of third-party distributors selling product in more than 190 countries.
MSC is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and provides structural carbon steel products to commercial and industrial steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers, third-party distributors and other customers.