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Jefferies Group 10-Q 2010
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
     
þ   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended August 31, 2010
OR
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to
Commission file number 1-14947
JEFFERIES GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware   95-4719745
     
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)
     
520 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, New York   10022
     
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 284-2550
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer þ   Accelerated filer o  Non-accelerated filer o  Smaller reporting company o
        (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s class of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. 171,831,346 shares as of the close of business on September 22, 2010.
 
 

 


 

JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
AUGUST 31, 2010
             
          Page  
  FINANCIAL INFORMATION        
 
           
  Financial Statements        
 
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (unaudited) -
August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009
    3  
 
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited) -
Three and Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010 and Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009
    5  
 
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited) -
Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010 and Year Ended December 31, 2009
    6  
 
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) -
Three and Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010 and Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009
    7  
 
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) -
Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010 and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009
    8  
 
           
 
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)     10  
 
           
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     59  
 
           
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk     85  
 
           
  Controls and Procedures     88  
 
           
  OTHER INFORMATION        
 
           
  Legal Proceedings     88  
 
           
  Risk Factors     88  
 
           
  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds     89  
 
           
  Exhibits     90  
 
           
        91  
 EX-18
 EX-31.1
 EX-31.2
 EX-32
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 EX-101 SCHEMA DOCUMENT
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (UNAUDITED)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
    August 31,     December 31,  
    2010 (1)     2009  
ASSETS
               
Cash and cash equivalents (including $249,772 from VIEs)
  $ 2,089,940     $ 1,853,167  
Cash and securities segregated and on deposit for regulatory purposes or deposited with clearing and depository organizations
    1,337,949       1,089,803  
Financial instruments owned, at fair value, including securities pledged of $10,650,264 and $5,623,345 in 2010 and 2009, respectively:
               
Corporate equity securities (including $118,042 from VIEs)
    1,670,545       1,500,042  
Corporate debt securities (including $477,357 from VIEs)
    3,495,590       2,412,134  
Government, federal agency and other sovereign obligations
    3,892,319       1,762,643  
Mortgage- and asset-backed securities (including $44,777 from VIEs)
    4,676,293       3,089,435  
Loans and other receivables (including $203,687 from VIEs)
    292,839       591,208  
Derivatives (including $3,389 from VIEs)
    64,330       62,117  
Investments, at fair value (including $15,725 from VIEs)
    79,356       70,156  
 
           
Total financial instruments owned, at fair value (including $862,977 from VIEs)
    14,171,272       9,487,735  
Investments in managed funds
    125,446       115,774  
Other investments
    170,861       193,628  
Securities borrowed
    6,767,967       8,237,998  
Securities purchased under agreements to resell
    3,185,288       3,515,247  
Securities received as collateral
    108,344       68,494  
Receivables:
               
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations (including $249,858 from VIEs)
    1,252,668       1,504,480  
Customers (including $23 from VIEs)
    1,223,784       1,020,480  
Fees, interest and other
    100,301       108,749  
Premises and equipment
    141,236       140,132  
Goodwill
    364,390       364,795  
Other assets (including $1,714 from VIEs)
    596,384       488,789  
 
           
Total assets (including $1,364,344 from VIEs)
  $ 31,635,830     $ 28,189,271  
 
           
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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (UNAUDITED) — CONTINUED
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
    August 31,     December 31,  
    2010 (1)     2009  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased, at fair value:
               
Corporate equity securities (including $56,078 from VIEs)
  $ 1,513,716     $ 1,360,528  
Corporate debt securities (including $447,169 from VIEs)
    2,383,054       1,909,781  
Government, federal agency and other sovereign obligations
    3,590,232       1,735,861  
Mortgage- and asset-backed securities
    29,292       21,474  
Loans (including $231,718 from VIEs)
    244,199       363,080  
Derivatives
    57,414       18,427  
 
           
Total financial instruments sold, not yet purchased, at fair value (including $734,965 from VIEs)
    7,817,907       5,409,151  
Securities loaned (including $75,000 from VIEs)
    2,004,014       3,592,836  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase
    9,596,298       8,239,117  
Obligation to return securities received as collateral
    108,344       68,494  
Payables:
               
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations (including $120,057 from VIEs)
    1,675,371       889,687  
Customers
    3,172,435       3,246,485  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (including $1,596 from VIEs)
    903,253       941,210  
Long-term debt
    3,278,102       2,729,117  
Mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock
    125,000       125,000  
Mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries (including $300,944 from VIEs)
    300,944       318,047  
 
           
Total liabilities (including $1,232,562 from VIEs)
    28,981,668       25,559,144  
 
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Common stock, $.0001 par value. Authorized 500,000,000 shares; issued 198,413,425 shares in 2010 and 187,855,347 shares in 2009
    20       19  
Additional paid-in capital
    2,084,740       2,036,087  
Retained earnings
    817,178       698,488  
Less:
               
Treasury stock, at cost, 27,172,616 shares in 2010 and 22,217,793 shares in 2009
    (506,432 )     (384,379 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss:
               
Currency translation adjustments
    (47,971 )     (34,369 )
Additional minimum pension liability
    (7,257 )     (7,257 )
 
           
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (55,228 )     (41,626 )
 
           
Total common stockholders’ equity
    2,340,278       2,308,589  
Noncontrolling interests
    313,884       321,538  
 
           
Total stockholders’ equity
    2,654,162       2,630,127  
 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 31,635,830     $ 28,189,271  
 
           
 
(1)   Upon adoption of accounting changes described in ASC 810 effective January 1, 2010, we are required to separately identify the amounts included in our assets and liabilities that are attributed to consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”). We have chosen to present these amounts parenthetically in the financial statement line item for assets and liabilities at August 31, 2010. No comparative separate identification has been provided for assets and liabilities of consolidated VIEs at December 31, 2009.
See accompanying unaudited notes to consolidated financial statements.

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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     August 31,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Revenues:
                               
Commissions
  $ 118,571     $ 127,800     $ 347,527     $ 395,085  
Principal transactions
    74,282       338,552       324,037       711,165  
Investment banking
    246,193       122,529       598,450       280,446  
Asset management fees and investment income from managed funds
    786       20,966       11,804       21,485  
Interest
    152,546       161,091       430,902       413,777  
Other
    16,879       6,239       44,241       28,699  
 
                       
Total revenues
    609,257       777,177       1,756,961       1,850,657  
Interest expense
    89,159       76,756       237,493       218,086  
 
                       
Net revenues
    520,098       700,421       1,519,468       1,632,571  
Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries
    (2,537 )     23,596       (26 )     30,620  
 
                       
Net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest
    522,635       676,825       1,519,494       1,601,951  
 
                       
Non-interest expenses:
                               
Compensation and benefits
    308,797       395,031       877,204       956,619  
Floor brokerage and clearing fees
    30,244       20,677       84,702       54,007  
Technology and communications
    46,135       36,141       114,189       104,508  
Occupancy and equipment rental
    18,433       18,121       49,448       52,168  
Business development
    17,420       10,293       42,405       29,273  
Professional services
    13,008       8,874       34,702       29,883  
Other
    9,404       12,658       37,224       28,953  
 
                       
Total non-interest expenses
    443,441       501,795       1,239,874       1,255,411  
 
                       
 
                               
Earnings before income taxes
    79,194       175,030       279,620       346,540  
Income tax expense
    35,067       65,210       112,960       130,299  
 
                       
Net earnings
    44,127       109,820       166,660       216,241  
Net (loss) earnings to noncontrolling interests
    (2,129 )     23,534       1,865       29,718  
 
                       
Net earnings to common shareholders
  $ 46,256     $ 86,286     $ 164,795     $ 186,523  
 
                       
 
                               
Earnings per common share:
                               
Basic
  $ 0.23     $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 0.92  
Diluted
  $ 0.23     $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 0.92  
 
                               
Weighted average common shares:
                               
Basic
    195,601       200,609       196,943       201,860  
Diluted
    195,612       204,736       201,062       205,986  
See accompanying unaudited notes to consolidated financial statements.

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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
    Eight Months Ended     Year Ended  
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
               
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 19     $ 17  
Issued
    1       2  
 
           
Balance, end of period
    20       19  
 
           
 
               
Additional paid-in capital
               
Balance, beginning of period
    2,036,087       1,870,120  
Benefit plan share activity (1)
    10,425       16,499  
Share-based expense, net of forfeitures and clawbacks
    27,555       125,127  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    108       69  
Contingent consideration
    419       (2,710 )
Tax benefit (deficiency) for issuance of share-based awards
    2,750       (14,606 )
Equity component of convertible debt issuance, net of tax
          41,588  
Dividend equivalents on share-based plans
    7,396        
 
           
Balance, end of period
    2,084,740       2,036,087  
 
           
 
               
Retained earnings
               
Balance, beginning of period
    698,488       418,445  
Net earnings to common shareholders
    164,795       280,043  
Dividends
    (46,105 )      
 
           
Balance, end of period
    817,178       698,488  
 
           
 
               
Treasury stock, at cost
               
Balance, beginning of period
    (384,379 )     (115,190 )
Purchases
    (114,893 )     (263,794 )
Returns / forfeitures
    (7,160 )     (8,105 )
Issued
          2,710  
 
           
Balance, end of period
    (506,432 )     (384,379 )
 
           
 
               
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income
               
Balance, beginning of period
    (41,626 )     (52,121 )
Currency adjustment
    (13,602 )     9,306  
Pension adjustment, net of tax
          1,189  
 
           
Balance, end of period
    (55,228 )     (41,626 )
 
           
 
               
Total common stockholders’ equity
    2,340,278       2,308,589  
 
           
 
               
Noncontrolling interests
               
Balance, beginning of period
    321,538       287,805  
Net earnings to noncontrolling interests
    1,865       36,537  
Contributions
    2,087       2,860  
Distributions
    (14,664 )     (5,664 )
Adoption of accounting changes to ASC 810
    3,058        
 
           
Balance, end of period
    313,884       321,538  
 
           
 
               
Total stockholders’ equity
  $ 2,654,162     $ 2,630,127  
 
           
 
(1)   Includes grants related to the Incentive Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan and Directors’ Plan.
See accompanying unaudited notes to consolidated financial statements.

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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     August 31,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Net earnings to common shareholders
  $ 46,256     $ 86,286     $ 164,795     $ 186,523  
 
                       
Other comprehensive income (loss):
                               
Currency translation adjustments
    17,381       (5,751 )     (13,602 )     7,733  
 
                       
Total other comprehensive income (loss) (1)
    17,381       (5,751 )     (13,602 )     7,733  
 
                       
Comprehensive income
  $ 63,637     $ 80,535     $ 151,193     $ 194,256  
 
                       
 
(1)   Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, is attributable to Jefferies Group. No other comprehensive loss is attributable to noncontrolling interests.
See accompanying unaudited notes to consolidated financial statements.

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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
                 
    Eight Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
Cash flows from operating activities:
               
Net earnings
  $ 166,660     $ 216,241  
 
           
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash used in operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    27,490       23,390  
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt
          (7,673 )
Fees related to assigned management agreements
    (2,589 )      
Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interests of consolidated subsidiaries
    (26 )     30,620  
Accruals related to various benefit plans, stock issuances, net of forfeitures
    30,821       4,331  
Increase in cash and securities segregated and on deposit for regulatory purposes or deposited with clearing and depository organizations
    (248,032 )     (101,213 )
Decrease (increase) in receivables:
               
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations
    226,379       (948,060 )
Customers
    (216,894 )     (861,053 )
Fees, interest and other
    7,625       (15,648 )
Decrease in securities borrowed
    1,427,952       914,875  
Increase in financial instruments owned
    (4,687,754 )     (5,108,735 )
Decrease (increase) in other investments
    22,359       (44,576 )
Increase in investments in managed funds
    (9,672 )     (14,062 )
Decrease (increase) in securities purchased under agreements to resell
    324,488       (1,658,835 )
(Increase) decrease in other assets
    (118,548 )     143,602  
Increase (decrease) in payables:
               
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations
    810,761       708,141  
Customers
    (75,927 )     1,687,146  
Decrease in securities loaned
    (1,552,550 )     (802,546 )
Increase in financial instruments sold, not yet purchased
    2,429,942       2,727,098  
Increase in securities sold under agreements to repurchase
    1,361,466       2,589,696  
(Decrease) increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities
    (16,634 )     159,941  
 
           
 
               
Net cash used in operating activities
    (92,683 )     (357,320 )
 
           
 
               
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Purchase of premises and equipment
    (24,678 )     (18,324 )
Business acquisition
          (38,760 )
Cash received from contingent consideration
    1,927        
Cash paid for contingent consideration
    (8,101 )     (28,653 )
 
           
 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (30,852 )     (85,737 )
 
           
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JEFFERIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS — CONTINUED (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
                 
    Eight Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
Cash flows from financing activities:
               
Excess tax benefits from the issuance of share-based awards
  $ 2,148     $ 8,155  
Net proceeds from (payments on):
               
Issuance of senior notes, net of issuance costs
    543,510       713,526  
Repurchase of long-term debt
          (12,796 )
Mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries
    (17,077 )     (125 )
Noncontrolling interest
    (12,577 )     (2,947 )
Repurchase of common stock
    (114,893 )     (158,418 )
Dividends
    (38,709 )      
Exercise of stock options, not including tax benefits
    108       69  
 
           
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
    362,510       547,464  
 
           
 
Effect of foreign currency translation on cash and cash equivalents
    (2,202 )     6,665  
 
           
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    236,773       111,072  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    1,853,167       1,294,329  
 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 2,089,940     $ 1,405,401  
 
           
 
               
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
               
Cash paid (received) during the period for:
               
Interest
  $ 234,065     $ 219,085  
Income taxes
    180,420       (42,361 )
Acquisitions:
               
Fair value of assets acquired, including goodwill
            53,104  
Liabilities assumed
            14,344  
 
             
Cash paid for acquisition
            38,760  
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  Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies     11  
  Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments     19  
  Financial Instruments     20  
  Derivative Financial Instruments     31  
  Collateralized Transactions     34  
  Securitization Activities and Variable Interest Entities     35  
  Acquisitions     42  
  Short-Term Borrowings     44  
  Long-Term Debt     44  
  Mandatorily Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock     45  
  Noncontrolling Interest and Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Interests of Consolidated Subsidiaries     45  
  Benefit Plans     46  
  Compensation Plans     47  
  Earnings Per Share     52  
  Income Taxes     53  
  Commitments, Contingencies and Guarantees     54  
  Net Capital Requirements     56  
  Segment Reporting     56  
  Related Party Transactions     57  

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Note 1. Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Organization
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Jefferies Group, Inc. and all its subsidiaries (together, “we” or “us”), including Jefferies & Company, Inc. (“Jefferies”), Jefferies Execution Services, Inc., (“Jefferies Execution”), Jefferies International Limited, Jefferies Asset Management, LLC, Jefferies Financial Products, LLC and all other entities in which we have a controlling financial interest or are the “primary beneficiary, “ including Jefferies High Yield Holdings, LLC (“JHYH”), Jefferies Special Opportunities Partners, LLC (“JSOP”) and Jefferies Employees Special Opportunities Partners, LLC (“JESOP”). The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. All adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.
On April 19, 2010, our Board of Directors approved a change to our fiscal year end from a calendar year basis to a fiscal year ending on November 30. Our 2010 third quarter consists of the three months ended August 31, 2010 and our results included within this report on Form 10-Q reflects the eight months ended August 31, 2010. Our 2010 fiscal year will consist of the eleven month transition period beginning January 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010. Financial statements for 2009 continue to be presented on the basis of our previous calendar year end.
Reclassifications
Prior to October 1, 2009, commissions and commission equivalents earned on certain over-the-counter equity securities trades were reported within Principal transactions revenue. As of October 1, 2009, these revenues are included within Commission revenue on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings. Previously presented financial statements have been adjusted to change these revenues from Principal transactions revenue to Commissions revenue. The impact of these changes is to increase Commissions revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 by $33.6 million and $96.5 million, respectively, from $94.2 million and $298.6 million, respectively, to $127.8 million and $395.1 million, respectively, and conversely to decrease Principal transactions by $33.6 million and $96.5 million, respectively, from $372.1 million and $807.6 million, respectively, to $338.6 million and $711.2 million, respectively, for transactions during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 previously presented in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed on November 5, 2009. There was no impact on Total revenues, Net revenues, Net earnings or Earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 due to these changes.
Interest income and interest expense for the five months ended May 31, 2010 previously reported in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q were understated by equal and offsetting amounts. There was no impact on Interest income or Interest expense for the three months ended August 31, 2010. Interest income for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 has been adjusted to increase interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2010 by $5.6 million from $150.0 million to $155.6 million, to increase interest income for the three months ended May 31, 2010 by $24.9 million from $150.2 million to $175.1 million and to increase interest income for the five months ended May 31, 2010 by $28.3 million from $250.1 million to $278.4 million. Interest expense for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 has been adjusted to increase interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2010 by $5.6 million from $75.4 million to $81.0 million, to increase interest expense for the three months ended May 31, 2010 by $24.9 million from $71.1 million to $96.0 million and to increase interest expense for the five months ended May 31, 2010 by $28.3 million from $120.0 million to $148.3 million. There was no impact on Net revenues, Net earnings or Earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2010, for the five months ended May 31, 2010 or for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 due to these changes. These adjustments had similar impacts on the supplemental disclosure of cash paid (received) for interest contained within the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Principles of Consolidation
Our policy is to consolidate all entities in which we own more than 50% of the outstanding voting stock and have control. In addition, we consolidate entities which lack characteristics of an operating entity or business for which we are the primary beneficiary. The primary beneficiary is the party who has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and who has an obligation to absorb losses of the entity or a right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the entity. In situations where we have significant influence but not control of an entity that does not qualify as a variable interest entity, we apply the equity method of accounting or fair value accounting. We also have formed nonconsolidated investment vehicles with third-party investors that are typically organized as partnerships or limited liability companies. We act as general partner or managing member for these investment vehicles and have generally provided the third-party investors with termination or “kick-out” rights.
All material intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.
Revenue Recognition
Commissions. All customer securities transactions are reported on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition on a settlement date basis with related income reported on a trade-date basis. Under clearing agreements, we clear trades for unaffiliated correspondent brokers and retain a portion of commissions as a fee for our services. Correspondent clearing revenues are included in Other revenue. We permit institutional customers to allocate a portion of their gross commissions to pay for research products and other services provided by third parties. The amounts allocated for those purposes are commonly referred to as soft dollar arrangements. Soft dollar expenses amounted to $8.7 million and $9.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $25.8 million and $24.3 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. We account for the cost of these arrangements on an accrual basis. As we are not the primary obligor for these arrangements, expenses relating to soft dollars are netted against commission revenues.
Principal Transactions. Financial instruments owned, securities pledged and Financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased (all of which are recorded on a trade-date basis) are carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses reflected in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings on a trade date basis.
Investment Banking. Underwriting revenues and fees from mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other investment banking advisory assignments or engagements are recorded when the services related to the underlying transactions are completed under the terms of the assignment or engagement. Expenses associated with such assignments are deferred until reimbursed by the client, the related revenue is recognized or the engagement is otherwise concluded. Out-of-pocket expenses are recorded net of client reimbursements. Revenues are presented net of related out-of-pocket unreimbursed expenses. Unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses with no related revenues are included in Business development and Professional services expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Asset Management Fees and Investment Income From Managed Funds. Asset management fees and investment income from managed funds include revenues we earn from management, administrative and performance fees from funds managed by us, revenues from management and performance fees we earn from third-party managed funds and investment income from our investments in these funds. We earn fees in connection with management and investment advisory services performed for various funds and managed accounts. These fees are based on assets under management and may include performance fees based upon the performance of the funds. Management and administrative fees are generally recognized over the period that the related service is provided based upon the beginning or ending net asset value of the relevant period. Generally, performance fees are earned when the return on assets under management exceeds certain benchmark returns, “high-water marks” or other performance targets.

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Performance fees are accrued on a monthly basis and are not subject to adjustment once the measurement period ends (annually) and performance fees have been realized.
Interest Revenue and Expense. We recognize contractual interest on financial instruments owned and financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, on an accrual basis as a component of interest revenue and expense. Interest flows on derivative trading transactions and dividends are included as part of the fair valuation of these contracts in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings and are not recognized as a component of interest revenue or expense. We account for our short-term, long-term borrowings and our mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock on an accrual basis with related interest recorded as interest expense. In addition, we recognize interest revenue related to our securities borrowed and securities purchased under agreements to resell activities and interest expense related to our securities loaned and securities sold under agreements to repurchase activities on an accrual basis.
Cash Equivalents
Cash equivalents include highly liquid investments not held for resale with original maturities of three months or less.
Cash and Securities Segregated and on Deposit for Regulatory Purposes or Deposited With Clearing and Depository Organizations
In accordance with Rule 15c3-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Jefferies as a broker-dealer carrying client accounts, is subject to requirements related to maintaining cash or qualified securities in a segregated reserve account for the exclusive benefit of its clients. In addition, certain financial instruments used for initial and variation margin purposes with clearing and depository organizations are recorded in this caption.
Foreign Currency Translation
Assets and liabilities of foreign subsidiaries having non-U.S. dollar functional currencies are translated at exchange rates at the end of a period. Revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates during the period. The gains or losses resulting from translating foreign currency financial statements into U.S. dollars, net of hedging gains or losses and taxes, if any, are included in Other comprehensive income. Gains or losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Financial Instruments
Financial instruments owned and Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased are recorded at fair value, either as required by accounting pronouncements or through the fair value option election. These instruments primarily represent our trading activities and include both cash and derivative products. Gains and losses are recognized in Principal transactions in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. The fair value of a financial instrument is the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (the exit price).
Fair Value Hierarchy
In determining fair value, we maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are inputs that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on market data obtained from independent sources. Unobservable inputs reflect our assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on the best information available in the circumstances. We apply a hierarchy to categorize our fair value measurements broken down into three levels based on the transparency of inputs as follows:
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Level 2:   Pricing inputs are other than quoted prices in active markets, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reported date. The nature of these financial instruments include cash instruments for which quoted prices are available but traded less frequently, derivative instruments whose fair value have been derived using a model where inputs to the model are directly observable in the market, or can be derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data, and instruments that are fair valued using other financial instruments, the parameters of which can be directly observed.
Level 3:   Instruments that have little to no pricing observability as of the reported date. These financial instruments are measured using management’s best estimate of fair value, where the inputs into the determination of fair value require significant management judgment or estimation.
The availability of observable inputs can vary and is affected by a wide variety of factors, including, for example, the type of financial instrument and market conditions. To the extent that valuation is based on models or input that are less observable or unobservable in the market, the determination of fair value requires more judgment. Accordingly, the degree of judgment exercised in determining fair value is greatest for instruments categorized in Level 3.
We use prices and inputs that are current as of the measurement date. As the observability of prices and inputs may change for a financial instrument from period to period, this condition may cause a transfer of an instrument among the fair value hierarchy levels. Transfers among the levels are recognized at the beginning of each period.
Valuation Process for Financial Instruments
Financial instruments are valued at quoted market prices, if available. Certain financial instruments have bid and ask prices that can be observed in the marketplace. For financial instruments whose inputs are based on bid-ask prices, we allow for mid-market pricing and adjust to the point within the bid-ask range that meets our best estimate of fair value. For offsetting positions in the same financial instrument, the same price within the bid-ask spread is used to measure both the long and short positions.
For financial instruments that do not have readily determinable fair values using quoted market prices, the determination of fair value is based upon consideration of available information, including types of financial instruments, current financial information, restrictions on dispositions, fair values of underlying financial instruments and quotations for similar instruments. The valuation process for financial instruments may include the use of valuation models and other techniques. Adjustments to valuations (such as counterparty, credit, concentration or liquidity) derived from valuation models may be made when, in management’s judgment, either the size of the position in the financial instrument in a nonactive market or other features of the financial instrument such as its complexity, or the market in which the financial instrument is traded require that an adjustment be made to the value derived from the models. An adjustment may be made if a financial instrument is subject to sales restrictions that would result in a price less than the quoted market price. Adjustments from the price derived from a valuation model reflect management’s judgment that other participants in the market for the financial instrument being measured at fair value would also consider in valuing that same financial instrument and are adjusted for assumptions about risk uncertainties and market conditions. Results from valuation models and valuation techniques in one period may not be indicative of future period fair value measurements.
See Note 3, Financial Instruments, for a description of valuation techniques applied to the classes of financial instruments at fair value.

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Investments in Managed Funds
Investments in managed funds include our investments in funds managed by us and our investments in third-party managed funds in which we are entitled to a portion of the management and/or performance fees. Investments in nonconsolidated managed funds are accounted for on the equity method or fair value. Gains or losses on our investments in managed funds are included in Asset management fees and investment income from managed funds in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Other Investments
Other investments includes investments entered into where we exercise significant influence over operating and capital decisions in private equity and other operating entities in connection with our capital market activities and loans issued in connection with such activities. Other investments are accounted for on the equity method or at cost, as appropriate. Revenues on Other investments are included in Other income in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings.
Receivable from and Payable to Customers
Receivable from and payable to customers includes amounts receivable and payable on cash and margin transactions. Securities owned by customers and held as collateral for these receivables are not reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. Receivable from officers and directors included within this financial statement line item represents balances arising from their individual security transactions. These transactions are subject to the same regulations as customer transactions and are provided on substantially the same terms.
Securities Borrowed and Securities Loaned
Securities borrowed and securities loaned are carried at the amounts of cash collateral advanced and received in connection with the transactions and accounted for as collateralized financing transactions. In connection with both trading and brokerage activities, we borrow securities to cover short sales and to complete transactions in which customers have failed to deliver securities by the required settlement date, and lend securities to other brokers and dealers for similar purposes. We have an active securities borrowed and lending matched book business in which we borrow securities from one party and lend them to another party. When we borrow securities, we generally provide cash to the lender as collateral, which is reflected in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition as Securities borrowed. We earn interest revenues on this cash collateral. Similarly, when we lend securities to another party, that party provides cash to us as collateral, which is reflected in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition as Securities loaned. We pay interest expense on the cash collateral received from the party borrowing the securities. The initial collateral advanced or received approximates or is greater than the fair value of the securities borrowed or loaned. We monitor the fair value of the securities borrowed and loaned on a daily basis and request additional collateral or return excess collateral, as appropriate.
Securities Purchased Under Agreements to Resell and Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase
Securities purchased under agreements to resell and Securities sold under agreements to repurchase (collectively “repos”) are accounted for as collateralized financing transactions and are recorded at their contracted repurchase amount. We earn net interest revenues from this activity which is reflected in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. We monitor the fair value of the underlying securities daily versus the related receivable or payable balances. Should the fair value of the underlying securities decline or increase, additional collateral is requested or excess collateral is returned, as appropriate. We carry repos on a net basis by counterparty when appropriate.
Premises and Equipment
Premises and equipment are depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets (generally three to ten years). Leasehold improvements are amortized using the straight-line method over the term of the related leases or the estimated useful lives of the assets, whichever is shorter.

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Goodwill
At least annually, and more frequently if warranted, we assess whether goodwill has been impaired by comparing the estimated fair value of each reporting unit with its estimated net book value. Periodically estimating the fair value of a reporting unit requires significant judgment and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions. These estimates and assumptions could have a significant effect on whether or not an impairment charge is recorded and the magnitude of such a charge. We completed our annual assessment of goodwill as of June 1, 2010 and no impairment was identified. (Refer to Note 7, Acquisitions, for further details on our annual assessment of goodwill.)
Income Taxes
We file a consolidated U.S. federal income tax return, which includes all of our qualifying subsidiaries. We also are subject to income tax in various states and municipalities and those foreign jurisdictions in which we operate. Amounts provided for income taxes are based on income reported for financial statement purposes and do not necessarily represent amounts currently payable. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and for tax loss carry-forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Deferred income taxes are provided for temporary differences in reporting certain items, principally, share-based compensation, deferred compensation, unrealized gains and losses on investments and tax amortization on intangible assets. The realization of deferred tax assets is assessed and a valuation allowance is recorded to the extent that it is more likely than not that any portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized.
The tax benefit related to dividends and dividend equivalents paid on nonvested share based payment awards and outstanding equity options is recognized as an increase to additional paid in capital. These amounts are included in tax benefits for issuance of share-based awards on the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity.
Legal Reserves
In the normal course of business, we have been named, from time to time, as a defendant in various legal actions, including arbitrations, class actions and other litigation, arising in connection with our activities as a global securities and investment banking firm. We are also involved, from time to time, in other reviews, investigations and proceedings (both formal and informal) by governmental and self-regulatory agencies regarding our businesses, certain of which may result in judgments, settlements, fines, penalties or other injunctions.
We recognize a liability for a contingency in Accrued expenses and other liabilities when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and when the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. When a range of probable loss can be estimated, we accrue the most likely amount of such loss, and if such amount is not determinable, then we accrue the minimum of the range of probable loss. The determination of the outcome and loss estimates requires significant judgment on the part of management.
In many instances, it is not possible to determine whether any loss is probable or even possible or to estimate the amount of any loss or the size of any range of loss. We believe that, in the aggregate, the pending legal actions or proceedings should not have a material adverse affect on our consolidated results of operations, cash flows or financial condition, although they might be material to the results of a quarter.
Share-Based Compensation
Share-based awards are measured based on the grant-date fair value of the award and recognized over the period from the service inception date through the date the employee is no longer required to provide service to earn the award. Expected forfeitures are included in determining share-based compensation expense.

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Earnings per Common Share
Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net earnings (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and certain other shares committed to be, but not yet issued. Net earnings (loss) available to common shareholders represent net earnings (loss) to common shareholders reduced by the allocation of earnings to participating securities. Losses are not allocated to participating securities. Common shares outstanding and certain other shares committed to be, but not yet issued, include restricted stock and restricted stock units for which no future service is required. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net earnings available to common shareholders plus dividends on dilutive mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and certain other shares committed to be, but not yet issued, plus all dilutive common stock equivalents outstanding during the period.
Unvested share-based payment awards that contain nonforfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents (whether paid or unpaid) are participating securities and, therefore, are included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share under the two-class method of earning per share. We grant restricted stock and restricted stock units as part of our share-based compensation that contain nonforfeitable rights to dividends and dividend equivalents, respectively, and therefore, prior to the requisite service being rendered for the right to retain the award, restricted stock and restricted stock units meet the definition of a participating security. As such, we calculate Basic and Diluted earnings per share under the two-class method. All prior-period earnings per share data presented have been adjusted to include participating securities in the earnings per share computation using the two-class method.
Securitization Activities
We engage in securitization activities related to mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities. Such transfers of financial assets are generally accounted for as sales when we have relinquished control over the transferred assets. The gain or loss on sale of such financial assets depends, in part, on the previous carrying amount of the assets involved in the transfer allocated between the assets sold and the retained interests, if any, based upon their respective fair values at the date of sale. We may retain interests in the securitized financial assets as one or more tranches of the securitization. These retained interests are included within Financial instruments owned in the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition at fair value. Any changes in the fair value of such retained interests are recognized within Principal transactions revenues in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings.
When a transfer of assets does not meet the criteria of a sale, that transfer is treated as a secured borrowing. We continue to recognize the assets of a secured borrowing in Financial instruments owned and recognize the associated financing in Other liabilities in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition.
Accounting Developments
The following is a summary of Accounting Standards Codification™ (“ASC”) Topics that have impacted or will impact our disclosures and/or accounting policies for financial statements issued for interim and annual periods:
Consolidation
We have adopted accounting changes described in ASC Topic 810, Consolidation, as of January 1, 2010, which require that the party who has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and who has an obligation to absorb losses of the entity or a right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the entity consolidate the variable interest entity. The changes to ASC 810, effective as of January 1, 2010, eliminate the quantitative approach previously applied to assessing whether to consolidate a variable interest entity and require ongoing reassessments for consolidation. Upon adoption of these accounting changes on January 1, 2010, we consolidated certain CLOs and other investment vehicles. We applied the fair value option as our transition method to consolidate these entities. The following table presents the effect of the consolidation of these entities on our assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity on January 1, 2010 (in thousands):

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Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 66,254  
Financial instruments owned, at fair value:
       
Corporate debt securities
    30,393  
Loans and other receivables
    1,523,566  
Investments, at fair value
    2,990  
 
     
Total financial instruments owned, at fair value
    1,556,949  
Investments in managed funds
    (7,273 )
Receivable from customers
    (13,317 )
Receivable from fees, interest and other
    4,265  
 
     
Total assets
  $ 1,606,878  
 
     
 
       
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
  $ 2,886  
Long-term debt
    1,600,934  
 
     
Total liabilities
    1,603,820  
 
     
 
Noncontrolling interests
    3,058  
 
     
Total stockholders’ equity
    3,058  
 
     
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 1,606,878  
 
     
On January 29, 2010, we sold and assigned our management agreements for the CLOs to a third party; thus, we no longer have the power to direct the most significant activities of the CLOs. Upon the assignment of the management agreements in the first quarter of 2010, we deconsolidated the CLOs and account for our remaining interests in the CLOs at fair value.
Transfers and Servicing
We adopted further accounting changes described in ASC Topic 860, Transfers and Servicing, as of January 1, 2010, which eliminate the concept of a qualifying special purpose entity, require that a transferor consider all arrangements made contemporaneously with, or in contemplation of, a transfer of assets when determining whether derecognition of a financial asset is appropriate, clarify the requirement that a transferred financial asset be legally isolated from the transferor and any of its consolidated affiliates, stipulate that constraints on a transferee’s ability to freely pledge or exchange transferred assets causes the transfer to fail sale accounting, and define participating interests and provides guidance on derecognizing participating interests. The adoption did not have an effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Use of Estimates
We have made a number of estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities to prepare these financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The most important of these estimates and assumptions relate to fair value measurements and compensation and benefits. Although these and other estimates and assumptions are based on the best available information, actual results could be materially different from these estimates. Current economic conditions increased the risks and complexity of the judgments in these estimates.

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Note 2. Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments
We generally invest our excess cash in money market funds and other short-term investments. Cash equivalents include highly liquid investments not held for resale with original maturities of three months or less. The following are financial instruments that are cash and cash equivalents that are deemed by us to be generally readily convertible into cash as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):
                 
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
Cash and cash equivalents:
               
Cash in banks
  $ 260,359     $ 196,189  
Money market investments
    1,829,581       1,656,978  
 
           
Total cash and cash equivalents
    2,089,940       1,853,167  
Cash and securities segregated (1)
    1,337,949       1,089,803  
 
           
 
  $ 3,427,889     $ 2,942,970  
 
           
 
(1)   Consists of deposits at exchanges and clearing organizations, as well as deposits in accordance with Rule 15c3-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which subjects Jefferies, as a broker dealer carrying client accounts, to requirements related to maintaining cash or qualified securities in a segregated reserve account for the exclusive benefit of its clients.

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Note 3. Financial Instruments
The following is a summary of our financial assets and liabilities that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 by level within the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):
                                         
    As of August 31, 2010  
                            Counterparty        
                            and Cash        
                            Collateral        
    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Netting (2)     Total  
Assets:
                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 1,506,064     $ 138,902     $ 25,579     $     $ 1,670,545  
Corporate debt securities
    23       3,394,283       101,284             3,495,590  
Collateralized debt obligations
                26,306             26,306  
U.S. government and federal agency securities
    1,358,506       421,624                   1,780,130  
U.S. issued municipal securities
          220,233       429             220,662  
Sovereign obligations
    1,215,675       675,852                   1,891,527  
Residential mortgage-backed securities
          3,983,504       167,839             4,151,343  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
          411,060       50             411,110  
Other asset-backed securities
          87,534                   87,534  
Loans and other receivables
          207,498       85,341             292,839  
Derivatives
    228,511       147,363             (311,544 )     64,330  
Investments at fair value
                79,356             79,356  
 
                             
Total financial instruments owned
  $ 4,308,779     $ 9,687,853       486,184     $ (311,544 )   $ 14,171,272  
 
                               
 
                                       
Level 3 assets for which the firm does not bear economic exposure (1)
                    (116,528 )                
 
                                     
Level 3 assets for which the firm bears economic exposure
                  $ 369,656                  
 
                                     
 
                                       
Liabilities:
                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 1,440,660     $ 72,960     $ 96     $     $ 1,513,716  
Corporate debt securities
    1,208       2,381,846                   2,383,054  
U.S. government and federal agency securities
    1,156,496       49,232                   1,205,728  
U.S. issued municipal securities
          65,765                   65,765  
Sovereign obligations
    1,400,566       918,173                   2,318,739  
Residential mortgage-backed securities
          29,292                   29,292  
Loans
          218,087       26,112             244,199  
Derivatives
    218,798       204,844       1,294       (367,522 )     57,414  
 
                             
Total financial instruments sold, not yet purchased
  $ 4,217,728     $ 3,940,199     $ 27,502     $ (367,522 )   $ 7,817,907  
 
                             
 
(1)   Consists of Level 3 assets which are attributable to third party and employee noncontrolling interests in certain consolidated entities.
 
(2)   Represents counterparty and cash collateral netting across the levels of the fair value hierarchy for positions with the same counterparty.

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    As of December 31, 2009  
                            Counterparty        
                            and Cash        
                            Collateral        
    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Netting (2)     Total  
Assets:
                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 1,419,019     $ 37,981     $ 43,042     $     $ 1,500,042  
Corporate debt securities
          2,295,486       116,648             2,412,134  
Collateralized debt obligations
                9,570             9,570  
U.S. government and federal agency securities
    821,323       367,642                   1,188,965  
U.S. issued municipal securities
          127,346       420             127,766  
Sovereign obligations
    71,199       374,517       196             445,912  
Residential mortgage-backed securities
          2,578,796       136,496             2,715,292  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
          307,068       3,215             310,283  
Other asset-backed securities
          54,180       110             54,290  
Loans and other receivables
          84,666       506,542             591,208  
Derivatives
    219,067       102,357       1,909       (261,216 )     62,117  
Investments at fair value
          4,592       65,564             70,156  
 
                             
Total financial instruments owned
  $ 2,530,608     $ 6,334,631       883,712     $ (261,216 )   $ 9,487,735  
 
                               
Level 3 assets for which the firm does not bear economic exposure (1)
                    (379,153 )                
 
                                     
Level 3 assets for which the firm bears economic exposure
                  $ 504,559                  
 
                                     
 
                                       
Liabilities:
                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 1,350,125     $ 10,403     $     $     $ 1,360,528  
Corporate debt securities
          1,909,781                   1,909,781  
U.S. government and federal agency securities
    1,350,155       1,911                   1,352,066  
U.S. issued municipal securities
          10                   10  
Sovereign obligations
    150,684       233,101                   383,785  
Residential mortgage-backed securities
          21,474                   21,474  
Loans
          10,660       352,420             363,080  
Derivatives
    225,203       100,731       4,926       (312,433 )     18,427  
 
                             
Total financial instruments sold, not yet purchased
  $ 3,076,167     $ 2,288,071     $ 357,346     $ (312,433 )   $ 5,409,151  
 
                             
 
(1)   Consists of Level 3 assets which are attributable to third party and employee noncontrolling interests in certain consolidated entities.
 
(2)   Represents counterparty and cash collateral netting across the levels of the fair value hierarchy for positions with the same counterparty.
We elected to apply the fair value option to loans and loan commitments made in connection with our investment banking and sales and trading activities and certain investments held by subsidiaries that are not registered broker-dealers. Loans and investments at fair value are included in Financial instruments owned and loan commitments are included in Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased – derivatives on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The fair value option was elected for loans and loan commitments and investments held by subsidiaries that are not registered broker-dealers because they are risk managed by us on a fair value basis. We have elected to apply the fair value option to certain secured financings that arise in connection with our securitization activities. At August 31, 2010, $41.4 million in secured financings, included within Other liabilities on the Consolidated Statement

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of Financial Position, are accounted for at fair value and are classified as Level 2 liabilities. Cash and cash equivalents, the cash component of cash and securities segregated and on deposit for regulatory purposes or deposited with clearing and depository organizations, receivables – brokers, dealers and clearing organizations, receivables – customers, receivables – fees, interest and other, payables – brokers, dealers and clearing organizations and payables – customers, are not accounted for at fair value; however, the recorded amounts approximate fair value due to their liquid or short-term nature.
The following is a description of the valuation basis, including valuation techniques and inputs, used in measuring our financial assets and liabilities that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis:
Corporate Equity Securities
  Exchange Traded Equity Securities: Exchange-traded equity securities are measured based on quoted exchange prices, which are generally obtained from pricing services, and are categorized as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy.
  Non-exchange Traded Equity Securities: Non-exchange traded equity securities are measured primarily using broker quotations, pricing service data from external providers and prices observed for recently executed market transactions and are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Where such information is not available, non-exchange traded equity securities are categorized as Level 3 financial instruments and measured using valuation techniques involving quoted prices of or market data for comparable companies, similar company ratios and multiples (e.g., price/EBITDA, price/book value), discounted cash flow analyses and transaction prices observed for subsequent financing or capital issuance by the company. When using pricing data of comparable companies, judgment must be applied to adjust the pricing data to account for differences between the measured security and the comparable security (e.g., issuer market capitalization, yield, dividend rate, geographical concentration).
  Equity warrants: Non-exchange traded equity warrants are generally classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy and are measured using the Black-Scholes model with key inputs impacting the valuation including the underlying security price, implied volatility, dividend yield, interest rate curve, strike price and maturity date.
Corporate Debt Securities
  Corporate Bonds: Corporate bonds are measured primarily using broker quotations and pricing service data from external providers, where available, prices observed for recently executed market transactions of comparable size, and bond spreads or credit default swap spreads of the issuer adjusted for basis differences between the swap curve and the bond curve. Corporate bonds measured using these valuation methods are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. If broker quotes, pricing data or spread data is not available, alternative valuation techniques are used including cash flow models incorporating interest rate curves, single name or index credit default swap curves for comparable issuers and recovery rate assumptions. Corporate bonds measured using alternative valuation techniques are classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy and comprise a limited portion of our corporate bonds.
  High Yield Corporate and Convertible Bonds: A significant portion of our high yield corporate and convertible bonds are classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy and are measured primarily using broker quotations and pricing service data from external providers, where available, and prices observed for recently executed market transactions of comparable size. Where pricing data is less observable, valuations are classified in Level 3 and are based on pending transactions involving the issuer or comparable issuers, prices implied from an issuer’s subsequent financings or recapitalizations, models incorporating financial ratios and projected cash flows of the issuer and market prices for comparable issuers.
  Auction Rate Securities: Auction rate securities (“ARS”) included within corporate debt securities include ARS backed by pools of student loans and auction rate preferred securities issued by closed end mutual funds. ARS are measured using market data provided by external service providers, as available. The fair value of ARS is also determined by benchmarking to independent market data and adjusting for projected cash flows, level of seniority in the capital structure, leverage, liquidity and credit rating, as appropriate. ARS are classified within

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    Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy based on our assessment of the transparency of the external market data received.
Collateralized Debt Obligations
Collateralized debt obligations are measured based on valuations received from third party brokers and classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy due to the unobservable nature of the pricing inputs underlying the broker valuations.
U.S. Government and Federal Agency Securities
  U.S. Treasury Securities: U.S. Treasury securities are measured based on quoted market prices and categorized in Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.
  U.S. Agency Issued Debt Securities: Callable and non-callable U.S. agency issued debt securities are measured primarily based on quoted market prices obtained from external pricing services. Non-callable U.S. agency securities are generally classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy and callable U.S. agency securities are classified within Level 2.
Municipal Securities
Municipal securities are measured based on quoted prices obtained from external data providers and generally classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
Sovereign Obligations
  G-7 Government and non-G-7 Government Bonds: G-7 government and non-G-7 government bonds are measured based on quoted market prices obtained from external pricing services. G-7 government bonds are categorized within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy and non-G-7 government bonds are categorized within Level 2.
  Emerging Market Sovereign Debt Securities: Valuations are primarily based on market price quotations from external data providers, where available, or recently executed independent transactions of comparable size. To the extent market price quotations are not available or recent transactions have not been observed, valuation techniques incorporating foreign currency curves, interest rate yield curves and country spreads for bonds of similar issuers, seniority and maturity are used to determine fair value. Emerging market sovereign debt securities are generally classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
  Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities: Agency residential mortgage-backed securities include mortgage pass-through securities (fixed and adjustable rate), collateralized mortgage obligations, interest-only and principal-only securities and to-be-announced securities and are generally measured using market price quotations from external data providers and categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
  Agency Residential Inverse Interest-Only Securities (“Agency Inverse IOs”): The fair value of agency inverse IOs is estimated using expected future cash flow techniques that incorporate prepayment models and other prepayment assumptions to amortize the underlying mortgage loan collateral. We use prices observed for recently executed transactions to develop market-clearing spread and yield curve assumptions. Valuation inputs with regard to underlying collateral incorporate weighted average coupon, loan-to-value, credit scores, geographic location, maximum and average loan size, originator, servicer, and weighted average loan age. Agency inverse IOs are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. We also use vendor data in developing assumptions, as appropriate.
  Non-Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities: Fair values are determined primarily using discounted cash flow methodologies and securities are categorized within Level 2 or Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy based

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on the observability of the pricing inputs used. Performance attributes of the underlying mortgage loans are evaluated to estimate pricing inputs, such as prepayment rates, default rates and the severity of credit losses. Attributes of the underlying mortgage loans that affect the pricing inputs include, but are not limited to, weighted average coupon; average and maximum loan size; loan-to-value; credit scores; documentation type; geographic location; weighted average loan age; originator; servicer; historical prepayment, default and loss severity experience of the mortgage loan pool; and delinquency rate. Yield curves used in the discounted cash flow models are based on observed market prices for comparable securities and published interest rate data to estimate market yields.
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  Agency Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: GNMA project loan bonds and FNMA DUS mortgage-backed securities are generally measured by using prices observed for recently executed market transactions to estimate market-clearing spread levels for purposes of estimating fair value. GNMA project loan bonds and FNMA DUS mortgage-backed securities are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
  Non-Agency Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Non-agency commercial mortgage-backed securities are measured using pricing data obtained from third party services and prices observed for recently executed market transactions and are categorized within Level 2 and Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
Other Asset-Backed Securities
Other asset-backed securities include, but are not limited to, securities backed by auto loans, credit card receivables and student loans and are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Valuations are determined using pricing data obtained from third party services and prices observed for recently executed market transactions.
Loans and Other Receivables
  Corporate Loans: Corporate loans categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy are measured based on market price quotations from external data providers where sufficient observability exists as to the extent of market transaction data supporting the pricing data. Corporate loans categorized within Level 3 are measured based on market price quotations that are considered to be less transparent, market prices for debt securities of the same creditor, and estimates of future cash flow incorporating assumptions regarding creditor default and recovery rates and consideration of the issuer’s capital structure.
  Participation Certificates in GNMA Project and Construction Loans: Valuations of participation certificates in GNMA project and construction loans are based on observed market prices of recently executed purchases of similar loans which are then used to derive a market implied spread. The market implied spread is used as the primary input in estimating the fair value of loans at the measurement date. The loan participation certificates are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy given the observability and volume of recently executed transactions.
  Escrow and Trade Claim Receivables: Escrow and trade claim receivables are categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy with fair value estimated based on reference to market prices and implied yields of debt securities of the same or similar issuers.
Derivatives
  Listed Derivative Contracts: Listed derivative contracts are measured based on quoted exchange prices, which are generally obtained from pricing services, and are categorized as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy.
  OTC Derivative Contracts: OTC derivative contracts are generally valued using models, whose inputs reflect assumptions that we believe market participants would use in valuing the derivative in a current period transaction. Inputs to valuation models are appropriately calibrated to market data. For many OTC derivative contracts, the valuation models do not involve material subjectivity as the methodologies do not entail significant judgment and the inputs to valuation models do not involve a high degree of subjectivity as the valuation model

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    inputs are readily observable or can be derived from actively quoted markets. OTC derivative contracts are primarily categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy given the observability of the inputs to the valuation models.
    OTC options include OTC equity and commodity options measured using Black-Scholes models with key inputs impacting the valuation including the underlying security or commodity price, implied volatility, dividend yield, interest rate curve, strike price and maturity date. Discounted cash flow models are utilized to measure certain OTC derivative contracts including the valuations of our interest rate swaps, which incorporate observable inputs related to interest rate curves, and valuations of our foreign exchange forwards and swaps, which incorporate observable inputs related to foreign currency spot rates and forward curves. Credit defaults swaps include both index and single-name credit default swaps. External prices are available as inputs in measuring index credit default swaps. For single-name credit default swaps, fair value is determined based on valuation statements provided by the counterparty. For commodity and equity total return swaps, market prices are observable for the underlying asset and used as the basis for measuring the fair value of the derivative contracts. Total return swaps executed on other underlyings are measured based on valuations received from third parties.
Investments at Fair Value
Investments at fair value include primarily investments in hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds, which are measured based on the net asset value of the funds provided by the fund managers and categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. Additionally, investments at fair value include direct equity investments in private companies, which are measured using valuation techniques involving quoted prices of or market data for comparable companies, similar company ratios and multiples (e.g., price/EBITDA, price/book value), discounted cash flow analyses and transaction prices observed for subsequent financing or capital issuance by the company. Direct equity investments in private companies are categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, our Financial instruments owned and Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased are measured using different valuation basis as follows:
                   
              Financial
      Financial   Instruments Sold,
Valuation Basis at     Instruments   Not Yet
August 31, 2010     Owned   Purchased
Exchange closing prices
      11 %     19 %
Recently observed transaction prices
      3 %     1 %
Data providers/pricing services
      68 %     65 %
Broker quotes
      12 %     14 %
Valuation techniques
      6 %     1 %
 
                 
 
      100 %     100 %
 
                 

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              Financial
Valuation Basis at     Financial   Instruments Sold,
December 31, 2009     Instruments Owned   Not Yet Purchased
Exchange closing prices
      15 %     25 %
Recently observed transaction prices
      2 %     2 %
Data providers/pricing services
      55 %     48 %
Broker quotes
      12 %     23 %
Valuation techniques
      16 %     2 %
 
                 
 
      100 %     100 %
 
                 
Pricing information obtained from external data providers may incorporate a range of market quotes from dealers, recent market transactions and benchmarking model derived prices to quoted market prices and trade data for comparable securities. External pricing data is subject to evaluation for reasonableness using a variety of means including comparisons of prices to those of similar product types, quality and maturities, consideration of the narrowness or wideness of the range of prices obtained, knowledge of recent market transactions and an assessment of the similarity in prices to comparable dealer offerings in a recent time period.
The following is a summary of changes in fair value of our financial assets and liabilities that have been classified as Level 3 for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 (in thousands):
                                                         
    Three Months Ended August 31, 2010
                                                    Change in
            Total gains/                                   unrealized gains/
            losses   Purchases,                           (losses) relating to
    Balance,   (realized and   sales,   Transfers   Transfers   Balance,   instruments still held
    May 31,   unrealized)   settlements,   into   out of   August 31,   at August 31, 2010
    2010   (1)   and issuances   Level 3   Level 3   2010   (1)
Assets:
                                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 21,918     $ 1,327     $ 2,751     $     $ (417 )   $ 25,579     $ (789 )
Corporate debt securities
    100,275       (714 )     3,149       54       (1,480 )     101,284       (813 )
Collateralized debt obligations
    21,957       (495 )     352       4,492             26,306       (615 )
U.S. issued municipal securities
    436       (7 )                       429       (7 )
Residential mortgage-backed securities
    148,833       5,914       (8,770 )     23,143       (1,281 )     167,839       404  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
    1,000             50             (1,000 )     50        
Other asset-backed securities
    369             (369 )                        
Loans and other receivables
    145,181       (4,735 )     (55,105 )                 85,341       (4,139 )
Investments at fair value
    72,297       8,060       (3,724 )     2,723             79,356       9,145  
 
                                                       
Liabilities:
                                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 38     $     $     $ 58     $     $ 96     $  
Corporate debt securities
    14,365       (1,275 )     (13,090 )                        
Net derivatives (2)
    1,271       523                   (500 )     1,294       523  
Loans
    68,242             (42,130 )                 26,112        
 
(1)   Realized and unrealized gains/ losses are reported in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
 
(2)   Net derivatives represent Financial instruments owned – derivatives and Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased – derivatives.

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During the three months ended August 31, 2010, we had transfers of assets of $30.4 million from Level 2 to Level 3, which are primarily attributed to transfers of non-agency mortgage-backed securities for which no recent trade activity was observed for purposes of determining observable inputs. Transfers of assets from Level 3 to Level 2 during the three months ended August 31, 2010 were $4.2 million.
Net gains on Level 3 assets were $9.4 million and net gains on Level 3 liabilities were $0.8 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010. Net gains on Level 3 assets were attributed to sales of residential mortgage-backed securities and due to increased valuations of various alternative investments.
                                                         
    Three Months Ended September 30, 2009  
                                                    Change in unrealized  
                                                    gains/ (losses)  
            Total gains/     Purchases,                             relating to  
    Balance,     losses (realized     sales,     Transfers     Transfers     Balance,     instruments still held  
    June 30,     and unrealized)     settlements,     into     out of     September 30,     at September 30,  
    2009     (1)     and issuances     Level 3     Level 3     2009     2009 (1)  
Assets:
                                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 20,297     $ (752 )   $ (44 )   $ 1,581     $ (679 )   $ 20,403     $ (582 )
Corporate debt securities
    164,466       (4,855 )     (4,676 )     2,038       (9,585 )     147,388       (7,054 )
Collateralized debt obligations
    2,119       4,623                         6,742       4,623  
U.S. issued municipal securities
    509       (193 )     (76 )                 240       (193 )
Sovereign obligations
    78       68                   (8 )     138       68  
Residential mortgage-backed securities
    117,760       65,948       (79,304 )     702       (37 )     105,069       12,836  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
                                         
Other asset-backed securities
    1,422             (1,312 )                 110        
Derivatives
    5,499       (3,100 )                       2,399       (3,100 )
Loans and other receivables
    275,694       12,558       198,000                   486,252       8,725  
Investments at fair value
    73,441       1,121       (479 )           (581 )     73,502       1,121  
 
                                         
 
  $ 661,285     $ 75,418     $ 112,109     $ 4,321     $ (10,890 )   $ 842,243     $ 16,444  
 
                                         
 
                                                       
Liabilities:
                                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                                       
Corporate debt securities
  $     $     $     $ 38           $ 38     $  
Derivatives
    4,802       536       (3,751 )           (1,587 )            
Loans
    7,538       499       (20 )                 8,017       (499 )
Other
    229,438             266,494                   495,932        
 
                                         
 
  $ 241,778     $ 1,035     $ 262,723     $ 38       (1,587 )   $ 503,987     $ (499 )
 
                                         
 
(1)   Realized and unrealized gains/ losses are reported in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
During the three months ended September 30, 2009, we had transfers of assets of $4.3 million from Level 2 to Level 3 and transfers of $10.9 million from Level 3 to Level 2. During the three months ended September 30, 2009, we had transfers of liabilities of $-0- million from Level 2 to Level 3 and transfers of liabilities of $1.6 million from Level 3 to Level 2. Net gains on Level 3 assets of $75.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and net losses on Level 3 liabilities were $1.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009.
The following is a summary of changes in fair value of our financial assets and liabilities that have been classified as Level 3 for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the nine months ended September 30, 2009 (in thousands):

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(Unaudited)
                                                         
    Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010
                                                    Change in
                    Purchases,                           unrealized gains/
            Total gains/   sales,                           (losses) relating to
    Balance,   losses   settlements,   Transfers   Transfers   Balance,   instruments still
    December   (realized and   and   into   out of   August 31,   held at August 31,
    31, 2009   unrealized) (1)   issuances   Level 3   Level 3   2010   2010 (1)
Assets:
                                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 43,042     $ (20,125 )   $ 5,467     $ 143     $ (2,948 )   $ 25,579     $ (22,524 )
Corporate debt securities
    116,648       (1,056 )     (1,084 )     75       (13,299 )     101,284       1,060  
Collateralized debt obligations
    9,570       5,397       4,067       7,272             26,306       4,840  
U.S. issued municipal securities
    420       9                         429       9  
Sovereign obligations
    196                         (196 )            
Residential mortgage-backed securities
    136,496       21,857       (5,893 )     23,435       (8,056 )     167,839       6,888  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
    3,215       11       (1,241 )           (1,935 )     50        
Other asset-backed securities
    110             (110 )                        
Loans and other receivables
    506,542       38,029       (302,151 )           (157,079 )     85,341       14,960  
Investments at fair value
    65,564       13,744       (3,991 )     4,039             79,356       11,029  
 
                                                       
Liabilities:
                                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $     $     $     $ 96     $     $ 96     $  
Corporate debt securities
          (2,210 )     2,210                          
Net derivatives (2)
    6,835       (3,585 )                 (1,956 )     1,294       (3,585 )
Loans
    352,420       (344 )     (214,670 )           (111,294 )     26,112        
 
(1)   Realized and unrealized gains/ losses are reported in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
 
(2)   Net derivatives represent Financial instruments owned – derivatives and Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased – derivatives.
During the eight months ended August 31, 2010, we had transfers of assets of $35.0 million from Level 2 to Level 3, which are primarily attributed to transfers of non-agency mortgage-backed securities for which no recent trade activity was observed for purposes of determining observable inputs. Additionally, transfers of assets from Level 2 to Level 3 are attributed to certain investments at fair value and investments in managed funds, which have little to no transparency as to trade activity. Transfers of assets from Level 3 to Level 2 during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 were $183.5 million primarily attributed to corporate loans, for which we obtained additional market pricing data from third party sources during the quarter that provided additional transparency into the valuation process for these assets; residential mortgage-backed securities, for which market trades were observed in the period for either identical or similar securities; and corporate debt securities, for which market transactions were announced or market data on comparable securities used as a benchmark became more observable.
Transfers of liabilities from Level 2 to Level 3 were $0.1 million and transfers of liabilities from Level 3 to Level 2 were $113.3 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010. Transfers of liabilities from Level 3 to Level 2 during the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 are primarily due to transfers of corporate loans, for which we obtained additional market pricing data from third party sources during the quarter that provided additional transparency into the valuation process for these liabilities.
Net gains on Level 3 assets were $57.9 million and net gains on Level 3 liabilities were $6.1 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010. Net gains on Level 3 assets were primarily due to increased valuations of various alternative investments, sales of certain corporate loans and improved credit conditions and enhanced recovery estimates for certain residential mortgage-backed securities.

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(Unaudited)
                                                         
    Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009  
                                                    Change in  
                    Purchases,                             unrealized gains/  
                    sales,                             (losses) relating to  
    Balance,     Total gains/ losses     settlements,     Transfers     Transfers out     Balance,     instruments still  
    December     (realized and     and     into     of     September     held at September  
    31, 2008     unrealized) (1)     issuances     Level 3     Level 3     30, 2009     30, 2009 (1)  
Assets:
                                                       
Financial instruments owned:
                                                       
Corporate equity securities
  $ 41,351     $ (14,134 )   $ (9,323 )   $ 6,391     $ (3,882 )   $ 20,403     $ (12,430 )
Corporate debt securities
    177,603       (47,757) (2)     54,251       35,928       (72,637 )     147,388       (42,204 )
Collateralized debt obligations
    2,179       4,563                         6,742       4,563  
U.S. issued municipal securities
          (243) (2)     483                   240       (193 )
Sovereign obligations
          79             67       (8 )     138       79  
Residential mortgage backed securities
    63,065       78,077       (91,681 )     76,945       (21,337 )     105,069       15,135  
Commercial mortgage backed securities
                322             (322 )            
Other asset backed securities
    2,089       (583 )     485             (1,881 )     110        
Derivatives
          2,446       (47 )                 2,399       4,832  
Loans and other receivables
    108,029       10,304       367,919                   486,252       (2,095 )
Investments at fair value
    75,059       (2,665 )     1,727       6       (625 )     73,502       (3,445 )
 
                                         
 
  $ 469,375     $ 30,087     $ 324,136     $ 119,337     $ (100,692 )   $ 842,243     $ (35,758 )
 
                                         
 
                                                       
Liabilities:
                                                       
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased:
                                                       
Corporate debt securities
  $     $     $     $ 38     $     $ 38     $  
Corporate debt securities
    3,515       739       (2,104 )     2,952       (5,102 )            
Derivatives
    8,197       (180 )                       8,017       (2,252 )
Loans
                495,932                   495,932        
Other
          225       (225 )                        
 
                                         
 
  $ 11,712     $ 784     $ 493,603     $ 2,990     $ (5,102 )   $ 503,987     $ (2,252 )
 
                                         
 
(1)   Realized and unrealized gains/ losses are reported in principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
 
(2)   During the quarter ended June 30, 2009, we changed our valuation methodology for auction rate securities, which are included within corporate debt securities and U.S. issued municipal securities. Previously, auction rate securities were valued based on an internal model based on projected cash flows for the securities discounted for lack of liquidity. As of June 30, 2009, auction rate securities are valued using a valuation technique that benchmarks the securities to transactions and market prices of comparable securities, adjusting for projected cash flows and security structure, where appropriate.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we had transfers of assets of $119.3 million from Level 2 to Level 3 and transfers of $100.7 million from Level 3 to Level 2. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we had transfers of liabilities of $3.0 million from Level 2 to Level 3 and transfers of liabilities of $5.1 million from Level 3 to Level 2. Net gains on Level 3 assets of $30.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and net losses on Level 3 liabilities were $0.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.
Level 3 cash instruments are frequently hedged with instruments classified within Level 1 and Level 2, and accordingly, gains or losses that have been reported in Level 3 are frequently offset by gains or losses attributable to instruments classified within Level 1 or Level 2 or by gains or losses on derivative contracts classified in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
The following tables provide further information about our investments in entities that have the characteristics of an investment company at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):

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(Unaudited)
                     
    August 31, 2010
            Unfunded     Redemption Frequency
    Fair Value     Commitments     (if currently eligible)
Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds (a) (i)
  $ 19,487     $     Quarterly, Semiannually
Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds — International(b) (i)
    31            
High Yield Hedge Funds(c) (i)
    1,078            
High Yield Hedge Funds — International(d) (i)
    662            
Fund of Funds(e) (i)
    2,561       134     Annually, GP Consent Required
Private Equity Funds(f) (i)
    11,836       2,731      
Private Equity Funds — International(g) (i)
    10,598       4,109      
Other Investments(h)(i)
    6,345           At Will
 
               
Total(j)
  $ 52,599     $ 6,974      
 
               
                     
    December 31, 2009
            Unfunded     Redemption Frequency
    Fair Value     Commitments     (if currently eligible)
Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds (a) (i)
  $ 16,210     $     Quarterly, Semiannually
Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds — International(b) (i)
    71            
High Yield Hedge Funds(c) (i)
    1,022            
High Yield Hedge Funds — International(d) (i)
    1,114            
Fund of Funds(e) (i)
    6,497       166     Annually, GP Consent Required
Private Equity Funds(f) (i)
    10,407       3,150      
Private Equity Funds — International(g)
    6,979       5,081      
Other Investments(h)
    5,113           At Will
 
               
Total(j)
  $ 47,413     $ 8,397      
 
               
 
(a)   This category includes investments in hedge funds that invest in both long and short equity securities in both domestic and international markets. These hedge funds may invest in securities in both public and private sectors. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 3% and 2%, respectively, of fair value cannot be redeemed as they are in liquidation and distributions will be received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the funds. We are unable to estimate when the underlying assets will be liquidated. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 28% and 31%, respectively, of fair value cannot be redeemed until the lock-up period expires on December 31, 2009. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 69% and 67%, respectively, of the fair value in this category are redeemable with 60 — 90 days prior written notice.
 
(b)   This category includes an investment in a hedge fund that invests in foreign technology equity securities, which has no redemption provisions. Distributions are received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the fund, which is estimated to be within one to two years.
 
(c)   This category includes investments in funds that invest in U.S. public high yield debt, private high yield investments, senior bank loans, public leveraged equities, distressed debt, private equity investments and emerging markets debt. There are no redemption provisions and distributions are received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the funds. These funds are currently in liquidation; however, we are unable to estimate when the underlying assets will be fully liquidated.
 
(d)   This category includes an investment in a hedge fund that invests in Russian fixed income instruments.
 
(e)   This category includes investments in funds of funds that invest in various private equity funds. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, approximately 98% and 40%, respectively, of the fair value of the investments is managed by us and has no redemption provisions. Distributions are received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the fund of funds,

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    which are estimated to be liquidated in one to three years. At December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 60% of the fair value of the investments in this category were approved for redemption and the funds’ net asset values were received in the first quarter of 2010. Investments representing approximately 2% at August 31, 2010 of the fair value of the investments in this category have been redeemed and the remaining funds are expected to be received within the year.
 
(f)   This category includes investments in private equity funds that invest in the equity of various U.S. private companies in the energy, technology, internet service and telecommunication service industries including acquired or restructured companies. These investments can never be redeemed; distributions are received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the funds. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 88% and 94% respectively, of fair value are expected to liquidate in one to eleven years. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, an investment representing approximately 12% and 6% respectively, of the total fair value in this category is currently in liquidation; however, we are unable to estimate when the underlying assets will be fully liquidated.
 
(g)   This category includes investments in private equity funds that invest in the equity of foreign private companies. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, investments representing approximately 60% and 74%, respectively, of fair value are Israeli private equity funds that invest in service companies. These investments can never be redeemed; distributions are received through the liquidation of the underlying assets of the fund, which are estimated to be liquidated in two to five years. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 the fair value of investments representing approximately 40% and 26%, respectively, of the fair value are private equity funds that invest in Croatian and Vietnamese companies.
 
(h)   At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 investments representing approximately 90% and 67%, respectively, of the fair value of investments are held on behalf of a Jefferies’ deferred compensation plan. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 investments representing approximately 10% and 33%, respectively, of fair value are closed-ended funds that invest in Vietnamese equity and debt instruments.
 
(i)   Fair value has been estimated using the net asset value derived from each of the funds’ partner capital statements.
 
(j)   Investments at fair value, in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 include $26.8 million and $22.7 million, respectively, of direct investments which are not investment companies and therefore are not part of this disclosure table.
Note 4. Derivative Financial Instruments
Off-Balance Sheet Risk
We have contractual commitments arising in the ordinary course of business for securities loaned or purchased under agreements to resell, repurchase agreements, future purchases and sales of foreign currencies, securities transactions on a when-issued basis and underwriting. Each of these financial instruments and activities contains varying degrees of off-balance sheet risk whereby the fair values of the securities underlying the financial instruments may be in excess of, or less than, the contract amount. The settlement of these transactions is not expected to have a material effect upon our consolidated financial statements.
Derivative Financial Instruments
Our derivative activities are recorded at fair value in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition in Financial Instruments Owned – Derivatives and Financial Instruments Sold, Not Yet Purchased – Derivatives net of cash paid or received under credit support agreements and on a net counterparty basis when a legal right to offset exists under a master netting agreement. Net realized and unrealized gains and losses are recognized in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings on a trade date basis and as a component of cash flows from operating activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Acting in a trading capacity, we may enter into derivative transactions to satisfy the needs of our clients and to manage our own exposure to market and credit risks resulting from our trading activities. (See Notes 3 and 16 for additional disclosures about derivative instruments.)
Derivatives are subject to various risks similar to other financial instruments, including market, credit and operational risk. In addition, we may be exposed to legal risks related to derivative activities. The risks of derivatives should not be viewed in isolation, but rather should be considered on an aggregate basis along with our other trading-related

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activities. We manage the risks associated with derivatives on an aggregate basis along with the risks associated with proprietary trading as part of our firmwide risk management policies. In connection with our derivative activities, we may enter into master netting agreements and collateral arrangements with counterparties. These agreements provide us with the ability to offset a counterparty’s rights and obligations, request additional collateral when necessary or liquidate the collateral in the event of counterparty default.
A portion of our derivative activities is performed by Jefferies Financial Products, LLC (“JFP”), a market maker in commodity index products and a trader in commodity futures and options. JFP maintains credit intermediation facilities with highly rated European banks (the “Banks”), which allow JFP customers that require a counterparty with a high credit rating for commodity index transactions to transact with the Banks. The Banks simultaneously enter into offsetting transactions with JFP and receive a fee from JFP for providing credit support. In certain cases, JFP is responsible to the Banks for the performance of JFP’s customers.
The following table presents the fair value and related number of derivative contracts at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 categorized by predominant risk exposure. The fair value of assets/liabilities related to derivative contracts represents our receivable/payable for derivative financial instruments, gross of counterparty netting and cash collateral received and pledged (dollars in thousands):
                                 
    August 31, 2010  
    Assets     Liabilities  
            Number of             Number of  
    Fair Value     Contracts     Fair Value     Contracts  
Interest rate contracts
  $ 99,779       56,888     $ 160,936       60,335  
Foreign exchange contracts
    14,075       1,042       17,864       133  
Equity contracts
    203,153       1,504,380       206,974       2,487,291  
Commodity contracts
    27,418       75,975       27,629       39,411  
Credit contracts
    31,449       18       11,533       10  
 
                       
Total
    375,874       1,638,303       424,936       2,587,180  
 
                           
Counterparty/cash-collateral netting
    (311,544 )             (367,522 )        
 
                           
Total per Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition
  $ 64,330             $ 57,414          
 
                           
                                 
    December 31, 2009  
    Assets     Liabilities  
            Number of             Number of  
    Fair Value     Contracts     Fair Value     Contracts  
Interest rate contracts
  $ 27,415       42,898     $ 24,068       40,864  
Foreign exchange contracts
    2,637       67       7,470       98  
Equity contracts
    222,311       898,472       228,403       1,954,260  
Commodity contracts
    54,257       58,434       57,237       32,245  
Credit contracts
    16,713       10       13,682       8  
 
                       
Total
    323,333       999,881       330,860       2,027,475  
 
                           
Counterparty/cash-collateral netting
    (261,216 )             (312,433 )        
 
                           
Total per Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition
  $ 62,117             $ 18,427          
 
                           
The following table presents unrealized and realized gains and (losses) on derivative contracts for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 and the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively (in thousands):

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(Unaudited)
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Eight Months     Nine Months Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     Ended     September 30,  
    2010     2009     August 31, 2010     2009  
Interest rate contracts
  $ (90,599 )   $ (6,834 )   $ (127,358 )   $ (14,181 )
Foreign exchange contracts
    (1,185 )     (102 )     (369 )     (1,050 )
Equity contracts
    (14,345 )     4,670       (61,613 )     (203,869 )
Commodity contracts
    2,231       (830 )     5,963       (5,697 )
Credit contracts
    449       5,825       (50,313 )     23,305  
 
                       
Total
  $ (103,449 )   $ 2,729     $ (233,690 )   $ (201,492 )
 
                       
The following tables set forth the remaining contract maturity of the fair value of OTC derivative assets and liabilities as of August 31, 2010 (in thousands):
                                         
    OTC derivative assets (1) (2) (4)  
                    Greater Than     Cross-Maturity        
    0 – 12 Months     1 – 5 Years     5 Years     Netting (3)     Total  
Commodity swaps
  $ 6,912     $     $     $     $ 6,912  
Commodity options
    10,949                         10,949  
Credit default swaps
          1,799       17,693             19,492  
Total return swaps
    1,600       430             (787 )     1,243  
Foreign currency forwards and swaps
    3,130                         3,130  
Interest rate swaps
                15,166       (4,857 )     10,309  
 
                             
Total
  $ 22,591     $ 2,229     $ 32,859     $ (5,644 )   $ 52,035  
 
                             
 
(1)   At August 31, 2010, we held exchange traded derivative assets of $14.3 million.
 
(2)   Option and swap contracts in the table above are gross of collateral received. Option and swap contracts are recorded net of collateral received on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition. At August 31, 2010, cash collateral received was $2.0 million.
 
(3)   Amounts represent the netting of receivable balances with payable balances for the same counterparty across maturity categories.
 
(4)   Derivative fair values include counterparty netting.

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    OTC derivative liabilities (1) (2) (4)  
                    Greater Than     Cross-Maturity        
    0 – 12 Months     1 – 5 Years     5 Years     Netting (3)     Total  
Commodity swaps
  $ 6,392     $     $     $     $ 6,392  
Commodity options
    14,393       83                   14,476  
Equity options
    149       1,324                   1,473  
Credit default swaps
    1       6                   7  
Total return swaps
    1,060       787             (787 )     1,060  
Foreign currency forwards and swaps
    6,824       96                   6,920  
Interest rate swaps
          39,197       46,175       (4,857 )     80,515  
 
                             
Total
  $ 28,819     $ 41,493     $ 46,175     $ (5,644 )   $ 110,843  
 
                             
 
(1)   At August 31, 2010, we held exchange traded derivative liabilities of $6.2 million.
 
(2)   Option and swap contracts in the table above are gross of collateral pledged. Option and swap contracts are recorded net of collateral pledged on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition. At August 31, 2010, cash collateral pledged was $59.6 million.
 
(3)   Amounts represent the netting of receivable balances with payable balances for the same counterparty across maturity categories.
 
(4)   Derivative fair values include counterparty netting.
At August 31, 2010, the counterparty credit quality with respect to the fair value of our OTC derivatives assets was as follows (in thousands):
         
Counterparty credit quality:
       
A or higher
  $ 51,049  
Unrated
    986  
 
     
Total
  $ 52,035  
 
     
Contingent Features
Certain of our derivative instruments contain provisions that require our debt to maintain an investment grade credit rating from each of the major credit rating agencies. If our debt were to fall below investment grade, it would be in violation of these provisions, and the counterparties to the derivative instruments could request immediate payment or demand immediate and ongoing full overnight collateralization on our derivative instruments in liability positions. The aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with such credit-risk-related contingent features that are in a liability position at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, is $66.0 million and $12.2 million, respectively, for which we have posted collateral of $56.7 million and $18.9 million, respectively, in the normal course of business. If the credit-risk-related contingent features underlying these agreements were triggered on August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, we would have been required to post an additional $9.4 million and $4.6 million, respectively, of collateral to our counterparties.
Note 5. Collateralized Transactions
We receive securities in connection with resale agreements and securities borrowings and generally provide cash to the resale counterparty or lender, respectively, as collateral. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the approximate fair value of securities received by us that may be sold or repledged by us related to resale agreements and securities borrowings was $14.9 billion and $15.6 billion, respectively. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, a substantial portion of the securities received by us had been sold or repledged. Additionally, we receive

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securities as collateral in connection with customer margin loans.
We engage in securities for securities transactions in which we are the borrower of securities and provide other securities as collateral rather than cash. As no cash is provided under these types of transactions, we, as borrower, should treat these as noncash transactions and should not recognize assets or liabilities on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The securities pledged as collateral under these transactions are included within the total amount of Financial instruments owned and noted as Securities pledged to creditors on our Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition. At December 31, 2009, certain securities for securities transactions of borrowed fixed income securities were recorded as an asset on our Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition within Securities borrowed and the fixed income securities pledged as collateral to the lender were recorded as a liability within Securities loaned on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition. The December 31, 2009 Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition has not been adjusted for this accounting treatment as the impact on the consolidated financial statements is not material. At August 31, 2010, we have appropriately not recognized these transactions on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition.
We pledge securities in connection with repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements and other secured arrangements, including clearing arrangements. The pledge of our securities is in connection with our mortgage-backed securities, corporate bond, government and agency securities and equities businesses. Securities pledged are included within Financial instruments owned on our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. Counterparties generally have the right to sell or repledge the collateral. The following is a summary of the carrying value of the major categories of securities pledged as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):
                 
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
Equity securities
  $ 879,815     $ 658,959  
Fixed income securities
    9,770,449       4,964,386  
 
           
 
  $ 10,650,264     $ 5,623,345  
 
           
At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, of the total securities pledged, $2.1 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively, were pledged to counterparties in connection with clearing arrangements utilized by us, which includes margin loans provided to us.
We also engage in securities for securities transactions in which we are the lender of securities and receive other securities as collateral rather than cash. In instances where we are permitted to sell or repledge these securities, we report the fair value of the collateral received and the related obligation to return the collateral in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, $108.3 million and $68.5 million, respectively, were reported as Securities received as collateral and as Obligation to return securities received as collateral.
Note 6. Securitization Activities and Variable Interest Entities
Securitization Activities
We engage in securitization activities related to mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities. In our securitization activities, we use special purpose entities (“SPEs”). Prior to January 1, 2010, we did not consolidate our securitization vehicles as they met the criteria of qualifying special purpose entities (“QSPEs”). QSPEs were not subject to consolidation prior to January 1, 2010. With the removal of the QSPE concept and the exception from applying the consolidation requirements for VIEs under the accounting changes to ASC Topic 860, Transfers and Servicing, and ASC Topic 810, Consolidations, effective January 1, 2010, our securitization vehicles generally meet

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the criteria of variable interest entities; however we do not consolidate our securitization vehicles as we do not meet the characteristics of the primary beneficiary for these vehicles. See “Variable Interest Entities” in this footnote for further discussion on variable interest entities and our determination of the primary beneficiary.
We derecognize financial assets transferred in securitizations when we have relinquished control over such assets. If we have not relinquished control over transferred assets, the financial assets continue to be recognized in Financial instruments owned and a corresponding secured borrowing is recognized in Other liabilities. Transferred assets are carried at fair value prior to securitization, with unrealized gains and losses reflected in Principal transactions in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings. We act as placement or structuring agent in connection with the beneficial interests issued by securitization vehicles. Net revenues are recognized in connection with these activities.
Our continuing involvement in securitization vehicles to which we have transferred assets is limited to holding beneficial interests in these vehicles (i.e., securities issued by these vehicles), which are included within Financial instruments owned on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition, and servicing rights over certain transferred assets (i.e., project loans), which are included within Other assets on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. We apply fair value accounting to the securities and the servicing rights are amortized over the period of the estimated net servicing income. We have not provided financial or other support to these securitization vehicles during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the nine months ended September 30, 2009. We have no explicit or implicit arrangements to provide additional financial support to these securitization vehicles and have no liabilities related to these securitization vehicles at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009. Although not obligated, we may make a market in the securities issued by these securitization vehicles. In these market-making transactions, we buy these securities from and sell these securities to investors. Securities purchased through these market-making activities are not considered to be continuing involvement in these vehicles, although the securities are included in Financial instruments owned – mortgage- and asset-backed securities.
During the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, we transferred assets of $3,236.8 million and $8,493.9 million, respectively, as part of our securitization activities in which we had continuing involvement, received cash proceeds of $2,710.7 million and $6,982.0 million, respectively, beneficial interests of $543.0 million and $1,579.9 million, respectively, servicing rights of $-0- and $0.1 million, respectively, and recognized Net revenues of $12.3 million and $63.8 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, we transferred assets of $5,224.4 million and $8,279.4 million, respectively, as part of our securitization activities in which we had continuing involvement, received cash proceeds of $5,229.4 million and $8,302.1 million, respectively, beneficial interests of $498.3 million and $912.8 million, respectively, and recognized Net revenues of $11.0 million and $26.0 million, respectively. These transfers were accounted for as sales of assets. Assets received in the form of securities issued in these transfers were initially categorized as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy. For further information on fair value measurements and the fair value hierarchy, refer to Note 1, Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, and Note 3, Financial Instruments.
The following tables present the total information regarding securitization vehicles to which we, acting as transferor, have transferred assets and for which we received sale accounting treatment at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in millions):
                         
    Assets obtained   As of August 31, 2010
                      Securitization Type   as proceeds   Total Assets (6)   Assets Retained
Residential mortgage-backed securities
  $ 1,543.4 (3)   $ 4,698.3     $ 364.6 (1)(2)
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
    36.6 (3)     1,318.0       28.2 (1)(2)
Project loans
    0.1 (4)     107.8       0.1 (5)
 
(1)   At August 31, 2010, 100% of the securities issued in these securitizations are AAA-rated and are comprised of government agency securities.
 
(2)   A significant portion of these securities have been subsequently sold in secondary-market transactions to third parties. As of October 5, 2010, we continue to hold approximately $269.0 million and $18.1 million of these Residential mortgage-backed securities and Commercial mortgage-backed securities, respectively, in inventory.

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(3)   Initial fair value of securities received on date of asset transfer that were issued by securitization vehicles.
 
(4)   Initial fair value of servicing rights received on transferred project loans.
 
(5)   Represents unamortized servicing rights on transferred project loans.
 
(6)   Represents unpaid principal amount of assets in the securitization vehicles.
                 
    As of December 31, 2009
                      Securitization Type   Total Assets   Securities (1)(2)
Residential mortgage-backed securities
  $ 1,483.5     $ 104.8  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
    641.7       9.2  
 
(1)   At December 31, 2009, 100% of these securities issued in these securitizations are AAA-rated.
 
(2)   These securities have been subsequently sold in secondary market transactions to third parties.
The following table presents cash flows received during the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 related to securitization vehicles to which we have transferred assets and received sale accounting (in millions):
                                 
                    Eight Months   Nine Months
    Three months ended (1)   Ended   Ended
    August 31,   September 30,   August 31,   September 30,
    2010   2009   2010 (1)   2009 (1)
Residential mortgage-backed securities
  $ 11.5     $ 1.6     $ 26.3     $ 2.1  
Commercial mortgage-backed securities
    0.7             0.9        
 
(1)   Cash flows received on beneficial interests in securitization vehicles of project loans were de minimus for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and no cash flows were received for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.
At August 31, 2010, we had residential mortgage-backed securities of $41.5 million and associated liabilities of $41.5 million that are transfers of assets to securitization vehicles treated as secured borrowings. At December 31, 2009, there were no transfers of assets treated as secured financing. The mortgage-backed securities transferred are not available to us and the related liabilities are non-recourse. We have no other involvement with the securitization vehicles beyond holding a portion of the beneficial interests issued by the securitization vehicles.
Variable Interest Entities
Variable interest entities (“VIEs”) are entities in which equity investors lack the characteristics of a controlling financial interest or do not have sufficient equity at risk for the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support. VIEs are consolidated by the primary beneficiary. Effective January 1, 2010, the primary beneficiary is the party who has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and who has an obligation to absorb losses of the entity or a right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the entity. Prior to January 1, 2010, the primary beneficiary was the party that absorbs a majority of the entity’s expected losses, receives a majority of its expected residual returns, or both, as a result of holding variable interests, direct or implied.
We initially determine whether we are the primary beneficiary of a VIE upon our initial involvement with the VIE. Effective January 1, 2010, we reassess whether we are the primary beneficiary of a VIE on an ongoing basis rather than upon the occurrence of certain events. Prior to January 1, 2010, we were required to reassess whether we were the primary beneficiary of a VIE only upon the occurrence of certain reconsideration events.

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Our determination of whether we are the primary beneficiary of a VIE is based upon the facts and circumstances for each VIE and requires significant judgment. In determining whether we are the party with the power to direct the VIE’s most significant activities, we first identify the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact its economic performance. Our considerations in determining the VIE’s most significant activities primarily include, but are not limited to, the VIE’s purpose and design and the risks passed through to investors. We then assess whether we have the power to direct those significant activities. Our considerations in determining whether we have the power to direct the VIE’s most significant activities include, but are not limited to, voting interests of the VIE, management, service and/ or other agreements of the VIE, involvement in the VIE’s initial design and the existence of explicit or implicit financial guarantees. In situations where we have determined that the power over the VIE’s most significant activities is shared, we assess whether we are the party with the power over the majority of the significant activities. If we are the party with the power over the majority of the significant activities, we meet the “power” criteria of the primary beneficiary. If we do not have the power over a majority of the significant activities or we determine that decisions require consent of each sharing party, we do not meet the “power” criteria of the primary beneficiary.
We assess our variable interests in a VIE both individually and in aggregate to determine whether we have an obligation to absorb losses of or a right to receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE. The determination of whether our variable interest is significant to the VIE requires significant judgment. In determining the significance of our variable interest, we consider the terms, characteristics and size of the variable interests, the design and characteristics of the VIE, our involvement in the VIE and our market-making activities related to the variable interests.
VIEs Where We Are The Primary Beneficiary
The following tables present information about the assets and liabilities of our consolidated VIEs which are presented within our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition in the respective asset and liability categories, as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in millions). The assets and liabilities in the tables below are presented prior to consolidation and thus a portion of these assets and liabilities are eliminated in consolidation. We have aggregated our consolidated VIEs based upon principal business activity.
                                 
    Consolidated VIE Assets  
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
    High Yield     Other     High Yield     Other  
Cash
  $ 248.9     $     $ 190.9     $  
Financial instruments owned
    842.3       21.1       1,100.1        
Securities borrowed
    528.5             559.9        
Receivable from brokers and dealers
    249.9             340.5        
Other
    326.7             47.0        
 
                       
 
  $ 2,196.3     $ 21.1     $ 2,238.4     $  
 
                       

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    Consolidated VIE Liabilities  
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
    High Yield     Other     High Yield     Other  
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased
  $ 735.0     $     $ 893.2     $  
Securities loaned
    75.0                    
Payable to brokers and dealers
    120.1             326.5        
Mandatorily redeemable interests (1)
    1,047.9             964.2        
Promissory note (2)
          4.4              
Other
    39.5             9.8        
 
                       
 
  $ 2,017.5     $ 4.4     $ 2,193.7     $  
 
                       
 
(1)   After consolidation, which eliminates our interests and the interests of our consolidated subsidiaries, JSOP and JESOP, the carrying amount of the mandatorily redeemable financial interests pertaining to the above VIEs included within Mandatorily redeemable preferred interests of consolidated subsidiaries in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition was approximately $300.9 million and $318.0 million at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.
 
(2)   The promissory note represents an amount due to us and is eliminated in consolidation.
High Yield. We conduct our high yield secondary market trading activities through Jefferies High Yield Trading, LLC (“JHYT”), Jefferies High Yield Finance, LLC (“JHYF”), and Jefferies Leveraged Credit Products, LLC (“JLCP”). JHYT is a registered broker-dealer engaged in the secondary sales and trading of high yield securities and special situation securities, including bank debt, post-reorganization equity, public and private equity, equity derivatives and other financial instruments. JHYT makes markets in high yield and distressed securities and provides research coverage on these types of securities. JHYF is engaged in the trading of total return swaps. JLCP is engaged in the trading of bank debt, credit default swaps and trade claims. JHYT, JHYF and JLCP are wholly-owned subsidiaries of JHYH.
We own voting and non-voting interests in JHYH and have entered into management, clearing, and other services agreements with JHYH. We and Leucadia National Corporation (“Leucadia”), a significant shareholder of our common stock, each have the right to nominate two of a total of four directors to JHYH’s board of directors. Two funds managed by us, JSOP and JESOP, are also investors in JHYH. The arrangement term is through April 2013, with an option to extend. As a result of agreements entered into with Leucadia in April 2008, any request to Leucadia for additional capital investment in JHYH requires the unanimous consent of our Board of Directors, including the consent of any Leucadia designees to our board. We determined that JHYH, JSOP and JESOP meet the definition of a variable interest entity. We are the primary beneficiary of JHYH, JSOP and JESOP and accordingly consolidate JHYH (and the assets, liabilities and results of operations of its wholly-owned subsidiaries JHYT, JHYF and JLCP), JSOP and JESOP.
At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the carrying amount of our variable interests was $312.1 million and $329.8 million, respectively, which consist of our debt, equity and partnership interests in JHYH, JSOP and JESOP, which are eliminated in consolidation. In addition, the high yield secondary market trading activity conducted through JHYT, JHYF and JLCP is a significant component of our overall brokerage platform, and while not contractually obligated, could require us to provide additional financial support and/ or expose us to further losses of JHYH, JSOP and JESOP. The assets of these VIEs are available for the benefit of the mandatorily redeemable interest holders and equity holders. The creditors of these VIEs do not have recourse to our general credit.
There have been no changes in our conclusion to consolidate JHYH, JSOP and JESOP since formation.
Other. We are the primary beneficiary of certain investment vehicles set up for the benefit of our employees or clients. We manage and invest alongside our employees or clients in these vehicles. The assets of these VIEs consist of private equity and debt securities, and are available for the benefit of the entities’ debt and equity holders. Our

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variable interests in these vehicles consist of equity securities and promissory notes. The creditors of these VIEs do not have recourse to our general credit.
Prior to January 1, 2010, we did not consolidate these investment vehicles as we were not the party that absorbs (receives) a majority of the expected losses (returns) or because these entities did not previously meet the characteristics of a VIE and we provide the nonvoting investors with “kick-out” rights. No gain or loss was recognized upon the initial consolidation of these VIEs.
VIEs Where We Have a Variable Interest
We also hold variable interests in VIEs in which we are not the primary beneficiary and accordingly do not consolidate. We do not consolidate these VIEs as we do not have the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact their economic performance. We have not provided financial or other support to these VIEs during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 or year ended December 31, 2009. We have no explicit or implicit arrangements to provide additional financial support to these VIEs and have no liabilities related to these VIEs at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009.
We have aggregated certain nonconsolidated VIEs based upon principal business activity. The following tables present the total assets of nonconsolidated VIEs in which we hold variable interests, our maximum exposure to loss from these nonconsolidated VIEs, and the carrying amount of our interests in these nonconsolidated VIEs at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in millions):
                         
    August 31, 2010  
            Maximum exposure to        
            loss in non-        
    VIE Assets     consolidated VIEs     Carrying Amount  
Collateralized loan obligations
  $ 1,886.7     $ 28.9 (2)   $ 28.9  
Mortgage- and asset-backed vehicles — Non-agency (1)
    64,156.9       520.7 (2)     520.7  
Mortgage- and asset-backed vehicles — Agency (1)
    15,866.8       1,612.1 (2)     1,612.1  
Asset management vehicle
    709.4       17.1 (2)     17.1  
Private equity vehicles
    64.3       113.0       10.7  
 
                 
Total
  $ 82,684.1     $ 2,291.8     $ 2,189.5  
 
                 
 
(1)   VIE assets represent the unpaid principal balance of the assets in these vehicles at August 31, 2010.
 
(2)   Our maximum exposure to loss in these non-consolidated VIEs is limited to our investment.
                         
    December 31, 2009  
            Maximum exposure to        
            loss in non-        
    VIE Assets     consolidated VIEs     Carrying Amount  
Collateralized loan obligations
  $ 1,862.6     $ 21.7 (2)   $ 21.7  
Mortgage- and asset-backed vehicles — Non-agency (1)
    123,560.0       488.7 (2)     488.7  
Private equity vehicles
    52.3       50.0 (3)     45.7  
 
                 
Total
  $ 125,474.9     $ 560.4     $ 556.1  
 
                 
 
(1)   VIE assets represent the unpaid principal balance of the assets in these vehicles at December 31, 2009.
 
(2)   Our maximum exposure to loss in these non-consolidated VIEs is limited to our investment.
 
(3)   Our maximum exposure to loss in this non-consolidated VIE is limited to our loan commitment.
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bonds. Effective with the adoption of accounting changes to ASC Topic 810, Consolidation, on January 1, 2010, we concluded that we were the primary beneficiary on January 1, 2010 given our management rights over and interests in debt securities issued by the CLOs. Accordingly, we consolidated the assets and liabilities of these CLOs on January 1, 2010. No gain or loss was recognized upon the initial consolidation of these CLOs. Subsequently, we sold and assigned our management agreements for the CLOs to a third party; thus we no longer have the power to direct the most significant activities of the CLOs. Upon the assignment of the management agreements in the first quarter of 2010, we deconsolidated the CLOs. Our remaining variable interests in the CLOs subsequent to the assignment of our management agreement consist of debt securities and a right to a portion of the CLOs’ management and incentive fees. The debt securities are accounted for at fair value and are included in Financial instruments owned at August 31, 2010 and Investments in managed funds at December 31, 2009 on our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The carrying amount of the debt securities was $7.3 million and $7.3 million at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively. The management and incentives fees are accrued as the amounts become realizable. Our exposure to loss in these CLOs is limited to our investments in the debt securities.
In addition, we have variable interests in Babson Loan Opportunity CLO, Ltd., a third party managed CLO. This VIE has assets consisting primarily of senior secured loans, unsecured loans and high yield bonds. Our variable interests in this VIE consists of debt securities. The fair value of our interests in this VIE consist of a direct interest and an indirect interest via Jefferies Finance, LLC. The direct investment is accounted for at fair value and included in Financial instruments owned in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. Our exposure to loss is limited to our investments in the debt securities.
Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Vehicles. We purchase and sell variable interests in VIEs, which primarily issue mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities, in connection with our trading and market-making activities. Our variable interests in these VIEs consist of mortgage and asset-backed securities and are accounted for at fair value and included in Financial instruments owned on our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. Prior to January 1, 2010, we determined that agency mortgage- and asset-backed vehicles met the criteria of a QSPE, which were not subject to consolidation. As of January 1, 2010, we now include our variable interests in agency mortgage- and asset-backed vehicles in the disclosure of our variable interests in VIEs.
Asset Management Vehicle. We manage the Jefferies Umbrella Fund, an “umbrella structure” company that enables investors to choose between one or more investment objectives by investing in one or more sub-funds within the same structure. The assets of the Jefferies Umbrella Fund primarily consist of convertible bonds. Accounting changes to consolidation standards under generally accepted accounting principles have been deferred for entities that are considered to be investment companies; accordingly, consolidation continues to be determined under a risk and reward model. The Jefferies Umbrella Fund is subject to the deferral guidance and we are not the primary beneficiary as of August 31, 2010 under the risk and reward model. Our variable interests in the Jefferies Umbrella Fund consist of equity interests, management fees and performance fees. The equity interests are accounted for on the equity method and included in Investments in managed funds on our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition.
Private Equity Vehicles. We entered into a Credit Agreement with JCP Fund V Bridge Partners, LLC (“the Borrower”), pursuant to which we made loans to the Borrower of $45.7 million. On August 27, 2010, the Borrower satisfied all loans and obligations due under the Credit Agreement, and we and the Borrower terminated the Credit Agreement. Our loan to the Borrower was recorded in Other investments on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. (See Note 19 for additional discussion of the credit agreement with JCP V.)
On July 26, 2010, we committed to invest equity of up to $75.0 million in Jefferies SBI USA Fund L.P. (the “USA Fund”). As of August 31, 2010, we have funded approximately $8.7 million of our commitment. The USA Fund has assets consisting primarily of private equity and equity related investments. Our investment in the USA Fund is accounted for on the equity method and included in Investments in managed funds in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The carrying amount of our equity investment was $8.7 million at August 31, 2010. Our exposure to loss is limited to our equity commitment.

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We have variable interests in Jefferies Employees Partners IV, LLC (“JEP IV”). JEP IV has assets consisting primarily of private equity and equity related investments. At August 31, 2010, our variable interests in JEP IV consist of an equity investment and a guarantee of the debt of JEP IV. Our equity investment in JEP IV is accounted for on the equity method and included in Investments in managed funds in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The carrying amount of our equity investment was $2.0 million at August 31, 2010. Our exposure to loss is limited to our equity investment of $2.0 million and the amount guaranteed under the debt agreement of $36.0 million at August 31, 2010. Prior to the quarter ended August 31, 2010, JEP IV did not meet the characteristics of a VIE.
Note 7. Acquisitions
Depfa
On March 27, 2009, we acquired 100% of the membership interests of Depfa First Albany Securities LLC (“Depfa”), a leading New York City-based municipal securities broker-dealer that provides integrated investment banking, advisory, and sales and trading services. As of March 31, 2009, Depfa has been merged into Jefferies.
The Depfa acquisition was accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting. Accordingly, the purchase price was allocated to the acquired assets and liabilities based on their estimated fair values at acquisition date as summarized in the following table. Goodwill of $568,000 is measured as the excess of the cash consideration over fair value of net assets acquired, including identified intangible assets, and represents the value expected from the synergies and economies of scale created from combining Depfa’s municipal securities business with our full-service sales and trading, and investment banking capabilities. All goodwill is assigned to our capital markets segment and is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.
The following table presents the consideration paid for Depfa and the amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date (in thousands):
         
Cash consideration
  $ 38,760  
 
     
 
       
Recognized assets and assumed liabilities:
       
Cash
  $ 300  
Financial instruments owned
    31,458  
Receivable from broker
    16,691  
Premises and equipment
    155  
Intangible assets
    1,151  
Other assets
    2,781  
Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased
    (1,084 )
Other liabilities
    (13,260 )
 
     
Total identifiable net assets
  $ 38,192  
 
     

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Goodwill
The following is a summary of goodwill activity for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 (in thousands):
         
    Eight Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010  
Balance, at beginning of period
  $ 364,795  
Add: Contingent consideration
    782  
Less: Translation adjustments
    (1,187 )
 
     
Balance, at end of period
  $ 364,390  
 
     
Acquisitions of LongAcre Partners, Helix Associates, and Randall & Dewey executed in prior years, each contained a five-year contingency for additional consideration to the selling owners, based on future revenues. This additional consideration was paid annually. There was no contractual dollar limit to the potential of additional consideration except for LongAcre Partners which is a fixed sum. The last period for additional contingent consideration based upon revenue performance has expired. During the eight months ended August 31, 2010, we paid approximately $8.1 million in cash related to contingent consideration that had been resolved during prior periods.
At least annually, and more frequently if warranted, we assess whether goodwill has been impaired by comparing the estimated fair value of each reporting unit with its estimated net book value. Periodically estimating the fair value of a reporting unit requires significant judgment and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions. These estimates and assumptions could have a significant effect on whether or not an impairment charge is recorded and the magnitude of such a charge. As a result of our change in fiscal year-end from December 31 to November 30, we determined that an annual goodwill impairment testing date of June 1 is preferable under the circumstances to September 30. Accordingly, during the three months ended August 31, 2010, we changed the date of our annual goodwill impairment testing to June 1. The change in the annual goodwill impairment testing date was made to keep the test in our third quarter, as it was before our change in fiscal year-end, and to move it to the beginning of the quarter to a time when our resources are less constrained. This change in our goodwill impairment testing date is deemed a change in accounting principle. We believe that the change in accounting principle does not delay, accelerate, or avoid a goodwill impairment charge and does not result in adjustments to our consolidated financial statements when applied retrospectively. We have completed our annual test of goodwill impairment as of June 1, 2010 and less than twelve months have elapsed between annual tests. No impairment was identified.
Mortgage Servicing Rights
In December 2009, we acquired servicing rights to certain military housing mortgage loans, which are accounted for as an intangible asset and included within Other assets in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. The mortgage servicing rights are amortized over the period of the estimated net servicing income, which is reported in Other income in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings. We provide no credit support in connection with the servicing of these loans and are not required to make servicing advances on the loans in the underlying portfolio. We determined that the servicing rights acquired in December 2009 represent one class of servicing rights based on the availability of market inputs to measure the fair value of the asset and our treatment of the asset as one aggregate pool for risk management purposes. We earned $0.9 million and $2.6 million in fees related to these servicing rights during the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, respectively. The following presents the activity in the balance of these servicing rights for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 (in thousands):

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    Eight Months  
    Ended  
    August 31, 2010  
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 8,500  
Add: Acquisition
    87  
Less: Amortization
    (237 )
 
     
Balance, end of period
  $ 8,350  
 
     
The fair value of these servicing rights was $14.7 million and $8.5 million at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively. Mortgage servicing rights do not trade in an active, open market with readily observable prices. Accordingly, the fair value of servicing rights is estimated using a discounted cash flow model, which projects future cash flows discounted at a risk-adjusted rate based on recently observed transactions for interest-only bonds backed by military housing mortgages. Estimated future cash flows consider contracted servicing fees and costs to service. Given the underlying asset class, assumptions regarding prepayment and delinquencies are not significant to the fair value.
Note 8. Short-Term Borrowings
Bank loans represent short-term borrowings that are payable on demand and generally bear interest at a spread over the federal funds rate. Unsecured bank loans are typically overnight loans used to finance securities owned or clearing related balances. We had no outstanding unsecured or secured bank loans as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009. Average daily bank loans for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the year ended December 31, 2009 were $29.6 million and $24.2 million, respectively.
Note 9. Long-Term Debt
The following summarizes our long-term debt carrying values (including unamortized discounts and premiums) at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):
                 
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
7.75% Senior Notes, due 2012 (effective interest rate of 8.08%)
  $ 306,205     $ 306,811  
5.875% Senior Notes, due 2014 (effective interest rate of 6.00%)
    248,988       248,831  
5.5% Senior Notes, due 2016 (effective interest rate of 5.57%)
    348,808       348,865  
8.5% Senior Notes, due 2019 (effective interest rate of 8.31%)
    708,705       709,193  
6.875% Senior Note, due 2021 (effective interest rate of 6.99%)
    545,409        
6.45% Senior Debentures, due 2027 (effective interest rate of 6.55%)
    346,515       346,439  
3.875% Convertible Senior Debentures, due, 2029 (effective interest rate of 7.20%)
    280,851       276,433  
6.25% Senior Debentures, due 2036 (effective interest rate of 6.37%)
    492,621       492,545  
 
           
 
  $ 3,278,102     $ 2,729,117  
 
           
On June 24, 2010 and July 15, 2010, we issued 6.875% Senior Notes, due in 2021, with a par amount of $400.0 million and $150.0 million, respectively. For these notes, we received proceeds of $394.2 million and $148.7 million, respectively.
On October 26, 2009, we issued 3.875% convertible senior debentures (the “debentures”), maturing in 2029, with an aggregate principal amount of $345.0 million, each $1,000 debenture convertible into 25.5076 shares of our common stock (equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $39.20 per share of common stock). We received net proceeds of $339.6 million in connection with the offering. Approximately $275.0 million of the net proceeds was

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allocated to Long-term debt, approximately $5.0 million was allocated to Other assets as debt issuance costs and approximately $42.0 million was allocated to Additional paid-in capital, net of deferred taxes of $27.0 million, on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. In addition to ordinary interest, beginning on November 1, 2017, contingent interest will accrue at 0.375% if the average trading price of a debenture for 5 trading days ending on and including the third trading day immediately preceding a six-month interest period equals or exceed $1,200 per $1,000 debenture. The debentures are convertible at the holders’ option any time beginning on August 1, 2029 and convertible at any time if 1) our common stock price is greater than 130% of the conversion price for at least 20 trading days in a period of 30 consecutive trading days; 2) if the trading price per debenture is less than 95% of the price of our common stock times the conversion ratio for any 10 consecutive trading days; 3) if the debentures are called for redemption; or 4) upon the occurrence of specific corporate actions. We may redeem the debentures for par, plus accrued interest, on or after November 1, 2012 if the price of our common stock is greater than 130% of the conversion price for at least 20 days in a period of 30 consecutive trading days and we may redeem the debentures for par, plus accrued interest, at our election any time on or after November 1, 2017. Holders may require us to repurchase the debentures for par, plus accrued interest, on November 1, 2017, 2019 and 2024.
In June and September 2009, we issued 8.5% Senior Notes, due in 2019, with a par amount of $400 million and $300 million, respectively, and received proceeds of $393.9 million and $321.0 million, respectively. During the year ended December 31, 2009, we repurchased approximately $20.3 million of our outstanding long-term debt, resulting in a gain on debt extinguishment of $7.7 million, which was recognized in Other income on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
We previously entered into a fair value hedge with no ineffectiveness using interest rate swaps in order to convert $200 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured 7.75% senior notes due March 15, 2012 into floating rates based upon LIBOR. During the third quarter of 2007, we terminated these interest rate swaps and received cash consideration of $8.5 million, net of accrued interest. The $8.5 million basis is being amortized as a reduction in Interest expense of approximately $1.9 million per year over the remaining life of the notes through March 2012.
Note 10. Mandatorily Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock
In February 2006, MassMutual purchased $125.0 million of our Series A convertible preferred stock in a private placement. Our Series A convertible preferred stock has a 3.25% annual, cumulative cash dividend and is currently convertible into 4,105,138 shares of our common stock at an effective conversion price of approximately $30.45 per share. The preferred stock is callable beginning in 2016 and will mature in 2036. As of August 31, 2010, 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock were authorized and 125,000 shares of preferred stock were issued and outstanding. The dividend is recorded as a component of Interest expense as the Series A convertible preferred stock is treated as debt for accounting purposes. The dividend is not deductible for tax purposes because the Series A convertible preferred stock is considered “equity” for tax purposes.
Note 11. Noncontrolling Interests and Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Interests of Consolidated Subsidiaries
Noncontrolling Interests
Noncontrolling interests represents equity interests in consolidated subsidiaries that are not attributable, either directly or indirectly, to us (i.e., minority interests). Noncontrolling interests includes the minority equity holders’ proportionate share of the equity of JSOP, JESOP and other consolidated entities. The following table presents our noncontrolling interests at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in millions):

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    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
JSOP
  $ 269.7     $ 282.7  
JESOP
    31.2       33.2  
Other (1)
    13.0       5.6  
 
           
Noncontrolling interests
  $ 313.9     $ 321.5  
 
           
 
(1)   Other includes consolidated asset management entities and investment vehicles set up for the benefit of our employees or clients.
Ownership interests in subsidiaries held by parties other than our common shareholders are presented as noncontrolling interests within stockholders’ equity, separately from our own equity. Revenues, expenses, net income or loss, and other comprehensive income or loss are reported in the consolidated financial statements at the consolidated amounts, which includes amounts attributable to both owners of the parent and noncontrolling interests. Net income or loss and other comprehensive income or loss is then attributed to the parent and noncontrolling interests. Net earnings to noncontrolling interests is deducted from Net earnings to determine Net earnings to common shareholders. There has been no other comprehensive income or loss attributed to noncontrolling interests for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 and the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, because all other comprehensive income or loss is attributed to us.
Mandatorily Redeemable Interests of Consolidated Subsidiaries
Certain interests in consolidated subsidiaries meet the definition of a mandatorily redeemable financial instrument and require liability classification and remeasurement at the estimated amount of cash that would be due and payable to settle such interests under the applicable entity’s organization agreement. These mandatorily redeemable financial instruments represent interests held in Jefferies High Yield Holdings, LLC (“JHYH”), which are entitled to a pro rata share of the profits and losses of JHYH and are scheduled to terminate in 2013, with an option to extend up to three additional one-year periods. Financial instruments issued by a subsidiary that are classified as equity in the subsidiary’s financial statements are treated as noncontrolling interests in the consolidated financial statements. Therefore, these mandatorily redeemable financial instruments are reported within liabilities as Mandatorily redeemable preferred interests of consolidated subsidiaries on our Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition. In addition, changes to these mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of JHYH are reported in Net revenues and are reflected as Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. The carrying amount of the Mandatorily redeemable preferred interests of consolidated subsidiaries was approximately $300.9 million and $318.0 million at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.
Note 12. Benefit Plans
We have a defined benefit pension plan, Jefferies Employees’ Pension Plan, which covers certain of our employees. The plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Benefits are based on years of service and the employee’s career average pay. Our funding policy is to contribute to the plan at least the minimum amount required for funding purposes under the Internal Revenue Code. Differences in each year, if any, between expected and actual returns in excess of a 10% corridor are amortized in net periodic pension calculations. Effective December 31, 2005, benefits under the pension plan have been frozen. Accordingly, there are no further benefit accruals for future service after December 31, 2005.

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The following summarizes the net periodic pension cost for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 and the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively (in thousands):
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     August 31,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Net pension cost included the following components:
                               
Service cost (1)
  $ 50     $ 50     $ 134     $ 150  
Interest cost on projected benefit obligation
    603       635       1,630       1,951  
Expected return on plan assets
    (644 )     (595 )     (1,738 )     (1,823 )
Net amortization
    171       224       464       682  
 
                       
Net periodic pension cost
  $ 180     $ 314     $ 490     $ 960  
 
                       
 
(1)   Service cost relates to administrative expenses incurred during the periods.
We did not contribute to our pension plan during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and a contribution to our plan during the fiscal year has not yet been determined.
Note 13. Compensation Plans
We sponsor the following share-based compensation plans: incentive compensation plan, director plan, employee stock purchase plan and the deferred compensation plan. The fair value of share based awards is estimated on the date of grant based on the market price of our common stock less the impact of selling restrictions subsequent to vesting, if any, and is amortized as compensation expense over the related requisite service periods.
Total compensation cost related to share-based compensation plans amounted to $33.4 million and $42.0 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $92.8 million and $97.9 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. The net tax benefit (deficiency) related to share-based compensation plans recognized in additional paid-in capital was $0.1 million and $0.1 million during the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $2.8 million and $(17.0) million during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Cash flows resulting from tax deductions in excess of the grant-date fair value of share-based awards are included in cash flows from financing activities; accordingly, we reflected the excess tax benefit of $2.1 million and $8.2 million related to share-based compensation in cash flows from financing activities for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. We expect to change our tax year-end to coincide with the recent change in our fiscal year-end. As a result of this expected change, the timing of certain deductions related to share-based compensation plans have changed in certain jurisdictions. Consequently, we expect to recognize a net tax benefit of $20.2 million related to share-based compensation awards that vested during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 in additional paid-in capital during the three month period ending February 28, 2011.
As of August 31, 2010, we had $143.4 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested share based awards, which is expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted-average vesting period of approximately 3.5 years. We have historically and generally expect to issue new shares of common stock when satisfying our issuance obligations pursuant to share based awards, as opposed to reissuing shares from our treasury stock.
In addition, we sponsor non-share based compensation plans. Non-share based compensation plans sponsored by us include an employee stock ownership plan and a profit sharing plan.
The following are descriptions of the compensation plans sponsored by us and the activity of such plans for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, and three and nine months ended September 30, 2009:

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Incentive Compensation Plan. We have an Incentive Compensation Plan (“Incentive Plan”) which allows awards in the form of incentive stock options (within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code), nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, unrestricted stock, performance awards, restricted stock units, dividend equivalents or other share-based awards. The plan imposes a limit on the number of shares of our common stock that may be subject to awards. An award relating to shares may be granted if the aggregate number of shares subject to then-outstanding awards (as defined in the Incentive Plan) plus the number of shares subject to the award being granted do not exceed 30% of the number of shares issued and outstanding immediately prior to the grant.
Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units
The Incentive Plan allows for grants of restricted stock awards, whereby employees are granted restricted shares of common stock subject to forfeiture. The Incentive Plan also allows for grants of restricted stock units. Restricted stock units give a participant the right to receive fully vested shares at the end of a specified deferral period. One advantage of restricted stock units, as compared to restricted stock, is that the period during which the award is deferred as to settlement can be extended past the date the award becomes non-forfeitable, allowing a participant to hold an interest tied to common stock on a tax deferred basis. Prior to settlement, restricted stock units carry no voting or dividend rights associated with the stock ownership, but dividend equivalents are accrued to the extent there are dividends declared on our common stock.
We grant restricted stock and restricted stock units as part of year-end compensation and to new employees as “sign-on” awards. Restricted stock and restricted stock units granted as part of year-end compensation are not subject to service requirements that employees must fulfill in exchange for the right to those awards. As such, employees who terminate their employment or are terminated without cause may continue to vest in year-end compensation awards, so long as the awards are not forfeited as a result of the other forfeiture provisions of those awards (e.g. competition). We determined that the service inception date precedes the grant date for restricted stock and restricted stock units granted as part of year-end compensation, and, as such, the compensation expense associated with these awards is accrued over the one-year period prior to the grant date. We accrued compensation expense of approximately $21.0 million and $37.7 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $64.0 million and $100.4 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, related to restricted stock and restricted stock units expected to be granted as part of our year-end compensation. Sign-on awards are generally subject to annual ratable vesting upon a four year service requirement and are amortized as compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the related four years. Additionally, we grant restricted stock and restricted stock units with both performance and service conditions to certain senior executives. We amortize these awards over the service period as we have determined it is probable that the performance condition will be achieved.
The total compensation cost associated with restricted stock and restricted stock units amounted to $33.1 million and $41.7 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $91.5 million and $96.6 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Total compensation cost includes estimated year-end compensation and the amortization of sign-on and senior executive awards, less forfeitures and clawbacks.
The following table details the activity of restricted stock:

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            Weighted
    Eight Months Ended   Average Grant
    August 31, 2010   Date Fair Value
    (Shares in 000s)        
Restricted stock
               
Balance, beginning of period
    2,216     $ 20.01  
Grants
    1,912 (1)   $ 24.38  
Forfeited
    (89 )   $ 24.36  
Fulfillment of service requirement
    (342) (1)   $ 18.29  
 
               
Balance, end of period
    3,697 (2)   $ 22.32  
 
               
 
(1)   Includes approximately 133,000 shares of restricted stock granted with no future service requirement during the eight months ended August 31, 2010. These shares are shown as granted and vested during the period.
 
(2)   Represents restricted stock with a future service requirement.
The following table details the activity of restricted stock units:
                                 
                    Weighted
    Eight Months Ended   Average Grant
    August 31, 2010   Date Fair Value
    (Shares in 000s)        
    Future   No Future   Future   No Future
    Service   Service   Service   Service
    Required   Required   Required   Required
Restricted stock units
                               
Balance, beginning of period
    936       26,468     $ 17.07     $ 14.84  
Grants
    3,245       303 (1)   $ 25.48     $ 23.32  
Distribution of underlying shares
          (1,976 )   $     $ 17.78  
Forfeited
    (9 )     (341 )   $ 12.60     $ 19.46  
Fulfillment of service requirement
    (137 )     137     $ 13.92     $ 13.92  
 
                               
Balance, end of period
    4,035       24,591     $ 23.95     $ 14.65  
 
                               
 
(1)   Includes approximately 276,000 dividend equivalents declared on restricted stock units during the eight months ended August, 31, 2010.
The aggregate fair value of restricted stock and restricted stock units upon the awards vesting during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $11.3 million and $7.5 million, respectively. In addition, we granted restricted stock units with no future service period with an aggregate fair value of $0.6 million and $2.2 million during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.
Stock Options
The fair value of all option grants were estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions used for all fixed option grants in 2004: dividend yield of 0.9%; expected volatility of 32.6%; risk-free interest rates of 3.0%; and expected lives of 4.8 years. There are no option grants subsequent to 2004. A summary of our stock option activity for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 is presented below (amounts in thousands, except per share data):

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    Eight Months Ended August 31, 2010
            Weighted Average
    Options   Exercise Price
Outstanding at beginning of period
    48     $ 7.65  
Exercised
    (22 )   $ 4.99  
 
               
 
               
Outstanding at end of period
    26     $ 9.89  
 
               
 
               
Options exercisable at end of period
    26     $ 9.89  
The total intrinsic value of stock options exercised during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $449,000 and $94,000, respectively. Cash received from the exercise of stock options during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009 totaled $108,000 and $69,000, respectively. We did not realize a tax benefit related to stock options exercised during the eight months ended August 31, 2010, and expect to realize a tax benefit of $183,000 related to these exercises during the first quarter of 2011. The tax benefit realized from stock options exercised during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $37,000.
The table below provides additional information related to stock options outstanding at August 31, 2010:
                 
    Outstanding,    
Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data   Net of Expected   Options
August 31, 2010   Forfeitures   Exercisable
Number of options
    26       26  
Weighted-average exercise price
    9.89       9.89  
Aggregate intrinsic value
    326       326  
Weighted-average remaining contractual term, in years
    1.50       1.50  
At August 31, 2010, the intrinsic value of vested options was approximately $326,000 for which tax benefits expected to be recognized in equity upon exercise are approximately $133,000.
Directors’ Plan. We have a Directors’ Stock Compensation Plan (“Directors’ Plan”) which provides for an annual grant to each non-employee director of $100,000 of restricted stock or deferred shares (which are similar to restricted stock units). These grants are made automatically on the date directors are elected or reelected at our annual shareholders’ meeting. These grants vest three years after the date of grant and are expensed over the requisite service period.
Additionally, the Directors’ Plan permits each non-employee director to elect to be paid annual retainer fees, meeting fees and fees for service as chairman of a Board committee in the form of cash, deferred cash or deferred shares. If deferred cash is elected, interest is credited to such deferred cash at the prime interest rate in effect at the date of each annual meeting of stockholders. If deferred shares are elected, dividend equivalents equal to dividends declared and paid on our common stock are credited to a Director’s account and reinvested as additional deferred shares. The compensation cost related to this plan was $0.3 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $1.2 million and $0.8 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan. We also have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”) which we consider non-compensatory effective January 1, 2007. All regular full-time employees and employees who work part-time over 20 hours per week are eligible for the ESPP. Annual employee contributions are limited to $21,250, are voluntary and are made via payroll deduction. The employee contributions are used to purchase our common stock. The stock price used is 95% of the closing price of our common stock on the last day of the applicable session (monthly).

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Deferred Compensation Plan. We also have a Deferred Compensation Plan, which was established in 2001. In 2010 and 2009, employees with annual compensation of $200,000 or more were eligible to defer compensation on a pre-tax basis by investing in our common stock at a discount (“DCP shares”) and/or stock options (prior to 2004) or by specifying the return in other alternative investments. We often invest directly, as a principal, in such investment alternatives related to our obligations to perform under the Deferred Compensation Plan. The compensation deferred by our employees is expensed in the period earned. The change in fair value of the specified other alternative investments are recognized in Principal transactions and changes in the corresponding deferral compensation liability are reflected as Compensation and benefits expense in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Additionally, we recognize compensation cost related to the discount provided to employees in electing to defer compensation in DCP shares. This compensation cost was approximately $22,000 and $143,000 for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $88,000 and $478,000 for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. As of August 31, 2010, there were approximately 2,894,000 DCP shares issuable under the Plan.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) which was established in 1988. We had no contributions and no compensation cost related to the ESOP during the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.
Profit Sharing Plan. We have a profit sharing plan, covering substantially all employees, which includes a salary reduction feature designed to qualify under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code. The compensation cost related to this plan was $0.9 million and $0.8 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and $4.3 million and $3.8 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

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Note 14. Earnings Per Share
The following is a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the Basic and Diluted earnings per common share computations for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 (in thousands, except per share amounts):
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     August 31,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Earnings for basic earnings per common share:
                               
Net earnings
  $ 44,127     $ 109,820     $ 166,660     $ 216,241  
Net (loss) earnings to noncontrolling interests
    (2,129 )     23,534       1,865       29,718  
 
                       
Net earnings to common shareholders
    46,256       86,286       164,795       186,523  
Less: Allocation of earnings to participating securities (1)
    1,731       1,108       5,580       1,096  
 
                       
Net earnings available to common shareholders
  $ 44,525     $ 85,178     $ 159,215     $ 185,427  
 
                       
Earnings for diluted earnings per common share:
                               
Net earnings
  $ 44,127     $ 109,820     $ 166,660     $ 216,241  
Net (loss) earnings to noncontrolling interests
    (2,129 )     23,534       1,865       29,718  
 
                       
Net earnings to common shareholders
    46,256       86,286       164,795       186,523  
Add: Convertible preferred stock dividends
          1,016       2,708       3,047  
Less: Allocation of earnings to participating securities (1)
    1,730       1,098       5,590       1,092  
 
                       
Net earnings available to common shareholders
  $ 44,526     $ 86,204     $ 161,913     $ 188,478  
 
                       
Shares:
                               
Average common shares used in basic computation
    195,601       200,609       196,943       201,860  
Stock options
    11       22       14       21  
Mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock
          4,105       4,105       4,105  
Convertible debt
                       
 
                       
Average common shares used in diluted computation
    195,612       204,736       201,062       205,986  
 
                       
Earnings per common share:
                               
Basic
  $ 0.23     $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 0.92  
Diluted
  $ 0.23     $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 0.92  
 
(1)   Represents dividends declared during the period on participating securities plus an allocation of undistributed earnings to participating securities. Losses are not allocated to participating securities. Participating securities represent restricted stock and restricted stock units for which requisite service has not yet been rendered and amounted to weighted average shares of 7,661,000 and 2,609,000 for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and 6,797,000 and 1,194,000 for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Dividends declared on participating securities during the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 amounted to approximately $559,000 and $1,621,000, respectively. No dividends were declared during 2009. Undistributed earnings are allocated to participating securities based upon their right to share in earnings if all earnings for the period had been distributed.

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The following security was considered antidilutive and, therefore, not included in the computation of Diluted earnings per share:
                 
    Number of securities outstanding at
    August 31, 2010 (1)   September 30, 2009
Mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock
    4,105,138        
 
(1)   Mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred stock was considered anti-dilutive for the three-months ended August 31, 2010. There were no antidilutive securities for the eight-months ended August 31, 2010.
The only restrictions on our present ability to pay dividends on our common stock are the dividend preference terms of our Series A convertible preferred stock and the governing provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law. Dividends per Common Share (declared):
                         
    1st Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter
2010
  $ 0.075     $ 0.075     $ 0.075  
2009
                 
On September 21, 2010, a quarterly dividend was declared of $0.075 per share of common stock payable on November 15, 2010 to stockholders of record as of October 15, 2010.
Note 15. Income Taxes
As of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, we had approximately $30.2 million and $24.2 million, respectively, of total gross unrecognized tax benefits. The total amount of unrecognized benefits that, if recognized, would favorably affect the effective tax rate in future periods was $19.6 million and $15.7 million (net of federal benefit of state taxes) at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.
We are currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service and other major tax jurisdictions. We do not expect that conclusion of these examinations will have a material effect on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition, but could have a material impact on the Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the period in which resolution occurs. The table below summarizes the earliest tax years that are subject to examination in the major tax jurisdictions in which we operate:
         
Jurisdiction   Tax Year
United States
    2006  
United Kingdom
    2007  
New Jersey
    2005  
New York State
    2001  
New York City
    2003  
We recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense. Penalties, if any, are recognized in other expenses in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings. As of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, we have accrued interest related to unrecognized tax benefits of approximately $5.8 million and $4.4 million, respectively. No penalties were required to be accrued at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

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Note 16. Commitments, Contingencies and Guarantees
The following table summarizes our commitments and guarantees at August 31, 2010:
                                                 
    Expected Maturity Date        
                    2012     2014     2016     Notional/  
                    and     and     and     Maximun  
(in millions)   2010     2011     2013     2015     Later     Payout  
Bank credit
  $ 23.0     $ 7.7     $ 5.3     $     $     $ 36.0  
Equity commitments
          0.5       2.2       9.1       221.1       232.9  
Loan commitments
          301.1       44.9       38.8             384.8  
Mortgage-related commitments
    504.1       87.4       434.8                   1,026.3  
 
                                               
Derivative contracts:
                                               
Derivative contracts — non credit related
    25,565.7       5,906.7       23.3                   31,495.7  
Derivative contracts — credit related
                      50.0       30.0       80.0  
 
                                   
Total derivative contracts
    25,565.7       5,906.7       23.3       50.0       30.0       31,575.7  
 
                                   
 
 
  $ 26,092.8     $ 6,303.4     $ 510.5     $ 97.9     $ 251.1     $ 33,255.7  
 
                                   
The following table summarizes the external credit ratings of the underlyings or referenced assets for credit related commitments, guarantees and derivatives:
                                                 
    External Credit Rating        
                            Below             Notional/  
    AAA/                     Investment             Maximun  
(in millions)   Aaa     AA/Aa     BBB/Baa     Grade     Unrated     Payout  
Bank credit
  $     $     $     $     $ 36.0     $ 36.0  
Loan commitments
                9.6       53.8       321.4       384.8  
Derivative contracts- credit related:
                                               
Single name credit default swaps
                      10.0             10.0  
Index credit default swaps
    20.0       10.0             40.0             70.0  
 
                                   
Total derivative contracts — credit related
    20.0       10.0             50.0             80.0  
 
                                   
 
                                               
Total credit related commitments
  $ 20.0     $ 10.0     $ 9.6     $ 103.8     $ 357.4     $ 500.8  
 
                                   
Bank Credit. As of August 31, 2010, we had outstanding guarantees of $36.0 million relating to bank credit obligations ($1.5 million of which is undrawn) of associated investment vehicles in which we have an interest.
Equity Commitments. On October 7, 2004, we entered into an agreement with Babson Capital and MassMutual to form Jefferies Finance LLC (“JFIN”), a joint venture entity created for the purpose of offering senior loans to middle market and growth companies. The total committed equity capitalization by the partners to JFIN is $500 million as of August 31, 2010. Loans are originated primarily through the investment banking efforts of Jefferies with Babson

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Capital providing primary credit analytics and portfolio management services. As of August 31, 2010, we have funded $107.5 million of our aggregate $250.0 million commitment leaving $142.5 million unfunded.
As of August 31, 2010, we have an aggregate commitment to invest additional equity of approximately $8.4 million in Jefferies Capital Partners IV L.P. and its related parallel fund, and an aggregate commitment to invest an additional $75.2 million in Jefferies Capital Partners V L.P. and its related parallel funds.
As of August 31, 2010, we had other equity commitments to invest up to $6.8 million in various other investments.
Loan Commitments. From time to time we make commitments to extend credit to investment banking and other clients in loan syndication, acquisition finance and securities transactions. These commitments and any related drawdowns of these facilities typically have fixed maturity dates and are contingent on certain representations, warranties and contractual conditions applicable to the borrower. As of August 31, 2010, we had $234.8 million of loan commitments outstanding to clients.
We entered into an agreement to invest an aggregate of $150.0 million in JFIN to eligible loans on a daily basis. As of August 31, 2010, the commitment remained unfunded.
Mortgage-Related Commitments. We enter into forward contracts to purchase mortgage participation certificates and mortgage-backed securities. The mortgage participation certificates evidence interests in mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration and the mortgage-backed securities are insured or guaranteed by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) or the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). We frequently securitize the mortgage participation certificates and mortgage-backed securities.
Underwriting Commitments. In connection with investment banking activities, we may from time to time provide underwriting commitments to our clients in connection with capital raising transactions. There were no underwriting commitments outstanding at August 31, 2010.
Derivative Contracts. We disclose certain derivative contracts meeting the definition of a guarantee under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Such derivative contracts include credit default swaps (whereby a default or significant change in the credit quality of the underlying financial instrument may obligate us to make a payment) and written equity put options. At August 31, 2010, the maximum payout value of derivative contracts deemed to meet the definition of a guarantee was approximately $31,575.7 million. For purposes of determining maximum payout, notional values are used; however, we believe the fair value of these contracts is a more relevant measure of these obligations because we believe the notional amounts overstate our expected payout. At August 31, 2010, the fair value of such derivative contracts approximated $(148.9) million. In addition, the derivative contracts deemed to meet the definition of a guarantee under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles are before consideration of hedging transactions. We substantially mitigate our risk on these contracts through hedges, such as other derivative contracts and/or cash instruments. We manage risk associated with derivative contracts meeting the definition of a guarantee consistent with our risk management policies.
Jefferies Financial Products, LLC. JFP maintains a credit intermediation facility with a highly rated European bank (the “Bank”), which allow JFP customers that require a counterparty with a high credit rating for commodity index transactions to transact with the Bank. The Bank simultaneously enters into offsetting transactions with JFP and receives a fee from JFP for providing credit support.
Other Guarantees. In the normal course of business we provide guarantees to securities clearinghouses and exchanges. These guarantees generally are required under the standard membership agreements, such that members are required to guarantee the performance of other members. To mitigate these performance risks, the exchanges and clearinghouses often require members to post collateral. Our obligations under such guarantees could exceed the collateral amounts posted; however, the potential for us to be required to make payments under such guarantees is deemed remote.

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Note 17. Net Capital Requirements
As broker-dealers registered with the SEC and member firms of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), Jefferies, Jefferies Execution and Jefferies High Yield Trading are subject to the Securities and Exchange Commission Uniform Net Capital Rule (Rule 15c3-1), which requires the maintenance of minimum net capital and which may limit distributions from the broker-dealers. Jefferies, Jefferies Execution and Jefferies High Yield Trading have elected to use the alternative method permitted by the Rule. FINRA serves as our primary self-regulatory organization.
As of August 31, 2010, Jefferies, Jefferies Execution and Jefferies High Yield Trading’s net capital and excess net capital were as follows (in thousands of dollars):
                 
            Excess Net
    Net Capital   Capital
Jefferies
  $ 839,870     $ 777,984  
Jefferies Execution
  $ 12,133     $ 11,883  
Jefferies High Yield Trading
  $ 362,167     $ 361,917  
Certain non-U.S. subsidiaries are subject to capital adequacy requirements as prescribed by the regulatory authorities in their respective jurisdictions, including Jefferies International Limited which is subject to the regulatory supervision and requirements of the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom. The subsidiaries consistently operate in excess of the net capital requirements.
Note 18. Segment Reporting
The Capital Markets reportable segment includes our traditional securities brokerage trading activities, including the results of our high yield secondary market trading activities, and investment banking activities. The Capital Markets reportable segment is managed as a single operating segment that provides the sales, trading and origination effort for various fixed income, equity and advisory products and services. The Capital Markets segment comprises a number of interrelated divisions. In addition, we choose to voluntarily disclose the Asset Management segment even though it is currently an “immaterial non-reportable” segment.
Our reportable business segment information is prepared using the following methodologies:
  Net revenues and expenses directly associated with each reportable business segment are included in determining earnings before taxes.
  Net revenues and expenses not directly associated with specific reportable business segments are allocated based on the most relevant measures applicable, including each reportable business segment’s net revenues, headcount and other factors.
  Reportable business segment assets include an allocation of indirect corporate assets that have been fully allocated to our reportable business segments, generally based on each reportable business segment’s capital utilization.
Our net revenues, expenses, and total assets by segment are summarized below for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 (in millions):

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    Capital     Asset        
    Markets     Management     Total  
Three months ended August 31, 2010
                       
Net revenues
  $ 519.3     $ 0.8     $ 520.1  
 
                 
 
                       
Expenses
  $ 435.1     $ 8.3     $ 443.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Eight months ended August 31, 2010
                       
Net revenues
  $ 1,507.7     $ 11.8     $ 1,519.5  
 
                 
 
                       
Expenses
  $ 1,219.3     $ 20.6     $ 1,239.9  
 
                 
 
                       
Segment assets
  $ 31,503.2     $ 132.6     $ 31,635.8  
 
                 
 
                       
Three months ended September 30, 2009
                       
Net revenues
  $ 679.4     $ 21.0     $ 700.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Expenses
  $ 495.6     $ 6.2     $ 501.8  
 
                 
 
                       
Nine months ended September 30, 2009
                       
Net revenues
  $ 1,611.1     $ 21.5     $ 1,632.6  
 
                 
 
                       
Expenses
  $ 1,238.9     $ 16.5     $ 1,255.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Segment assets
  $ 27,702.9     $ 160.4     $ 27,863.3  
 
                 
Net Revenues by Geographic Region
Net revenues are recorded in the geographic region in which the senior coverage banker is located in the case of investment banking or where the position was risk-managed within Capital Markets or the location of the investment advisor in the case of Asset Management. In addition, certain revenues associated with U.S. financial instruments and services that result from relationships with non-U.S. clients have been classified as non-U.S. revenues using an allocation consistent with our internal reporting. The following table presents Net revenues by geographic region for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 (in thousands):
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
    August 31,     September 30,     August 31,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Americas (1)
  $ 446,981     $ 624,128     $ 1,301,530     $ 1,456,036  
Europe (2)
    69,370       75,087       214,655       175,656  
Asia (including Middle East)
    3,747       1,206       3,285       879  
 
                       
Net Revenues
  $ 520,098     $ 700,421     $ 1,519,470     $ 1,632,571  
 
                       
 
(1)   Substantially all relates to U.S. results.
 
(2)   Substantially all relates to U.K. results.
Note 19. Related Party Transactions
On August 11, 2008, we entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Facility”) with JCP Fund V Bridge Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“the Borrower”), pursuant to which we made loans of $45.7 million. On

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August 27, 2010, the Borrower satisfied all loans and obligations due under the Credit Agreement, and we and the Borrower terminated the Credit Agreement.
We have committed to invest an aggregate of up to $85.0 million in Jefferies Capital Partners V L.P. and its related parallel funds (collectively, “Fund V”). Fund V is a private equity fund managed by a team led by Brian P. Friedman, one of our directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee. The first closing of Fund V occurred on August 9, 2010. On July 26, 2010, we entered into a Subscription Agreement and agreed to commit up to $75.0 million in The USA Fund, a parallel fund to Fund V. As of August 31, 2010, we have funded approximately $8.7 million of our commitment to The USA Fund. On August 12, 2010, we entered into a Subscription Agreement and agreed to commit up to $10.0 million in Jefferies Capital Partners V L.P. As of August 31, 2010, we have funded approximately $1.2 million of this commitment.
At August 31, 2010, we have commitments to purchase $149.9 million in agency commercial mortgage-backed securities from Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC, which is partially owned by Leucadia.
At August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, we had $80.0 and $57.6 million of loans outstanding to certain Jefferies employees that are included in Other assets on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations
This report contains or incorporates by reference “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about our future and statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are usually preceded by the words “believe,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements may contain expectations regarding revenues, earnings, operations and other financial projections, and may include statements of future performance, plans and objectives. Forward-looking statements also include statements pertaining to our strategies for future development of our business and products. Forward-looking statements represent only our belief regarding future events, many of which by their nature are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. It is possible that the actual results may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these forward-looking statements. Information regarding important factors that could cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those in our forward-looking statements is contained in this report and other documents we file. You should read and interpret any forward-looking statement together with these documents, including the following:
    the description of our business and risk factors contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and filed with the SEC on February 26, 2010 and in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 31, 2010 and filed with the SEC on July 9, 2010;
 
    the discussion of our analysis of financial condition and results of operations contained in this report under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”;
 
    the notes to the consolidated financial statements contained in this report; and
 
    cautionary statements we make in our public documents, reports and announcements.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which that statement is made. We will not update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which the statement is made.
Consolidated Results of Operations
On April 19, 2010, our Board of Directors approved a change to our fiscal year end from a calendar year basis to a fiscal year ending on November 30. Our 2010 third quarter consists of the three months ended August 31, 2010 and our results included within this report on Form 10-Q reflect the eight months ended August 31, 2010. Our 2010 fiscal year will consist of the eleven month transition period beginning January 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010. Financial statements for 2009 continue to be presented on the basis of our previous calendar year end.

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The following table provides an overview of our consolidated results of operations:
                                 
                    Eight Months   Nine Months
    Three Months Ended   Ended   Ended
    August 31,   September   August 31,   September 30,
(Dollars in Thousands, except for per share amounts)   2010   30, 2009   2010   2009
Net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest
  $ 522,635     $ 676,825     $ 1,519,494     $ 1,601,951  
Non-interest expenses
    443,441       501,795       1,239,874       1,255,411  
Earnings before income taxes
    79,194       175,030       279,620       346,540  
Income tax expense
    35,067       65,210       112,960       130,299  
Net earnings
    44,127       109,820       166,660       216,241  
Net (loss) / earnings to noncontrolling interests
    (2,129 )     23,534       1,865       29,718  
Net earnings to common shareholders
    46,256       86,286       164,795       186,523  
Earnings per diluted common share
  $ 0.23     $ 0.42     $ 0.81     $ 0.92  
 
 
                               
Effective tax rate
    44 %     37 %     40 %     38 %
Net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest, for the three months ended August 31, 2010 decreased 23% to $522.6 million as compared to $676.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009 primarily due to a decline in sales and trading revenues partially offset by higher investment banking results. For the eight months ended August 31, 2010, net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest, were $1,519.5 million as compared to $1,602.0 million for the nine month period ended September 30, 2009. The decrease in revenues for the eight month period ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2009 was similarly driven by declining sales and trading revenues partially offset by much higher investment banking revenues for the eight month 2010 period over the comparable prior year period.
Non-interest expenses of $443.4 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 reflected a decrease of 12% over the comparable 2009 period primarily attributable to a decrease in compensation and benefits on decreased net revenues, partially offset by an increase in floor brokerage and clearing fees and technology and communications expenses. Non-interest expenses were $1,239.9 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to $1,255.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Compensation costs for the eight month period ended August 31, 2010 were higher as a percentage of net revenues as compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2009. Floor brokerage and clearing fees, technology and communications expense and business development expense increased for the eight month period ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009; and non-interest expenses for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 also included our $6.8 million donation to various Haiti earthquake charities.
The effective tax rate was 44% and 40% for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, respectively as compared to an effective tax rate of 37% and 38% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.
Effective June 18, 2009, Jefferies & Company, our wholly-owned subsidiary and a U.S. regulated broker-dealer, was designated a Primary Dealer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”). As a Primary Dealer, Jefferies & Company is a counterparty to the FRBNY in its open market operations, participates directly in U.S. Treasury auctions and provides market information and analysis to the trading desks at the FRBNY. Similarly, during the second half of 2009 and early 2010, Jefferies International Limited, our wholly-owned subsidiary and a U.K. regulated broker-dealer, was designated in similar capacities for government bond issues in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal, further expanding our global rates business. Additionally, in June 2010, Jefferies International Limited was appointed as a member of the Auction Panel for the Republic of Austria Government Bonds.

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At August 31, 2010, we had 2,971 employees globally, compared to 2,513 at September 30, 2009 and 2,628 at December 31, 2009.
Our business, by its nature, does not produce predictable or necessarily recurring earnings. Our results in any given period can be materially affected by conditions in global financial markets, economic conditions generally and our own activities and positions. For a further discussion of the factors that may affect our future operating results, see “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item IA of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and in Part II, Item IA of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 31, 2010.
Revenues by Source
The Capital Markets reportable segment includes our securities trading activities and our investment banking and capital raising activities. The Capital Markets reportable segment is managed as a single operating segment that provides the sales, trading and origination effort for various equity, fixed income and advisory services. The Capital Markets segment comprises many businesses, with many interactions among them. In addition, we separately discuss our Asset Management business.
For presentation purposes, the remainder of “Results of Operations” is presented on a detailed product and expense basis rather than on a business segment basis. Net revenues presented for our equity and fixed income businesses include allocations of interest income and interest expense as we assess the profitability of these businesses inclusive of the net interest revenue or expense generated by the respective sales and trading activities, which is a function of the mix of each business’ assets and liabilities and the underlying funding requirements of such positions. Prior to the first quarter of 2010, we separately presented revenues attributed from our high yield business within our “Revenues by Source” statement. As our firm has continued to expand, particularly geographically, in the first quarter we began to integrate our high yield platforms within our overall fixed income business and are now presenting our high yield net revenues within fixed income net revenues as of the first quarter of 2010. Reclassifications have been made to our previous presentation of “Revenues by Source” for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 to conform to the current presentation.
The composition of our net revenues has varied over time as financial markets and the scope of our operations have changed. The composition of net revenues can also vary over the shorter term due to fluctuations in economic and market conditions and our own performance. The following provides a summary of “Revenues by Source” for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 and the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively:

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    Three Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
            % of Net             % of Net  
(in thousands)   Amount     Revenues     Amount     Revenues  
Equities
  $ 101,935       20 %   $ 138,916       20 %
Fixed income
    171,184       33       418,010       60  
 
                       
Total sales and trading
    273,119       53       556,926       80  
 
                               
Equity
    15,911       3       24,201       3  
Debt
    80,804       15       54,772       8  
 
                       
Capital markets
    96,715       18       78,973       11  
Advisory
    149,478       29       43,556       6  
 
                       
Investment banking
    246,193       47       122,529       17  
 
                               
Asset management fees and investment income / (loss) from managed funds:
                               
Asset management fees
    3,996       1       12,564       2  
Investment income / (loss) from managed funds
    (3,210 )     (1 )     8,402       1  
 
                       
Total
    786             20,966       3  
 
                       
Net revenues
    520,098       100 %     700,421       100 %
Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries
    (2,537 )             23,596          
 
                           
Net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest
  $ 522,635             $ 676,825          
 
                           
                                 
    Eight Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
            % of Net             % of Net  
(in thousands)   Amount     Revenues     Amount     Revenues  
Equities
  $ 377,044       25 %   $ 361,226       22 %
Fixed income
    532,170       35       961,742       58  
Other
                7,672       1  
 
                       
Total sales and trading
    909,214       60       1,330,640       81  
 
                               
Equity
    80,317       5       64,630       5  
Debt
    258,334       17       113,132       7  
 
                       
Capital markets
    338,651       22       177,762       12  
Advisory
    259,799       17       102,685       6  
 
                       
Investment banking
    598,450       39       280,446       18  
 
                               
Asset management fees and investment income from managed funds:
                               
Asset management fees
    10,436       1       20,040       1  
Investment income from managed funds
    1,368             1,445        
 
                       
Total
    11,804       1       21,485       1  
 
                       
Net revenues
    1,519,468       100 %     1,632,571       100 %
Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interest of consolidated subsidiaries
    (26 )             30,620          
 
                           
Net revenues, less mandatorily redeemable preferred interest
  $ 1,519,494             $ 1,601,951          
 
                           

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Net Revenues
Net revenues, before interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interests, for the three months ended August 31, 2010 were $520.1 million, a decrease of 26%, as compared to net revenues of $700.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The decrease in net revenues for the most recent fiscal period was primarily due to a decline in overall sales and trading revenues, partially offset by higher investment banking results which were more than double that of the three months ended September 30, 2009.
Net revenues, before interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interests, for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 were $1,519.5 million, a decrease of 7%, as compared to net revenues of $1,632.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The decline in net revenues is attributed to reduced revenues for our sales and trading business, which were $909.2 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to sales and trading revenues of $1,330.6 million generated over a nine month period for the 2009 reported results, reflective of the decline in trading volumes in the overall equities and fixed income markets for the comparative periods. The decrease in net revenues from our sales and trading activities was partially offset by an increase in net revenues from our investment banking activities, which was more than double for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009.
The following reflects the number of trading days in the respective operational periods:
             
Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Eight Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
August 31, 2010   September 30, 2009   August 31, 2010   September 30, 2009
65 days
  64 days   167 days   188 days
Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interests of consolidated subsidiaries represents the allocation of earnings and losses from our consolidated high yield business to third party noncontrolling interest holders invested in that business through mandatorily redeemable preferred securities.
Equities Revenue
Equities revenue is comprised of commissions and principal transactions revenue, correspondent clearing, prime brokerage services, electronic trading and execution product revenues and alternative investment revenues.
Total equities revenue was $101.9 million and $138.9 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, representing a 27% decrease for the 2010 period compared to the 2009 period, primarily driven by reduced revenue from alternative investments and other equity trading positions and reduced results from certain quantitative trading strategies given lower market volumes during the three months ended August 31, 2010. Further, equities trading revenues were dampened by reduced client trading volumes consistent with the overall trading volume decreases experienced by the major exchanges, partially offset by the growth in our equity derivatives and international equities business and increased order flow in our electronic trading platform as compared to the year ago period.
Total equities revenue was $377.0 million and $361.2 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, representing a 4% increase in revenues, primarily due to positive trading opportunities and growth in our international cash equities, equity derivatives trading and prime brokerage businesses as market share continued to expand from the 2009 period. Revenue increases from these business activities were partially offset by a decrease in revenue generated by our U.S. cash equities business and a decline in results generated by certain quantitative trading strategies. Revenues in our U.S. cash equities business were lower on reduced market trading volumes. Equities revenues in the first nine months of 2009 also included net inventory writedowns recognized on our auction rate securities portfolio in that period.

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Fixed Income Revenue
Fixed income revenue is primarily comprised of commissions, principal transactions and net interest revenue from investment grade corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, government and agency securities, municipal bonds, emerging markets debt, convertible securities, high yield and distressed securities, bank loans and commodities trading activities.
Fixed income market conditions during the three and eight month periods ended August 31, 2010 were characterized by tightening bid-offer spreads and Treasury yields as well as concerns over world economic conditions, particularly in the Eurozone. This is compared with fixed income market conditions for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009, which were more favorable for fixed income trading, including widening spreads, and a more favorable competitive landscape. Fixed income revenue for the three and eight month periods ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009 reflect the impact of the change in market conditions.
Fixed income revenue was $171.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010, down 59% from revenue of $418.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The decline in revenue for the three months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009 is largely attributed to declines in revenue from our corporate bond, U.S. government and agencies, mortgage-backed securities, high yield and emerging markets debt trading activities, partially offset by revenue contributions from our new European government bond trading business.
Revenues from our corporate bond and emerging markets debt trading activities for the three months ended August 31, 2010 were negatively affected by tightening credit spreads and the difficult conditions in world credit markets during the period and downward pressure on yields. This is compared to a period of historically wide credit spreads during the three months ended September 30, 2009 and market volatility in the credit markets resulting in a considerably strong performance from our corporate bond trading business in the 2009 period. Emerging markets revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2009 included strong profits from its principal transactions activities, assisted by trading opportunities from new issuances and sovereign debt restructurings during that period. High yield revenues were down as compared to revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2009 on declining sales and trading volumes and losses on credit hedges. High yield revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2009 also benefitted from significant principal transaction gains given the improved market conditions in the 2009 period. Continued tightening in Treasury yields and a consensus dampening on inflation during the three months ended August 31, 2010 contributed to the decline in trading revenues from our U.S. government and agencies business as compared to a favorable trading environment in the 2009 period. Mortgage-backed securities revenue decreased during the 2010 period on tightening bid-offer spreads and a challenging international environment with an intensified sovereign debt crisis as compared to high levels of customer trading volume and certain exceptional trading opportunities in the comparable prior period. Fixed income revenue for the 2010 quarter was augmented by the revenue production from our European rates platform, which commenced operations in the latter part of 2009.
Fixed income revenue was $532.2 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010, as compared to revenue of $961.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The decrease in revenue for the first eight months of 2010 reflects the challenging market conditions given economic disruption in certain world markets and the continued tightening of corporate bond and Treasury spreads. These factors had a dampening effect on customer flow in our corporate bond, emerging markets debt, convertible securities, high yield, mortgage-backed securities and U.S. government and agencies trading businesses. The decrease in fixed income revenue from these businesses for the fiscal period was partially offset by revenue contributions from our European government trading business and improved performance in our commodities trading activities. The expansion of our government and agencies platform in Europe, assisted by our appointment in several European jurisdictions as dealers for government bond issues, resulted in additional fixed income revenue generation for the first eight months of 2010 with increased customer flow volume. High yield revenues included losses on certain credit hedges and were down as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009 as the 2009 period reflected fairly strong contributions from our bank loan trading activities and also benefited from significant principal transaction trading opportunities; although high yield sales and trading revenue performance was stable on a relative basis over the eight month 2010 period as compared to the nine month 2009 period as relative sales volumes for the periods generated higher commission revenue. Our convertible debt

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trading business was similarly impacted in that the nine months ended September 30, 2009 reflected strong performance given the recovering market conditions for that period as compared to relatively weaker market conditions during the eight months ended August 31, 2010. Mortgage-backed securities revenue declined driven by lower volumes on tightening spreads. Additionally mortgage-backed securities revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 included significant revenues generated on certain trading transactions in the latter part of that prior year period.
Of the results recognized in Jefferies High Yield Holdings, LLC (our high yield and distressed securities and bank loan trading and investment business), which are included in our fixed income results, approximately 66% of such results for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, respectively, and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, are allocated to the minority investors and are presented within Interest on mandatorily redeemable preferred interests and Net earnings to noncontrolling interests in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Investment Banking Revenue
We provide a full range of financial advisory services to our clients across nearly all industry sectors in both the U.S. and international markets. Capital markets revenue includes underwriting revenue related to debt, equity and convertible financing services. Advisory revenue is generated from our advisory services with respect to merger, acquisition and restructuring transactions and fund placement activities. The following table sets forth our investment banking revenue:
                                                 
                            Eight Months     Nine Months        
    Three Months Ended             Ended     Ended        
    August 31,     September 30,             August 31,     September 30,        
(in thousands)   2010     2009     % Change     2010     2009     % Change  
Equity
  $ 15,911     $ 24,201       -34 %   $ 80,317     $ 64,630       24 %
Debt
    80,804       54,772       48 %     258,334       113,132       128 %
 
                                   
Capital markets
    96,715       78,973       22 %     338,651       177,762       91 %
Advisory
    149,478       43,556       243 %     259,799       102,684       153 %
 
                                   
Total
  $ 246,193     $ 122,529       101 %   $ 598,450     $ 280,446       113 %
 
                                   
Investment banking revenues were $246.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 more than double revenues of $122.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Capital markets produced revenue of $96.7 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010, compared to $79.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Revenue from our advisory business of $149.5 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 was up substantially as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009 revenue of $43.6 million and is reflective of our increasing share of mergers and acquisitions activity and our involvement in several notable transactions that closed during this period
Our capital markets business recorded revenue of $338.7 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010, compared to $177.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, reflective of the improved market environment for debt and equity underwritings. Revenue from our advisory business of $259.8 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 more than doubled as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009 revenue of $102.7 million, reflective of the overall strengthened market for mergers and acquisitions activity.
Asset Management Fees and Investment Income (Loss) from Managed Funds
Asset management revenue includes revenues from management, administrative and performance fees from funds and accounts managed by us, revenue from asset management and performance fees from third-party managed funds and investment income (loss) from our investments in these funds. The following summarizes revenue from asset

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management fees and investment income (loss) for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009 and the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively (in thousands):
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Eight Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009     August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
Asset management fees:
                               
Fixed Income
  $ 1,002     $ 1,659     $ 2,589     $ 4,603  
Equities
    94       1,046       2,022       2,508  
Convertibles
    2,611       9,604       3,086       12,431  
Commodities
    289       255       2,739       498  
 
                       
 
    3,996       12,564       10,436       20,040  
 
                               
Investment (loss) income from managed funds (1)
    (3,210 )     8,402       1,368       1,445  
 
                       
Total
  $ 786     $ 20,966     $ 11,804     $ 21,485  
 
                       
 
(1)   Of the total investment (loss) income from managed funds, approximately $0.1 and $0.1 million is attributed to noncontrolling interest holders for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively, and approximately $(0.1) million and $(0.2) million is attributed to noncontrolling interest holders for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 and the nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.
Asset management fees decreased to $4.0 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to asset management fees of $12.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009, primarily as a result of reduced performance fee revenue generated by our global convertible bond fund business. Investment loss from managed funds totaled $3.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to investment income of $8.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009 primarily due to losses experienced on our investment in our fixed income bank loan fund. Additionally, investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2009 included returns on our investment in managed collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”), which are now included within Principal transactions revenues as our contracts to manage the CLOs were sold in January 2010.
Asset management fees were $10.4 million for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to asset management fees of $20.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, primarily as a result of a decline in fee revenue generated by our global convertible bond fund business for the eight month 2010 period, partially offset by performance fee revenue generated on new managed commodity accounts opened in the second half of 2009. Investment income from managed funds totaled $1.4 million for the first eight months of 2010 and $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Decreases in investment income for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 from investments in our technology, global convertible bond funds and fixed income bank loan fund were offset by gains from our private equity investment in Jefferies Capital Partners IV L.P. as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

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Assets under Management
Period end assets under management by predominant asset strategy were as follows (in millions):
                 
    August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
Assets under management (1)(3):
               
Fixed Income
  $     $ 1,563  
Equities
    78       76  
Convertibles
    1,759       1,607  
 
           
 
    1,837       3,246  
 
           
Assets under management by third parties (2):
               
Private Equity (4)
    592       600  
 
           
 
    592       600  
 
           
Total
  $ 2,429     $ 3,846  
 
           
 
(1)   Assets under management include assets actively managed by us including hedge funds and managed accounts. Assets under management do not include the assets of funds that are consolidated due to the level or nature of our investment in such funds.
 
(2)   Third party managed funds in which we have a 50% or less interest in the entities that manage these assets or otherwise receive a portion of the management fees.
 
(3)   Assets under management are based on the fair value of the assets.
 
(4)   Assets under management represent either the capital commitment to a fund or carrying value of a fund depending on how management fees are calculated as governed by the partnership or management agreement.
On January 29, 2010, contracts to manage CLOs, which were included as assets under management at September 30, 2009, were sold to Babson Capital Management, LLC. We no longer manage the CLOs, but are entitled to receive a portion of the asset management fees for the remaining life of the contracts.
Change in Assets under Management
                                                 
                            Eight Months     Nine Months        
    Three Months Ended             Ended     Ended        
    August 31,     September     %     August 31,     September     %  
(in millions)   2010     30, 2009     Change     2010     30, 2009     Change  
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 2,325       3,632       -36 %   $ 4,024     $ 3,491       15 %
 
                                       
 
                                               
Net cash flow in (out)
    261       (108 )             (1,313 )     (508 )        
Net market (depreciation) appreciation
    (157 )     322               (282 )     863          
 
                                       
 
    104       214               (1,595 )     355          
 
                                       
 
                                               
Balance, end of period
  $ 2,429     $ 3,846       -37 %   $ 2,429     $ 3,846       -37 %
 
                                       
The net increase in assets under management of $104.0 million during the three months ended August 31, 2010 is primarily attributable to increases in customer investments in our global convertible bond funds, capital commitments to the newly launched Jefferies Capital Partners V L.P. private equity fund and market appreciation in our global convertible bond funds, partially offset by market depreciation of the underlying assets in a third party managed private equity fund. The net decrease in assets under management of $1.6 billion during the eight months ended August 31, 2010 is primarily attributable to the sale in January 2010 of our contracts to manage certain CLOs market depreciation in the underlying assets in a third party managed private equity fund, partially offset by capital commitments to the newly launched Jefferies Capital Partners V L.P. private equity fund.
The net increase in assets under management of $214 million and $355 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, is primarily attributed to market appreciation of the underlying assets in our global convertible bond funds and in managed CLOs, partially offset by redemptions from our global convertible bond funds.

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We manage certain portfolios as mandated by client arrangements and management fees are assessed based upon an agreed upon notional account value. Managed accounts based on this measure by predominant asset strategy were as follows (in millions):
                 
(notional account value)   August 31, 2010     September 30, 2009  
Managed Accounts:
               
Equities
  $ 147     $ 51  
Commodities
    496       115  
 
           
 
  $ 643     $ 166  
 
           
Change in Managed Accounts
                                 
                    Eight Months     Nine Months  
    Three Months Ended     Ended     Ended  
(notional account value)   August 31,     September 31,     August 31,     September 31,  
(in millions)   2010     2009     2010     2009  
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 618     $ 150     $ 560     $  
Net account additions
    36       9       136       166  
Net account depreciation
    (11 )     7       (53 )      
 
                       
Balance, end of period
  $ 643     $ 166     $ 643     $ 166  
 
                       
The change in the notional account value of managed accounts for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 is primarily attributed to the additions of new commodity managed accounts where the management fees are assessed on the agreed upon notional account value, partially offset by declines in the value of certain commodity and equity managed accounts. The change in notional account value of managed accounts for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and nine months ended September 30, 2009 is attributed to additions of new equity and commodity managed accounts where the management fees are assessed on the agreed upon notional account value, partially offset by a decline in value of certain commodity managed accounts.
The following table presents our invested capital in managed funds at August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):
                 
    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
Unconsolidated funds (1)
  $ 124,890     $ 115,009  
Consolidated funds (2)
    58,201       44,441  
 
           
Total
  $ 183,091     $ 159,450  
 
           
 
(1)   Our invested capital in unconsolidated funds is reported within Investments in managed funds on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition.
 
(2)   Due to the level or nature of our investment in such funds, certain funds are consolidated and the assets and liabilities of these funds are reflected in our consolidated financial statements primarily within financial instruments owned or financial instruments sold, not yet purchased. With respect to consolidated funds, we do not recognize asset management fees or include such fund in our assets under management.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and benefits expense consists primarily of salaries, benefits, cash bonuses, commissions, accruals for annual share-based compensation awards, the amortization of certain non-annual share-based compensation to employees and the amortization of performance share-based compensation to certain of our senior executives. Share-based awards to employees as a part of year-end compensation contain provisions such that employees who terminate their employment or are terminated without cause may continue to vest in their awards, so long as those awards are not forfeited as a result of other forfeiture provisions of those awards. Accordingly, the compensation expense for awards

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granted at year-end as part of annual compensation is accrued throughout the year. We believe the provisions incorporated into our year-end share based compensation awards better manage our employee compensation expense with the related production of revenues by our businesses.
Compensation and benefits totaled $308.8 million and $877.2 million for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, respectively, compared to $395.0 million and $956.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Our ratio of compensation and benefits to net revenues for the third quarter of 2010 was 59% as compared to 56% for the third quarter of 2009 and 58% and 59% for the first eight months of 2010 and the first nine months of 2009, respectively. Employee headcount increased to 2,971 total global employees at August 31, 2010 as compared to 2,513 employees at September 30, 2009. The decrease in compensation and benefits expense for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 period is relatively consistent with the revenue decrease across the periods as reflected in the ratio of compensation to net revenues. Compensation costs are also affected by increased headcount as we continue to expand our securities and investment banking capabilities, both in the U.S. and internationally, and have added support personnel to support our business growth. Compensation costs for the three months and eight months ended August 31, 2010 also include share-based amortization expense for senior executive awards granted in January 2010 and non-annual share-based awards to other employees.
On March 30, 2010, the President signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which is a reconciliation bill that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was signed by the President on March 23, 2010 (collectively the “Acts”). Jefferies currently provides its employees and their eligible dependants with health insurance. Our insurance plan is self-insured (with stop-loss coverage for large claims). CIGNA administers our plan. Former employees who meet age and service criteria are eligible for retiree coverage both before and after age 65. Jefferies does not subsidize any medical benefits for such former employees and therefore receives no Medicare Part D subsidy to help pay for prescription drug coverage. Because we never received the subsidy, the elimination of such subsidy will have no impact on us. Other health care mandated provisions under the Acts, such as dependant coverage to age 26 and elimination of waiting periods and lifetime benefit limits are not expected to have a material effect on the cost of the health plan.
Non-Compensation Expenses
Non-compensation expenses were $134.6 million and 362.7 million for the three and eight months ended August 31, 2010, respectively, versus $106.8 million and $298.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, an increase of 26% and 21%. Non-compensation expenses for the three months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009 reflect an increase in floor brokerage and clearing fees due to added business platforms, an increase in technology and communications costs as the expansion of our personnel and business platforms has increased the demand for market data and technology connections and an increase in business development expense commensurate with our focused efforts of strengthening our presence and broadening our client base.
Non-compensation expenses for the eight months ended August 31, 2010 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009 reflect an increase in floor brokerage and clearing fees due to the increased levels of trading volumes with added business platforms, an increase in business development expense commensurate with our focused efforts of strengthening our presence and globalizing our client base and an increase in professional services as we build out our infrastructure to support our business growth. Other non-interest expenses for the first eight months of 2010 also include our donation to Haiti earthquake related charities in January 2010, of which $6.8 million is reflected in Other expenses, an increase in assessments from SIPC consistent with SIPC rate increases for the overall industry and the write-off of certain trade and loan receivables.
Earnings Before Income Taxes
Earnings before income taxes was $79.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2010 down from earnings before income taxes of $175.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. For the eight months ended August 31, 2010, we recorded earnings before income taxes of $279.6 million as compared to $346.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

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Income Taxes
Income tax expense was $35.1 million and $65.2 million and the effective tax rate was 44% and 37% for the three months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively. Income tax expense was $113.0 million and $130.3 million and the effective tax rate was 40% and 38% for the eight and nine months ended August 31, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively. The increase in the effective tax rate for the 2010 periods as compared to the 2009 periods is due to the change in the mix of taxable earnings by jurisdiction and business line over those periods.
Earnings per Common Share
Diluted earnings per common share was $0.23 for the three months ended August 31, 2010 on 195,612,000 shares compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.42 for the three months ended September 30, 2009 on 204,736,000 shares. Diluted earnings per common share was $0.81 for the first eight months of 2010 on 201,062,000 shares compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.92 for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 on 205,986,000 shares. Convertible preferred stock dividends were not included in the calculation of diluted earnings per common share for the three months ended August 31, 2010 due to their anti-dilutive nature. See Note 14, “Earnings Per Share,” in our consolidated financial statements for further information regarding the calculation of earnings per common share.
Critical Accounting Policies
The consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), which require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and related notes. Actual results can and may differ from estimates. These differences could be material to the financial statements.
We believe our application of GAAP and the associated estimates are reasonable. Our accounting policies and estimates are constantly re-evaluated, and adjustments are made when facts and circumstances dictate a change. Historically, we have found our application of accounting policies to be appropriate, and actual results have not differed materially from those determined using necessary estimates.
We believe our critical accounting policies (policies that are both material to the financial condition and results of operations and require our most subjective or complex judgments) are our valuation of financial instruments, assessment of goodwill and our use of estimates related to compensation and benefits during the year. For further discussion of these and other significant accounting policies, see Note 1, “Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies,” in our consolidated financial statements.
Valuation of Financial Instruments
Financial instruments owned and financial instruments sold, not yet purchased are recorded at fair value. The fair value of a financial instrument is the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (the exit price). Unrealized gains or losses are recognized in Principal transactions in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
The following is a summary of the fair value of major categories of Financial instruments owned and Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased, as of August 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands of dollars):

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    August 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  
            Financial             Financial  
            Instruments             Instruments  
    Financial     Sold,     Financial     Sold,  
    Instruments     Not Yet     Instruments     Not Yet  
    Owned     Purchased     Owned     Purchased  
Corporate equity securities
  $ 1,670,545     $ 1,513,716     $ 1,500,042<