The STRATSSM TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY SECURITIES, SERIES 2004-16, which we refer to herein as the “Trust,” was formed pursuant to the Base Trust Agreement, dated as of September 26, 2003, between Synthetic Fixed-Income Securities, Inc., as depositor, and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as trustee and securities intermediary, as supplemented by the STRATSSM Certificates Series Supplement 2004-16 in respect of the Trust dated as of December 22, 2004.
Item 8.01. OTHER EVENTS
On January 3, 2012 distribution was made to the holders of the certificates issued by the Trust. Specific information with respect to the distribution is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
No other reportable transactions or matters have occurred during the current reporting period.
Morgan Stanley, the issuer of the underlying securities, is subject to the information reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). For information on Morgan Stanley please see its periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under its Exchange Act file number, 001-11758. The Commission maintains a site on the World Wide Web at “http://www.sec.gov” at which users can view and download copies of reports, proxy and information statements and other information filed electronically through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system, or “EDGAR.” Periodic and current reports and other information required to be filed pursuant to the Exchange Act, by Morgan Stanley may be accessed on this site. Neither Synthetic Fixed-Income Securities, Inc. nor the Trustee has participated in the preparation of such reporting documents, or made any due diligence investigation with respect to the information provided therein. Neither Synthetic Fixed-Income Securities, Inc. nor the Trustee has verified the accuracy or completeness of such documents or reports. There can be no assurance that events affecting the issuer of the underlying securities or the underlying securities themselves have not occurred or have not yet been publicly disclosed which would affect the accuracy or completeness of the publicly available documents described above.
Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS