Sunshine Act Meeting, 66993 [06-9269]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 222 / Friday, November 17, 2006 / Notices 2. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or transaction or any class or classes of persons, securities, or transactions from any provision of the Act, or from any rule thereunder, if and to the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policies and provisions of the Act. Applicants believe that their requested relief meets this standard. 3. Applicants state that the Funds’ shareholders rely on the Adviser, subject to oversight by the Board, to select the Subadvisers best suited to achieve a Fund’s investment objectives. Applicants assert that from the perspective of the investor, the role of the Subadvisers is comparable to that of individual portfolio managers employed by traditional investment advisory firms. Applicants contend that requiring shareholder approval of Subadvisory Agreements would impose costs and unnecessary delays on the Funds and may preclude the Adviser from acting promptly in a manner considered advisable by the Board. Applicants also note that the Advisory Agreement will remain subject to the shareholder approval requirements in section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f–2 under the Act. Applicants’ Conditions: Applicants agree that any order granting the requested relief will be subject to the following conditions: 1. Before a Fund may rely on the order requested in the application, the operation of the Fund in the manner described in the application will be approved by a majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities, as defined in the Act, or, in the case of a Fund whose public shareholders purchase shares on the basis of a prospectus containing the disclosure contemplated by condition 2 below, by the sole initial shareholder before offering the Fund’s shares to the public. 2. Each Fund will disclose in its prospectus the existence, substance, and effect of any order granted pursuant to this application. In addition, each Fund will hold itself out to the public as employing the management structure described in the application. The prospectus will prominently disclose that the Adviser has ultimate responsibility, subject to oversight by the Board, to oversee the Subadvisers and recommend their hiring, termination and replacement. 3. At all times, at least a majority of the Board will be Independent Trustees, and the nomination of new or additional Independent Trustees will be at the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:31 Nov 16, 2006 Jkt 211001 discretion of the then-existing Independent Trustees. 4. The Adviser will not enter into a Subadvisory Agreement with any Affiliated Subadviser without that agreement, including the compensation to be paid thereunder, being approved by the shareholders of the applicable Fund. 5. When a Subadviser change is proposed for a Fund with an Affiliated Subadviser, the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees, will make a separate finding, reflected in the Board minutes, that the change is in the best interests of the Fund and its shareholders and does not involve a conflict of interest from which the Adviser or the Affiliated Subadviser derives an inappropriate advantage. 6. Within 90 days of the hiring of a new Subadviser, the Adviser will furnish shareholders of the affected Fund with all information about the new Subadviser that would be included in a proxy statement. The Adviser will meet this condition by providing shareholders of the applicable Fund with an information statement meeting the requirements of Regulation 14C, Schedule 14C and Item 22 of Schedule 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 7. The Adviser will provide general management services to each Fund, including overall supervisory responsibility for the general management and investment of the Fund’s assets, and, subject to review and approval by the Board, will (i) set the Fund’s overall investment strategies, (ii) evaluate, select and recommend Subadvisers to manage all or a part of the Fund’s assets, (iii) allocate and, when appropriate, reallocate the Fund’s assets among multiple Subadvisers, (iv) monitor and evaluate the performance of the Subadvisers, and (v) implement procedures reasonably designed to ensure that the Subadvisers comply with each Fund’s investment objective, policies and restrictions. 8. No trustee or officer of the Funds, or director or officer of the Adviser will own directly or indirectly (other than through a pooled investment vehicle that is not controlled by such person) any interest in a Subadviser, except for (a) ownership of interests in the Adviser or any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Adviser, or (b) ownership of less than 1% of the outstanding securities of any class of equity or debt of a publiclytraded company that is either a Subadviser or an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a Subadviser. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66993 9. The requested order will expire on the effective date of rule 15a–5 under the Act, if adopted. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–19441 Filed 11–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: [71 FR 66352, November 14, 2006]. Closed Meeting. 100 F Street, NE., Washington, STATUS: PLACE: DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2 p.m. Time Change. The Closed Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2 p.m. has been changed to Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10 a.m. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. CHANGE IN THE MEETING: Dated: November 15, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9269 Filed 11–15–06; 11:00 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54739; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–78] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order Granting Accelerated Approval to Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto and Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval to Amendment No. 2 Thereto Relating to Generic Listing Standards for Series of Portfolio Depositary Receipts and Index Fund Shares Based on International or Global Indexes November 9, 2006. I. Introduction On August 18, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 222 (Friday, November 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 66993]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9269]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: [71 FR 66352, 
November 14, 2006].

Status: Closed Meeting.

Place: 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC.

Date and Time of Previously Announced Meeting: Monday, November 20, 
2006 at 2 p.m.

Change in the Meeting: Time Change.
    The Closed Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2 
p.m. has been changed to Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10 a.m.
    At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in 
the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to 
ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, 
please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.

    Dated: November 15, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-9269 Filed 11-15-06; 11:00 am]
BILLING CODE 8011-01-P