Sunshine Act Meeting, 70801 [06-9562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices business activity other than that necessary to wind up its affairs. Filing Date: The application was filed on April 21, 2006. Applicant’s Address: 1300 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247. LSW Variable Life Insurance Account [File No. 811–10315] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant abandoned its intention to operate before it received any assets. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in any business activity other than that necessary to wind up its affairs. Filing Date: The application was filed on April 21, 2006. Applicant’s Address: 1300 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247. Guardian Variable Contract Funds, Inc. [File No. 811–3636] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Shareholders approved the merger of applicant on September 28, 2006, and applicant distributed its assets on October 9, 2006. The fund surviving the merger is RS Variable Products Trust, a Massachusetts business trust and openend management investment company. Guardian Investor Services LLC, applicant’s investment adviser, or its affiliates paid the fees incurred in connection with the merger. Filing Date: The application was filed on October 19, 2006. Applicant’s Address: 7 Hanover Sq., New York, NY 10004. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20632 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: [71 FR 69149, November 29, 2006]. Open Meeting. PLACE: 100 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES STATUS: DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10 a.m. CHANGE IN THE MEETING: Deletion of Items. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 The following items will not be considered during the Open Meeting on Monday, December 4, 2006: 1. The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule under the Securities Act of 1933 to revise the criteria for natural persons to be considered ‘‘accredited investors’’ for purposes of investing in certain privately offered investment vehicles. 2. The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to prohibit advisers from making false or misleading statements to investors in certain pooled investment vehicles they manage, including hedge funds. The Commission determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. 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: December 1, 2006. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9562 Filed 12–1–06; 4:04 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [(Release No. 34–54813; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–19)] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change and Amendment Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Thereto Relating to the Listing and Trading of Options on the Nuveen Municipal Fund Index November 22, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (’’Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 17, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. On July 12, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 On September 19, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2 to the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(l). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 In Amendment No. 1, Amex clarified the Index symbol and the rationale for the product. 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70801 proposed rule change.4 On November 13, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 3 to the proposed rule change.5 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to list and trade options on the Price-Return Nuveen Municipal Closed-End Fund Index (‘‘NMUNP’’) (the ‘‘Nuveen Municipal Fund Index’’ or ‘‘Index’’), an index based on the shares of exchangelisted closed-end management investment companies that are exempt from federal income tax by investing in portfolios of bonds issued by state and local governments and agencies (‘‘Closed-End Funds’’ or ‘‘Funds’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Amex’s Web site at http://www.amex.com, at the Amex Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Amex included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item III below. The Amex has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to permit the Exchange to list and trade cash-settled, European-style index options on the Price-Return Nuveen Municipal Fund Index. The Exchange believes that options on the Index will be the first index options based on an index of closed-end funds. The proposed Index options are intended for the use of investors 4 In Amendment No. 2, Amex replaced the original rule filing in its entirety and incorporated the previously filed Amendment No. 1. 5 In Amendment No. 3, Amex made modifications to the Purpose section to clarify the ‘‘Index Calculation and Maintenance’’ section and included representations made by Nuveen regarding the existence of firewalls to address insider trading concerns. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 70801]
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[FR Doc No: 06-9562]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: [71 FR 69149, 
November 29, 2006].

Status:  Open Meeting.

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

Date and Time of Previously Announced Meeting:  Monday, December 4, 
2006 at 10 a.m.

Change in the Meeting:  Deletion of Items.
    The following items will not be considered during the Open Meeting 
on Monday, December 4, 2006:
    1. The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule under 
the Securities Act of 1933 to revise the criteria for natural persons 
to be considered ``accredited investors'' for purposes of investing in 
certain privately offered investment vehicles.
    2. The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule under 
the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to prohibit advisers from making 
false or misleading statements to investors in certain pooled 
investment vehicles they manage, including hedge funds.
    The Commission determined that no earlier notice thereof was 
possible.
    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: December 1, 2006.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-9562 Filed 12-1-06; 4:04 pm]
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