John Hancock Life Insurance Company, et al., 13829-13837 [E7-5315]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Internet Services, OMB 3220–0198. The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/Password system that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information needed to establish a unique PIN/Password that allows customer access to RRB Internetbased services. The information collected is matched against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/Password online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. The RRB estimates that approximately 14,040 requests for PRCs and PIN/Passwords are received annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/ Password. Completion is voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a requestor to establish a PIN/Password (thereby denying system access), if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes non-burden impacting, editorial changes to the PRC and PIN/Password screens. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be sent to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–5365 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 13829 Investment Management, at (202) 551– 6795. The following is a summary of the amended and restated application. The complete application is available for a fee from the Public Reference Branch of the Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549 (202–551–8090). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Release No. IC–27752; File No. 812–13318] John Hancock Life Insurance Company, et al. March 19, 2007. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order of approval pursuant to Section 26(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). AGENCY: Applicants’ Representations 1. John Hancock USA, formerly known as The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), is a stock life insurance company originally organized under the laws of Maine on Applicants: John Hancock Life August 20, 1955 by a special act of the Insurance Company (U.S.A.) (‘‘John Maine legislature. John Hancock USA Hancock USA’’), John Hancock Life redomesticated under the laws of Insurance Company (U.S.A.) Separate Michigan on December 30, 1992. Account H (‘‘Account H’’), John 2. Account H is registered under the Hancock Life Insurance Company of Act as a unit investment trust (File No. New York (‘‘John Hancock New York’’) 811–4113). The variable annuity and John Hancock Life Insurance contracts funded by Account H that are Company of New York Separate affected by this application are Scudder Account A (‘‘Account A’’) (collectively Wealthmark Annuity (File Nos. 333– the ‘‘Applicants’’). 70728 and 333–70730) and Scudder SUMMARY: Applicants seek an order Wealthmark ML3 Annuity (File No. approving the substitution of shares of 333–70850). certain series of John Hancock Trust 3. John Hancock New York, formerly (‘‘JHT’’) for shares of certain series of known as The Manufacturers Life other, unaffiliated, registered Insurance Company of New York, is a investment companies as described wholly-owned subsidiary of John herein. Filing Date: The application was filed Hancock USA and is a stock life insurance company organized under the on July 31, 2006, and an amended and restated application was filed on March laws of New York on February 10, 1992. 4. Account A is registered under the 8, 2007. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An Act as a unit investment trust (File No. 811–6584). It is used to fund variable order granting the application will be annuity contracts of John Hancock New issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request York. The variable annuity contracts funded by Account A that are affected a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving Applicants by this application are Scudder with a copy of the request personally or Wealthmark Annuity for New York (File Nos. 33–79112 and 33–46217) and by mail. Hearing requests must be Scudder Wealthmark ML3 Annuity for received by the Commission by 5:30 New York (File No. 333–83558). p.m. on April 13, 2007, and should be 5. The individual and group variable accompanied by proof of service on annuity contracts affected by this Applicants in the form of an affidavit or, application are collectively referred to for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature as the ‘‘Contracts.’’ 6. Each of the Contracts permits its of the requester’s interest, the reason for owners to allocate the Contract’s the request, and the issues contested. accumulated value among numerous Persons who wish to be notified of a available Subaccounts, each of which hearing may request notification by invests in a different investment writing to the Secretary of the portfolio (‘‘Fund’’) of an underlying Commission. mutual fund. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and 7. Each Contract permits its owner to Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, transfer the Contract’s accumulated NE., Washington, DC 20549. Applicants, value from one Subaccount to another c/o Raymond A. O’Hara III, Blazzard & Subaccount of the issuing Separate Hasenauer, P.C., 1375 Kings Highway Account at any time, subject to certain East, Suite 220, Fairfield, CT 06824. potential restrictions and charges described in the Contracts and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Prospectuses relating to the Contracts. Alison T. White, Senior Counsel, or To the extent that the Contracts contain Joyce M. Pickholz, Branch Chief, Office restrictions or limitations on an owner’s of Insurance Products, Division of PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 13830 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices right to transfer, such restrictions and limitations will be suspended in connection with the transfers as described in further detail elsewhere herein. 8. Each Insurance Company reserves the right to make certain changes, including the right to substitute, for the shares held in any Subaccount, the shares of another Fund or the shares of another underlying mutual fund, as stated in each prospectus for the Contracts. 9. Shares of JHT are sold exclusively to insurance company separate accounts to fund benefits under variable annuity contracts and variable life insurance policies sponsored by the Insurance Companies or their affiliates, and to employer pension and profit sharing plans. JHT is registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company of the series type, and its securities are registered under the 1933 Act, File Nos. 002–94157/811–04146 and 33–02081/811–04490. John Hancock Investment Management Existing funds Replacement funds sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AIM V.I. Utilities Fund—Series II .............................................................. DWS Blue Chip VIP—Series II, Class B DWS Health Care VIP—Series I, Class B DWS Technology VIP—Series II, Class B The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth Fund, Inc.—Service Class ... DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP—Series II, Class B DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP—Series II, Class B Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio—Class S ............................ DWS Large Cap Value VIP—Series II, Class B ...................................... DWS Davis Venture Value VIP—Series II, Class B ................................ DWS Dreman Small Cap Value VIP—Series II, Class B ........................ DWS Small Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B Alger American Balanced Portfolio—Class S .......................................... DWS Balanced VIP—Series II, Class B DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP—Class B ................................ DWS International VIP—Series I, Class B ............................................... DWS Global Thematic VIP—Series II, Class B ....................................... DWS Global Opportunities VIP—Series I, Class B DWS Bond VIP—Series I, Class B .......................................................... DWS High Income VIP—Series II, Class B ............................................. DWS Strategic Income VIP—Series II, Class B DWS Core Fixed Income VIP—Series II, Class B ................................... DWS Growth Allocation VIP—Series II, Class B ..................................... DWS Moderate Allocation VIP—Series II, Class B ................................. DWS Conservative Allocation VIP—Series II, Class B ............................ Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio—Service Class ..................................... DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B ....................................... DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B DWS Capital Growth VIP—Series I, Class B .......................................... DWS Growth and Income VIP—Series I, Class B DWS International Select Equity VIP—Series II, Class B ....................... Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets Portfolio Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap Portfolio DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP—Series II, Class B ............ DWS Money Market VIP—Series II, Class B 11. With respect to each substitution, the investment objectives and comparative fund expenses for each Existing Fund and each Replacement Fund are below. Asset sizes and comparative performance history for each Existing Fund and each Replacement Fund can be found in the application filed with the Commission. 12. AIM V.I. Utilities Fund—JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: The AIM V.I. Utilities Fund seeks capital growth and current income. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities and equity-related instruments of companies engaged in utilities-related industries. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Services, LLC (formerly, Manufacturers Securities Services, LLC) (‘‘JHIMS’’), is the investment adviser to JHT, and each series has its own subadviser. 10. Each Insurance Company, on its behalf and on behalf of the Separate Accounts, proposes to make certain substitutions of shares of thirty-five funds (the ‘‘Existing Funds’’) held in the Subaccounts of its respective Separate Accounts with certain Series (the ‘‘Replacement Funds’’) of JHT as follows: JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust—Series II. JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust—Series II. JHT JHT JHT JHT All Cap Core Trust—Series II. Quantitative Value Trust—Series II. Fundamental Value Trust—Series II. Small Cap Index Trust—Series II. JHT Index Allocation Trust—Series II. JHT Real Estate Securities Trust—Series II. JHT International Value Trust—Series II. JHT Global Trust—Series II. JHT Bond Index Trust—Series II. JHT Active Bond Trust—Series II. JHT JHT JHT JHT JHT JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust—Series II. Lifestyle Growth Trust—Series II. Lifestyle Balanced Trust—Series II. Lifestyle Moderate Trust—Series II. Mid Cap Index Trust—Series II. Quantitative Mid Cap Trust—Series II. JHT 500 Index Trust B. JHT International Equity Index Trust B. JHT Money Market Trust B. seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index (‘‘Wilshire 5000 Index’’). The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 5000 Index. 13. DWS Blue Chip VIP—JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS Blue Chip VIP seeks growth of capital and income. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks of large U.S. companies that are similar in size to the companies in the S&P 500 Index and that the portfolio managers consider to be ‘‘blue chip’’ companies. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 5000 Index. 14. DWS Health Care VIP—JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS Health Care VIP seeks long-term growth of capital by investing at least 80% of total assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks of companies in the health care sector. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 5000 Index. 15. DWS Technology VIP—JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS Technology VIP seeks growth of capital by, under normal circumstances, investing at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks of U.S. companies in the technology sector. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 5000 Index. 16. The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth Fund, Inc.—JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust: The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth Fund, Inc. seeks to provide capital growth, with current income as a secondary goal by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in the common stocks of companies that, in the opinion of the fund’s management, meet traditional investment standards and conduct their business in a manner that contributes to the enhancement of the quality of life in America. The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust seeks long-term growth of capital. The portfolio seeks to achieve its objective by investing, under normal circumstances, primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies. 17. DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP—The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust: DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP seeks to achieve a high rate of total VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 return. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equity securities. The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing, under normal circumstances, primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies. 18. DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP—JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust: DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP seeks long-term capital growth and current income. The portfolio normally emphasizes investments in equity securities. The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust seeks long-term growth of capital. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio primarily invests in equity securities of U.S. companies. 19. Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio—JHT All Cap Core Trust: The Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio invests primarily in equity securities, such as common or preferred stocks, which are listed on U.S. exchanges or in the overthe-counter market. The JHT All Cap Core Trust seeks long-term growth of capital. The portfolio invests in common stocks and other equity securities within all asset classes (small, mid and large cap) and primarily within the Russell 3000 Index. 20. DWS Large Cap Value VIP—JHT Quantitative Value Trust: DWS Large Cap Value VIP seeks to achieve a high rate of total return. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equity securities, of large U.S. companies that are similar in size to the companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index and that the portfolio managers believe are undervalued. The JHT Quantitative Value Trust seeks longterm capital appreciation. The portfolio invests primarily in large-cap U.S. securities with the potential for longterm growth of capital. 21. DWS Davis Venture Value VIP— JHT Fundamental Value Trust: Both DWS Davis Venture Value VIP and JHT Fundamental Value Trust seek growth of capital. The DWS Davis Venture Value VIP invests primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies with market capitalizations of at least $5 billion. The JHT Fundamental Value Trust invests, under normal market conditions, primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies with market capitalizations of at least $10 billion. 22. DWS Dreman Small Cap Value VIP–JHT Small Cap Index Trust: DWS PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13831 Dreman Small Cap Value VIP seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in undervalued common stocks of small U.S. companies, which the portfolio defines as companies that are similar in market value to those in the Russell 2000 Value Index. The JHT Small Cap Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Russell 2000 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common stocks that are included in the Russell 2000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Russell 2000 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Russell 2000 Index. 23. DWS Small Cap Growth VIP—JHT Small Cap Index Trust: DWS Small Cap Growth VIP seeks maximum appreciation of investors’ capital. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in small capitalization stocks similar in size to those comprising the Russell 2000 Growth Index. The JHT Small Cap Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Russell 2000 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common stocks that are included in the Russell 2000 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the Russell 2000 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Russell 2000 Index. 24. Alger American Balanced Portfolio—JHT Index Allocation Trust: The Alger American Balanced Portfolio seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio will invest at least 25% of its net assets in fixedincome securities and at least 25% of its net assets in equity securities. The JHT Index Allocation Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing approximately 30% of the portfolio’s assets in fixed income index funds and approximately 70% of its assets in equity index funds. Current income is also a consideration. 25. DWS Balanced VIP—JHT Index Allocation Trust: The DWS Balanced VIP seeks high total return, a combination of income and capital appreciation. The portfolio normally invests approximately 60% of its net assets in common stocks and other E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 13832 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices equity securities and approximately 40% of its net assets in fixed income securities. The JHT Index Allocation Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing approximately 30% of the portfolio’s assets in fixed income index funds and approximately 70% of its assets in equity index funds. Current income is also a consideration. 26. DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP—JHT Real Estate Securities Trust: Both DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP and the JHT Real Estate Securities Trust seek to achieve long-term capital appreciation and current income through investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of real estate investment trusts and real estate companies. 27. DWS International VIP—JHT International Value Trust: DWS International VIP seeks long-term growth of capital primarily through diversified holdings of marketable foreign equity investments. Although it may invest in companies of any size and from any country, it invests mainly in common stocks of established companies in countries with developed economies. The JHT International Value Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing, under normal market conditions, primarily in equity securities of companies located outside the U.S., including in emerging markets. 28. DWS Global Thematic VIP—JHT Global Trust: DWS Global Thematic VIP seeks long-term capital growth by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equities of companies throughout the world that the portfolio managers consider to be ‘‘blue chip’’ companies. The JHT Global Trust seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. 29. DWS Global Opportunities VIP— JHT Global Trust: DWS Global Opportunities VIP seeks above-average capital appreciation over the long term by investing at least 65% of total assets in common stocks and other equities of small companies throughout the world. The JHT Global Trust seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the equity securities of companies located VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. 30. DWS Bond VIP—JHT Bond Index Trust A: DWS Bond VIP seeks to provide a high level of income consistent with a high quality portfolio of debt securities by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in bonds of any maturity. The JHT Bond Index Trust A seeks to track the performance of the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index (‘‘Lehman Index’’). The Lehman Index consists of dollar denominated, fixed rate, investment grade debt securities with maturities generally greater than one year and outstanding par values of at least $200 million. Under normal market conditions will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities listed in the Lehman Index. 31. DWS High Income VIP—JHT Active Bond Trust: DWS High Income VIP seeks to provide a high level of current income by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 65% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in junk bonds, which are those rated below the fourth highest credit rating category (i.e., grade BB/Ba and below). The JHT Active Bond Trust seeks income and capital appreciation by investing, normally, at least 80% of its assets in a diversified mix of debt securities and instruments, including but not limited to: U.S. Treasury and agency securities; asset-backed securities and mortgagebacked securities; corporate bonds, both U.S. and foreign; and foreign government and agency securities. 32. DWS Strategic Income VIP—JHT Active Bond Trust: DWS Strategic Income VIP seeks a high current return by investing mainly in bonds issued by U.S. and foreign corporations and governments. The JHT Active Bond Trust seeks income and capital appreciation by investing, normally, at least 80% of its assets in a diversified mix of debt securities and instruments, including but not limited to: U.S. Treasury and agency securities; assetbacked securities and mortgage-backed securities; corporate bonds, both U.S. and foreign; and foreign government and agency securities. 33. DWS Core Fixed Income VIP—JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust: DWS Core Fixed Income VIP seeks high current income by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed income securities. The fixed income securities are primarily investment grade and within the top PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 three rating catoegories. The JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with the maintenance of principal and liquidity by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of the portfolio’s net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in investment-grade bonds. 34. DWS Growth Allocation VIP—JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust: DWS Growth Allocation VIP seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in a portfolio of other portfolios (‘‘underlying portfolios’’). The portfolio managers will generally allocate the portfolio’s assets in the following ranges: 20–40% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in fixed income securities of all credit qualities and maturities; and 60–80% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in equity securities of all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in underlying portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 20% of its assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in fixed income securities and approximately 80% in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in equity securities. 35. DWS Moderate Allocation VIP— JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust: DWS Moderate Allocation VIP seeks a balance of long-term growth of capital and current income with an emphasis on growth of capital by investing in a portfolio of other portfolios. The portfolio managers will generally allocate the portfolio’s assets in the following ranges: 25–55% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in fixed income securities of all credit qualities and maturities; and 45–75% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in equity securities of all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust seeks a balance between a high level of current income and growth of capital, with a greater emphasis on growth of capital by investing in underlying portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 40% of its assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in fixed income securities and approximately 60% in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in equity securities. 36. DWS Conservative Allocation VIP—JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust: DWS Conservative Allocation VIP seeks a balance of current income and longterm growth of capital with an emphasis on current income by investing in a portfolio of other portfolios. The portfolio managers will generally allocate the portfolio’s assets in the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices following ranges: 45–75% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in fixed income securities of all credit qualities and maturities; and 25–55% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in equity securities of all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust seeks a balance between a high level of current income and growth of capital, with a greater emphasis on income, by investing in underlying portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 60% of its assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in fixed income securities and approximately 40% in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in equity securities. 37. Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio— JHT Mid Cap Index Trust: The Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio seeks investment results that are greater than the total return performance of publicly traded common stocks of medium-size domestic companies in the aggregate, as represented by the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index (‘‘S&P 400 Index’’). To pursue this goal, the portfolio normally invests at least 80% of its assets in stocks of midsize companies. The JHT Mid Cap Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the S&P 400 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the S&P 400 Index, and securities (which may or may not be included in the S&P 400 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the S&P 400 Index. 38. DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP—JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust: DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP seeks long-term capital growth by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in companies with market caps within the market capitalization range of the Russell MidCap Growth Index. The JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust seeks longterm capital growth by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in U.S. mid-cap stocks. 39. DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP—JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust: DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP seeks capital appreciation by investing in common stocks and other equity securities of U.S. companies with medium market capitalizations. The JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust seeks longterm capital growth by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 investment purposes) in U.S. mid-cap stocks. 40. DWS Capital Growth VIP—JHT 500 Index Trust B: DWS Capital Growth VIP seeks to maximize long-term capital growth by investing at least 65% of total assets in common stocks of U.S. companies. The portfolio generally focuses on companies similar in size to the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index or the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The JHT 500 Index Trust B seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (‘‘S&P 500 Index’’). The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the S&P 500, and securities (which may or may not be included in the S&P 500 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the S&P 500 Index. 41. DWS Growth and Income VIP— JHT 500 Index Trust B: DWS Growth and Income VIP seeks long-term growth of capital, current income and growth of income. The portfolio invests primarily in large U.S. companies. The JHT 500 Index Trust B seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the S&P 500 Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the S&P 500, and securities (which may or may not be included in the S&P 500 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the S&P 500 Index. 42. DWS International Select Equity VIP—JHT International Equity Index Trust B: DWS International Select Equity VIP seeks capital appreciation by investing at least 50% of its assets in securities represented in the MSCI EAFE Index. The JHT International Equity Index Trust B seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in securities listed on this index. 43. Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets Portfolio—JHT International Equity Index Trust B: Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets Portfolio seeks long-term growth of capital by investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in foreign equity securities, with a focus on the world’s less developed countries. The JHT International Equity Index PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13833 Trust B seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in securities listed on this index. 44. Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap Portfolio—JHT International Equity Index Trust B: Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap Portfolio seeks longterm growth of capital by investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of post-venture-capital companies from at least three countries, including the U.S. The JHT International Equity Index Trust B seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in securities listed on this index. 45. DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP—JHT Money Market Trust B: DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP seeks high current income consistent with preservation of capital by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in U.S. government securities and repurchase agreements of U.S. government securities. The JHT Money Market Trust B seeks maximum current income that is consistent with maintaining liquidity and preserving capital. The trust intends to maintain a stable $1 share price and invests only in U.S. dollar-denominated securities rated within the two highest short-term credit categories and their unrated equivalents. 46. DWS Money Market VIP—JHT Money Market Trust B: DWS Money Market VIP seeks maximum current income to the extent consistent with stability of principal. The portfolio pursues its goal by investing exclusively in high quality short-term securities, as well as certain repurchase agreements that are backed by high-quality securities. The JHT Money Market Trust B seeks maximum current income that is consistent with maintaining liquidity and preserving capital. The trust intends to maintain a stable $1 share price and invests only in U.S. dollar-denominated securities rated within the two highest short-term credit categories and their unrated equivalents. 47. The management fees, 12b–1 fees (if applicable), other expenses and total operating expenses for each Existing and Replacement Fund are as follows: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 13834 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Management fees (percent) Existing Funds: • AIM V.I. Utilities Fund—Series II .. • DWS Blue Chip VIP Series II, Class B .......................................... • DWS Health Care VIP—Series I, Class B .......................................... • DWS Technology VIP—Series II, Class B .......................................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust—Series II ............................. Existing Funds: • The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth Fund, Inc.—Service Class • DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP—Series II, Class B ................. • DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP—Series II, Class B ................. Replacement Fund: • JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust— Series II ......................................... Existing Fund: • Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio—Class S ......................... Replacement Fund: • JHT All Cap Core Trust—Series II Existing Fund: • DWS Large Cap Value VIP–Series II, Class B ............................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Quantitative Value Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Fund: • DWS Davis Venture Value VIP– Series II, Class B .......................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Fundamental Value Trust— Series II ......................................... Existing Funds: • DWS Dreman Small Cap Value— Series II, Class B .......................... • DWS Small Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B ............................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Small Cap Index Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Funds: • Alger American Balanced Portfolio—Class S ................................ • DWS Balanced VIP—Series II, Class B .......................................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Index Allocation Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Fund: • DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP—Class B .......................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Real Estate Securities Trust—Series II ............................. Existing Fund: • DWS International VIP Series I, Class B .......................................... Replacement Fund: • JHT International Value Trust Series II ............................................. Existing Funds: • DWS Global Thematic VIP Series II, Class B ...................................... • DWS Global Opportunities VIP— Series I, Class B ........................... Replacement Fund: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Distribution (12b–1) fees (percent) Other expenses (percent) Total annual expenses (percent) Expense waivers (percent) Net annual expenses (percent) 0.60 0.36 1.21 0.03 1.18 0.65 0.25 0.19 1.09 N/A 1.09 0.75 0.25 0.27 1.27 N/A 1.27 0.75 0.25 0.26 1.26 N/A 1.26 0.49 0.25 0.04 0.78 N/A 0.78 0.75 0.25 0.06 1.06 N/A 1.06 0.73 0.25 0.19 1.17 N/A 1.17 0.75 0.25 0.26 1.26 N/A 1.26 0.71 0.25 0.06 1.02 N/A 1.02 0.85 0.25 0.06 1.16 N/A 1.16 0.80 0.25 0.07 1.12 N/A 1.12 0.75 0.25 0.21 1.21 N/A 1.21 0.70 0.25 0.06 1.01 N/A 1.01 0.94 0.25 0.22 1.41 0.16 1.25 0.77 0.25 0.05 1.07 N/A 1.07 0.75 0.25 0.19 1.19 N/A 1.19 0.65 0.25 0.22 1.12 0.03 1.09 0.49 0.25 0.04 0.78 N/A 0.78 0.75 0.25 0.06 1.06 N/A 1.06 0.45 0.25 0.21 0.91 0.02 0.89 0.05 0.25 0.50 0.80 N/A 0.80 0.90 0.25 0.68 1.83 0.33 1.50 0.70 0.25 0.06 1.01 N/A 1.01 0.86 0.25 0.30 1.41 0.04 1.37 0.82 0.25 0.19 1.26 N/A 1.26 1.00 0.25 0.54 1.79 0.35 1.44 0.98 PO 00000 0.25 0.25 0.31 1.54 0.30 1.24 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 13835 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Management fees (percent) • JHT Global Trust—Series II .......... Existing Fund: • DWS Bond VIP—Series I, Class B Replacement Fund: • JHT Bond Index Trust—Series II .. Existing Funds: • DWS High Income—Series II, Class B .......................................... • DWS Strategic Income—Series II, Class B .......................................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Active Bond Trust—Series II Existing Fund: • DWS Core Fixed Income VIP— Series II, Class B .......................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust—Series II ............................. Existing Fund: • DWS Growth Allocation VIP—Series II, Class B ............................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Fund: • DWS Moderate Allocation VIP— Series II, Class B .......................... Replacement Fund: • JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Fund: • DWS Conservative Allocation VIP—Series II, Class B ................. Replacement Fund: • JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust—Series II ............................................. Existing Fund: • Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio— Service Class ................................ Replacement Fund: • JHT MidCap Index Trust—Series II .................................................... Existing Funds: • DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B ............................... • DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP—Series II, Class B ................. Replacement Fund: • JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust— Series II ......................................... Existing Funds: • DWS Capital Growth VIP—Series I, Class B ....................................... • DWS Growth and Income VIP— Series I, Class B ........................... Replacement Fund: • JHT 500 Index Trust B .................. Existing Funds: • DWS International Select Equity VIP—Series II, Class B ................. • Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets Portfolio ........................... • Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap Portfolio ................................. Replacement Fund: • JHT International Equity Index Trust B ........................................... Existing Funds: • DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP—Series II, Class B .... • DWS Money Market VIP—Series II, Class B ...................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Distribution (12b–1) fees (percent) Other expenses (percent) Total annual expenses (percent) Expense waivers (percent) Net annual expenses (percent) 0.82 0.16 1.23 N/A 1.23 0.48 0.25 0.31 1.04 N/A 1.04 0.47 0.25 0.05 0.77 N/A 0.77 0.60 0.25 0.25 1.10 N/A 1.10 0.65 0.25 0.35 1.25 0.051 1.199 0.60 0.25 0.07 0.92 N/A 0.92 0.60 0.25 0.22 1.07 N/A 1.07 0.60 0.25 0.09 0.94 N/A 0.94 0.15 0.25 0.94 1.34 N/A 1.34 0.05 0.25 0.89 1.19 N/A 1.19 0.15 0.25 0.91 1.31 N/A 1.31 0.05 0.25 0.86 1.16 N/A 1.16 0.15 0.25 1.20 1.60 N/A 1.60 0.05 0.25 0.81 1.11 N/A 1.11 0.75 0.25 0.04 1.04 N/A 1.04 0.49 0.25 0.04 0.78 N/A 0.78 0.75 0.25 0.40 1.40 0.092 1.308 0.80 0.25 0.31 1.36 0.023 1.337 0.74 0.25 0.10 1.09 N/A 1.09 0.45 0.25 0.19 0.89 0.03 0.86 0.47 0.25 0.24 0.96 0.07 0.89 0.47 0.00 0.03 0.50 0.25 0.25 0.75 0.25 0.26 1.26 N/A 1.26 1.25 0.00 0.40 1.65 N/A 1.65 1.25 0.00 0.34 1.59 N/A 1.59 0.55 0.00 0.04 0.59 0.25 0.34 0.55 0.25 0.22 1.02 N/A 1.02 0.46 PO 00000 0.25 0.25 0.18 0.89 N/A 0.89 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 13836 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices Management fees (percent) sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Replacement Fund: • JHT Money Market Trust B ........... 0.49 48. The substitutions are expected to provide significant benefits to Contract owners, including improved selection of portfolio managers and simplification of fund offerings through the elimination of overlapping offerings. The Applicants believe that the subadvisers to the Replacement Funds overall are better positioned to provide consistent aboveaverage performance for their Funds than are the advisers or sub-advisers of the Existing Funds. At the same time, Contract owners will continue to be able to select among a large number of funds, with a full range of investment objectives, investment strategies, and managers. 49. The substitutions, each of which replaces outside funds with funds for which JHIMS acts as investment adviser, will permit JHIMS, under a Multi-Manager Order to hire, monitor and replace sub-advisers as necessary to seek optimal performance and to ensure a consistent investment style. JHT has been subject to the Multi-Manager Order since 2000. 50. In addition, Contract owners with Subaccount balances invested in shares of the Replacement Funds will, in every case, have lower total expense ratios than they currently have in the Existing Funds. In each case, the Total Expenses of the Replacement Funds (even without applicable fee waivers) are lower than those of the Existing Funds with their fee waivers. For Contract owners with account balances in funds involved in the substitutions, the substitutions are therefore expected to result in decreased expense ratios. Moreover, there will be no increase in Contract fees and expenses, including mortality and expense risk fees and administration and distribution fees charged to the Separate Accounts as a result of the substitutions. The Applicants believe that the Replacement Funds have investment objectives, policies and risk profiles, as described herein, that are either substantially the same as, or sufficiently similar to, the corresponding Existing Funds to make those Replacement Funds appropriate candidates as substitutes. The Insurance Companies considered the performance history of the Existing Funds and the Replacement Funds and determined that Contract owners would not be materially adversely affected as a result of the substitutions. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Distribution (12b–1) fees (percent) Other expenses (percent) 0.00 0.04 51. Applicants represent that relieving the Separate Accounts of the administrative burdens of interfacing with several unaffiliated investment company complexes is expected to simplify compliance, accounting and auditing and, generally, to allow the Insurance Companies to administer the Contracts more efficiently. 52. In addition, as a result of the substitutions, neither JHIMS nor any of its affiliates will receive increased amounts of compensation from the charges to the Separate Accounts related to the Contracts or from Rule 12b–1 fees or revenue sharing currently received from the investment advisers or distributors of the Existing Funds. Applicants’ Legal Analysis and Conditions 1. The prospectuses by which the Contracts are offered state that the Insurance Companies have, subject to the requirements of the Act, the right to substitute the shares of any underlying registered investment company held by the Separate Accounts with shares of another registered investment company. 2. The Contracts expressly reserve to the applicable Insurance Company the right, subject to compliance with applicable law, to substitute shares of another investment company for shares of an investment company held by a sub-account of the Separate Accounts. The prospectuses for the Contracts and the Separate Accounts contain appropriate disclosure of this right. 3. With respect to each proposed substitution, Contract owners with balances invested in the Replacement Fund will have a lower expense ratio in all cases. 4. The proposed Replacement Fund for each Existing Fund has an investment objective that is at least substantially similar to that of the Existing Fund. Moreover, the principal investment policies of the Replacement Funds are similar to those of the corresponding Existing Funds. 5. By a supplement to the prospectuses for the Contracts and the Separate Accounts, each Insurance Company has notified all owners of the Contracts of its intention to take the necessary actions, including seeking the order requested by this application, to substitute shares of the funds as described herein. The supplement PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual expenses (percent) 0.53 Expense waivers (percent) 0.25 Net annual expenses (percent) 0.28 advises Contract owners that from the date of the supplement until the date of the proposed substitution, owners may make transfers of Contract value (or annuity unit exchange) out of the Existing Fund Subaccount to another Subaccount permitted under their respective Contracts without the transfer (or exchange) being treated as one of a limited number of permitted transfers (or exchanges) or a limited number of transfers (or exchanges) permitted without a transfer charge. The supplement also informs Contract owners that the Insurance Company will not exercise any rights reserved under any Contract to impose additional restrictions on transfers until at least 30 days after the proposed substitutions, except that the Insurance Companies may impose restrictions on transfers to prevent or limit ‘‘market timing’’ activities by Contract owners or agents of Contract owners. The supplement also advises Contract owners that for at least 30 days following the proposed substitutions, the Insurance Companies will allow Contract owners affected by the substitutions to make transfers of Contract value (or annuity unit exchange) out of the Replacement Fund Subaccount to another Subaccount permitted under their respective Contracts without the transfer (or exchange) being treated as one of a limited number of permitted transfers (or exchanges) or a limited number of transfers (or exchanges) permitted without a transfer charge. 6. The proposed substitutions will take place at relative net asset value in conformity with the requirements of Section 22(c) of the Act and Rule 22c–1 thereunder with no change in the amount of any Contract owner’s Contract value, cash value, or death benefit or in the dollar value of his or her investment in the Separate Accounts. 7. It is expected that the substitutions will be effected by redeeming shares of an Existing Fund for cash and using the cash to purchase shares of the Replacement Fund. 8. Contract owners will not incur any fees or charges as a result of the proposed substitutions, nor will their rights or an Insurance Company’s obligations under the Contracts be altered in any way. The substitutions will not alter in any way the annuity or E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices other insurance benefits held by Contract owners of the Contracts. All expenses incurred in connection with the proposed substitutions, including brokerage, legal, accounting, and other fees and expenses, will be paid by the Insurance Companies. In addition, the proposed substitutions will not impose any tax liability on Contract owners. The proposed substitutions will not cause the Contract fees and charges currently being paid by existing Contract owners to be greater after the proposed substitutions than before the proposed substitutions. No fees will be charged on the transfers made at the time of the proposed substitutions because the proposed substitutions will not be treated as a transfer for the purpose of assessing transfer charges or for determining the number of remaining permissible transfers in a Contract year. 9. In addition to the prospectus supplements distributed to owners of Contracts, within five business days after the proposed substitutions, Contract owners will be sent a written notice informing them that the substitutions were carried out and that they may transfer all Contract value or cash value under a Contract invested in any one of the Subaccounts on the date of the notice to another Subaccount available under their Contract at no cost and without regard to the usual limit on the frequency of transfers from the variable account options to the fixed account options. The notice will also reiterate that (other than with respect to ‘‘market timing’’ activity) the Insurance Company will not exercise any rights reserved by it under the Contracts to impose additional restrictions on transfers or to impose any charges on transfers until at least 30 days after the proposed substitutions. The Insurance Companies will also send each Contract owner current prospectuses for the Replacement Funds involved. 10. Each Insurance Company may also seek approval of the proposed substitutions from any state insurance regulators whose approval may be necessary or appropriate. 11. For a two year period following the date of the Substitutions, the Applicants agree that the total operating expenses of each Replacement Fund (taking into account any expense waiver or reimbursement) will not exceed on an annualized basis the net expense level of the corresponding Existing Fund for the 2005 fiscal year. 12. The Applicants agree that the Insurance Companies will not increase total separate account charges (net of any reimbursements or waivers) for any outstanding Contracts involved in the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 proposed substitution on the date of the substitutions for a period of two years from the date of the substitutions. Applicants and the Insurance Companies may, however, offer additional benefits through one or more Benefit Riders to owners of such Contracts during such two year period and impose additional separate account charges related to the purchase of any such additional benefits. 13. Applicants represent that none of the Replacement Funds was established for the purpose of effecting the substitutions. Conclusion For the reasons and upon the facts set forth above, Applicants submit that the requested order meets the standards set forth in Section 26(c). Applicants request an order of the Commission, pursuant to Section 26(c) of the Act, approving the Substitutions. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–5315 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; Resolution of litigation claims; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. 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: March 21, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–5429 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55486; File No. SR–BSE– 2007–12] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change To Apply Non-BeX Executed Trade Fee Retroactively March 16, 2007. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meeting during the week of March 26, 2007: A Closed Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsels to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a) (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10) permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Nazareth, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in a closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2007 will be: Formal orders of investigation; PO 00000 13837 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 March 2, 2007, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons and to approve the proposed rule change on an accelerated basis. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The BSE proposes to make SR–BSE– 2007–11, a rule filing amending the Boston Equities Exchange (‘‘BeX’’) fee schedule to include a transaction fee to be charged to BSE Members who request a BeX Purchase & Sale Blotter reflecting the transaction information related to the execution of a single order, part of 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. IC-27752; File No. 812-13318]


John Hancock Life Insurance Company, et al.

March 19, 2007.
AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'').

ACTION: Notice of application for an order of approval pursuant to 
Section 26(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 
``Act'').

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    Applicants: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) (``John 
Hancock USA''), John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) Separate 
Account H (``Account H''), John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New 
York (``John Hancock New York'') and John Hancock Life Insurance 
Company of New York Separate Account A (``Account A'') (collectively 
the ``Applicants'').
SUMMARY: Applicants seek an order approving the substitution of shares 
of certain series of John Hancock Trust (``JHT'') for shares of certain 
series of other, unaffiliated, registered investment companies as 
described herein.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on July 31, 2006, and an 
amended and restated application was filed on March 8, 2007.
    Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the 
application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. 
Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of 
the Commission and serving Applicants with a copy of the request 
personally or by mail. Hearing requests must be received by the 
Commission by 5:30 p.m. on April 13, 2007, and should be accompanied by 
proof of service on Applicants in the form of an affidavit or, for 
lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the 
nature of the requester's interest, the reason for the request, and the 
issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may 
request notification by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, 
NE., Washington, DC 20549. Applicants, c/o Raymond A. O'Hara III, 
Blazzard & Hasenauer, P.C., 1375 Kings Highway East, Suite 220, 
Fairfield, CT 06824.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison T. White, Senior Counsel, or 
Joyce M. Pickholz, Branch Chief, Office of Insurance Products, Division 
of Investment Management, at (202) 551-6795.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the amended 
and restated application. The complete application is available for a 
fee from the Public Reference Branch of the Commission, 100 F Street, 
NE., Washington, DC 20549 (202-551-8090).

Applicants' Representations

    1. John Hancock USA, formerly known as The Manufacturers Life 
Insurance Company (U.S.A.), is a stock life insurance company 
originally organized under the laws of Maine on August 20, 1955 by a 
special act of the Maine legislature. John Hancock USA redomesticated 
under the laws of Michigan on December 30, 1992.
    2. Account H is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust 
(File No. 811-4113). The variable annuity contracts funded by Account H 
that are affected by this application are Scudder Wealthmark Annuity 
(File Nos. 333-70728 and 333-70730) and Scudder Wealthmark ML3 Annuity 
(File No. 333-70850).
    3. John Hancock New York, formerly known as The Manufacturers Life 
Insurance Company of New York, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of John 
Hancock USA and is a stock life insurance company organized under the 
laws of New York on February 10, 1992.
    4. Account A is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust 
(File No. 811-6584). It is used to fund variable annuity contracts of 
John Hancock New York. The variable annuity contracts funded by Account 
A that are affected by this application are Scudder Wealthmark Annuity 
for New York (File Nos. 33-79112 and 33-46217) and Scudder Wealthmark 
ML3 Annuity for New York (File No. 333-83558).
    5. The individual and group variable annuity contracts affected by 
this application are collectively referred to as the ``Contracts.''
    6. Each of the Contracts permits its owners to allocate the 
Contract's accumulated value among numerous available Subaccounts, each 
of which invests in a different investment portfolio (``Fund'') of an 
underlying mutual fund.
    7. Each Contract permits its owner to transfer the Contract's 
accumulated value from one Subaccount to another Subaccount of the 
issuing Separate Account at any time, subject to certain potential 
restrictions and charges described in the Contracts and Prospectuses 
relating to the Contracts. To the extent that the Contracts contain 
restrictions or limitations on an owner's

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right to transfer, such restrictions and limitations will be suspended 
in connection with the transfers as described in further detail 
elsewhere herein.
    8. Each Insurance Company reserves the right to make certain 
changes, including the right to substitute, for the shares held in any 
Subaccount, the shares of another Fund or the shares of another 
underlying mutual fund, as stated in each prospectus for the Contracts.
    9. Shares of JHT are sold exclusively to insurance company separate 
accounts to fund benefits under variable annuity contracts and variable 
life insurance policies sponsored by the Insurance Companies or their 
affiliates, and to employer pension and profit sharing plans. JHT is 
registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company 
of the series type, and its securities are registered under the 1933 
Act, File Nos. 002-94157/811-04146 and 33-02081/811-04490. John Hancock 
Investment Management Services, LLC (formerly, Manufacturers Securities 
Services, LLC) (``JHIMS''), is the investment adviser to JHT, and each 
series has its own subadviser.
    10. Each Insurance Company, on its behalf and on behalf of the 
Separate Accounts, proposes to make certain substitutions of shares of 
thirty-five funds (the ``Existing Funds'') held in the Subaccounts of 
its respective Separate Accounts with certain Series (the ``Replacement 
Funds'') of JHT as follows:

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             Existing funds                     Replacement funds
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AIM V.I. Utilities Fund--Series II.....  JHT Total Stock Market Index
                                          Trust--Series II.
DWS Blue Chip VIP--Series II, Class B
DWS Health Care VIP--Series I, Class B
DWS Technology VIP--Series II, Class B
The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth  JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust--
 Fund, Inc.--Service Class.               Series II.
DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP--
 Series II, Class B
DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP--Series
 II, Class B
Alger American Leveraged AllCap          JHT All Cap Core Trust--Series
 Portfolio--Class S.                      II.
DWS Large Cap Value VIP--Series II,      JHT Quantitative Value Trust--
 Class B.                                 Series II.
DWS Davis Venture Value VIP--Series II,  JHT Fundamental Value Trust--
 Class B.                                 Series II.
DWS Dreman Small Cap Value VIP--Series   JHT Small Cap Index Trust--
 II, Class B.                             Series II.
DWS Small Cap Growth VIP--Series II,
 Class B
Alger American Balanced Portfolio--      JHT Index Allocation Trust--
 Class S.                                 Series II.
DWS Balanced VIP--Series II, Class B
DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP--   JHT Real Estate Securities
 Class B.                                 Trust--Series II.
DWS International VIP--Series I, Class   JHT International Value Trust--
 B.                                       Series II.
DWS Global Thematic VIP--Series II,      JHT Global Trust--Series II.
 Class B.
DWS Global Opportunities VIP--Series I,
 Class B
DWS Bond VIP--Series I, Class B........  JHT Bond Index Trust--Series
                                          II.
DWS High Income VIP--Series II, Class B  JHT Active Bond Trust--Series
                                          II.
DWS Strategic Income VIP--Series II,
 Class B
DWS Core Fixed Income VIP--Series II,    JHT Investment Quality Bond
 Class B.                                 Trust--Series II.
DWS Growth Allocation VIP--Series II,    JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust--
 Class B.                                 Series II.
DWS Moderate Allocation VIP--Series II,  JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust--
 Class B.                                 Series II.
DWS Conservative Allocation VIP--Series  JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust--
 II, Class B.                             Series II.
Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio--Service  JHT Mid Cap Index Trust--Series
 Class.                                   II.
DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP--Series II,       JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust--
 Class B.                                 Series II.
DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP--Series
 II, Class B
DWS Capital Growth VIP--Series I, Class  JHT 500 Index Trust B.
 B.
DWS Growth and Income VIP--Series I,
 Class B
DWS International Select Equity VIP--    JHT International Equity Index
 Series II, Class B.                      Trust B.
Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets
 Portfolio
Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap
 Portfolio
DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP-- JHT Money Market Trust B.
 Series II, Class B.
DWS Money Market VIP--Series II, Class
 B
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    11. With respect to each substitution, the investment objectives 
and comparative fund expenses for each Existing Fund and each 
Replacement Fund are below. Asset sizes and comparative performance 
history for each Existing Fund and each Replacement Fund can be found 
in the application filed with the Commission.
    12. AIM V.I. Utilities Fund--JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: 
The AIM V.I. Utilities Fund seeks capital growth and current income. 
The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the equity 
securities and equity-related instruments of companies engaged in 
utilities-related industries. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust 
seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the Dow Jones 
Wilshire 5000 Index (``Wilshire 5000 Index''). The Trust invests, under 
normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any 
borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are 
included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may 
not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the sub-adviser 
believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 
5000 Index.
    13. DWS Blue Chip VIP--JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS Blue 
Chip VIP seeks growth of capital and income. Under normal 
circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, plus 
the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks 
of large U.S. companies that are similar in size to the companies in 
the S&P 500 Index and that the portfolio managers consider to be ``blue 
chip'' companies. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to 
approximate the aggregate total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The 
Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net 
assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common 
stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities 
(which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index)

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that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner 
similar to the Wilshire 5000 Index.
    14. DWS Health Care VIP--JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS 
Health Care VIP seeks long-term growth of capital by investing at least 
80% of total assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment 
purposes, in common stocks of companies in the health care sector. The 
JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate 
total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The Trust invests, under 
normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any 
borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are 
included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities (which may or may 
not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the sub-adviser 
believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the Wilshire 
5000 Index.
    15. DWS Technology VIP--JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust: DWS 
Technology VIP seeks growth of capital by, under normal circumstances, 
investing at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings 
for investment purposes, in common stocks of U.S. companies in the 
technology sector. The JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust seeks to 
approximate the aggregate total return of the Wilshire 5000 Index. The 
Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net 
assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common 
stocks that are included in the Wilshire 5000 Index, and securities 
(which may or may not be included in the Wilshire 5000 Index) that the 
sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the 
Wilshire 5000 Index.
    16. The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth Fund, Inc.--JHT 
Quantitative All Cap Trust: The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth 
Fund, Inc. seeks to provide capital growth, with current income as a 
secondary goal by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% 
of its assets in the common stocks of companies that, in the opinion of 
the fund's management, meet traditional investment standards and 
conduct their business in a manner that contributes to the enhancement 
of the quality of life in America. The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust 
seeks long-term growth of capital. The portfolio seeks to achieve its 
objective by investing, under normal circumstances, primarily in equity 
securities of U.S. companies.
    17. DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP--The JHT Quantitative All Cap 
Trust: DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP seeks to achieve a high rate 
of total return. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at 
least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for 
investment purposes, in common stocks and other equity securities. The 
JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by 
investing, under normal circumstances, primarily in equity securities 
of U.S. companies.
    18. DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP--JHT Quantitative All Cap 
Trust: DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP seeks long-term capital growth 
and current income. The portfolio normally emphasizes investments in 
equity securities. The JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust seeks long-term 
growth of capital. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio primarily 
invests in equity securities of U.S. companies.
    19. Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio--JHT All Cap Core 
Trust: The Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio seeks long-term 
capital appreciation. The portfolio invests primarily in equity 
securities, such as common or preferred stocks, which are listed on 
U.S. exchanges or in the over-the-counter market. The JHT All Cap Core 
Trust seeks long-term growth of capital. The portfolio invests in 
common stocks and other equity securities within all asset classes 
(small, mid and large cap) and primarily within the Russell 3000 Index.
    20. DWS Large Cap Value VIP--JHT Quantitative Value Trust: DWS 
Large Cap Value VIP seeks to achieve a high rate of total return. Under 
normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, 
plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common 
stocks and other equity securities, of large U.S. companies that are 
similar in size to the companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index and 
that the portfolio managers believe are undervalued. The JHT 
Quantitative Value Trust seeks long-term capital appreciation. The 
portfolio invests primarily in large-cap U.S. securities with the 
potential for long-term growth of capital.
    21. DWS Davis Venture Value VIP--JHT Fundamental Value Trust: Both 
DWS Davis Venture Value VIP and JHT Fundamental Value Trust seek growth 
of capital. The DWS Davis Venture Value VIP invests primarily in common 
stocks of U.S. companies with market capitalizations of at least $5 
billion. The JHT Fundamental Value Trust invests, under normal market 
conditions, primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies with market 
capitalizations of at least $10 billion.
    22. DWS Dreman Small Cap Value VIP-JHT Small Cap Index Trust: DWS 
Dreman Small Cap Value VIP seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under 
normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, 
plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in 
undervalued common stocks of small U.S. companies, which the portfolio 
defines as companies that are similar in market value to those in the 
Russell 2000 Value Index. The JHT Small Cap Index Trust seeks to 
approximate the aggregate total return of the Russell 2000 Index. The 
Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net 
assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common 
stocks that are included in the Russell 2000 Index, and securities 
(which may or may not be included in the Russell 2000 Index) that the 
sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the 
Russell 2000 Index.
    23. DWS Small Cap Growth VIP--JHT Small Cap Index Trust: DWS Small 
Cap Growth VIP seeks maximum appreciation of investors' capital. Under 
normal circumstances, the portfolio invests at least 80% of net assets, 
plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in small 
capitalization stocks similar in size to those comprising the Russell 
2000 Growth Index. The JHT Small Cap Index Trust seeks to approximate 
the aggregate total return of the Russell 2000 Index. The Trust 
invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net 
assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common 
stocks that are included in the Russell 2000 Index, and securities 
(which may or may not be included in the Russell 2000 Index) that the 
sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the 
Russell 2000 Index.
    24. Alger American Balanced Portfolio--JHT Index Allocation Trust: 
The Alger American Balanced Portfolio seeks current income and long-
term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the portfolio 
will invest at least 25% of its net assets in fixed-income securities 
and at least 25% of its net assets in equity securities. The JHT Index 
Allocation Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing 
approximately 30% of the portfolio's assets in fixed income index funds 
and approximately 70% of its assets in equity index funds. Current 
income is also a consideration.
    25. DWS Balanced VIP--JHT Index Allocation Trust: The DWS Balanced 
VIP seeks high total return, a combination of income and capital 
appreciation. The portfolio normally invests approximately 60% of its 
net assets in common stocks and other

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equity securities and approximately 40% of its net assets in fixed 
income securities. The JHT Index Allocation Trust seeks long-term 
growth of capital by investing approximately 30% of the portfolio's 
assets in fixed income index funds and approximately 70% of its assets 
in equity index funds. Current income is also a consideration.
    26. DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP--JHT Real Estate 
Securities Trust: Both DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP and the JHT 
Real Estate Securities Trust seek to achieve long-term capital 
appreciation and current income through investing, under normal market 
conditions, at least 80% of net assets (plus any borrowings for 
investment purposes) in equity securities of real estate investment 
trusts and real estate companies.
    27. DWS International VIP--JHT International Value Trust: DWS 
International VIP seeks long-term growth of capital primarily through 
diversified holdings of marketable foreign equity investments. Although 
it may invest in companies of any size and from any country, it invests 
mainly in common stocks of established companies in countries with 
developed economies. The JHT International Value Trust seeks long-term 
growth of capital by investing, under normal market conditions, 
primarily in equity securities of companies located outside the U.S., 
including in emerging markets.
    28. DWS Global Thematic VIP--JHT Global Trust: DWS Global Thematic 
VIP seeks long-term capital growth by investing, under normal 
circumstances, at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any 
borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equities 
of companies throughout the world that the portfolio managers consider 
to be ``blue chip'' companies. The JHT Global Trust seeks long-term 
capital appreciation by investing, under normal market conditions, at 
least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment 
purposes) in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the 
world, including emerging markets.
    29. DWS Global Opportunities VIP--JHT Global Trust: DWS Global 
Opportunities VIP seeks above-average capital appreciation over the 
long term by investing at least 65% of total assets in common stocks 
and other equities of small companies throughout the world. The JHT 
Global Trust seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing, under 
normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any 
borrowings for investment purposes) in the equity securities of 
companies located anywhere in the world, including emerging markets.
    30. DWS Bond VIP--JHT Bond Index Trust A: DWS Bond VIP seeks to 
provide a high level of income consistent with a high quality portfolio 
of debt securities by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 
80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment 
purposes, in bonds of any maturity. The JHT Bond Index Trust A seeks to 
track the performance of the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index 
(``Lehman Index''). The Lehman Index consists of dollar denominated, 
fixed rate, investment grade debt securities with maturities generally 
greater than one year and outstanding par values of at least $200 
million. Under normal market conditions will invest at least 80% of its 
assets in securities listed in the Lehman Index.
    31. DWS High Income VIP--JHT Active Bond Trust: DWS High Income VIP 
seeks to provide a high level of current income by investing, under 
normal circumstances, at least 65% of net assets, plus the amount of 
any borrowings for investment purposes, in junk bonds, which are those 
rated below the fourth highest credit rating category (i.e., grade BB/
Ba and below). The JHT Active Bond Trust seeks income and capital 
appreciation by investing, normally, at least 80% of its assets in a 
diversified mix of debt securities and instruments, including but not 
limited to: U.S. Treasury and agency securities; asset-backed 
securities and mortgage-backed securities; corporate bonds, both U.S. 
and foreign; and foreign government and agency securities.
    32. DWS Strategic Income VIP--JHT Active Bond Trust: DWS Strategic 
Income VIP seeks a high current return by investing mainly in bonds 
issued by U.S. and foreign corporations and governments. The JHT Active 
Bond Trust seeks income and capital appreciation by investing, 
normally, at least 80% of its assets in a diversified mix of debt 
securities and instruments, including but not limited to: U.S. Treasury 
and agency securities; asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed 
securities; corporate bonds, both U.S. and foreign; and foreign 
government and agency securities.
    33. DWS Core Fixed Income VIP--JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust: 
DWS Core Fixed Income VIP seeks high current income by investing, under 
normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets, plus the amount of 
any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed income securities. The 
fixed income securities are primarily investment grade and within the 
top three rating catoegories. The JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust 
seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with the 
maintenance of principal and liquidity by investing, under normal 
market conditions, at least 80% of the portfolio's net assets (plus any 
borrowings for investment purposes) in investment-grade bonds.
    34. DWS Growth Allocation VIP--JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust: DWS 
Growth Allocation VIP seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in 
a portfolio of other portfolios (``underlying portfolios''). The 
portfolio managers will generally allocate the portfolio's assets in 
the following ranges: 20-40% in underlying portfolios which invest 
primarily in fixed income securities of all credit qualities and 
maturities; and 60-80% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily 
in equity securities of all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle 
Growth Trust seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in 
underlying portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 20% 
of its assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in 
fixed income securities and approximately 80% in underlying portfolios 
of JHT which invest primarily in equity securities.
    35. DWS Moderate Allocation VIP--JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust: DWS 
Moderate Allocation VIP seeks a balance of long-term growth of capital 
and current income with an emphasis on growth of capital by investing 
in a portfolio of other portfolios. The portfolio managers will 
generally allocate the portfolio's assets in the following ranges: 25-
55% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily in fixed income 
securities of all credit qualities and maturities; and 45-75% in 
underlying portfolios which invest primarily in equity securities of 
all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust seeks a 
balance between a high level of current income and growth of capital, 
with a greater emphasis on growth of capital by investing in underlying 
portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 40% of its 
assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in fixed 
income securities and approximately 60% in underlying portfolios of JHT 
which invest primarily in equity securities.
    36. DWS Conservative Allocation VIP--JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust: 
DWS Conservative Allocation VIP seeks a balance of current income and 
long-term growth of capital with an emphasis on current income by 
investing in a portfolio of other portfolios. The portfolio managers 
will generally allocate the portfolio's assets in the

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following ranges: 45-75% in underlying portfolios which invest 
primarily in fixed income securities of all credit qualities and 
maturities; and 25-55% in underlying portfolios which invest primarily 
in equity securities of all capitalization levels. The JHT Lifestyle 
Moderate Trust seeks a balance between a high level of current income 
and growth of capital, with a greater emphasis on income, by investing 
in underlying portfolios of JHT. The portfolio invests approximately 
60% of its assets in underlying portfolios of JHT which invest 
primarily in fixed income securities and approximately 40% in 
underlying portfolios of JHT which invest primarily in equity 
securities.
    37. Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio--JHT Mid Cap Index Trust: The 
Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio seeks investment results that are 
greater than the total return performance of publicly traded common 
stocks of medium-size domestic companies in the aggregate, as 
represented by the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index (``S&P 400 
Index''). To pursue this goal, the portfolio normally invests at least 
80% of its assets in stocks of midsize companies. The JHT Mid Cap Index 
Trust seeks to approximate the aggregate total return of the S&P 400 
Index. The Trust invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% 
of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the 
common stocks that are included in the S&P 400 Index, and securities 
(which may or may not be included in the S&P 400 Index) that the sub-
adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner similar to the S&P 
400 Index.
    38. DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP--JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust: DWS Mid 
Cap Growth VIP seeks long-term capital growth by investing, under 
normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in companies with 
market caps within the market capitalization range of the Russell 
MidCap Growth Index. The JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust seeks long-term 
capital growth by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 
80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in 
U.S. mid-cap stocks.
    39. DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP--JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust: 
DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP seeks capital appreciation by investing 
in common stocks and other equity securities of U.S. companies with 
medium market capitalizations. The JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust seeks 
long-term capital growth by investing, under normal market conditions, 
at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment 
purposes) in U.S. mid-cap stocks.
    40. DWS Capital Growth VIP--JHT 500 Index Trust B: DWS Capital 
Growth VIP seeks to maximize long-term capital growth by investing at 
least 65% of total assets in common stocks of U.S. companies. The 
portfolio generally focuses on companies similar in size to the 
companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Price Index or 
the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The JHT 500 Index Trust B seeks to 
approximate the aggregate total return of the Standard & Poor's 500 
Index (``S&P 500 Index''). The Trust invests, under normal market 
conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for 
investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the S&P 
500, and securities (which may or may not be included in the S&P 500 
Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a manner 
similar to the S&P 500 Index.
    41. DWS Growth and Income VIP--JHT 500 Index Trust B: DWS Growth 
and Income VIP seeks long-term growth of capital, current income and 
growth of income. The portfolio invests primarily in large U.S. 
companies. The JHT 500 Index Trust B seeks to approximate the aggregate 
total return of the S&P 500 Index. The Trust invests, under normal 
market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings 
for investment purposes) in the common stocks that are included in the 
S&P 500, and securities (which may or may not be included in the S&P 
500 Index) that the sub-adviser believes as a group will behave in a 
manner similar to the S&P 500 Index.
    42. DWS International Select Equity VIP--JHT International Equity 
Index Trust B: DWS International Select Equity VIP seeks capital 
appreciation by investing at least 50% of its assets in securities 
represented in the MSCI EAFE Index. The JHT International Equity Index 
Trust B seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital 
International All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, 
under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in 
securities listed on this index.
    43. Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets Portfolio--JHT 
International Equity Index Trust B: Credit Suisse Trust Emerging 
Markets Portfolio seeks long-term growth of capital by investing at 
least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment 
purposes, in foreign equity securities, with a focus on the world's 
less developed countries. The JHT International Equity Index Trust B 
seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International 
All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, under normal 
market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in securities listed on 
this index.
    44. Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap Portfolio--JHT 
International Equity Index Trust B: Credit Suisse Trust Global Small 
Cap Portfolio seeks long-term growth of capital by investing at least 
80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in 
equity securities of post-venture-capital companies from at least three 
countries, including the U.S. The JHT International Equity Index Trust 
B seeks to track the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital 
International All Country World Excluding U.S. Index by investing, 
under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in 
securities listed on this index.
    45. DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP--JHT Money Market Trust 
B: DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP seeks high current income 
consistent with preservation of capital by investing, under normal 
circumstances, at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any 
borrowings for investment purposes, in U.S. government securities and 
repurchase agreements of U.S. government securities. The JHT Money 
Market Trust B seeks maximum current income that is consistent with 
maintaining liquidity and preserving capital. The trust intends to 
maintain a stable $1 share price and invests only in U.S. dollar-
denominated securities rated within the two highest short-term credit 
categories and their unrated equivalents.
    46. DWS Money Market VIP--JHT Money Market Trust B: DWS Money 
Market VIP seeks maximum current income to the extent consistent with 
stability of principal. The portfolio pursues its goal by investing 
exclusively in high quality short-term securities, as well as certain 
repurchase agreements that are backed by high-quality securities. The 
JHT Money Market Trust B seeks maximum current income that is 
consistent with maintaining liquidity and preserving capital. The trust 
intends to maintain a stable $1 share price and invests only in U.S. 
dollar-denominated securities rated within the two highest short-term 
credit categories and their unrated equivalents.
    47. The management fees, 12b-1 fees (if applicable), other expenses 
and total operating expenses for each Existing and Replacement Fund are 
as follows:

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                                                                           Distribution        Other       Total annual       Expense       Net annual
                                                            Management     (12b-1) fees      expenses        expenses         waivers        expenses
                                                          fees (percent)     (percent)       (percent)       (percent)       (percent)       (percent)
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Existing Funds:
     AIM V.I. Utilities Fund--Series II.........            0.60            0.25            0.36            1.21            0.03            1.18
     DWS Blue Chip VIP Series II, Class B.......            0.65            0.25            0.19            1.09             N/A            1.09
     DWS Health Care VIP--Series I, Class B.....            0.75            0.25            0.27            1.27             N/A            1.27
     DWS Technology VIP--Series II, Class B.....            0.75            0.25            0.26            1.26             N/A            1.26
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Total Stock Market Index Trust--Series             0.49            0.25            0.04            0.78             N/A            0.78
     II.................................................
Existing Funds:
     The Dreyfus Socially Responsible Growth                0.75            0.25            0.06            1.06             N/A            1.06
     Fund, Inc.--Service Class..........................
     DWS Dreman High Return Equity VIP--Series              0.73            0.25            0.19            1.17             N/A            1.17
     II, Class B........................................
     DWS Janus Growth and Income VIP--Series II,            0.75            0.25            0.26            1.26             N/A            1.26
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Quantitative All Cap Trust--Series II..            0.71            0.25            0.06            1.02             N/A            1.02
Existing Fund:
     Alger American Leveraged AllCap Portfolio--            0.85            0.25            0.06            1.16             N/A            1.16
     Class S............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT All Cap Core Trust--Series II..........            0.80            0.25            0.07            1.12             N/A            1.12
Existing Fund:
     DWS Large Cap Value VIP-Series II, Class B.            0.75            0.25            0.21            1.21             N/A            1.21
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Quantitative Value Trust--Series II....            0.70            0.25            0.06            1.01             N/A            1.01
Existing Fund:
     DWS Davis Venture Value VIP-Series II,                 0.94            0.25            0.22            1.41            0.16            1.25
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Fundamental Value Trust--Series II.....            0.77            0.25            0.05            1.07             N/A            1.07
Existing Funds:
     DWS Dreman Small Cap Value--Series II,                 0.75            0.25            0.19            1.19             N/A            1.19
     Class B............................................
     DWS Small Cap Growth VIP--Series II, Class             0.65            0.25            0.22            1.12            0.03            1.09
     B..................................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Small Cap Index Trust--Series II.......            0.49            0.25            0.04            0.78             N/A            0.78
Existing Funds:
     Alger American Balanced Portfolio--Class S.            0.75            0.25            0.06            1.06             N/A            1.06
     DWS Balanced VIP--Series II, Class B.......            0.45            0.25            0.21            0.91            0.02            0.89
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Index Allocation Trust--Series II......            0.05            0.25            0.50            0.80             N/A            0.80
Existing Fund:
     DWS RREEF Real Estate Securities VIP--Class            0.90            0.25            0.68            1.83            0.33            1.50
     B..................................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Real Estate Securities Trust--Series II            0.70            0.25            0.06            1.01             N/A            1.01
Existing Fund:
     DWS International VIP Series I, Class B....            0.86            0.25            0.30            1.41            0.04            1.37
Replacement Fund:
     JHT International Value Trust Series II....            0.82            0.25            0.19            1.26             N/A            1.26
Existing Funds:
     DWS Global Thematic VIP Series II, Class B.            1.00            0.25            0.54            1.79            0.35            1.44
     DWS Global Opportunities VIP--Series I,                0.98            0.25            0.31            1.54            0.30            1.24
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:

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     JHT Global Trust--Series II................            0.82            0.25            0.16            1.23             N/A            1.23
Existing Fund:
     DWS Bond VIP--Series I, Class B............            0.48            0.25            0.31            1.04             N/A            1.04
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Bond Index Trust--Series II............            0.47            0.25            0.05            0.77             N/A            0.77
Existing Funds:
     DWS High Income--Series II, Class B........            0.60            0.25            0.25            1.10             N/A            1.10
     DWS Strategic Income--Series II, Class B...            0.65            0.25            0.35            1.25           0.051           1.199
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Active Bond Trust--Series II...........            0.60            0.25            0.07            0.92             N/A            0.92
Existing Fund:
     DWS Core Fixed Income VIP--Series II, Class            0.60            0.25            0.22            1.07             N/A            1.07
     B..................................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Investment Quality Bond Trust--Series              0.60            0.25            0.09            0.94             N/A            0.94
     II.................................................
Existing Fund:
     DWS Growth Allocation VIP--Series II, Class            0.15            0.25            0.94            1.34             N/A            1.34
     B..................................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Lifestyle Growth Trust--Series II......            0.05            0.25            0.89            1.19             N/A            1.19
Existing Fund:
     DWS Moderate Allocation VIP--Series II,                0.15            0.25            0.91            1.31             N/A            1.31
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Lifestyle Balanced Trust--Series II....            0.05            0.25            0.86            1.16             N/A            1.16
Existing Fund:
     DWS Conservative Allocation VIP--Series II,            0.15            0.25            1.20            1.60             N/A            1.60
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Lifestyle Moderate Trust--Series II....            0.05            0.25            0.81            1.11             N/A            1.11
Existing Fund:
     Dreyfus MidCap Stock Portfolio--Service                0.75            0.25            0.04            1.04             N/A            1.04
     Class..............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT MidCap Index Trust--Series II..........            0.49            0.25            0.04            0.78             N/A            0.78
Existing Funds:
     DWS Mid Cap Growth VIP--Series II, Class B.            0.75            0.25            0.40            1.40           0.092           1.308
     DWS Turner Mid Cap Growth VIP--Series II,              0.80            0.25            0.31            1.36           0.023           1.337
     Class B............................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT Quantitative Mid Cap Trust--Series II..            0.74            0.25            0.10            1.09             N/A            1.09
Existing Funds:
     DWS Capital Growth VIP--Series I, Class B..            0.45            0.25            0.19            0.89            0.03            0.86
     DWS Growth and Income VIP--Series I, Class             0.47            0.25            0.24            0.96            0.07            0.89
     B..................................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT 500 Index Trust B......................            0.47            0.00            0.03            0.50            0.25            0.25
Existing Funds:
     DWS International Select Equity VIP--Series            0.75            0.25            0.26            1.26             N/A            1.26
     II, Class B........................................
     Credit Suisse Trust Emerging Markets                   1.25            0.00            0.40            1.65             N/A            1.65
     Portfolio..........................................
     Credit Suisse Trust Global Small Cap                   1.25            0.00            0.34            1.59             N/A            1.59
     Portfolio..........................................
Replacement Fund:
     JHT International Equity Index Trust B.....            0.55            0.00            0.04            0.59            0.25            0.34
Existing Funds:
     DWS Government & Agency Securities VIP--               0.55            0.25            0.22            1.02             N/A            1.02
     Series II, Class B.................................
     DWS Money Market VIP--Series II, Class B...            0.46            0.25            0.18            0.89             N/A            0.89

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Replacement Fund:
     JHT Money Market Trust B...................            0.49            0.00            0.04            0.53            0.25            0.28
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    48. The substitutions are expected to provide significant benefits 
to Contract owners, including improved selection of portfolio managers 
and simplification of fund offerings through the elimination of 
overlapping offerings. The Applicants believe that the subadvisers to 
the Replacement Funds overall are better positioned to provide 
consistent above-average performance for their Funds than are the 
advisers or sub-advisers of the Existing Funds. At the same time, 
Contract owners will continue to be able to select among a large number 
of funds, with a full range of investment objectives, investment 
strategies, and managers.
    49. The substitutions, each of which replaces outside funds with 
funds for which JHIMS acts as investment adviser, will permit JHIMS, 
under a Multi-Manager Order to hire, monitor and replace sub-advisers 
as necessary to seek optimal performance and to ensure a consistent 
investment style. JHT has been subject to the Multi-Manager Order since 
2000.
    50. In addition, Contract owners with Subaccount balances invested 
in shares of the Replacement Funds will, in every case, have lower 
total expense ratios than they currently have in the Existing Funds. In 
each case, the Total Expenses of the Replacement Funds (even without 
applicable fee waivers) are lower than those of the Existing Funds with 
their fee waivers. For Contract owners with account balances in funds 
involved in the substitutions, the substitutions are therefore expected 
to result in decreased expense ratios. Moreover, there will be no 
increase in Contract fees and expenses, including mortality and expense 
risk fees and administration and distribution fees charged to the 
Separate Accounts as a result of the substitutions. The Applicants 
believe that the Replacement Funds have investment objectives, policies 
and risk profiles, as described herein, that are either substantially 
the same as, or sufficiently similar to, the corresponding Existing 
Funds to make those Replacement Funds appropriate candidates as 
substitutes. The Insurance Companies considered the performance history 
of the Existing Funds and the Replacement Funds and determined that 
Contract owners would not be materially adversely affected as a result 
of the substitutions.
    51. Applicants represent that relieving the Separate Accounts of 
the administrative burdens of interfacing with several unaffiliated 
investment company complexes is expected to simplify compliance, 
accounting and auditing and, generally, to allow the Insurance 
Companies to administer the Contracts more efficiently.
    52. In addition, as a result of the substitutions, neither JHIMS 
nor any of its affiliates will receive increased amounts of 
compensation from the charges to the Separate Accounts related to the 
Contracts or from Rule 12b-1 fees or revenue sharing currently received 
from the investment advisers or distributors of the Existing Funds.

Applicants' Legal Analysis and Conditions

    1. The prospectuses by which the Contracts are offered state that 
the Insurance Companies have, subject to the requirements of the Act, 
the right to substitute the shares of any underlying registered 
investment company held by the Separate Accounts with shares of another 
registered investment company.
    2. The Contracts expressly reserve to the applicable Insurance 
Company the right, subject to compliance with applicable law, to 
substitute shares of another investment company for shares of an 
investment company held by a sub-account of the Separate Accounts. The 
prospectuses for the Contracts and the Separate Accounts contain 
appropriate disclosure of this right.
    3. With respect to each proposed substitution, Contract owners with 
balances invested in the Replacement Fund will have a lower expense 
ratio in all cases.
    4. The proposed Replacement Fund for each Existing Fund has an 
investment objective that is at least substantially similar to that of 
the Existing Fund. Moreover, the principal investment policies of the 
Replacement Funds are similar to those of the corresponding Existing 
Funds.
    5. By a supplement to the prospectuses for the Contracts and the 
Separate Accounts, each Insurance Company has notified all owners of 
the Contracts of its intention to take the necessary actions, including 
seeking the order requested by this application, to substitute shares 
of the funds as described herein. The supplement advises Contract 
owners that from the date of the supplement until the date of the 
proposed substitution, owners may make transfers of Contract value (or 
annuity unit exchange) out of the Existing Fund Subaccount to another 
Subaccount permitted under their respective Contracts without the 
transfer (or exchange) being treated as one of a limited number of 
permitted transfers (or exchanges) or a limited number of transfers (or 
exchanges) permitted without a transfer charge. The supplement also 
informs Contract owners that the Insurance Company will not exercise 
any rights reserved under any Contract to impose additional 
restrictions on transfers until at least 30 days after the proposed 
substitutions, except that the Insurance Companies may impose 
restrictions on transfers to prevent or limit ``market timing'' 
activities by Contract owners or agents of Contract owners. The 
supplement also advises Contract owners that for at least 30 days 
following the proposed substitutions, the Insurance Companies will 
allow Contract owners affected by the substitutions to make transfers 
of Contract value (or annuity unit exchange) out of the Replacement 
Fund Subaccount to another Subaccount permitted under their respective 
Contracts without the transfer (or exchange) being treated as one of a 
limited number of permitted transfers (or exchanges) or a limited 
number of transfers (or exchanges) permitted without a transfer charge.
    6. The proposed substitutions will take place at relative net asset 
value in conformity with the requirements of Section 22(c) of the Act 
and Rule 22c-1 thereunder with no change in the amount of any Contract 
owner's Contract value, cash value, or death benefit or in the dollar 
value of his or her investment in the Separate Accounts.
    7. It is expected that the substitutions will be effected by 
redeeming shares of an Existing Fund for cash and using the cash to 
purchase shares of the Replacement Fund.
    8. Contract owners will not incur any fees or charges as a result 
of the proposed substitutions, nor will their rights or an Insurance 
Company's obligations under the Contracts be altered in any way. The 
substitutions will not alter in any way the annuity or

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other insurance benefits held by Contract owners of the Contracts. All 
expenses incurred in connection with the proposed substitutions, 
including brokerage, legal, accounting, and other fees and expenses, 
will be paid by the Insurance Companies. In addition, the proposed 
substitutions will not impose any tax liability on Contract owners. The 
proposed substitutions will not cause the Contract fees and charges 
currently being paid by existing Contract owners to be greater after 
the proposed substitutions than before the proposed substitutions. No 
fees will be charged on the transfers made at the time of the proposed 
substitutions because the proposed substitutions will not be treated as 
a transfer for the purpose of assessing transfer charges or for 
determining the number of remaining permissible transfers in a Contract 
year.
    9. In addition to the prospectus supplements distributed to owners 
of Contracts, within five business days after the proposed 
substitutions, Contract owners will be sent a written notice informing 
them that the substitutions were carried out and that they may transfer 
all Contract value or cash value under a Contract invested in any one 
of the Subaccounts on the date of the notice to another Subaccount 
available under their Contract at no cost and without regard to the 
usual limit on the frequency of transfers from the variable account 
options to the fixed account options. The notice will also reiterate 
that (other than with respect to ``market timing'' activity) the 
Insurance Company will not exercise any rights reserved by it under the 
Contracts to impose additional restrictions on transfers or to impose 
any charges on transfers until at least 30 days after the proposed 
substitutions. The Insurance Companies will also send each Contract 
owner current prospectuses for the Replacement Funds involved.
    10. Each Insurance Company may also seek approval of the proposed 
substitutions from any state insurance regulators whose approval may be 
necessary or appropriate.
    11. For a two year period following the date of the Substitutions, 
the Applicants agree that the total operating expenses of each 
Replacement Fund (taking into account any expense waiver or 
reimbursement) will not exceed on an annualized basis the net expense 
level of the corresponding Existing Fund for the 2005 fiscal year.
    12. The Applicants agree that the Insurance Companies will not 
increase total separate account charges (net of any reimbursements or 
waivers) for any outstanding Contracts involved in the proposed 
substitution on the date of the substitutions for a period of two years 
from the date of the substitutions. Applicants and the Insurance 
Companies may, however, offer additional benefits through one or more 
Benefit Riders to owners of such Contracts during such two year period 
and impose additional separate account charges related to the purchase 
of any such additional benefits.
    13. Applicants represent that none of the Replacement Funds was 
established for the purpose of effecting the substitutions.

Conclusion

    For the reasons and upon the facts set forth above, Applicants 
submit that the requested order meets the standards set forth in 
Section 26(c). Applicants request an order of the Commission, pursuant 
to Section 26(c) of the Act, approving the Substitutions.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, 
pursuant to delegated authority.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-5315 Filed 3-22-07; 8:45 am]
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