Principal ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application, 50055-50056 [2015-20326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. Waiver of the 30-day operative delay would allow the Exchange to harmonize its rules across BGM Affiliated Exchanges in a timely manner, thereby simplifying the rules available to Members of the Exchange that are also participants on EDGX, BZX and BYX. Based on the foregoing, the Commission believes the waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest.19 The Commission hereby grants the waiver and designates the proposal operative upon filing. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–EDGA– 2015–30 and should be submitted on or before September 8, 2015. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20282 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 31746; 812–14496] Principal ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application August 11, 2015. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. AGENCY: Applicants: Principal ETMF Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), Principal Management Corporation (the ‘‘Manager’’), and Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. (the ‘‘Distributor’’). 20 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50055 Summary of Application: Applicants request an order (‘‘Order’’) that permits: (a) Actively managed series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (‘‘Shares’’) redeemable in large aggregations only (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at the next-determined net asset value plus or minus a marketdetermined premium or discount that may vary during the trading day; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares; and (f) certain series to create and redeem Shares in kind in a master-feeder structure. The Order would incorporate by reference terms and conditions of a previous order granting the same relief sought by applicants, as that order may be amended from time to time (‘‘Reference Order’’).1 DATES: Filing Date: The application was filed on June 26, 2015. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, 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 Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: The Commission: Brent J. Fields, Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants: Principal ETMF Trust, Principal Management Corporation, and Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., c/o Adam U. Shaikh, Esq., The Principal SUMMARY: 1 Eaton Vance Management, et al., Investment Company Act Rel. Nos. 31333 (Nov. 6, 2014) (notice) and 31361 (Dec. 2, 2014) (order). E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 50056 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392– 0300. ADDRESSES: Diane L. Titus, Paralegal Specialist, or Dalia Osman Blass, Assistant Chief Counsel, at (202) 551– 6821 (Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Applicants 1. The Trust will be registered as an open-end management investment company under the Act and is a statutory trust organized under the laws of Delaware. Applicants seek relief with respect to a Fund (as defined below, and that Fund, the ‘‘Initial Fund’’). The portfolio positions of the Fund will consist of securities and other assets selected and managed by its Manager or Subadviser (as defined below) to pursue the Fund’s investment objective. 2. The Adviser, an Iowa corporation, will be the investment adviser to the Initial Fund. An Adviser (as defined below) will serve as investment adviser to each Fund. The Adviser is, and any other Adviser will be, registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (‘‘Advisers Act’’). The Adviser and the Trust may retain one or more subadvisers (each a ‘‘Subadviser’’) to manage the portfolios of the Funds. Any Subadviser will be registered, or not subject to registration, under the Advisers Act. 3. The Distributor is a Washington corporation and a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and will act as the principal underwriter of Shares of the Funds. Applicants request that the requested relief apply to any distributor of Shares, whether affiliated or unaffiliated with the Adviser (included in the term ‘‘Distributor’’). Any Distributor will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicants’ Requested Exemptive Relief 4. Applicants seek the requested Order under section 6(c) of the Act for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. The requested Order would permit applicants to offer exchange-traded managed funds. Because the relief requested is the same as the relief granted by the Commission under the Reference Order and because the Adviser has entered into, or anticipates entering into, a licensing agreement with Eaton Vance Management, or an affiliate thereof in order to offer exchange-traded managed funds,2 the Order would incorporate by reference the terms and conditions of the Reference Order. 5. Applicants request that the Order apply to the Initial Funds and to any other existing or future open-end management investment company or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the Adviser or any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Adviser (any such entity included in the term ‘‘Adviser’’); and (b) operates as an exchange-traded managed fund as described in the Reference Order; and (c) complies with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein (each such company or series and Initial Fund, a ‘‘Fund’’).3 6. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security or transaction, or any class of persons, securities or transactions, from any provisions of the Act, if and to the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. Section 17(b) of the Act authorizes the Commission to exempt a proposed transaction from section 17(a) of the Act if evidence establishes that the terms of the transaction, including the consideration to be paid or received, are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on the part of any person concerned, and the proposed transaction is consistent with the policies of the registered investment company and the general purposes of the Act. Section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or transaction, or any class or classes of persons, securities or transactions, from any provision of section 12(d)(1) if the 2 Eaton Vance Management has obtained patents with respect to certain aspects of the Funds’ method of operation as exchange-traded managed funds. 3 All entities that currently intend to rely on the Order are named as applicants. Any other entity that relies on the Order in the future will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemption is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors. 7. Applicants submit that for the reasons stated in the Reference Order: (1) With respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 6(c) of the Act, the relief is appropriate, in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act; (2) with respect to the relief request pursuant to section 17(b) of the Act, the proposed transactions are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on the part of any person concerned, are consistent with the policies of each registered investment company concerned and consistent with the general purposes of the Act; and (3) with respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act, the relief is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors. By the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20326 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–562, OMB Control No. 3235–0624] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Regulation R, Rule 701. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Regulation R, Rule 701 (17 CFR 247.701) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Investment Company Act Release No. 31746; 812-14496]


Principal ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application

August 11, 2015.
AGENCY:  Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'').

ACTION:  Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of 
the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') for an exemption from 
sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c-1 
under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an 
exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under 
section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from sections 
12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act.

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    Applicants: Principal ETMF Trust (the ``Trust''), Principal 
Management Corporation (the ``Manager''), and Principal Funds 
Distributor, Inc. (the ``Distributor'').
SUMMARY: Summary of Application: Applicants request an order 
(``Order'') that permits: (a) Actively managed series of certain open-
end management investment companies to issue shares (``Shares'') 
redeemable in large aggregations only (``Creation Units''); (b) 
secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at the next-determined 
net asset value plus or minus a market-determined premium or discount 
that may vary during the trading day; (c) certain series to pay 
redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days 
from the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated 
persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive 
securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and 
redemption of Creation Units; (e) certain registered management 
investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same 
group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares; and (f) 
certain series to create and redeem Shares in kind in a master-feeder 
structure. The Order would incorporate by reference terms and 
conditions of a previous order granting the same relief sought by 
applicants, as that order may be amended from time to time (``Reference 
Order'').\1\
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    \1\ Eaton Vance Management, et al., Investment Company Act Rel. 
Nos. 31333 (Nov. 6, 2014) (notice) and 31361 (Dec. 2, 2014) (order).

DATES:  Filing Date: The application was filed on June 26, 2015.
    Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the requested 
relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. 
Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission's 
Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally 
or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 
5:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015, and should be accompanied by proof of 
service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a 
certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0-5 under the Act, hearing 
requests should state the nature of the writer's interest, any facts 
bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, 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 
Commission's Secretary.

ADDRESSES:  The Commission: Brent J. Fields, Secretary, U.S. Securities 
and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090. 
Applicants: Principal ETMF Trust, Principal Management Corporation, and 
Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., c/o Adam U. Shaikh, Esq., The 
Principal

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Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392-0300.

ADDRESSES:  Diane L. Titus, Paralegal Specialist, or Dalia Osman Blass, 
Assistant Chief Counsel, at (202) 551-6821 (Division of Investment 
Management, Chief Counsel's Office).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The following is a summary of the 
application. The complete application may be obtained via the 
Commission's Web site by searching for the file number, or for an 
applicant using the Company name box, at http://www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551-8090.

Applicants

    1. The Trust will be registered as an open-end management 
investment company under the Act and is a statutory trust organized 
under the laws of Delaware. Applicants seek relief with respect to a 
Fund (as defined below, and that Fund, the ``Initial Fund''). The 
portfolio positions of the Fund will consist of securities and other 
assets selected and managed by its Manager or Subadviser (as defined 
below) to pursue the Fund's investment objective.
    2. The Adviser, an Iowa corporation, will be the investment adviser 
to the Initial Fund. An Adviser (as defined below) will serve as 
investment adviser to each Fund. The Adviser is, and any other Adviser 
will be, registered as an investment adviser under the Investment 
Advisers Act of 1940 (``Advisers Act''). The Adviser and the Trust may 
retain one or more subadvisers (each a ``Subadviser'') to manage the 
portfolios of the Funds. Any Subadviser will be registered, or not 
subject to registration, under the Advisers Act.
    3. The Distributor is a Washington corporation and a broker-dealer 
registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and will act as 
the principal underwriter of Shares of the Funds. Applicants request 
that the requested relief apply to any distributor of Shares, whether 
affiliated or unaffiliated with the Adviser (included in the term 
``Distributor''). Any Distributor will comply with the terms and 
conditions of the Order.

Applicants' Requested Exemptive Relief

    4. Applicants seek the requested Order under section 6(c) of the 
Act for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) 
of the Act and rule 22c-1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) 
of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the 
Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from 
sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. The requested Order would 
permit applicants to offer exchange-traded managed funds. Because the 
relief requested is the same as the relief granted by the Commission 
under the Reference Order and because the Adviser has entered into, or 
anticipates entering into, a licensing agreement with Eaton Vance 
Management, or an affiliate thereof in order to offer exchange-traded 
managed funds,\2\ the Order would incorporate by reference the terms 
and conditions of the Reference Order.
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    \2\ Eaton Vance Management has obtained patents with respect to 
certain aspects of the Funds' method of operation as exchange-traded 
managed funds.
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    5. Applicants request that the Order apply to the Initial Funds and 
to any other existing or future open-end management investment company 
or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the Adviser or any entity 
controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Adviser 
(any such entity included in the term ``Adviser''); and (b) operates as 
an exchange-traded managed fund as described in the Reference Order; 
and (c) complies with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the 
Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein (each such 
company or series and Initial Fund, a ``Fund'').\3\
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    \3\ All entities that currently intend to rely on the Order are 
named as applicants. Any other entity that relies on the Order in 
the future will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order 
and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference 
herein.
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    6. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt 
any person, security or transaction, or any class of persons, 
securities or transactions, from any provisions of the Act, if and to 
the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the 
public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the 
purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. 
Section 17(b) of the Act authorizes the Commission to exempt a proposed 
transaction from section 17(a) of the Act if evidence establishes that 
the terms of the transaction, including the consideration to be paid or 
received, are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on 
the part of any person concerned, and the proposed transaction is 
consistent with the policies of the registered investment company and 
the general purposes of the Act. Section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act 
provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or 
transaction, or any class or classes of persons, securities or 
transactions, from any provision of section 12(d)(1) if the exemption 
is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors.
    7. Applicants submit that for the reasons stated in the Reference 
Order: (1) With respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 
6(c) of the Act, the relief is appropriate, in the public interest and 
consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly 
intended by the policy and provisions of the Act; (2) with respect to 
the relief request pursuant to section 17(b) of the Act, the proposed 
transactions are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on 
the part of any person concerned, are consistent with the policies of 
each registered investment company concerned and consistent with the 
general purposes of the Act; and (3) with respect to the relief 
requested pursuant to section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act, the relief is 
consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors.

    By the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated 
authority.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
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