Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC and PSP Family of Funds; Notice of Application, 50347-50348 [2015-20412]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices rule 2a–7 for short-term cash management purposes. B. Other Investments by Section 12(d)(1)(G) Funds of Funds In addition, applicants agree that the order granting the requested relief to permit Section 12(d)(1)(G) Funds of Funds to invest in Other Investments shall be subject to the following condition: 1. Applicants will comply with all provisions of rule 12d1–2 under the Act, except for paragraph (a)(2) to the extent that it restricts any Section 12(d)(1)(G) Fund of Funds from investing in Other Investments as described in the application. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20413 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75697; File No. SR–FINRA– 2015–020] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Expand FINRA’s Alternative Trading System (‘‘ATS’’) Transparency Initiative To Publish OTC Equity Volume Executed Outside ATSs tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES August 13, 2015. On June 23, 2015, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to expand FINRA’s alternative trading system transparency initiative to publish the remaining equity volume executed over-the-counter by FINRA members, including, among other trading activity, non-ATS electronic trading systems and internalized trades. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 9, 2015.3 The Commission received two comments on the proposal.4 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75356 (July 2, 2015), 80 FR 39463 (July 9, 2015) (‘‘Notice’’). 4 See letter from Kerry Baker Relf, Head of Content Acquisition and Rights Management, 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 5 provides that, within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day for this filing is August 23, 2015. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period. The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change, comments received, and any response to comments submitted by FINRA. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,6 designates October 7, 2015, as the date by which the Commission shall approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change (File Number SR–FINRA–2015–020). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20414 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 31754; 812–14356] Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC and PSP Family of Funds; Notice of Application August 13, 2015. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f–2 under the Act, as well as from certain disclosure requirements in rule 20a-1 under the Act, Item 19(a)(3) of AGENCY: Thomson Reuters to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, dated July 20, 2015 and letter from Theodore R. Lazo, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, dated July 30, 2015. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 6 Id. 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50347 Form N–1A, Items 22(c)(1)(ii), 22(c)(1)(iii), 22(c)(8) and 22(c)(9) of Schedule 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and sections 6– 07(2)(a), (b), and (c) of Regulation S–X (‘‘Disclosure Requirements’’). The requested exemption would permit an investment adviser to hire and replace certain subadvisers without shareholder approval and grant relief from the Disclosure Requirements as they relate to fees paid to the subadvisers. PSP Family of Funds (the ‘‘Trust’’), a Delaware statutory trust registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company, and Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Adviser,’’ and, collectively with the Trust, the ‘‘Applicants’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on September 5, 2014 and amended on December 18, 2014, June 10, 2015, and July 27, 2015. 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 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 the 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: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants: Sean M. McCooey, PSP Family of Funds, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10105; and Jeffrey T. Skinner, Esq., Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, 1001 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parisa Haghshenas, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6723, or Holly Hunter-Ceci, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6869 (Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the APPLICANTS: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 50348 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Summary of the Application 1. The Adviser will serve as the investment adviser to the Funds pursuant to an investment advisory agreement with the Trust (the ‘‘Advisory Agreement’’).1 The Adviser will provide the Funds with continuous and comprehensive investment management services subject to the supervision of, and policies established by, each Fund’s board of trustees (‘‘Board’’). The Advisory Agreement permits the Adviser, subject to the approval of the Board, to delegate to one or more subadvisers (each, a ‘‘Subadviser’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Subadvisers’’) the responsibility to provide the day-to-day portfolio investment management of each Fund, subject to the supervision and direction of the Adviser. The primary responsibility for managing the Funds will remain vested in the Adviser. The Adviser will hire, evaluate, allocate assets to and oversee the Subadvisers, including determining whether a Subadviser should be terminated, at all times subject to the authority of the Board. 2. Applicants request an exemption to permit the Adviser, subject to Board approval, to hire certain Subadvisers pursuant to Subadvisory Agreements and materially amend existing Subadvisory Agreements without obtaining the shareholder approval required under section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f–2 under the Act.2 Applicants also seek an exemption from the Disclosure Requirements to permit a Fund to disclose (as both a dollar amount and a percentage of the Fund’s net assets): (a) The aggregate fees paid to the Adviser and any Affiliated tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 Applicants request relief with respect to any future series of the Trust and other existing or future registered open-end management company or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the Adviser, including any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Adviser or its successors (included in the term ‘‘Adviser’’); (b) uses the manager of managers structure described in the application; and (c) complies with the terms and conditions of the application (any such series, a ‘‘Fund’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’). For purposes of the requested order, ‘‘successor’’ is limited to an entity that results from a reorganization into another jurisdiction or a change in the type of business organization. 2 The requested relief will not extend to any Subadviser that is an affiliated person, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act, of a Fund or the Adviser, other than by reason of serving as a subadviser to one or more of the Funds (‘‘Affiliated Subadviser’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Subadviser; and (b) the aggregate fees paid to Subadvisers other than Affiliated Subadvisers (collectively, ‘‘Aggregate Fee Disclosure’’). For any Fund that employs an Affiliated Subadviser, the Fund will provide separate disclosure of any fees paid to the Affiliated Subadviser. 3. Applicants agree that any order granting the requested relief will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in the Application. Such terms and conditions provide for, among other safeguards, appropriate disclosure to Fund shareholders and notification about subadvisory changes and enhanced Board oversight to protect the interests of the Funds’ shareholders. 4. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or transaction or any class or classes of persons, securities, or transactions from any provisions of the Act, or any rule thereunder, if such relief is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. Applicants believe that the requested relief meets this standard because, as further explained in the Application, the Advisory Agreements will remain subject to shareholder approval, while the role of the Subadvisers is substantially similar to that of individual portfolio managers, so that requiring shareholder approval of Subadvisory Agreements would impose unnecessary delays and expenses on the Funds. Applicants believe that the requested relief from the Disclosure Requirements meets this standard because it will improve the Adviser’s ability to negotiate fees paid to the Subadvisers that are more advantageous for the Funds. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20412 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75692; File No. SR–ICEEU– 2015–009] Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Europe Limited; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Relating to Finance Procedures To Add Clearstream Banking as a Triparty Collateral Service Provider August 13, 2015. I. Introduction On May 5, 2015, ICE Clear Europe Limited (‘‘ICE Clear Europe’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to amend its Finance Procedures in order to facilitate CDS Clearing Members’ use of Clearstream Banking as a triparty collateral service provider. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on May 15, 2015.3 On June 29, 2015, the Commission extended the time period in which to either approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change to August 13, 2015.4 The Commission did not receive comment letters regarding the proposed change. For the reasons discussed below, the Commission is granting approval of the proposed rule change. II. Description of the Proposed Rule Change ICE Clear Europe proposes to modify the Finance Procedures to allow Clearstream Banking to serve as a triparty collateral service provider for initial or original margin provided in respect of all product categories, including CDS Contracts. Clearstream Banking currently serves as a triparty collateral service provider solely for original margin provided in respect of F&O Contracts. Specifically, paragraph 3.1 of the Finance Procedures will be revised to remove the existing restriction that Clearstream Banking may only act as a triparty collateral service provider with respect to Original Margin in respect of F&O Contracts. As a result of such 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34–74922 (May 11, 2015), 80 FR 28035 (May 15, 2015) (File No. SR–ICEEU–2015–009). 4 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34–75320 (June 29, 2015), 80 FR 38488 (July 6, 2015) (File No. SR–ICEEU–2015–009). 2 17 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 160 (Wednesday, August 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50347-50348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Investment Company Act Release No. 31754; 812-14356]


Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC and PSP Family of Funds; 
Notice of Application

August 13, 2015.
AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'').

ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment 
Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') for an exemption from section 15(a) of 
the Act and rule 18f-2 under the Act, as well as from certain 
disclosure requirements in rule 20a-1 under the Act, Item 19(a)(3) of 
Form N-1A, Items 22(c)(1)(ii), 22(c)(1)(iii), 22(c)(8) and 22(c)(9) of 
Schedule 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and sections 6-
07(2)(a), (b), and (c) of Regulation S-X (``Disclosure Requirements''). 
The requested exemption would permit an investment adviser to hire and 
replace certain subadvisers without shareholder approval and grant 
relief from the Disclosure Requirements as they relate to fees paid to 
the subadvisers.

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Applicants: PSP Family of Funds (the ``Trust''), a Delaware statutory 
trust registered under the Act as an open-end management investment 
company, and Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware 
limited liability company registered as an investment adviser under the 
Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ``Adviser,'' and, collectively 
with the Trust, the ``Applicants'').

Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 5, 2014 and 
amended on December 18, 2014, June 10, 2015, and July 27, 2015.

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 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 the 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: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090. Applicants: Sean M. McCooey, PSP 
Family of Funds, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 
10105; and Jeffrey T. Skinner, Esq., Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton 
LLP, 1001 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parisa Haghshenas, Senior Counsel, at 
(202) 551-6723, or Holly Hunter-Ceci, Branch Chief, at (202) 551-6869 
(Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel's Office).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the

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

Summary of the Application

    1. The Adviser will serve as the investment adviser to the Funds 
pursuant to an investment advisory agreement with the Trust (the 
``Advisory Agreement'').\1\ The Adviser will provide the Funds with 
continuous and comprehensive investment management services subject to 
the supervision of, and policies established by, each Fund's board of 
trustees (``Board''). The Advisory Agreement permits the Adviser, 
subject to the approval of the Board, to delegate to one or more 
subadvisers (each, a ``Subadviser'' and collectively, the 
``Subadvisers'') the responsibility to provide the day-to-day portfolio 
investment management of each Fund, subject to the supervision and 
direction of the Adviser. The primary responsibility for managing the 
Funds will remain vested in the Adviser. The Adviser will hire, 
evaluate, allocate assets to and oversee the Subadvisers, including 
determining whether a Subadviser should be terminated, at all times 
subject to the authority of the Board.
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    \1\ Applicants request relief with respect to any future series 
of the Trust and other existing or future registered open-end 
management company or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the 
Adviser, including any entity controlling, controlled by or under 
common control with the Adviser or its successors (included in the 
term ``Adviser''); (b) uses the manager of managers structure 
described in the application; and (c) complies with the terms and 
conditions of the application (any such series, a ``Fund'' and 
collectively, the ``Funds''). For purposes of the requested order, 
``successor'' is limited to an entity that results from a 
reorganization into another jurisdiction or a change in the type of 
business organization.
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    2. Applicants request an exemption to permit the Adviser, subject 
to Board approval, to hire certain Subadvisers pursuant to Subadvisory 
Agreements and materially amend existing Subadvisory Agreements without 
obtaining the shareholder approval required under section 15(a) of the 
Act and rule 18f-2 under the Act.\2\ Applicants also seek an exemption 
from the Disclosure Requirements to permit a Fund to disclose (as both 
a dollar amount and a percentage of the Fund's net assets): (a) The 
aggregate fees paid to the Adviser and any Affiliated Subadviser; and 
(b) the aggregate fees paid to Subadvisers other than Affiliated 
Subadvisers (collectively, ``Aggregate Fee Disclosure''). For any Fund 
that employs an Affiliated Subadviser, the Fund will provide separate 
disclosure of any fees paid to the Affiliated Subadviser.
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    \2\ The requested relief will not extend to any Subadviser that 
is an affiliated person, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act, 
of a Fund or the Adviser, other than by reason of serving as a 
subadviser to one or more of the Funds (``Affiliated Subadviser'').
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    3. Applicants agree that any order granting the requested relief 
will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in the Application. 
Such terms and conditions provide for, among other safeguards, 
appropriate disclosure to Fund shareholders and notification about 
subadvisory changes and enhanced Board oversight to protect the 
interests of the Funds' shareholders.
    4. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt 
any person, security, or transaction or any class or classes of 
persons, securities, or transactions from any provisions of the Act, or 
any rule thereunder, if such relief is necessary or appropriate in the 
public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and 
purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. 
Applicants believe that the requested relief meets this standard 
because, as further explained in the Application, the Advisory 
Agreements will remain subject to shareholder approval, while the role 
of the Subadvisers is substantially similar to that of individual 
portfolio managers, so that requiring shareholder approval of 
Subadvisory Agreements would impose unnecessary delays and expenses on 
the Funds. Applicants believe that the requested relief from the 
Disclosure Requirements meets this standard because it will improve the 
Adviser's ability to negotiate fees paid to the Subadvisers that are 
more advantageous for the Funds.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, 
under delegated authority.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-20412 Filed 8-18-15; 8:45 am]
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