SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee
The Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 40 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as added by the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016, is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
Use of Derivatives by Registered Investment Companies and Business Development Companies; Required Due Diligence by Broker-Dealers and Registered Investment Advisers Regarding Retail Customers' Transactions in Certain Leveraged/Inverse Investment Vehicles
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is re-proposing rule 18f-4, a new exemptive rule under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ``Investment Company Act'') designed to address the investor protection purposes and concerns underlying section 18 of the Act and to provide an updated and more comprehensive approach to the regulation of funds' use of derivatives and the other transactions addressed in the proposed rule. The Commission is also proposing new rule 15l-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act'') and new rule 211(h)-1 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (``Advisers Act'') (collectively, the ``sales practices rules''). In addition, the Commission is proposing new reporting requirements and amendments to Form N-PORT, Form N-LIQUID (which we propose to be re-titled as ``Form N-RN''), and Form N-CEN, which are designed to enhance the Commission's ability to effectively oversee funds' use of and compliance with the proposed rules, and for the Commission and the public to have greater insight into the impact that funds' use of derivatives would have on their portfolios. Finally, the Commission is proposing to amend rule 6c-11 under the Investment Company Act to allow certain leveraged/inverse ETFs that satisfy the rule's conditions to operate without the expense and delay of obtaining an exemptive order.
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee
Notice is being provided that the Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Multi-Purpose Room LL- 006 at the Commission's headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and will be open to the public. The meeting will be webcast on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify the contact persons listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The meeting will include panel discussions and potential recommendations from the Municipal Securities Transparency, Credit Ratings, and Technology and Electronic Trading subcommittees.