Investment Adviser Advertisements; Compensation for Solicitations
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'' or the ``SEC'') is proposing amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ``Advisers Act'' or the ``Act'') to the rules that prohibit certain investment adviser advertisements and payments to solicitors, respectively. The proposed amendments to the advertising rule reflect market developments since the rule's adoption in 1961. The proposed amendments to the solicitation rule update its coverage to reflect regulatory changes and the evolution of industry practices since we adopted the rule in 1979. The Commission is also proposing amendments to Form ADV that are designed to provide the Commission with additional information regarding advisers' advertising practices. Finally, the Commission is proposing amendments under the Advisers Act to the books and records rule, to correspond to the proposed changes to the advertising and solicitation rules.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Remove Its Partial Post Only at Limit Order Type; Correction
The Securities and Exchange Commission published a document in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019, concerning a Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Remove its Partial Post Only at Limit Order Type. The document contained a typographical error.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On July 11, 2019, applicant made a final liquidating distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $285,369 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant's investment adviser. Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 18, 2019, and amended on November 13, 2019. Applicant's Address: 50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds Under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8
We are proposing to amend certain procedural requirements and the provision relating to resubmitted proposals under the shareholder- proposal rule. The proposed amendments to the procedural requirements would replace the current ownership requirements with a tiered approach that would provide three options for demonstrating an ownership stake through a combination of amount of securities owned and length of time held; require certain documentation to be provided when a proposal is submitted on behalf of a shareholder-proponent; require shareholder- proponents to state when they would be able to meet with the company in person or via teleconference to engage with the company with respect to the proposal; and provide that a person may submit no more than one proposal, directly or indirectly, for the same shareholders' meeting. The proposed amendments to the resubmission thresholds would raise the current resubmission thresholds of 3, 6, and 10 percent to 5, 15, and 25 percent, respectively; and add a new provision that would allow companies to exclude proposals under certain circumstances where shareholder support for the matter has declined.
Amendments to Exemptions From the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is proposing amendments to its rules governing proxy solicitations to help ensure that investors who use proxy voting advice receive more accurate, transparent, and complete information on which to make their voting decisions, in a manner that does not impose undue costs or delays that could adversely affect the timely provision of proxy voting advice. The proposed amendments would condition the availability of certain existing exemptions from the information and filing requirements of the federal proxy rules for proxy voting advice businesses upon compliance with additional disclosure and procedural requirements. In addition, the proposed amendments would codify the Commission's interpretation that proxy voting advice generally constitutes a solicitation within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Finally, the proposed amendments would amend the proxy rules to clarify when the failure to disclose certain information in proxy voting advice may be considered misleading within the meaning of the rule, depending upon the particular facts and circumstances at issue.
SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee; Meeting
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 telephone meeting. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.