Registration Process for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is adopting new Rules 15Fb1-1 through 15Fb6-2 and Forms SBSE, SBSE-A, SBSE-BD, SBSE-C and SBSE-W in accordance with Section 15F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act''). Section 15F, which was added to the Exchange Act by Section 764(a) of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''), requires the Commission to issue rules to provide for the registration of security-based swap dealers (``SBS Dealers'') and major security-based swap participants (``Major SBS Participants'') (collectively, ``SBS Entities''). These new rules and forms establish a process by which SBS Entities can register (and withdraw from registration) with the Commission.
Interpretation of the SEC's Whistleblower Rules Under Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
The Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission or SEC) is issuing this interpretive rule to clarify that, for purposes of the employment retaliation protections provided by Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), an individual's status as a whistleblower does not depend on adherence to the reporting procedures specified in Exchange Act Rule 21F-9(a), but is determined solely by the terms of Exchange Act Rule 21F-2(b)(1).
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Each applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants transferred their assets to Nuveen Dow 30sm Dynamic Overwrite Fund, and on December 22, 2014, made distributions to their shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $536,640 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicants. Filing Date: The applications were filed on June 26, 2015. Applicants' Address: 333 West Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.