Roundtable on International Financial Reporting Standards “Roadmap”
On Tuesday, March 6, 2007 the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a roundtable discussion on the ``roadmap'' regarding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The roadmap describes the path toward eliminating the need for non-U.S. companies to reconcile to U.S. GAAP financial statements they prepare pursuant to IFRS issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in filings with the Commission. The subject matter of the roundtable will be the effect on the capital raising process in the U.S. capital markets with respect to the roadmap, the effect on investors in the U.S. capital markets with respect to the roadmap, and the effect on issuers in the U.S capital markets with respect to the roadmap. Representative(s) of the following have been invited to participate: Issuers, investors, securities counsel, underwriters, credit rating agencies, stock exchanges, academia, and audit firms. The roundtable will take place at the Commission's headquarters at 100 F Street, NE., Auditorium, Room L-002, Washington, DC at 10 a.m. The public is invited to observe the roundtable discussions. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant, a unit investment trust, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On November 27, 2001, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of $2,145 incurred in connection with the liquidating distribution were paid by Baxter Financial Corp., applicant's sponsor, and Eagle Growth Shares, Inc. Filing Dates: The application was filed on October 20, 2006, and amended on January 26, 2007. Applicant's Address: Federated Investors Tower, 5800 Corporate Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1200 North Federal Hwy., Suite 424, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
Proposed Rule Changes of Self-Regulatory Organizations
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is proposing to require Self-Regulatory Organizations (``SROs'') that submit proposed rule changes pursuant to Section 19(b)(7)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') to file these rule changes electronically. In addition, the Commission is proposing to require SROs to post all such proposed rule changes on their Web sites. Together, the proposed amendments are designed to expand the electronic filing by SROs of proposed rule changes, making it more efficient and cost effective, and to harmonize the process of filings made under Section 19(b)(7)(A) with that already in place for filings made by SROs under Section 19(b)(1) of the Act.