Disclosure of Divestment by Registered Investment Companies in Accordance With Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting amendments to its forms under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 that will require disclosure by a registered investment company that divests, in accordance with the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007, from securities of issuers that the investment company determines, using credible information that is available to the public, conduct or have direct investments in certain business operations in Sudan. The Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act limits civil, criminal, and administrative actions that may be brought against a registered investment company that divests itself from such securities, provided that the investment company makes disclosures in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Commission.
Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting.
The Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting is providing notice that it is changing the room location of its public meeting on Friday, May 2, 2008. The meeting will continue to be held at the Donald E. Stephens Conference Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, beginning at 8 a.m. (CDT). However, the meeting will now be located in room 40.
Definitions of Terms and Exemptions Relating to the “Broker” Exceptions for Banks
The Board and the Commission jointly are adopting technical amendments to Regulation R, which the Agencies jointly adopted in September 2007. Regulation R implements certain of the exceptions for banks from the definition of the term ``broker'' in section 3(a)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), as amended by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (``GLBA''). The technical amendments correct cross-references and other typographical errors in the regulation.
Proposed Rule Changes of Self-Regulatory Organizations
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') published in the Federal Register of March 27, 2008 (72 FR 16179), a document concerning proposed rule changes by Self-Regulatory Organizations submitted pursuant to Section 19(b)(7)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.