Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On December 31, 1997, applicant transferred its assets to Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund, a series of Eaton Vance Mutual Funds Trust, based on net asset value. Expenses of $15,000 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant. Filing Dates: The application was filed on August 11, 2008, and amended on September 29, 2008. Applicant's Address: The Eaton Vance Building, 255 State St., Boston, MA 02109.
Approval of Investment Adviser Registration Depository Filing Fees
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'' or ``SEC'') is, for nine months, waiving Investment Adviser Registration Depository annual and initial filing fees for all advisers.
Mandatory Electronic Submission of Applications for Orders Under the Investment Company Act and Filings Made Pursuant to Regulation E
We are adopting several amendments to rules regarding our Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. Specifically, we are amending our rules to make mandatory the electronic submission on EDGAR of applications for orders under any section of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') as well as Regulation E filings of small business investment companies and business development companies. We also are amending the electronic filing rules to make the temporary hardship exemption unavailable for submission of applications under the Investment Company Act. Finally, we are amending Rule 0-2 under the Investment Company Act, eliminating the requirement that certain documents accompanying an application be notarized and the requirement that applicants submit a draft notice as an exhibit to an application.