Amendment to Rule Filing Requirements for Dually-Registered Clearing Agencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is affirming recent amendments to Rule 19b-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') in connection with filings of proposed rule changes by certain registered clearing agencies and is expanding on those amendments in response to comments received (collectively, ``Final Rule''). The Commission also is making corresponding technical modifications to the General Instructions for Form 19b-4 under the Exchange Act. The amendments to Rule 19b-4 and the instructions to Form 19b-4 are intended to streamline the rule filing process in areas involving certain activities concerning non-security products that may be subject to duplicative or inconsistent regulation as a result of, in part, certain provisions under Section 763(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (``Dodd-Frank Act'').
Fixed Income Roundtable
The Securities and Exchange Commission will host a one day roundtable to discuss the current market structure and potential ways to improve the transparency, liquidity, efficiency, and other aspects of fixed income markets. The roundtable will focus on the municipal securities, corporate bonds, and asset-backed securities markets. The roundtable discussion will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters at 100 F Street NE., in Washington, DC on April 16, 2013 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:15 p.m. The public is invited to observe the roundtable discussion. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The roundtable discussion also will be available via webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov. The roundtable will consist of four panels. The participants in the first panel will discuss the current market structure for municipal securities. The participants in the second panel will discuss the current market structure for corporate bonds and asset-backed securities. The participants in the third panel will discuss potential improvements to the market structure for municipal securities. The participants in the fourth panel will discuss potential improvements to the market structure for corporate bonds and asset-backed securities.
Munder Series Trust, et al.;
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order that would permit them to enter into and materially amend sub-advisory agreements with Wholly-Owned Sub-Advisers (as defined below) and non-affiliated sub-advisers without shareholder approval and would grant relief from certain disclosure requirements. Applicants: Munder Series Trust (the ``Trust'') and Munder Capital Management (``MCM'').
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 have transferred their assets to a series of Pyxis Funds I, and on June 13, 2011, each applicant made a final distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $275,832 and $365,637, respectively, incurred in connection with the reorganizations were paid by each applicant. Filing Dates: The applications were filed on October 12, 2012, and amended on January 24, 2013. Applicant's Address: 300 Crescent Ct., Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75201.
Sage Quant Management LLC, et al.; Notice of Application
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order that permits: (a) Certain open-end management investment companies or series thereof to issue shares (``Shares'') redeemable in large aggregations only (``Creation Unit Aggregations''); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares.
Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee
The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Multi-Purpose Room LL-006 at the Commission's headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) and end at 4:00 p.m. and will be open to the public, except during portions of the meeting reserved for meetings of the Committee's subcommittees. The meeting will be webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify the contact person listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The agenda for the meeting includes: (i) Approval of minutes; (ii) consideration of a recommendation of the Investor as Purchaser subcommittee regarding target date funds; (iii) subcommittee meetings; and (iv) subcommittee updates.