Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on August 4, 2020, and amended on October 23, 2020. Applicant's Address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds Under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8
We are adopting amendments to certain procedural requirements and the provision relating to resubmitted proposals under the shareholder-proposal rule in order to modernize and enhance the efficiency and integrity of the shareholder-proposal process for the benefit of all shareholders. The amendments to the procedural rules: Amend the current ownership requirements to incorporate a tiered approach that provides three options for demonstrating a sufficient ownership stake in a companythrough a combination of amount of securities owned and length of time heldto be eligible to submit a proposal; require certain documentation to be provided when a proposal is submitted on behalf of a shareholder-proponent; require shareholder- proponents to identify specific dates and times they can meet with the company in person or via teleconference to engage with the company with respect to the proposal; and provide that a person may submit no more than one proposal, directly or indirectly, for the same shareholders' meeting. The amendments to the resubmission thresholds revise the levels of shareholder support a proposal must receive to be eligible for resubmission at the same company's future shareholders' meetings from 3, 6, and 10 percent to 5, 15, and 25 percent, respectively.
Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is adopting revisions to Volume II of the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (``EDGAR'') Filer Manual (``EDGAR Filer Manual'' or ``Filer Manual'') and related rules. The EDGAR system was upgraded on September 21, 2020.
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing this notice to announce that the Chairman of the Commission, with the concurrence of the other Commissioners, has approved the renewal of the Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee.
SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee
The Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 40 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as added by the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016, is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting by videoconference. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is adopting amendments to Rule 15c2-11 (the ``Rule'') under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act''), which governs the publication of quotations for securities in a quotation medium other than a national securities exchange, i.e., over-the- counter (``OTC'') securities. The amendments are designed to modernize the Rule, promote investor protection, and curb incidents of fraud and manipulation by, among other things: Requiring information about issuers to be current and publicly available for broker-dealers to quote their securities in the OTC market; narrowing reliance on certain exceptions from the Rule's requirements, including the piggyback exception; adding new exceptions for the quotations of securities that may be less susceptible to fraud and manipulation; removing obsolete provisions; adding new definitions; and making technical amendments.