Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The next Open Meeting of the SEC is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. The agenda includes:
1. The Commission will consider whether to adopt, jointly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, new rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act") to implement the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act bank exceptions to the definition of "broker." In addition, the Commission will consider whether to adopt additional related rules and rule amendments, including rules exempting banks from the definition of "dealer" under the Exchange Act.
2. The Commission will consider whether to adopt, on an interim final basis, a temporary rule that would provide investment advisers who also are registered broker-dealers an alternative means of compliance with the principal trading restrictions of Section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act.
The Commission will also consider whether to propose an interpretive rule under the Investment Advisers Act that would clarify the application of the Advisers Act to certain activities of broker-dealers.