Thursday, August 25, 2011
The next SEC Open Meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2011. The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be:
Item 1: The Commission will consider whether to issue a concept release and request public comment on a wide range of issues under the Investment Company Act raised by the use of derivatives by investment companies regulated under that Act.
Item 2: The Commission will consider whether to issue two related releases. The first release is an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on possible amendments to Rule 3a-7 under the Investment Company Act, the rule that provides certain asset-backed issuers with a conditional exclusion from the definition of investment company. The second release is a concept release to solicit public comment on interpretive issues related to the status under the Investment Company Act of companies that are engaged in the business of acquiring mortgages and mortgage-related instruments.