17 CFR 270.34b-1 - Sales literature deemed to be misleading.

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§ 270.34b-1 Sales literature deemed to be misleading.
Any advertisement, pamphlet, circular, form letter, or other sales literature addressed to or intended for distribution to prospective investors that is required to be filed with the Commission by section 24(b) of the Act [15 U.S.C. 80a-24(b)] (“sales literature”) shall have omitted to state a fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein not materially misleading unless the sales literature includes the information specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section.
Note to introductory text of § 270.34b-1:
The fact that the sales literature includes the information specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section does not relieve the investment company, underwriter, or dealer of any obligations with respect to the sales literature under the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws. For guidance about factors to be weighed in determining whether statements, representations, illustrations, and descriptions contained in investment company sales literature are misleading, see§ 230.156 of this chapter.
(a) Sales literature for a money market fund shall contain the information required by paragraph (b)(4) of § 230.482 of this chapter, presented in the manner required by paragraph (b)(5) of § 230.482 of this chapter.
(b)
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3) of this section:
(i) In any sales literature that contains performance data for an investment company, include the disclosure required by paragraph (b)(3) of § 230.482 of this chapter, presented in the manner required by paragraph (b)(5) of § 230.482 of this chapter.
(ii) In any sales literature for a money market fund:
(A) Accompany any quotation of yield or similar quotation purporting to demonstrate the income earned or distributions made by the money market fund with a quotation of current yield specified by paragraph (e)(1)(i) of § 230.482 of this chapter;
(B) Accompany any quotation of the money market fund's tax equivalent yield or tax equivalent effective yield with a quotation of current yield as specified in § 230.482(d)(1)(iii) of this chapter; and
(C) Accompany any quotation of the money market fund's total return with a quotation of the money market fund's current yield specified in paragraph (e)(1)(i) of § 230.482 of this chapter. Place the quotations of total return and current yield next to each other, in the same size print, and if there is a material difference between the quoted total return and the quoted current yield, include a statement that the yield quotation more closely reflects the current earnings of the money market fund than the total return quotation.
(iii) In any sales literature for an investment company other than a money market fund that contains performance data:
(A) Include the total return information required by paragraph (d)(3) of § 230.482 of this chapter;
(B) Accompany any quotation of performance adjusted to reflect the effect of taxes (not including a quotation of tax equivalent yield or other similar quotation purporting to demonstrate the tax equivalent yield earned or distributions made by the company) with the quotations of total return specified by paragraph (d)(4) of § 230.482 of this chapter;
(C) If the sales literature (other than sales literature for a company that is permitted under § 270.35d-1(a)(4) to use a name suggesting that the company's distributions are exempt from federal income tax or from both federal and state income tax) represents or implies that the company is managed to limit or control the effect of taxes on company performance, include the quotations of total return specified by paragraph (d)(4) of § 230.482 of this chapter;
(D) Accompany any quotation of yield or similar quotation purporting to demonstrate the income earned or distributions made by the company with a quotation of current yield specified by paragraph (d)(1) of § 230.482 of this chapter; and
(E) Accompany any quotation of tax equivalent yield or other similar quotation purporting to demonstrate the tax equivalent yield earned or distributions made by the company with a quotation of tax equivalent yield specified in paragraph (d)(2) and current yield specified by paragraph (d)(1) of § 230.482 of this chapter.
(2) Any performance data included in sales literature under paragraphs (b)(1)(ii) or (iii) of this section must meet the currentness requirements of paragraph (g) of § 230.482 of this chapter.
(3) The requirements specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section shall not apply to any quarterly, semi-annual, or annual report to shareholders under Section 30 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-29) containing performance data for a period commencing no earlier than the first day of the period covered by the report; nor shall the requirements of paragraphs (d)(3)(ii), (d)(4)(ii), and (g) of § 230.482 of this chapter apply to any such periodic report containing any other performance data.
Note:
Sales literature (except that of a money market fund) containing a quotation of yield or tax equivalent yield must also contain the total return information. In the case of sales literature, the currentness provisions apply from the date of distribution and not the date of submission for publication.
[58 FR 19055, Apr. 12, 1993; 58 FR 21927, Apr. 26, 1993, as amended at 62 FR 64986, Dec. 9, 1997; 63 FR 13987, Mar. 23, 1998; 66 FR 9018, Feb. 5, 2001; 68 FR 57779, Oct. 6, 2003]

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  • 2014-01-08; vol. 79 # 5 - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    1. 79 FR 1316 - Removal of Certain References to Credit Ratings Under the Investment Company Act
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U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

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§ 78bb - Effect on existing law

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15 U.S. Code § 80a–1 - Findings and declaration of policy

15 U.S. Code § 80a–2 - Definitions; applicability; rulemaking considerations

15 U.S. Code § 80a–3 - Definition of investment company

15 U.S. Code § 80a–3a - Protection of philanthropy under State law

15 U.S. Code § 80a–4 - Classification of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–5 - Subclassification of management companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–6 - Exemptions

15 U.S. Code § 80a–7 - Transactions by unregistered investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–8 - Registration of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–9 - Ineligibility of certain affiliated persons and underwriters

15 U.S. Code § 80a–10 - Affiliations or interest of directors, officers, and employees

15 U.S. Code § 80a–11 - Offers to exchange securities

15 U.S. Code § 80a–12 - Functions and activities of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–13 - Changes in investment policy

15 U.S. Code § 80a–14 - Size of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–15 - Contracts of advisers and underwriters

15 U.S. Code § 80a–16 - Board of directors

15 U.S. Code § 80a–17 - Transactions of certain affiliated persons and underwriters

15 U.S. Code § 80a–18 - Capital structure of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–19 - Payments or distributions

15 U.S. Code § 80a–20 - Proxies; voting trusts; circular ownership

15 U.S. Code § 80a–21 - Loans by management companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–22 - Distribution, redemption, and repurchase of securities; regulations by securities associations

15 U.S. Code § 80a–23 - Closed-end companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–24 - Registration of securities under Securities Act of 1933

15 U.S. Code § 80a–25 - Reorganization plans; reports by Commission

15 U.S. Code § 80a–26 - Unit investment trusts

15 U.S. Code § 80a–27 - Periodic payment plans

15 U.S. Code § 80a–28 - Face-amount certificate companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–29 - Reports and financial statements of investment companies and affiliated persons

15 U.S. Code § 80a–30 - Accounts and records

15 U.S. Code § 80a–31 - Accountants and auditors

15 U.S. Code § 80a–32 - Filing of documents with Commission in civil actions

15 U.S. Code § 80a–33 - Destruction and falsification of reports and records

15 U.S. Code § 80a–34 - Unlawful representations and names

15 U.S. Code § 80a–35 - Breach of fiduciary duty

15 U.S. Code § 80a–36 - Larceny and embezzlement

15 U.S. Code § 80a–37 - Rules, regulations, and orders

15 U.S. Code § 80a–38 - Procedure for issuance of rules and regulations

15 U.S. Code § 80a–39 - Procedure for issuance of orders

15 U.S. Code § 80a–40 - Hearings by Commission

15 U.S. Code § 80a–41 - Enforcement of subchapter

15 U.S. Code § 80a–42 - Court review of orders

15 U.S. Code § 80a–43 - Jurisdiction of offenses and suits

15 U.S. Code § 80a–44 - Disclosure of information filed with Commission; copies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–45 - Reports by Commission; hiring and leasing authority

15 U.S. Code § 80a–46 - Validity of contracts

15 U.S. Code § 80a–47 - Liability of controlling persons; preventing compliance with subchapter

15 U.S. Code § 80a–48 - Penalties

15 U.S. Code § 80a–49 - Construction with other laws

15 U.S. Code § 80a–50 - Separability

15 U.S. Code § 80a–51 - Short title

15 U.S. Code § 80a–52 - Effective date

15 U.S. Code § 80a–53 - Election to be regulated as business development company

15 U.S. Code § 80a–54 - Acquisition of assets by business development companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–55 - Qualifications of directors

15 U.S. Code § 80a–56 - Transactions with certain affiliates

15 U.S. Code § 80a–57 - Changes in investment policy

15 U.S. Code § 80a–58 - Incorporation of subchapter provisions

15 U.S. Code § 80a–59 - Functions and activities of business development companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–60 - Capital structure

15 U.S. Code § 80a–61 - Loans

15 U.S. Code § 80a–62 - Distribution and repurchase of securities

15 U.S. Code § 80a–63 - Accounts and records

15 U.S. Code § 80a–64 - Preventing compliance with subchapter; liability of controlling persons

15 U.S. Code § 80b–3 - Registration of investment advisers

15 U.S. Code § 80b–4 - Reports by investment advisers

15 U.S. Code § 80b–11 - Rules, regulations, and orders of Commission

15 U.S. Code § 79 to 79z–6 - Repealed.

15 U.S. Code § 79 to 79z–6 - Repealed.

15 U.S. Code § 79 to 79z–6 - Repealed.

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  • 2014-04-09; vol. 79 # 68 - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    1. 79 FR 19564 - Investment Company Advertising: Target Date Retirement Fund Names and Marketing
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      17 CFR Parts 230 and 270