17 CFR § 270.14a-2 - Exemption from section 14(a) of the Act for certain registered separate accounts and their principal underwriters.
(a) A registered separate account, and any principal underwriter for such account, shall be exempt from section 14(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-14(a)) with respect to a public offering of variable annuity contracts participating in such account.
(b) Any registered management investment company which has as a promoter an insurance company and which offers its securities to separate accounts of such insurance company that offer variable annuity contracts and are registered under the Act as unit investment trusts (“trust accounts”), and any principal underwriter for such investment company, shall be exempt from section 14(a) with respect to such offering and to the offering of such securities to trust accounts of other insurance companies.
(c) Any registered management investment company exempt from section 14(a) of the Act pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section shall be exempt from sections 15(a), 16(a), and 32(a)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-15(a), 80a-16(a), and 80a-31(a)(2)), to the extent prescribed in §§ 270.15a-3, 270.16a-1, and 270.32a-2 (Rules 15a-3, 16a-1, and 32a-2 under the Act), provided that such investment company complies with the conditions set forth in Rules 15a-3, 16a-1, and 32a-2 as if it were a separate account.