17 CFR 270.17f-6 - Custody of investment company assets with Futures Commission Merchants and Commodity Clearing Organizations.

§ 270.17f-6 Custody of investment company assets with Futures Commission Merchants and Commodity Clearing Organizations.

(a) A Fund may place and maintain cash, securities, and similar investments with a Futures Commission Merchant in amounts necessary to effect the Fund's transactions in Exchange-Traded Futures Contracts and Commodity Options, Provided that:

(1) The manner in which the Futures Commission Merchant maintains the Fund's assets shall be governed by a written contract, which provides that:

(i) The Futures Commission Merchant shall comply with the segregation requirements of section 4d(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act ( 7 U.S.C. 6d(2)) and the rules thereunder (17 CFR Chapter I) or, if applicable, the secured amount requirements of rule 30.7 under the Commodity Exchange Act ( 17 CFR 30.7);

(ii) The Futures Commission Merchant, as appropriate to the Fund's transactions and in accordance with the Commodity Exchange Act ( 7 U.S.C. 1 through 25) and the rules and regulations thereunder (including 17 CFR part 30), may place and maintain the Fund's assets to effect the Fund's transactions with another Futures Commission Merchant, a Clearing Organization, a U.S. or Foreign Bank, or a member of a foreign board of trade, and shall obtain an acknowledgment, as required under rules 1.20(a) or 30.7(c) under the Commodity Exchange Act [ 17 CFR 1.20(a) or 30.7(c)], as applicable, that such assets are held on behalf of the Futures Commission Merchant's customers in accordance with the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act; and

(iii) The Futures Commission Merchant shall promptly furnish copies of or extracts from the Futures Commission Merchant's records or such other information pertaining to the Fund's assets as the Commission through its employees or agents may request.

(2) Any gains on the Fund's transactions, other than de minimis amounts, may be maintained with the Futures Commission Merchant only until the next business day following receipt.

(3) If the custodial arrangement no longer meets the requirements of this section, the Fund shall withdraw its assets from the Futures Commission Merchant as soon as reasonably practicable.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1)Clearing Organization means a clearing organization as defined in rule 1.3(d) under the Commodity Exchange Act ( 17 CFR 1.3(d)) and includes a clearing organization for a foreign board of trade.

(2)Exchange-Traded Futures Contracts and Commodity Options means commodity futures contracts, options on commodity futures contracts, and options on physical commodities traded on or subject to the rules of:

(i) Any contract market designated for trading such transactions under the Commodity Exchange Act and the rules thereunder; or

(ii) Any board of trade or exchange outside the United States, as contemplated in Part 30 under the Commodity Exchange Act.

(3)Fund means an investment company registered under the Act ( 15 U.S.C. 80a-1et seq.).

(4)Futures Commission Merchant means any person that is registered as a futures commission merchant under the Commodity Exchange Act and that is not an affiliated person of the Fund or an affiliated person of such person.

(5)U.S. or Foreign Bank means a bank, as defined in section 2(a)(5) of the Act ( 15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(5)), or a banking institution or trust company that is incorporated or organized under the laws of a country other than the United States and that is regulated as such by the country's government or an agency thereof.

[ 61 FR 66212, Dec. 17, 1996]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 30 - Repealed. Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title IV, § 14102(f), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1922

§ 37 - Immunity from antitrust laws

§ 77f - Registration of securities

§ 77g - Information required in registration statement

§ 77h - Taking effect of registration statements and amendments thereto

§ 77j - Information required in prospectus

§ 77q - Fraudulent interstate transactions

§ 77s - Special powers of Commission

§ 77eee - Securities required to be registered under Securities Act

§ 77ggg - Qualification of indentures covering securities not required to be registered

§ 77nnn - Reports by obligor; evidence of compliance with indenture provisions

§ 77sss - Rules, regulations, and orders

§ 78c - Definitions and application

§ 78d - Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 78l - Registration requirements for securities

§ 78m - Periodical and other reports

§ 78n - Proxies

§ 78o - Registration and regulation of brokers and dealers

§ 78w - Rules, regulations, and orders; annual reports

§ 78bb - Effect on existing law

§ 78ee - Transaction fees

§ 79c

§ 79t

§ 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

§ 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

§ 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

§ 80a-18

§ 80a-19 - Payments or distributions

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

§ 80a-21

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

§ 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

§ 80a-40

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

§ 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

§ 80a-60

§ 80a-61

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

§ 80b-4 - Reports by investment advisers

§ 80b-11

§ 80c-39

§ 80c-89

§ 80w-37