17 CFR § 270.32a-1 - Exemption of certain companies from affiliation provisions of section 32(a).
A registered investment company shall be exempt from the provisions of paragraph (1) of section 32(a) of the Act (54 Stat. 838; 15 U.S.C. 80a-31), insofar as said paragraph requires that independent public accounts for such company be selected by a majority of certain members of the board of directors, if:
(b) Such accountants are selected by a majority of all the members of the board of directors.