17 CFR 270.38a-1 - Compliance procedures and practices of certain investment companies.

§ 270.38a-1 Compliance procedures and practices of certain investment companies.

(a) Each registered investment company and business development company (“fund”) must:

(1)Policies and procedures. Adopt and implement written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent violation of the Federal Securities Laws by the fund, including policies and procedures that provide for the oversight of compliance by each investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator, and transfer agent of the fund;

(2)Board approval. Obtain the approval of the fund's board of directors, including a majority of directors who are not interested persons of the fund, of the fund's policies and procedures and those of each investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator, and transfer agent of the fund, which approval must be based on a finding by the board that the policies and procedures are reasonably designed to prevent violation of the Federal Securities Laws by the fund, and by each investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator, and transfer agent of the fund;

(3)Annual review. Review, no less frequently than annually, the adequacy of the policies and procedures of the fund and of each investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator, and transfer agent and the effectiveness of their implementation;

(4)Chief compliance officer. Designate one individual responsible for administering the fund's policies and procedures adopted under paragraph (a)(1) of this section:

(i) Whose designation and compensation must be approved by the fund's board of directors, including a majority of the directors who are not interested persons of the fund;

(ii) Who may be removed from his or her responsibilities by action of (and only with the approval of) the fund's board of directors, including a majority of the directors who are not interested persons of the fund;

(iii) Who must, no less frequently than annually, provide a written report to the board that, at a minimum, addresses:

(A) The operation of the policies and procedures of the fund and each investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator, and transfer agent of the fund, any material changes made to those policies and procedures since the date of the last report, and any material changes to the policies and procedures recommended as a result of the annual review conducted pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section; and

(B) Each Material Compliance Matter that occurred since the date of the last report; and

(iv) Who must, no less frequently than annually, meet separately with the fund's independent directors.

(b)Unit investment trusts. If the fund is a unit investment trust, the fund's principal underwriter or depositor must approve the fund's policies and procedures and chief compliance officer, must receive all annual reports, and must approve the removal of the chief compliance officer from his or her responsibilities.

(c)Undue influence prohibited. No officer, director, or employee of the fund, its investment adviser, or principal underwriter, or any person acting under such person's direction may directly or indirectly take any action to coerce, manipulate, mislead, or fraudulently influence the fund's chief compliance officer in the performance of his or her duties under this section.

(d)Recordkeeping. The fund must maintain:

(1) A copy of the policies and procedures adopted by the fund under paragraph (a)(1) that are in effect, or at any time within the past five years were in effect, in an easily accessible place; and

(2) Copies of materials provided to the board of directors in connection with their approval under paragraph (a)(2) of this section, and written reports provided to the board of directors pursuant to paragraph (a)(4)(iii) of this section (or, if the fund is a unit investment trust, to the fund's principal underwriter or depositor, pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section) for at least five years after the end of the fiscal year in which the documents were provided, the first two years in an easily accessible place; and

(3) Any records documenting the fund's annual review pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section for at least five years after the end of the fiscal year in which the annual review was conducted, the first two years in an easily accessible place.

(e)Definitions. For purposes of this section:

(1)Federal Securities Laws means the Securities Act of 1933 ( 15 U.S.C. 77a-aa), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ( 15 U.S.C. 78a-mm), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ( Pub. L. 107-204, 116 Stat. 745 (2002)), the Investment Company Act of 1940 ( 15 U.S.C. 80a), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ( 15 U.S.C. 80b), Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Pub. L. No. 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338 (1999), any rules adopted by the Commission under any of these statutes, the Bank Secrecy Act ( 31 U.S.C. 5311- 5314; 5316-5332) as it applies to funds, and any rules adopted thereunder by the Commission or the Department of the Treasury.

(2) A Material Compliance Matter means any compliance matter about which the fund's board of directors would reasonably need to know to oversee fund compliance, and that involves, without limitation:

(i) A violation of the Federal securities laws by the fund, its investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator or transfer agent (or officers, directors, employees or agents thereof),

(ii) A violation of the policies and procedures of the fund, its investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator or transfer agent, or

(iii) A weakness in the design or implementation of the policies and procedures of the fund, its investment adviser, principal underwriter, administrator or transfer agent.

[ 68 FR 74729, Dec. 24, 2003]

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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

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

§ 80c-39

§ 80c-89

§ 80w-37

Title 17 published on 16-Dec-2017 03:45

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR Part 270 after this date.

  • 2017-12-14; vol. 82 # 239 - Thursday, December 14, 2017
    1. 82 FR 58731 - Investment Company Reporting Modernization
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      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
      Temporary final rule.
      Effective January 16, 2018 until March 31, 2026. The effective date for the amendments to 17 CFR 232.401, 249.332, 270.8b-33, 270.30a-2, 270.30a-3, 270.30b1-5, and 17 274.130 and in Instructions 54, 57, 59, and 61 in the final rule published at 81 FR 81870 on November 18, 2016, is delayed until May 1, 2020. The applicable compliance dates are discussed below.
      17 CFR Parts 232, 239, 249, 270, and 274