2010—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–203, § 405, inserted “or for purposes of assessment of potential systemic risk” before period at end.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–257 struck out subsec. (d). Text read as follows: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commission shall not be compelled to disclose any records or information provided to the Commission under section 80b–4 of this title, or records or information based upon or derived from such records or information, if such records or information have been obtained by the Commission for use in furtherance of the purposes of this subchapter, including surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities. Nothing in this subsection authorizes the Commission to withhold information from the Congress or prevent the Commission from complying with a request for information from any other Federal department or agency requesting the information for purposes within the scope of jurisdiction of that department or agency, or complying with an order of a court of the United States in an action brought by the United States or the Commission. For purposes of section 552 of title 5, this subsection shall be considered a statute described in subsection (b)(3)(B) of such section 552. Collection of information pursuant to section 80b–4 of this title shall be an administrative action involving an agency against specific individuals or agencies pursuant to section 3518(c)(1) of title 44.”
Pub. L. 111–203, § 929I(c), added subsec. (d).
1990—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–550 substituted “subsections (c) and (d) of section 80b–9 of this title and section 78x(c) of this title” for “subsections (c) and (e) of section 80b–9 of this title”.
1960—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–750 inserted “, or any member, officer, or employee thereof,” after “the Commission”, and inserted proscription against disclosing information to any person not a member, officer, or employee of the Commission.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment
Amendment by section 929I(c) of Pub. L. 111–203 effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.
Amendment by section 405 of Pub. L. 111–203 effective 1 year after July 21, 2010, except that any investment adviser may, at the discretion of the investment adviser, register with the Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 during that 1-year period, subject to the rules of the Commission, and except as otherwise provided, see section 419 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 80b–2 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions of Securities and Exchange Commission, with certain exceptions, to Chairman of such Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 10 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3175, 64 Stat. 1265, set out under section 78d of this title.
Study on Improved Investor Access to Information on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers
Pub. L. 111–203, title IX, § 919B, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1838, provided that:
“(1) In general.—
Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act [July 21, 2010
], the Commission
shall complete a study, including recommendations, of ways to improve the access of investors to registration information
(including disciplinary actions, regulatory, judicial, and arbitration proceedings, and other information) about registered and previously registered investment advisers,
of investment advisers, brokers
and their associated persons
on the existing Central Registration Depository and Investment Adviser
Registration Depository systems, as well as identify additional information that should be made publicly available.
“(2) Contents.—The study required by subsection (a) shall include an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of further centralizing access to the information contained in the 2 systems, including—
identification of those data pertinent to investors; and
the identification of the method and format for displaying and publishing such data to enhance accessibility by and utility to investors.
Not later than 18 months after the date of completion of the study required by subsection (a), the Commission
shall implement any recommendations of the study.”
[For definitions of terms used in section 919B of Pub. L. 111–203, set out above, see section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.]
Investor Access to Information
Pub. L. 104–290, title III, § 306, Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3439, required the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide for investor access to information concerning disciplinary actions involving investment advisers, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 109–290, § 7(b)(2), Sept. 29, 2006, 120 Stat. 1321.