INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT RELEASES
iShares Trust, et al.
A notice has been issued giving interested persons until Jan. 21, 2011, to request a hearing on an application filed by iShares Trust, et al., for an order to permit: (a) series of certain actively managed open-end management investment companies to issue shares (Shares) redeemable in large aggregations only (Creation Units); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for redemption; and (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units. (Rel. IC-29543 - December 27)
MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, et al.
A notice has been issued giving interested persons until Jan. 21, 2011, to request a hearing on an application filed by MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, et al. requesting an order pursuant to Section 26(c) of the Investment Company Act to permit substitution of shares of certain registered management investment companies with shares of certain other registered management investment companies. The applicants also seek an order of exemption pursuant to Section 17(b) of the Act from Section 17(a) of the Act to the extent necessary to permit certain in-kind transactions in connection with certain of the substitutions. (Rel. IC-29544 - December 28)
Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change
A proposed rule change filed by the National Futures Association (SR-NFA-2010-04) making amendments to the Interpretive Notice Regarding NFA Compliance Rule 2-9: Enhanced Supervisory Requirements has become effective. Publication is expected in the Federal Register during the week of December 27. (Rel. 34-63602)
Approval of Proposed Rule Change
The Commission has approved a proposed rule change (SR-FICC-2010-08) filed by the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation under Section 19(b)(1) of the Exchange Act to eliminate certain cash adjustments currently processed by the MBSD. Publication is expected in the Federal Register during the week of December 27. (Rel. 34-63611)
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