SEC Chairman Announces Opening of Registration for 'CCOutreach' National Seminar for 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2006 - Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox announced the opening of registration for the annual CCOutreach National Seminar for mutual fund and investment adviser Chief Compliance Officers. The National Seminar, which aims to enhance compliance by improving communication and coordination with CCOs, will be held this year on Nov. 14, 2006, at the Commission's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
As in the inaugural program in 2005, the CCOutreach National Seminar will include panel discussions with SEC staff and CCO representatives on the latest compliance developments relevant to CCOs. The National Seminar follows a series of regional seminars held by Commission examination staff and will address questions and issues raised at those programs.
"The CCOutreach Program has become an exceptionally popular way for the nation's mutual funds and investment advisers to work with the SEC on compliance in a positive, collaborative environment," Chairman Cox said. "The two-way communication focuses on real-world problems that compliance officers are facing, and it has proven invaluable in helping the SEC understand their needs and concerns. The upcoming National Seminar is a key component of the CCOutreach program, and we look forward to once again getting together with CCOs at this year's event."
The National Seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Nov. 14, 2006, at the Commission's headquarters, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Attendance is limited to 500, with CCOs given priority on a first-come, first-served basis. The Seminar will also be webcast at www.sec.gov.
For the agenda and registration information for the CCOutreach National Seminar, go to http://www.sec.gov/info/ccoutreach.htm.
Please contact the SEC's Division of Investment Management at (202) 551-6733 with any additional questions.