Monthly Archives: February 2008

SEC to revise ADV Part II

Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 2008 – The SEC reports an open meeting on the day before Valentines Day to discuss amending ADV Part II

Open Meeting — Wednesday, February 13, 2008 – 10:00 a.m.

The subject matter of the open meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, will be:

1. The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to its rules regarding the circumstances under which a foreign private issuer is required to register a class of equity securities under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act.

2. The Commission will consider whether to propose a package of amendments to various Commission rules and forms to improve reporting by foreign private issuers. The amendments, if adopted, would allow foreign private issuer status to be tested once a year; change the deadline for annual reports filed by foreign private issuers; revise the annual report and registration statement forms used by foreign private issuers to improve disclosure; and amend the rule regarding going private transactions to reflect recent regulatory changes.

3. The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to Part 2 of Form ADV under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related rules. The proposed amendments, if adopted, would require investment advisers to provide clients with narrative brochures containing plain English descriptions of the advisers’ businesses, services, and conflicts of interest. The proposal also would require advisers to electronically file their brochures with the Commission, and the brochures would be available to the public through the Commission’s Web site.

4. The Commission will, as required by Section 109 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, review the annual accounting support fee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.