SEC Proposes to Mandate Electronic Filing of Exemptive Applications  

December 01, 2007

The SEC has proposed Amendments ("Amendments") to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval ("EDGAR") system rules to modernize EDGAR and mandate more electronic filings. Increased electronic filing would give investors earlier access to exemptive applications under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("40 Act") and certain Securities Act of 1933 ("33 Act") filings and would accelerate the exemptive application process by permitting the SEC Staff to access and respond to applications more rapidly. 

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