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PART 274 - FORMS PRESCRIBED UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
Authority:

15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77s, 78c(b), 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d), 80a-8, 80a-24, 80a-26, 80a-29, and Pub. L. 111-203, sec. 939A, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010), unless otherwise noted.

Section 274.128 is also issued under 15 U.S.C. 78j-1, 7202, 7233, 7241, 7264, and 7265; and 18 U.S.C. 1350.

Source:

33 FR 19003, Dec. 20, 1968, unless otherwise noted.

§ 274.0-1 Availability of forms.

(a) This part identifies and describes the forms prescribed for use under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

(b) Any person may obtain a copy of any form prescribed for use in this part by written request to the Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Any person may inspect the forms at this address and at the Commission's regional offices. (See § 200.11 of this chapter for the addresses of SEC regional offices)

[46 FR 17757, Mar. 20, 1981, as amended at 47 FR 26820, June 22, 1982; 59 FR 5946, Feb. 9, 1994; 73 FR 32228, June 5, 2008]

Subpart A - Registration Statements
§ 274.5 Form N-5, for registration statement of small business investment company under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

This form shall be used for the registration statement under both sections 6 and 7 of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g) and section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8(b)), by a small business investment company which is licensed as such under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 or which has received preliminary approval of the Small Business Administration and has been notified by that Administration that it may submit a license application.

§ 274.10 Form N-8A, for notification of registration.

This form shall be used as the notification of registration filed with the Commission pursuant to section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

§ 274.11 [Reserved]
§ 274.11A Form N-1A, registration statement of open-end management investment companies.

Form N-1A shall be used as the registration statement to be filed pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 by open-end management investment companies other than separate accounts of insurance companies or companies which issue periodic payment plan certificates or which are sponsors or depositors of companies issuing such certificates. This form shall be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 of the securities of all open-end management investment companies other than registered separate accounts of insurance companies. This form is not applicable for small business investment companies which register pursuant to §§ 293.24 and 274.5 of this chapter.

[48 FR 37940, Aug. 22, 1983, as amended at 59 FR 52701, Oct. 19, 1994]

§ 274.11a-1 Form N-2, registration statement of closed end management investment companies.

This form shall be used as the registration statement to be filed pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 by closed end management investment companies other than companies which issue periodic payment plan certificates or which are sponsors or depositors of companies issuing such certificates. This form also shall be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 of the securities of all closed end management investment companies. This form is not applicable for small business investment companies which register pursuant to §§ 239.24 and 274.5 of this chapter.

[43 FR 39553, Sept. 5, 1978, as amended at 59 FR 52701, Oct. 19, 1994]

§ 274.11b Form N-3, registration statement of separate accounts organized as management investment companies.

Form N-3 shall be used as the registration statement to be filed pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 by separate accounts that offer variable annuity contracts to register as management investment companies. This form shall also be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 of the securities of such separate accounts (§ 239.17a of this chapter).

[50 FR 26161, June 25, 1985]

§ 274.11c Form N-4, registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts.

Form N-4 shall be used as the registration statement to be filed pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 by separate accounts that offer variable annuity contracts to register as unit investment trusts. This form shall also be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 of the securities of such separate accounts (§ 239.17b of this chapter).

[50 FR 26161, June 25, 1985]

§ 274.11d Form N-6, registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable life insurance policies.

Form N-6 shall be used as the registration statement to be filed pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 by separate accounts that offer variable life insurance policies to register as unit investment trusts. This form shall also be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 of the securities of such separate accounts (§ 239.17c of this chapter).

[67 FR 19870, Apr. 23, 2002]

§ 274.12 Form N-8B-2, registration statement of unit investment trusts that are currently issuing securities.

This form shall be used as the registration statement to be filed, pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, by unit investment trusts other than separate accounts that are currently issuing securities, including unit investment trusts that are issuers of periodic payment plan certificates.

[67 FR 19870, Apr. 23, 2002]

§ 274.13 Form N-8B-3, registration statement of unincorporated management investment companies currently issuing periodic payment plan certificates.

(a) This form shall be used for registration statement to be filed, pursuant to section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, by unincorporated management investment companies currently issuing periodic payment plan certificates.

§ 274.14 Form N-8B-4, registration statements of face-amount certificate companies.

This form shall be used for registration statements of face-amount certificate companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

§ 274.15 Form N-6F, notice of intent to elect to be subject to sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

This form shall be used by a company that would be excluded from the definition of an investment company by section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 [15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(1)], except that at the time of filing it proposes to make a public offering of its securities as a business development company, to notify the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company intends in good faith to file, within 90 days, a notification of election to become subject to the provisions of sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 [15 U.S.C. 80a-54 through 64].

The text of the form is set forth in the appendix to this release.[1]

[47 FR 10520, Mar. 11, 1982]

§ 274.24 Form 24F-2, annual filing of securities sold pursuant to registration of certain investment company securities.

Form 24F-2 shall be used as the annual report filed by face amount certificate companies, open-end management companies, and unit investment trusts pursuant to § 270.24f-2 of this chapter for reporting securities sold during the fiscal year.

[62 FR 47940, Sept. 12, 1997]

§ 274.51 Form N-18F-1, for notification of election pursuant to § 270.18f-1 of this chapter.

(a) This form shall be filed with the Commission in triplicate as the notification of election pursuant to § 270.18f-1 of this chapter by a registered open-end investment company to commit itself to pay in cash all redemptions requested by a shareholder of record as provided in said section.

[36 FR 11920, June 23, 1971 as amended at 36 FR 20504, Oct. 23, 1971; 39 FR 36003, Oct. 7, 1974; 59 FR 52701, Oct. 19, 1994]

§ 274.53 Form N-54A, notification of election to be subject to sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 filed pursuant to section 54(a) of the Act.

This form shall be used pursuant to section 54(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 [15 U.S.C. 80a-53(a)] by a company of the type defined in sections 2(a)(48) (A) and (B) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(48) (A) and (B) to notify the Securities and Exchange Commission of its election to be subject to the provisions of sections 55 through 65 of said Act [15 U.S.C. 80a-54 through 64].

The text of the form is set forth in the appendix to this release.[2]

[47 FR 10520, Mar. 11, 1982]

§ 274.54 Form N-54C, notification of withdrawal of election to be subject to sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 filed pursuant to section 54(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

This form shall be used pursuant to section 54(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 [15 U.S.C. 80a-53(c)] by a business development company to file a notice of withdrawal of its election under section 54(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 [15 U.S.C. 80a-53(a)].

The text of the form is set forth in the appendix to this release.[3]

[47 FR 10520, Mar. 11, 1982]

Subpart B - Forms for Reports
§ 274.101 Form N-CEN, annual report of registered investment companies.

This form shall be used by registered investment companies for annual reports to be filed pursuant to 17 CFR 270.30a-1.

[81 FR 82023, Nov. 18, 2016]

§§ 274.102-274.126 [Reserved]
§ 274.127d-1 Form N-27D-1 accounting of segregated trust account.

This form shall be completed and filed with the Commission as a report required by § 270.27d-1 of this chapter by each depositor or principal underwriter, within 15 days after the close of each quarter during the first 2 years after the effective date of § 270.27d-1 of this chapter, and thereafter this form shall be filed annually on or before January 31 of the following calendar year. Each investment company for which a segregated trust account is established shall be listed on the cover page. Two copies of the form, plus an additional copy for each registered investment company covered, shall be filed and the filing shall be signed by an authorized representative of the depositor or underwriter.

[36 FR 24056, Dec. 18, 1971]

§ 274.128 Form N-CSR, certified shareholder report.

This form shall be used by registered management investment companies to file reports pursuant to § 270.30b2-1(a) of this chapter not later than 10 days after the transmission to stockholders of any report that is required to be transmitted to stockholders under § 270.30e-1 of this chapter.

[68 FR 5368, Feb. 3, 2003]

§ 274.129 Form N-PX, annual report of proxy voting record of registered management investment company.

This form shall be used by registered management investment companies, other than small business investment companies registered on Form N-5 (§§ 239.24 and 274.5 of this chapter), for annual reports to be filed not later than August 31 of each year, containing the company's proxy voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30, pursuant to section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and § 270.30b1-4 of this chapter.

[68 FR 6584, Feb. 7, 2003]

§ 274.130 [Reserved]
§ 274.150 Form N-PORT, Monthly portfolio holdings report.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this form shall be used by registered management investment companies or exchange-traded funds organized as unit investment trusts, or series thereof, to file reports pursuant to § 270.30b1-9 of this chapter not later than 60 days after the end of each fiscal quarter.

(b) Form N-PORT shall not be filed by a registered open-end management investment company that is regulated as a money market fund under § 270.2a-7 of this chapter or a small business investment company registered on Form N-5 (§§ 239.24 and 274.5 of this chapter), or series thereof.

Note:

The text of Form N-PORT will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations.

[84 FR 7988, Mar. 6, 2019]

§ 274.200 Form N-17D-1, report filed by small business investment company (SBIC) registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and an affiliated bank, with respect to investments by the SBIC and the bank, submitted pursuant to paragraph (d)(3) of § 270.17d-1 of this chapter.

This form shall be filed pursuant to Rule 17d-2 (§ 270.17d-2 of this chapter) as the report required, under subparagraph (d)(3) of Rule 17d-1 (§ 270.17d-1(d)(3) of this chapter), to be filed, either jointly or separately, by a small business investment company (SBIC) licensed as such under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and by a bank which is an affiliated person of either the SBIC or of an affiliated person of the SBIC, with respect to investments in a small business concern by the SBIC and the bank.

Subpart C - Forms for Other Statements
§ 274.201 Form N-MFP, portfolio holdings of money market funds.

This form shall be used by registered open-end management investment companies that are regulated as money market funds under § 270.2a-7 of this chapter to file reports pursuant to § 270.30b1-7 of this chapter no later than the fifth business day of each month.

[75 FR 10118, Mar. 4, 2010]

§ 274.202 Form 3, initial statement of beneficial ownership of securities.

This form shall be filed pursuant to § 270.30h-1 for initial statements of beneficial ownership of securities required to be filed pursuant to section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-29(h)). (Same as § 249.103 of this chapter.)

[67 FR 43537, June 28, 2002]

§ 274.203 Form 4, statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities.

This form shall be filed pursuant to § 270.30h-1 for statements of changes in beneficial ownership of securities required to be filed pursuant to section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-29(h)). (Same as § 249.104 of this chapter.)

[67 FR 43537, June 28, 2002]

§ 274.218 Form N-8F, application for deregistration of certain registered investment companies.

This form must be used as the application for an order of the Commission in cases in which the applicant is a registered investment company that:

(a) Has sold substantially all of its assets to another registered investment company or merged into or consolidated with another registered investment company;

(b) Has distributed substantially all of its assets to its shareholders and has completed, or is in the process of, winding up its affairs;

(c) Qualifies for an exclusion from the definition of “investment company” under section 3(c)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(1)) or section 3(c)(7) (15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(7)) of the Act; or

(d) Has become a business development company.

[64 FR 19471, Apr. 21, 1999]

§ 274.219 Form N-17f-1, cover page for each certificate of accounting of securities and similar investments of a management investment company in the custody of a member of a national securities exchange, filed pursuant to rule 17f-1.

[54 FR 32049, Aug. 4, 1989]

§ 274.220 Form N-17f-2, cover page for each certificate of accounting of securities and similar investments in the custody of a registered management investment company, filed pursuant to rule 17f-2.

[54 FR 32049, Aug. 4, 1989]

§ 274.221 Form N-23c-3, Notification of repurchase offer.

Form N-23c-3 shall be filed with copies of notifications of repurchase offers submitted to the Commission as required under rule 23c-3 (§ 270.23c-3 of this chapter).

[58 FR 19345, Apr. 14, 1993]

§ 274.222 Form N-CR, Current report of money market fund material events.

This form shall be used by registered investment companies that are regulated as money market funds under § 270.2a-7 of this chapter to file current reports pursuant to § 270.30b1-8 of this chapter within the time periods specified in the form.

[79 FR 47973, Aug. 14, 2014]

§ 274.223 Form N-RN, Current report, open- and closed-end investment company reporting.

This form shall be used by registered open-end management investment companies, or series thereof, and closed-end management investment companies, to file reports pursuant to § 270.18f-4(c)(7) and § 270.30b1-10 of this chapter.

[85 FR 83296, Dec. 21, 2020]

Subpart D - Forms for Exemptions
Authority:

Secs. 6(c), (15 U.S.C. 80a-6(c)), 6(e), (15 U.S.C. 80a-6(e)), 38(a), 15 U.S.C. 80a-37(a) of the Act.

§ 274.301 Notification of claim of exemption pursuant to Rule 6e-2 or Rule 6e-3(T) under the Investment Company Act.

This form shall be filed with the Commission as required by § 270.6e-2 or § 270.6e-3(T) of this chapter by each insurance company with respect to each separate account for which exemption is claimed pursuant to § 270.6e-2 or § 270.6e-3(T).

[49 FR 47228, Dec. 3, 1984]

Subpart E - Forms for Electronic Filing
Source:

50 FR 40485, Oct. 4, 1985, unless otherwise noted.

§ 274.401 [Reserved]
§ 274.402 Form ID, uniform application for access codes to file on EDGAR.

Form ID must be filed by registrants, third party filers, or their agents, to request the following access codes to permit filing on EDGAR:

(a) Central Index Key (CIK) - uniquely identifies each filer, filing agent, and training agent.

(b) CIK Confirmation Code (CCC) - used in the header of a filing in conjunction with the CIK of the filer to ensure that the filing has been authorized by the filer.

(c) Password (PW) - allows a filer, filing agent or training agent to log on to the EDGAR system, submit filings, and change its CCC.

(d) Password Modification Authorization Code (PMAC) - allows a filer, filing agent or training agent to change its Password.

[69 FR 22711, Apr. 26, 2004, as amended at 86 FR 25805, May 11, 2021]

§ 274.403 Form SE, form for submission of paper format exhibits by electronic filers.

This form shall be used by an electronic filer for the submission of any paper format document relating to an otherwise electronic filing, as provided in rule 311 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.311 of this chapter).

[58 FR 14861, Mar. 18, 1993]

§ 274.404 Form TH - Notification of reliance on temporary hardship exemption.

Form TH shall be filed by any electronic filer who submits to the Commission, pursuant to a temporary hardship exemption, a document in paper format that otherwise would be required to be submitted electronically, as prescribed by rule 201(a) of Regulation S-T (§ 232.201(a) of this chapter).

[58 FR 14861, Mar. 18, 1993]