Investment Advisor Act Of 1940 Assignments

Amendments

1987—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100–181, § 611(1), substituted “paragraph (42)” for “paragraph (40)”.

Subsec. (f)(3)(B). Pub. L. 100–181, § 611(2), substituted a comma for the period at end.

1975—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–29, § 28(2), inserted provisions making it unlawful for the directors of a registered investment company, in connection with their evaluation of the terms of any contract whereby a person undertakes regularly to serve or act as investment adviser of such company, to take into account the purchase price or other consideration any person may have paid in connection with a transaction of the type referred to in paragraph (1), (3), or (4) of subsec. (f).

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–29, § 28(4), substituted “section 80a–16(c) of this title” for “subsection (b) of section 80a–16 of this title”.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94–29, § 28(1), added subsec. (f).

1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–547, § 8(a), struck out introductory phrase “After one year from the effective date of this subchapter” and “unless in effect prior to March 15, 1940,” before “has been approved”, and “by the investment adviser” after “assignment” in item (4), and substituted “It” for “it”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91–547, § 8(b), struck out introductory phrase “After one year from the effective date of this subchapter,” and concluding phrase “, unless in effect prior to March 15, 1940” after “which contract” before item (1), struck out “by such underwriter” after “assignment” in item (2), and substituted “It” for “it”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–547, § 8(c), made it the duty of the directors of a registered investment company to request and evaluate, and the duty of an investment adviser to such company to furnish, such information as may reasonably be necessary to evaluate the terms of any contract whereby a person undertakes regularly to serve or act as investment adviser of such company, substituted “interested persons” for “affiliated persons”, and struck out “except a written agreement which was in effect prior to March 15, 1940,” after “written or oral,”, item (1) designation following “have been approved” and item “or (2) by the vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of such company” after “any such party,”, and inserted “the vote” in phrase “by the vote of a majority”, and provision respecting voting “cast in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval”.

Subsecs. (d) to (f). Pub. L. 91–547, § 8(d), redesignated subsecs. (e) and (f) as (d) and (e), respectively, and struck out former subsec. (d) which prohibited any person after March 15, 1945, from acting as investment adviser to, or principal underwriter for, any registered investment company pursuant to a written contract in effect prior to March 15, 1940, unless such contract was renewed prior to March 15, 1945, in such form as to make it comply with subsecs. (a) or (b).

Amendments

2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–203, § 928, in introductory provisions, substituted “registered or required to be registered with the Commission” for “, unless exempt from registration pursuant to section 80b–3(b) of this title,” and struck out “make use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce, directly or indirectly, to” after “shall” and “to” after “in any way”.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 111–203, § 418, inserted at end “With respect to any factor used in any rule or regulation by the Commission in making a determination under this subsection, if the Commission uses a dollar amount test in connection with such factor, such as a net asset threshold, the Commission shall, by order, not later than 1 year after July 21, 2010, and every 5 years thereafter, adjust for the effects of inflation on such test. Any such adjustment that is not a multiple of $100,000 shall be rounded to the nearest multiple of $100,000.”

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 111–203, § 921(b), added subsec. (f).

1996—Subsec. (b)(4), (5). Pub. L. 104–290, § 210(1), added pars. (4) and (5).

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–290, § 210(2), added subsec. (e).

1987—Pub. L. 100–181 completely revised and expanded provisions on investment advisory contracts, changing structure of section from a single unlettered paragraph to one consisting of four subsections lettered (a) to (d).

1980—Pub. L. 96–477 provided that par. (1) of this section was not to apply with respect to any investment advisory contract between an investment adviser and a business development company so long as the compensation provided for in such contract did not exceed 20 per cent of the realized capital gains upon the funds of the business development company and such business development company did not have outstanding any option, warrant, or right issued pursuant to section 80a–60(a)(3)(B) of this title and did not have a profit-sharing plan.

1970—Pub. L. 91–547 substituted reference to section “80b–3(b)” for “80b–3” of this title in first sentence, redesignated as second sentence former third sentence, designating existing provisions as cl. (A) and adding cl. (B) and items (i) and (ii) and provision respecting compensation based on asset value of company or fund under management averaged over a specified period in relation to investment record of an index of securities or such other measure of investment performance specified by Commission rules, regulations, or orders, inserted third sentence provision respecting point from which compensation is to be measured, substituted in fourth, formerly third, sentence “paragraphs (2) and (3) of this section” for “this section” and in definition of “investment advisory contract” the words “account of another person other than an investment company registered under subchapter I of this chapter” for “account for a person other than an investment company”.

1960—Pub. L. 86–750 substituted “unless exempt from registration pursuant to” for “registered under”.

Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by sections 921(b) and 928 of Pub. L. 111–203 effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

Amendment by section 418 of Pub. L. 111–203 effective 1 year after July 21, 2010, except that any investment adviser may, at the discretion of the investment adviser, register with the Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 during that 1-year period, subject to the rules of the Commission, and except as otherwise provided, see section 419 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 80b–2 of this title.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of Securities and Exchange Commission, with certain exceptions, to Chairman of such Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 10 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3175,64 Stat. 1265, set out under section 78d of this title.

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