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April 26, 2010

SECIAC May 17 meeting agenda

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mark Latham @ 10:08 pm

From the meeting notice, which is linked from the SEC IAC Spotlight page:

The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 17, 2010, in the Multipurpose Room, L-006, at the Commission’s main offices, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) and will be open to the public. The Committee meeting will be webcast on the Commission’s Web site at Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify a contact person listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.

The agenda for the meeting includes:
(i) remarks by Dan Ariely, behavioral economist, on investor reaction to disclosure;
(ii) update on recommendations previously adopted by the Committee;
(iii) briefing on the Investor as Owner Subcommittee’s environmental, social, and governance disclosure workplan;
(iv) update on certain issues involved in financial reform legislation;
(v) discussion of fiduciary duty, in the context of investment advisers and registered broker-dealers, including a presentation by SEC staff;
(vi) discussion with an expert panel on mandatory arbitration;
(vii) discussion of money market funds and the issue of net asset value (“NAV”), including a presentation by SEC staff;
(viii) recommendation by Investor Education Subcommittee of an investor education campaign;
(ix) reports from Subcommittees on other activities; and
(x) discussion of next steps and closing comments.

DATES: Written statements should be received on or before May 10, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Written statements may be submitted by any of the following methods:
Electronic Comments
– Use the Commission’s Internet submission form
(; or
– Send an e-mail message to Please include File Number 265-25-04 on the subject line.

[More info in the full notice.]

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