The Securities and Exchange Commission is reopening the period for public comment on amendments it originally proposed in Securities Act Release No. 9126 to allow interested persons to submit comments on the results of investor testing regarding target date retirement funds. The rule proposal would, if adopted, require a target date retirement fund that includes the target date in its name to disclose the fund's asset allocation at the target date immediately adjacent to the first use of the fund's name in marketing materials; require marketing materials for target date retirement funds to include a table, chart, or graph depicting the fund's asset allocation over time, together with a statement that would highlight the fund's final asset allocation; require a statement in marketing materials to the effect that a target date retirement fund should not be selected based solely on age or retirement date, is not a guaranteed investment, and the stated asset allocations may be subject to change; and provide additional guidance regarding statements in marketing materials for target date retirement funds and other investment companies that could be misleading.
Agency Contact: J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Attorney- Adviser, at (202) 551-6792, Office of Regulatory Policy, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-8549.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on May 21, 2012.