Completing the Foundation:The Investment Company Act

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds

Second edition

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199753505
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918805 | DOI:
Completing the Foundation:The Investment Company Act

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This chapter discusses the events leading up to the enactment of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Three questions are addressed. First, why, despite unanimous predictions to the contrary, did the investment company industry support the 1940 act? Second, what were the most important differences between the SEC's original bill and the final act? Third, what were the most important provisions of the act?

Keywords: Investment Company Act; SEC; investment law; investment company industry

Chapter.  7430 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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