Adjustments embrace switching from paper to digital submitting requirement for confidential remedy requests.
On June 23, 2022, the Securities and Alternate Fee (SEC) adopted sure amendments to Kind 13F (the Adopting Launch) that can change into efficient at the start of 2023.
Eliminating Paper Submitting and Mandating Digital Submitting for Confidential Remedy Requests
Pursuant to Part 13(f) of the Securities Alternate Act of 1934 (the Alternate Act) and Rule 13f-1 promulgated by the SEC thereunder, institutional funding managers (Managers) that train funding discretion over at the least US$100 million of “part 13(f) securities” (i.e., generally phrases, US exchange-listed fairness securities and choices) are required to publicly disclose their positions in part 13(f) securities as of the top of every calendar quarter on a Kind 13F submitting that’s due 45 days after the top of such quarter.
Pursuant to Part 13(f) of the Alternate Act and the Freedom of Data Act, the SEC permits Managers to submit “confidential remedy requests” whereby they will search permission from the SEC to omit for as much as one yr from their Kind 13F filings sure positions that represent “confidential, industrial or monetary info” by demonstrating to the SEC that prematurely disclosing the place to the general public on Kind 13F would reveal ongoing funding technique to opponents and trigger substantial hurt to aggressive place.
At the moment, confidential remedy requests should be submitted as paper filings to the SEC. The SEC acknowledged within the Adopting Launch that paper confidential remedy requests “are topic to a time-consuming, guide receipt and distribution course of throughout the Fee that would result in undue procedural delay and improve the time that the data receives de facto confidential remedy whereas the employees processes a 13(f) Confidential Remedy Request.” The SEC additional acknowledged that such delays (and consequent de facto confidential remedy) did truly happen in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The amendments that the SEC adopted will get rid of the present paper submitting requirement for confidential remedy request and require digital submitting. The SEC acknowledged that it believes this swap will expedite its assessment of confidential remedy requests and “scale back the interval of de facto confidential remedy that accrues pending assessment and thus finally permit for faster dissemination of Kind 13F holdings info.”
The SEC additionally adopted an modification to Kind 13F’s directions that may, in keeping with a June 2019 US Supreme Court docket determination, expressly require the Supervisor to reveal that the data that it’s looking for confidential remedy for is typically and really saved personal by the Supervisor.
Different Amendments to Kind 13F
The SEC additionally adopted sure different comparatively minor amendments to Kind 13F, together with requiring every Supervisor to supply its and its associated managers’ Central Registration Depository quantity (CRD quantity) and its SEC file quantity, if any and allowing however not requiring disclosure, for every safety reported on Kind 13F, of the safety’s Monetary Instrument International Identifier (FIGI) along with its CUSIP quantity. Lastly, the amendments would require that every one greenback values listed on Kind 13F be rounded to the closest greenback, quite than to the closest US$1,000 as is presently required.
These amendments to Kind 13F will change into efficient on January 3, 2023.
 See Digital Submission of Functions for Orders beneath the Advisers Act and the Funding Firm Act, Confidential Remedy Requests for Filings on Kind 13F, and Kind ADV-NR; Amendments to Kind 13F (SEC Launch No. 34-95148) at 23.
 See id. at 23-4.
 See id. at 26, fn 74.