The SEC Commissioners will hold an Open Meeting on August 31, 2011, to consider whether to issue a concept release and request public comment on issues under the Investment Company Act raised by the use of derivatives by investment companies; whether to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on possible amendments to Rule 3a-7 under the Investment Company Act (the rule that provides certain asset-backed issuers with a conditional exclusion from the definition of investment company); and whether to issue a concept release to solicit public comment on interpretive issues related to the status under the Investment Company Act of companies that are engaged in the business of acquiring mortgages and mortgage-related instruments. Open Meeting Notice