On March 18th, the SEC granted immediate effectiveness to separately proposed amendments by the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Stock Exchange of their respective rules, to eliminate broker discretionary voting for all elections of directors at shareholder meetings, to preclude broker discretionary voting on matters that materially amend investment advisory contracts with investment companies, and to define that a material amendment to an investment advisory contract would include any proposal to obtain shareholder approval of an investment company's investment advisory contract with a new investment advisor. Comments should be submitted on or before April 14, 2010.