DEFINITION of 'SEC Form N-8A'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that must be submitted by an investment company registering under and pursuant to section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. SEC Form N-8A contains information on the type of investment company (face-amount certificate company, unit investment trust or management company), whether the registrant's securities are publicly available, total current value of assets, whether the registrant has applied or intends to apply for a license to operate as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and a copy of the registrant's last regular periodic report to its securityholders, if any.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form N-8A'

Form N-8A is also known as "notification of registration filed pursuant to section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940." The SEC uses this form in its inspection, policymaking, regulatory and disclosure review roles.

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