DEFINITION of SEC Form 485A24F
SEC Form 485A24F is a registration statement for separate accounts offered by management investment companies that contains post-effective amendments filed pursuant to Rule 485(a) with additional shares under Rule 24f-2. The statement is governed by the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940. SEC Form 485A24F cannot be submitted as an Investment Company Act of 1940-only filing; the original filing, or prospectus, must have preceded it. The Securities and Exchange Commission explicitly states that the prospectus and amendment filing(s) should be considered together by prospective investors.
BREAKING DOWN SEC Form 485A24F
The purpose of SEC Form 485A24F is to set out complete details of securities offerings by an investment company with post-effective amendments to the offerings. The description of the funds include investment objectives, managers and the fund management agreement, listing of portfolio securities, risk factors, investment restrictions, net asset value (NAV) calculation methodologies, redemption information, and other material disclosures. Amendments in the filing are discussed separately from the contents of the original filing.
Rule 485(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 says that a post-effective amendment filed by a registered open-end management investment company or unit investment trust shall become effective on the 60th day after the filing. Rule 24-f of the Investment Company Act of 1940 requires that open-end investment management companies and unit investment trusts that have registered an indefinite amount of securities must, not later than 90 days after the end of their fiscal year, file form 24f-2 along with payment of registration fees for securities sold during the fiscal year.