Mutual fund firms and other registered investment companies with a fiscal year that ended June 30 are busy filing the new Form N-CEN with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the deadline to do so kicked in on Thursday.
As of Tuesday, 144 of these investment companies have filed Form N-CEN with the securities regulator.
The SEC also announced on Sept. 11 XML schema changes for Form N-PORT and N-CEN that take effect Oct. 1.
Form N-CEN requires registered investment companies, other than “face-amount certificate companies,” to annually report certain census-type information to the Commission in a structured data format.
The filing date for Form N-CEN depends on the filers’ fiscal year-end. Form N-CEN should be filed not later than 75 days after the close of the fiscal year for which the report is being prepared, the SEC states.
The SEC adopted a temporary final rule in February requiring funds in larger fund groups (i.e., fund groups with $1 billion or more in net assets) to maintain in their records the information that is required to be included in Form N-PORT, in lieu of filing reports with the commission, until April 1, 2019.
The commission adopted Form N‑PORT to require registered investment companies to report enhanced information about their monthly portfolio holdings in a structured data format.