In spite of requests to delay the implementation of Regulation Fair Disclosure, the Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed at press time that it would take effect on Oct. 23.

The SEC issued a bulletin Oct. 11 informing the mutual fund industry and others that they should be prepared to comply with Regulation FD as of Oct. 23. The SEC also said that commission staff, through the office of the chief counsel, will be available to offer interpretive guidance, both before and after Regulation FD takes effect.

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