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Investment Company Act Of

Definition of "Investment company act of 1940"

Act that regulates the variable dollar insurance products (equity related) sold by insurance companies. The act includes regulations that stipulate: the variable dollar insurance products must be funded through a separate account (segregated from the other investment accounts of the insurance company); benefits and cash values must vary in tandem with the investment returns of this separate account; mortality and expense fluctuations (above the maximum chargeable stipulated in the policy) must be borne by the insurance company; maximum sales load; and periodic financial reports must be sent to the policy owner.

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