Simon Goulet, Blue Tractor

Blue Tractor’s Shielded Alpha ETF wrapper ready to launch

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 09:26

Mid-November’s announcement by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of the intention to approve novel ETF structures included the Shielded Alpha ETF wrapper from Blue Tractor Group. »

T Rowe Price gets preliminary SEC approval for semi-transparent, actively managed ETFs

Fri, 15/11/2019 - 10:08

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has granted preliminary exemptive relief to T Rowe Price to offer semi-transparent exchange-traded funds (ETFs), paving the way for the firm launch ETFs that employ its longstanding actively managed investment approach. »

Chris Carlson, Seward & Kissel

US regulatory change boosts ETF creation

Wed, 06/11/2019 - 17:57

Last month saw the SEC pass the long-awaited ETF rule, the 6c-11 rule. Christopher Carlson, counsel at Seward & Kissel LLP, based in the Investment Management Group in Washington, DC explains that the new rule will allow firms to launch ETFs more quickly. »

SEC approves new Cboe in-kind transfer rule for options-based ETFs

Mon, 04/11/2019 - 10:14

Innovator Capital Management, together with Cboe Global Markets, has created a path for options-based ETFs, including its flagship Buffer ETFs, to be more tax-efficient by taking advantage of in-kind transfers previously only available to traditional ETFs. »

Denise Krisko, Vident Investment Advisory

SEC adopts new rule on ETFs

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 16:19

The US regulatory body the SEC has announced that it has voted to adopt a new rule and form amendments that are designed to modernise the regulation of ETFs, ‘by establishing a clear and consistent framework for the vast majority of ETFs operating today’.  »

Rob Owens, SEI

SEC’s exemptive relief opens up ETF market to active managers

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:30

The SEC’s exemptive relief granted to non-transparent ETFs is a first but significant step for active managers and a boost to the ETF industry, says Rob Owens, Managing Director of SEI's Investment Manager Services division.  »

James McManus, Nutmeg

Precidian secures approval for non-transparent ETF

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 22:17

Precidian Investments has just received approval on its filing for non-transparent actively managed ETFs. The firm writes that its ActiveShares structure is an enhanced version of an ETF with a blind trust and supporting processes. »

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S&P DJI establishes EU authorised benchmark administrator in Amsterdam

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:50

The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) has granted S&P DJI Netherlands (S&P DJI BV) authorisation as a regulated Dutch benchmark administrator, under the EU benchmark regulation. »

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