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.
Legal & Regulation
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.
‘Wild West’ crypto-assets should be regulated according to the UK Treasury Committee which has published a unanimously-agreed report on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies inquiry.
The SEC has postponed the resolution of the application filed by Direxion Investment for a series of ETFs designed to track the performance of Bitcoin.
Stephen Cohen, Head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock, has commented on the position of ETFs six months into MiFID II, examining what has changed so far.
Founded in 2002, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) has gone from strength to strength in the alternative investment education arena.
William Kelly (pictured), CAIA CEO, joined in 2014 and declares that, while it's been an interesting run, the value proposition of alternatives is alive and well.
Hector McNeil (pictured), co-Founder and co-CEO, HANetf presents his most recent commentary, arguing: The Case for Non-Transparent Active ETFs.
Ben Phillips (pictured), CIO of EventShares has commented on the partial rollback of some of the provisions to Dodd-Frank making its way to President Trump's desk after passing in the House yesterday.
ETF Express reported news of the launch of the Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (NYSE ARCA: BDRY) in March. This is the first and only freight futures ETP focusing exclusively on dry bulk shipping.
Hector McNeil, Co-CEO and founder of HANetf has written a comment piece claiming that MiFID II takes away the US’ edge in ETFs.