Chris Carlson, Seward & Kissel

US regulatory change boosts ETF creation

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.

However, he also warns that, over his lengthy career advising ETFs and registered funds, he has observed that firms are now – and need to be - more focused on putting out ETFs that can be successfully distributed.

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