SEC Approves New Continued Listing Standards for ETFs

March 22, 2017

U.S. exchange-traded funds – which have grown to over 1,800 products with holdings of over $2.7 trillion – have operated under exemptive relief from many of the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules otherwise applicable to mutual funds. New types of ETFs continue to test the limits of ETF regulation and exemptions. Under new SEC-approved proposals, continued monitoring and application of stock exchange listing standards would be required for all ETFs, which may cause additional, potentially significant, compliance costs.

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