ETF Roundup – Issue 6

May 2020

Welcome to the sixth issue of ETF Roundup, our guide to the latest legal and regulatory developments affecting the exchange-traded fund industry. In this issue, we discuss the approval of generic listing standards for ETFs relying on Rule 6c-11, the approval of new structures for semi-transparent active ETFs, US regulatory relief issued in light of COVID-19, the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for comment on the fund names rule, the SEC’s proposed new regulation of fund valuation, and the adoption of a new method for certain exchange-traded products to pay registration fees, among other topics.

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  • Generic Listing Standards for ETFs relying on Rule 6c-11 Approved
  • New Structures for Semi-Transparent Active ETFs Approved
  • COVID-19: US Regulatory Relief and Related Effects on Markets and Participants
  • SEC Requests Comment on Fund Names Rule
  • SEC Proposes New Regulation of Fund Valuation
  • New Method for Certain Exchange-Traded Products to Pay Registration Fees
  • SEC Staff Issues Disclosure Guidance
  • Director of SEC’s Division of Investment Management Gives Keynote Address
  • SEC Proposes Requirements for Funds’ Use of Derivatives and Other Transactions
  • New Product Registrations

ETF Roundup Past Issues

Issue 5 - June 2019
Issue 4 - August 2018
Issue 3 - November 2017
Issue 2 - April 2017
Issue 1 - December 2016