Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) came a step closer to reality when the Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued a concept release seeking comments on these types of instruments.
Wall Street’s watchdog wants the securities industry to provide feedback on the following questions: How are these ETFs likely to be structured? How will investors use, and benefit from, actively managed ETFs? Would the exemptive relief that the SEC has granted to index-based ETFs be appropriate for actively managed ones? Are there any new regulatory concerns that might arise in connection with actively managed ETFs?
Comments are due January 14. The concept release is available online at www.sec.gov/rules/concept/ic-25258.htm.