Several new regulatory requirements and developments should be evaluated by certain ETF sponsors and advisers regarding changes to the stock-exchange listing standards and Regulation M. This article summarizes these developments and their potential compliance program implications.
Compliance for ETFs
October 24, 2018
In early 2017, the SEC approved rule-change proposals establishing continued listing standards for passively and actively managed exchange-traded products. More specifically, the rules require ETP issuers and managers to adopt new monitoring and oversight protocols to ensure continued compliance with the applicable listing standards. In the event an ETP falls out of compliance with the standards, the Manager must promptly notify the appropriate Exchange.