Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have never been as popular with investors - and have never been under as much regulatory focus. Supervisors are scrutinising leveraged and inverse ETFs while investors are asking questions about securities lending practices. ETF Risk looks into these issues and examines benchmarks, index licensing fees and trading strategies through a combination of analytical articles, profiles, technical papers and research.
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In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.