Market braced for upheaval as SEC signals ETF crackdown

Providers fear new data requirements may herald future enforcement actions and regulation

SEC: stricter ETF reporting regime

Broker-dealers and exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers in the US are bracing themselves for a period of upheaval amid the arrival of a more stringent regulatory reporting regime, which many fear could augur heightened scrutiny of the booming sector.

On May 20, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the Investment Company Reporting Modernization proposed rule, which participants say will foist burdensome new disclosure requirements on ETF providers and their authorised participants

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