SEC's Stein Calls For ETF Regulation 'Roadmap'

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2016, 6:22 PM EST) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Kara Stein told a securities industry conference Friday that a short, steep crash in exchange-traded funds last year signaled a need for the regulator to lay out a "roadmap" for regulating the investments and how they're traded in the market.

ETFs, which are essentially baskets of securities that continually trade on exchanges, have become hugely popular alternatives to mutual funds in recent years, Stein said in her speech to an audience of traders, investors and securities lawyers at SEC Speaks on Friday.

Stein called for several changes that could impact the way ETFs are monitored, marketed...

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