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SEC Staff Raises Concerns Related to Cryptocurrency ETFs and Mutual Funds

Posted in Cybersecurity/Privacy, Fund Regulation

On January 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management broke its relative silence regarding the recent growth of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related products. While signaling that registration of funds intending to invest substantially in cryptocurrency and related products is not on the immediate horizon, the guidance arguably provided the beginnings of a much-needed roadmap for the future development of registered open-ended funds (“mutual funds”) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to cryptocurrencies and related products.

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