Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, made the following statement today in response to passage of Rule 6c-11 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This rule was designed to modernize the regulation of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), bringing new standards to the ETF industry and opening the door to significantly more participation and innovation.
“We applaud the SEC on the adoption of the ETF rule, which is designed to significantly expand participation and help issuers provide greater choice for investors as they look to diversify portfolios and manage risk,” said Ben Jackson, President of ICE. “By allowing all participants to use custom baskets for the creation and redemption process, this rule gives all issuers the flexibility they require, offering significant benefits for both ETF investors and the ETF ecosystem as a whole.”
In October 2019, ICE plans to launch a new service, called ETF Hub, which is designed to bring greater efficiency to the ETF primary market. ETF Hub’s goals of increasing transparency and participation are consistent with the objectives of the new ETF rule’s regulatory framework.
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company is the premier venue for raising capital in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.
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