U.S. regulators push new ETF rules despite industry’s howl

March 8, 2017 By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are advancing rules this week to tighten standards on the ballooning exchange-traded fund industry over the objections of asset managers including BlackRock Inc and Invesco Ltd . The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year pushed the three main ETF trading venues to draft rules that explicitly require the funds to continually pass a number of tests or face the possibility of being shut down, according to three people with knowledge of the matter and the regulator’s filings….

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