SEC Seeks Public Comment on Use of Derivatives by Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies

The SEC review will likely address the use of synthetic replication swaps in EFTs. Due to regulatory differences, synthetic replication EFTs are more popular in Europe than the US. Increased scrutiny of the details behind EFTs by EMSA, the BIS, and the FSB and a desire of regulators to harmonize their rules will encourage European regulators to take a closer look too.