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New SEC Rules Could Curb Appetite For Less Liquid Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s new liquidity rules for mutual funds and ETFs, may curb demand for sectors and securities with less liquidity, Fitch Ratings says, even if that wasn’t the agency’s intent. ETFs and mutual funds aren’t the only target—money market funds have also been adjusting to the new regulations. While the new rules will bring greater transparency for investors, they also mean managers now have to be cognizant of the percentage of less liquid holdings in their portfolio.
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