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Eaton Vance Proposes 'Stealth' Active ETFs

The firm's foray into actively managed exchange-traded funds would involve keeping daily portfolio holdings cloaked. Also, Principal seeks approval to create actively managed ETFs, and Guinness Atkinson requests permission to create passively managed ETFs.

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With the holiday week and many professionals at exchange-traded funds out of the office on spring break, news in the ETF world was slow. However, a trio of interesting developments nonetheless occurred last week and are worth discussing.

Eaton Vance Targets Non-Transparent, Actively Managed ETMFs
On March 27,  Eaton Vance (EV) filed with the SEC seeking permission to create a new kind of actively managed, exchange-traded fund that does not disclose its portfolio holdings daily and is known as an exchange-traded managed fund, or an ETMF.

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