Global Funds Regulation | Additional Exchanges for “Dual-Listing” of ETFs
2 December 2020
The ISA proposes to expand the list of exchanges that make ETFs eligible for “Dual-Listing” on the Tel-Aviv-Stock Exchange
The Israel Securities Authority published a proposed amendment to the Joint Investments in Trust Regulations (Offering of Foreign Fund Units), 2016, which expands the list of exchanges that make ETFs eligible for “Dual-Listing” on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange – public comments may be submitted by January 15th, 2020.
Dear friends and clients,
On December 2, 2020, the Israel Securities Authority (the “ISA”) published a bill for public consultation, which proposes to expand the list of exchanges that make ETFs eligible for “Dual-Listing” on the Tel-Aviv-Stock Exchange (the “Bill” and “Authorized Exchanges“, respectively).
Currently, the list of Authorized Exchanges refers to the exchanges listed in the Second and Third Schedules of the Securities Law, 1968. The Bill suggests to expand the list of Authorized Exchanges, by way of removing the existing reference to the Securities Law, and replacing it with the following definition: “every exchange that is characterized by significant trading in collective investment schemes”. This definition would grant the ISA discretion to create a list of exchanges that is custom-made for ETFs. Within the framework of the Bill, the ISA has already published a proposed list of exchanges, which, in their view, meet this definition:
|Country||Main Stock Exchange|
|Switzerland||SIX Swiss Ex|
For the proposed amendment >> click here
Our firm has extensive experience in representing global asset managers vis-à-vis the ISA and the TASE. We represent the vast majority of global funds that are currently registered in Israel, and are the only ones that have listed ETFs for trading on the TASE.
Corporates, Securities and Capital Markets Department,
Herzog Fox & Neeman