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Funds & Investment Management

Exchange Traded Funds

Since its establishment in 2006, the Maples Group maintains a unique position in the Irish market in providing a one-stop-shop for legal advice, registrations and listing services for Exchange Traded Funds ("ETFs"). The Group has earned industry-wide recognition for providing bespoke, innovative, client focussed solutions for the establishment and market entry of ETFs on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

IOSCO's Consultation on ETFs – Good Practices for Consideration

Deirdre McIlvenna, Funds & Investment Management partner examines the recently published IOSCO Consultation Paper on Exchange Traded Funds - Good Practices for Consideration and the impact for the ETF industry.

The Consultation Paper notes that ETFs are becoming increasingly popular vehicles, as demonstrated by the significant asset allocations being made by large institutions. Importantly, the Paper notes that the 2013 principles remain relevant and appropriate and that no major gaps of the principles have been identified. The Paper focuses on good practices that industry should consider, including effective product structuring, disclosures, liquidity provisions and volatility control mechanisms.

The deadline to provide feedback to the Consultation Paper is 6 July 2022. To provide any feedback for inclusion in the industry response, please contact the Maples Group ETF Team.

Mutual Fund Conversions to ETFs

In this panel discussion, the Maples Group ETF team examine one of the emerging trends in the ETF space, the conversion of Mutual Funds into Exchange Traded Funds ("ETFs").

We examine the legal and operational considerations to be taken into account in the ETF ecosystem when considering a Mutual Fund ETF conversion. We shed light on the core considerations for investors and managers to assess from a regulatory perspective including relevant marketing permissions, market notification filings, assessment of the current market that the mutual fund is registered as well as further Global Registration aspects.

We also discuss recent Listing trends and timing considerations for managers across the different Listing Exchanges and outline how the Maples Group ETF team can assist in the Mutual Fund conversion process.

Read our ETF Guide

This ETF Guide covers:

  • Growth of ETFs, Why Ireland for ETFs and Advantages of ETFs
  • The ETF Ecosystem and Types of ETFs
  • Disclosure requirements for ETFs

Discover our ETF Service Offering

The ETF Service Offering covers:

  • Legal Services, Distribution of ETFs and Listing of ETFs


The following resources provide insights and updates from our experts, and more information on our service capabilities.