Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)


OUR History
Our knowledge of the law governing investment companies dates to 1928, when Stradley Ronon helped establish one of the first mutual funds in the country, the Wellington Fund. Stradley Ronon has a long and rich history of assisting clients with new and innovative investment products as well as in guiding clients through corporate governance, legal and compliance issues, creating and forming funds, and addressing SEC regulatory concerns.

ETF Innovation Awards 2017

Stradley Ronon’s top-ranked investment management group regularly advises clients on a wide variety of ETF-related matters, delivering practical solutions to our ETF clients, their sponsors and investment advisers. We provide our clients with experienced guidance to help navigate the complex regulatory and market environments in which ETFs are developed, launched and operated. We also work with boards of directors on all aspects of the establishment and oversight of ETFs.

Stradley Ronon has extensive experience in creating both domestic and internationally focused ETFs, including providing strategic advice on product development and structure. We prepare the full range of documentation required to establish and operate new ETFs, including governance documentation, compliance policies and operational procedures. We also draft and negotiate agreements with U.S. and foreign fund administrators, index providers and other service providers. Stradley Ronon counsels actively managed ETFs as well as ETFs designed to replicate a variety of domestic and foreign securities indexes, including alternative indexes, single-country indexes, and those of broader international sectors and industries.





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