On Wednesday the SEC adopted amendments to the “Names Rule” that are meant to promote “truth in advertising” according to SEC Chair Gary Gensler. Specifically, the amendments require funds with names that reference a thematic investment focus (such as incorporation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors), or that suggest an investment portfolio with certain characteristics (such as “growth” or “value”) to invest at least 80% of the value of their assets in those named focus areas.
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