How global tax reforms might impact ETF efficiency: A look at the implications for ETF strategy and structuring

November 2013
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How global tax reforms might impact ETF efficiency: A look at the implications for ETF strategy and structuring

At a glance

Due to their low costs and potentially greater tax efficiency, ETFs offer a very efficient return to investors. ETFs’ tax advantages have contributed to their strong competitive position and growth. But a rapidly changing tax environment will present challenges as governments around the globe seek to bridge budget deficits. By staying on top of these changes, sponsors can mitigate adverse effects while remaining compliant with changing global tax laws.

In the following paper, PwC examines:

  • ETF product evolution and tax reforms impacting efficiency
  • Market infrastructure reforms across Europe and Asia
  • Changes in distribution and the pursuit of scale through international expansion

Related publications

This point of view is part of a series that will explore considerations around exchange traded fund (ETF) products, market infrastructure and distribution, and why every asset manager needs an ETF strategy. To read more about the regulatory and tax considerations, please click on the links below: