Swing Pricing Resource Center

On October 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended Rule 22c-1 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to permit, but not require, mutual funds (except for money market funds) to use swing pricing. Swing pricing is viewed as a means of enabling funds to more equitably allocate portfolio transaction costs attributable to large shareholder purchase or redemption orders. Through adjustments to a fund’s daily per-share net asset value (NAV), swing pricing causes purchasing or redeeming shareholders, rather than the fund, to bear estimated portfolio transaction costs attributable to their activity. The SEC believes that swing pricing could be an effective tool in mitigating potential shareholder dilution, and may be an additional tool to manage a fund’s liquidity risk.

Implementing swing pricing will require a fund to address and overcome significant operational hurdles, and doing so is likely to be complex and multifaceted. This resource center is designed to help ICI members understand these new requirements, implement their swing pricing programs, and administer them going forward. Contact Joanne Kane (joanne.kane@ici.org or 202-326-5850) for more information or if you need further assistance.

Related Regulatory and ICI Initiatives

Investment Company Reporting Modernization Resource Center and Liquidity Risk Management Program Rule Resource Center for more information on these topics.

 

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Conference Materials

ICI has hosted events that have addressed this topic in depth, with diverse panels featuring SEC staff. Please find more information on these conferences and webinars below.

  • Webinar: Swing Pricing Primer—Considerations and Challenges for Mutual Funds

    Jan 12, 2017

Securities Law Developments Conference

Special Conference: The SEC’s New Fund Reporting and Liquidity Rules: What Do They Mean for the Fund Industry?

Background

ICI White Paper

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White Paper

Evaluating Swing Pricing: Operational Considerations Addendum (pdf)

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Evaluating Swing Pricing: Operational Considerations (pdf)

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