Looking at any ETF, they often show a rebalance interval in a fact sheet. For example, DE0006289390 shows "quarterly" there.

May the managers/administrators (or however you call the people) of the ETF change the ETF more often? Do they have fixed dates when they rebalance or is there a kind of grace period / interval in which they have to do it?

  • Sorry can you elaborate on exchange in question. Most ETF are electronic. Not sure about your question on rebalance... Are you asking do ETF rebalance the portfolio quarterly? – Dheer Jul 25 '19 at 14:48
  • The managers of physical ETFs have to adjust the values they hold in order to keep the tracking error low. Some say in their fact sheets that they rebalance quarterly. I am wondering if this means that they are legally bound to do so or if they can do it more often / less often. – Martin Thoma Jul 25 '19 at 15:50
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    What's a physical ETF? – RonJohn Dec 24 '19 at 18:34
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    @RonJohn I assume it refers to an ETF that does not use derivatives to construct a synthetic portfolio tracking the index, but rather owns directly the assets. It's much better approach during financial crises to own directly the assets as derivatives have a counterparty risk. – juhist Dec 24 '19 at 19:22

Rebalancing of ETF or any Mutual fund would be as per what is declared in the fact sheet.

Unless there is Gross misrepresentation, regulations don't apply

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