Although a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission recently said the SEC is trying to streamline its approval process for exchange-traded funds, a number of exchange-traded funds, including leveraged, oil and gold funds, are continuing to debut in Europe and Asia before launching in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reports.

In fact, one U.S. investment manager has even launched an actively managed ETF overseas. Others available outside the country but not yet in the U.S. cover aluminum, wheat and capital protection.

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