There’s been talk of actively managed exchange-traded funds for nearly 10 years now, and six companies have either submitted filings or requests for regulatory relief with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer such funds, Pensions & Investments reports.

Vanguard and Bear Stearns have submitted the filings, while Firsthand Capital Management, Managed ETFs, Alpha Equity Research Advisors and XShares have submitted the relief papers.

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