SEC No Action Relief for Advisory Agreement Amendment Without Shareholder Approval

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On February 27, the SEC Division of Investment Management granted no action relief to Emerging Global Advisors, LLC (EGA) and Emerging Global Shares Trust (Trust), allowing EGA to amend its investment advisory agreement with the Trust without obtaining majority shareholder approval as required under Section 15(a) of the Investment Company Act. This no action relief is preconditioned upon (i) the proposed amendments not reducing or modifying the nature and level of advisory services provided by EGA and (ii) the total advisory fees paid to EGA under the amended advisory agreement would not exceed the advisory fees payable under the current agreement. SEC No Action Letter.