Alan Miller teams with Deutsche to launch UK's first ETF of ETFs-continued

February 22, 2012--SCM Private is launching the first exchange traded fund (ETF) of ETFs in the UK in conjunction with db X-trackers, to provide a low-cost, actively managed multi-asset strategy.
The db X-trackers SCM Multi Asset ETF provides exposure to a portfolio of ETFs and exchange traded commodities (ETCs), with the aim of using asset allocation to accumulate returns significantly above inflation.

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Deutsche: switch to physical ETFs paying off
April 20, 2014--The exchange traded fund arm of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management says strong inflows into its products during the last few months show its decision to convert 18 synthetic products to physical replication was the "correct strategy".
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BlackRock challenges UK pension providers
April 18, 2014--BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is to swoop into Britain's pensions market mounting an aggressive challenge to UK life insurers after concluding that government reforms could lead to the collapse of the annuities market.
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First db x-trackers ETF on Indonesian government bonds launched on Xetra
April 17, 2014--A new db x-trackers bond index fund from the ETF section of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Thursday.
ETF name: db x-trackers II Markit iBoxx ABF Indonesia Government UCITS ETF
Asset class: bond index ETF
ISIN: LU0378818214
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent
Distribution policy: non-distributing
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European Parliament adopts financial markets rules
April 16, 2014--The European Parliament adopted new rules Tuesday to tighten the regulation of financial markets in order to stop rampant speculation, including on foodstuffs.
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DeAWM completes move to become one of Europe's largest providers of physical ETFs
April 16, 2014--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has become one of Europe's largest providers of direct, physical replication exchange traded funds (ETFs) following the completion of an ambitious programme to switch 18 db X-trackers equity ETFs from synthetic to physical replication, as well as the launch of several new direct replication offerings.
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Amundi bidding to break into UK market
April 16, 2014--French fund giant Amundi has unveiled plans to launch five products aimed at discretionary managers and multi-managers in a bid to establish its brand in the UK.
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Forecasts for the UK economy: a comparison of independent forecasts
April 16, 2014--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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BOOST ETP's AUM reaches a record $97 million as Investors’ Bearish Sentiment in Natural Gas Continues
April 16, 2014--BOOST ETP's AUM has increased by 130% from the beginning of the year with the largest inflows YTD seen into Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP (3NGS) ($28 million)
The trend in BOOST ETP’s AUM has been matched by rising trading volumes and improving spreads, with BOOST ETPs trading over $200 million in the LSE and Borsa Italiana in March
AUM in all short & leveraged ETPs traded globally reached a record $62 billion at the end of March, following a month of net inflows, with turnovers reaching a 3 year high of $200 billion
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ESAs consult on draft technical standards under EMIR
April 14, 2014--The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) launched today a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards ('RTS') outlining the framework of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
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Four new equity index ETNs from ETF Securities launched on Xetra
ETNs track DAX and EURO STOXX 50 with triple long and short leverage
April 14, 2014--Four new equity index ETNs issued by ETFS Equity Securities Limited have been tradable on Xetra since Monday. Exchange traded notes track the performance of underlying reference indices outside of the commodities sector.
The ETFS 3x Daily Long DAX 30 and ETFS 3x Daily Short DAX 30 enable investors to participate in the positive and inverse performance of Germany's 30 largest stock corporations with a leverage factor of three.
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Asset managers miss out on 1bneuro of profit
April 13, 2014--European asset managers are missing out on €1bn of annual profits by failing to take advantage of the freedoms granted to them under EU legislation, according to McKinsey.
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Swiss & Global planning active ETF push
April 7, 2014--Swiss & Global plans an ambitious marketing campaign for its active exchange traded funds, aiming for an initial SFr2bn ($2.2bn) of inflows.
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UK Official holdings of international reserves, March 2014
April 3, 2014---This monthly press notice shows details of movements in March in the UK's official holdings of international reserves, which consist of gold, foreign currency assets and International Monetary Fund assets.
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Listing of Exchange Traded Notes issued by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
April 3, 2014--NASDAQ OMX Stockholm decides to officially list 14 Exchange Traded Notes issued by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB with effect from 2014-04-04.
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European Supervisory Authorities highlight cross-sectoral risks
April 2, 2014--European Supervisory Authorities highlight cross-sectoral risks The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published today its third bi-annual report on risks and vulnerabilities in the European Union's (EU) financial system.
The report has identified a number of potential vulnerabilities and cross-sectoral risks to the stability of the European financial system including:
weak and uneven economic recovery;
uncertain outlook in a number of global emerging economies;
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Turnover at Deutsche Borse's cash markets at 120.2 billion euros in March
April 1, 2014--Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at €120.2 billion in March (March 2013: €97.3 billion). Of the €120.2 billion, €110.1 billion were attributable to Xetra (March 2013: €89.6 billion). €5.1 billion were attributable to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (March 2013: €4.3 billion).
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New approach for measuring counterparty credit risk exposures finalised by the Basel Committee
March 31, 2014--The Basel Committee has today published a final standard on the treatment of derivatives-related transactions in its capital adequacy framework.
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First Russell Europe SMID 300 ETF launched on Xetra
New Source ETF tracks European small and mid-cap index
March 31, 2014--A new equity index fund from the ETF offering issued by Source has been tradable on Xetra since Monday.
ETF name: Source Russell Europe SMID 300 UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
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First active ETFs tradable SIX Swiss Exchange is expanding its offering
investors can now trade in 11 active ETFs.
March 31, 2014--SIX Swiss Exchange has come up with a further innovation in the area of regulated on-exchange trading: with immediate effect, investors are able to trade in actively managed ETFs.
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db x-trackers II Barclays Global Aggregate Bond ETFs launched on Xetra
ETFs track global market for fixed-income bonds with investment-grade rating
March 28, 2014-- Two new db x-trackers bond index funds from the ETF section of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management have been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Friday.
The db x-trackers II Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF enables investors to participate in the performance of the global market for fixed-income bonds with investment-grade rating.
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ComStage MDAX ETF launched on Xetra
ETF tracks medium-sized German companies from traditional industrial sectors
March 27, 2014-- A new equity index fund issued by ComStage has been tradable on Xetra since Thursday.
ETF name: ComStage MDAX(R) TR UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: LU1033693638
Total expense ratio: 0.30 percent
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ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance
MArch 27, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an opinion on structured retail products, setting out good practices for firms when manufacturing and distributing these products.
These good practices that product providers could put in place to improve their ability to deliver on investor protection in particular focus on:
the complexity of the structured retail products they manufacture and distribute;
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European Demand for U.S. Options Continues to be Strong with Usage Growing More Diversified, New Study Finds
March 27, 2014--The study, "Shifting Demand in a Changing Market Landscape", conducted by TABB Group and commissioned by OIC found European investors continue to be interested in using U.S. options while becoming more sophisticated.
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Investment trust charges under spotlight
March 27, 2014--Investment trusts, long considered the preserve of hobbyist investors, are rising in popularity - but experts believe their "complex" charges still need to be overhauled if they are to compete in the new regulatory environment.
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ESMA publishes Q&A on the application of the AIFMD
March 27, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A on the application of the AIFMD.
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Russian Economic Report 31: Confidence Crisis Exposes Economic Weakness
March 26, 2014--Russia's economy is navigating an economic downturn with real GDP growth slowing to an estimated 1.3 percent in 2013 from 3.4 percent of 2012. The lack of more comprehensive structural reforms has led to the erosion in businesses' and consumers' confidence, which became the decisive factor for the downward revision of the World Bank's November growth projections for Russia, says the World Bank's Russian Economic Report ?31 launched today in Moscow.
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Russian Economic Report 31: Confidence Crisis Exposes Economic Weakness
March 26, 2014--Russia's economy is navigating an economic downturn with real GDP growth slowing to an estimated 1.3 percent in 2013 from 3.4 percent of 2012. The lack of more comprehensive structural reforms has led to the erosion in businesses' and consumers' confidence, which became the decisive factor for the downward revision of the World Bank's November growth projections for Russia, says the World Bank's Russian Economic Report ?31 launched today in Moscow.
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SPDR EURO STOXX Low Volatility ETF launched on Xetra
ETFs based on euro-zone stock corporations with low volatility
March 25, 2014--A new equity index fund from the ETF offering issued by SPDR (State Street Global Advisors) has been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Tuesday.
ETF name: SPDR EURO STOXX Low Volatility UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BFTWP510
Total expense ratio: 0.30 percent
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