Publication of a list of prospectuses and supplements on ESMA's website-continued

February 22, 2012--Further to the different information requirements allocated to ESMA by the Directive 2010/78/EU (the so called Omnibus Directive) and reflected in the Amended Prospectus Directive (the Prospectus Directive as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU), ESMA informs its website users and stakeholders that, until further notice, the information required on Prospectus will only be available at the relevant National Competent Authority.
The information will be available in one of the forms detailed in article 14.4 of the Amended Prospectus Directive.

Article 14.4. of the Prospectus Directive: the competent authority of the home Member State shall publish on its website over a period of 12 months, at its choice, all the prospectus approved, or at least the list of prospectuses approved in accordance with Article 13, including, if applicable, a hyperlink to the prospectus published on the website of the issuer, or on the website of the regulated market.

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ESMA publishes results of EU central counterparties stress test
April 29, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today the results of its first EU-wide stress test exercise regarding Central Counterparties (CCPs).
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Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional
April 28, 2016--"Who-to-whom" data for securities, showing, for example, how much corporate or sovereign debt private households own, are being published for the first time.
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Euronext Expands ETF Activity to London
April 28, 2016--Euronext has extended its range of ETF listing and trading venues to London, enabling ETF issuers to access the UK investor base alongside its existing Eurozone trading and distribution network.
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Deutsche Boerse AG posts further revenue and profit growth in Q1/2016
April 27, 2016--Consolidated net revenue rises 8 per cent-Costs remain stable (excluding non-recurring and consolidation effects)-Adjusted EBIT up 9 per cent, to around €350 million-Profit forecasts for 2016 affirmed.
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ComStage Vermogensstrategie UCITS ETF launched on Xetra
April 27, 2016--ETF offers access to a broadly diversified portfolio of different asset classes for long-term asset generation
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Deutsche Boerse Takes Aim at Local Opposition to London Merger
April 27, 2016--German CEO sees LSE deal linking Frankfurt to tech, funding
London headquarters among reasons for negative views locally
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SIX Swiss Exchange-ETF Quarterly Statistics: 1st quarter 2016
This report provides detailed figures regarding the performance of SIX Swiss Exchange's ETF segment.
April 26, 2016--In the first quarter of 2016, SIX Swiss Exchange recorded an ETF trading turnover of CHF 25.3 billion, which equates to an increase of 5.6 billion relative to the previous quarter.
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Source hires Nomura's Johnson to broaden European footprint
April 26, 2016--Reporting to recently appointed CEO Julian Ide, Johnson will be based in London in his new role.
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Bank of New York Mellon in talks over DBV-X deal
April 26, 2016--US bank plans to move into repo trading by taking over start-up trading venue from Tradition
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Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, March 2016
April 24, 2016--Detlef Glow, Thomson Reuters Lipper's head of EMEA research, reviews the fund flows in the European ETF market during March 2016.
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Asset managers discount fees for big investors by a third
April 24, 2016--Regulation and competition among fund houses are making it harder to win and retain business
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Forecasts for the UK economy: April 2016
April 21, 2016--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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UK gives the thumbs-up to robo-advice
April 21, 2016--Robo-advisers were given a thumbs-up by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority in March 2016, opening up a potentially large market for European ETF providers.
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Unscheduled adjustments in MDAX
Adjustments to the free float and replacement of Wincor Nixdorf AG share class/Changes to be effective as of 21 April
April 21, 2016--On Monday, Deutsche Börse announced unscheduled changes to MDAX.
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New db x-trackers ETFs on US Treasuries tradable on Xetra
ETFs provide access to US government bonds
April 18, 2016--Two new db x-trackers ETFs from the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management ETF product family have been tradable in Deutsche Börse's XTF segment since Monday.
Name: db x-trackers II IBOXX $
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Deutsche Boerse improves efficiency of European ETF trading
Xetra Quote Request allows for optimized execution of large-sized ETF orders/Leading ETF issuers and market makers support the new service
April 18, 2016--Deutsche Börse has launched a new service which allows for an optimized on-exchange execution of large-sized ETF orders, the Xetra Quote Request.
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FCA-Inducements and conflicts of interest thematic review: key findings
April 18, 2016--In January 2014 we issued Finalised Guidance 14/1: Supervising retail investment advice: inducements and conflicts of interest. This explained our concerns and why certain practices are likely to create conflicts of interest and result in firms not acting in their customers' best interests.
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FCA-Occasional Paper No. 16: Are high-frequency traders anticipating the order flow? Cross-venue evidence from the UK market
April 15, 2016--High-frequency traders (HFTs) have received a mixed reaction from academics and practitioners with some people underlining their role as liquidity providers and others highlighting the problems that they could bring to the market.
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New multi-factor Lyxor ETF launched on Xetra
April 14, 2016--ETF tracks Asia, Europe and North America taking five risk factors into account
A new exchange-listed index fund issued by Lyxor International Asset Management has been tradable on Xetra and Bürse Frankfurt since Thursday.
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New UniCredit ETF on convertible bonds launched on Xetra
April 13, 2016--A second ETF on European convertible bonds issued by Structured Invest S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of UniCredit Bank AG, is tradable on Xetra as of Wednesday.
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Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reach a new record high of 522 billion US dollars at the end of Q1 2016, according to ETFGI
April 12, 2016--Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reach a new record high of US$522 billion US at the end of Q1 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI's March 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$5.11 Bn in March marking the 18th consecutive month of net inflows.
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Source: New research reveals institutional investor dividend forecast
April 12, 2016--New research from Source, one of the largest providers of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in Europe, reveals 61% of institutional investors anticipate that dividends from UK companies will stay the same or decline this year when compared to 2015.
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ESMA Guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues
April 12, 2016--ESMA has published the Guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues compliance table.
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ESMA publishes Opinion on EU framework for loan origination by investment funds
April 12, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published an Opinion addressed to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the components necessary for a common European framework which applies to loan origination by investment funds.
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FCA clamps down on closet trackers
April 12, 2016--The UK financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has clamped down on several 'closet tracker' funds, which closely follow benchmarks despite being marketed as actively managed.
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db X-trackers bond index ETF on emerging market bonds launched on Xetra
Selection and weighting of emerging markets based on fundamental economic factors
April 12, 2016--The db x-trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS ETF (DR) enables investors to participate in the performance of US dollar-denominated bonds issued by governments or central banks in emerging markets.
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Amundi ETF captures more than 40 per cent of European ETF inflows on Emerging Markets exposures in March 2016
April 11, 2016--Amundi ETF has attracted record inflows on Emerging Markets equities in March 2016, with 560 million EUR net inflows, representing 40 per cent of the total European ETF market flows on Emerging equity exposures in the period.
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Deutsche Borse-LSE tie-up hits opposition
April 10, 2016--Mounting concern about the consequences for the merged entity if Britain votes to leave EU
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Bitcoin app's U.K. launch opens door to free dollar-to-pound transfers
April 8, 2016--Barclays' backing of Circle is 'major milestone' in London's fintech, says U.K. Treasury.
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Quarterly review: BlackRock tightens its grip on Europe
April 8, 2016--Squeeze on smaller managers as larger rivals gather most business
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ESMA publishes new Q&A on CFDs and other speculative products
April 8, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a new question and answer document(Q&A) on the application of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) to the marketing and sale of financial contracts for difference (CFDs) and other speculative products to retail clients (such as binary options and rolling spot forex).
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Growth Recovery in South East Europe Underpinned by Investment, Says Latest World Bank Economic Report
April 8, 2016--The countries of South East Europe (SEE6[1]) are projected to have grown at 2.1 percent on average in 2015. This growth is significantly higher than the 0.3 percent growth in 2014, when the region was severely impacted by record-breaking floods.
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STOXX Launches Bond Version of EURO STOXX 50 Index
April 7, 2016--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Böerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today introduced the EURO STOXX 50 Corporate Bond Index which is the only of its kind, tracking the corporate debt of the EURO STOXX 50 companies.
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ESMA finds room for improvement in national supervision of investment advice to retail clients
April 7, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a peer review on how national regulators assess compliance with MiFID's suitability requirements when firms provide investment advice to retail clients.
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ESAs finalise Key Information Documents for retail investors in the EU
April 7, 2016--The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA-ESAs) has finalised its proposal for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on Key Information Documents (KIDs) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).
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FCA-TR16/3: Meeting investors' expectations
April 7, 2016--We are reporting the findings of our thematic review that considered how firms ensure they manage funds and segregated mandates as they say they will. We also considered how firms monitor the appropriate distribution of their funds.
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World Bank-Russia Economic Report 35: The Long Journey to Recovery
April 6, 2016--Russia's anticipated economic recovery has been delayed, and the country continues to adjust to an adverse external environment of lower oil prices and international sanctions.
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Benchmarks: restoring confidence in the financial markets
April 6, 2016--Benchmarks are widely used to track market developments. As many financial transactions are linked to them, they can determine who benefits from investing in a particular financial product.
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National Statistics: UK official holdings of international reserves: March 2016
April 6, 2016--This monthly release shows details of movements in the UK's official holdings of international reserves, or assets.
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ESMA publishes Discussion Paper on UCITS share classes
April 6, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a discussion paper on UCITS share classes (the DP).
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First smart beta ETF from NASDAQ AlphaDEX index family issued by First Trust on Xetra
April 6, 2016--The first equity index ETF from First Trust has been tradable via Xetra and Bürse Frankfurt since Wednesday. Smart beta ETFs enable European investors to participate in the performance of the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Germany Index with the aim of generating positive alpha compared to indices traditionally weighted by market capitalisation.
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ESMA publishes updated AIFMD Q&A
April 5, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
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ESMA publishes updated UCITS Q&A
April 5, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS).
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Global Exchange Market expands to include listing of investment funds
April 4, 2016--The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has expanded the Global Exchange Market (GEM) to include the listing of investment funds.
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Boerse Stuttgart Reports March Turnover In Region Of EUR 6.9 Billion
April 4, 2016--Trading volume on a par with previous month//Figures show increased trading in equities and bonds
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MiFID II-ESMA: no need to temporarily exclude ETDs from open access to trading venues and CCPs
April 4, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) sees no need to temporarily exclude exchange-traded derivatives (ETDs) from non-discriminatory access to central counterparties (CCPs) and trading venues, which will be introduced by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). MiFIR requires ESMA to assess whether ETDs should be exempted for a period of 30 months from the non-discriminatory access provisions.
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