Painful period of synthetic-ETF losses comes to end-continued

February 22, 2012--Synthetic exchange-traded products experienced a turnaround in fortunes in January, according to BlackRock figures, ending a painful six-month period which saw them haemorrhage some $11.7bn (€8.9bn) of assets.
According to the latest ETF statistics from BlackRock,

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Europe ETP News
MAR guidelines on commodity derivatives now available in all EU languages
January 17, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today the official translations of its final guidelines on commodity derivatives under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
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LSE dismisses report on moving clearing to Germany
January 16, 2017--UK exchange operator hits out at study commissioned by merger partner Deutsche Börse.
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ESMA issues briefing on transaction reporting requirements under MiFID II
January 16, 2017--Toward the end of 2016, ESMA published guidelines for transaction reporting under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation(MiFIR).
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Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, December 2016
January 16, 2017--The promoters of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed net inflows for December. Positive market impacts in combination with net inflows led to increased assets under management in the European ETF industry (€514.5 bn) for December, up from €495.8 bn at the end of November.
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Source launches low-cost commodity ETF
January 16, 2017--Source is seeking to cater for growing investor appetite for commodities with the launch of a low-cost ETF.
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ESMA calls for MiFIR to apply to wider range of firms
January 13, 2017--ESMA says there could be consequences to excluding certain fund management companies from the scope of MiFIR powers.
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EBA updated Risk Dashboard shows that elevated NPLs and a high cost base pose a significant profitability challenge for EU banks
January 13, 2017--The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a periodical update of its Risk Dashboard summarising the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector by a set of Risk Indicators in Q3 2016.
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GF International Asset Management Launches First ETF On London Stock Exchange
January 12. 2017--First ETF to track the FTSE Global China A Inclusion Index Series
First ETF from a Chinese asset management firm based in Europe
Growing number of Chinese issuers choosing to list ETFs in London.
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Global Node for A Standardized Blockchain-Based Digital Currency is Formally Established in the UK
January 12, 2017--An agreement on the establishment in the UK of a global node for a standardized digital currency based on blockchain technology was formally signed at Central Hall Westminster on January 9.
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ESMA calls for consistent application of MiFIR product intervention powers
January 12, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an Opinion regarding the scope of the product intervention powers under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).
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Greater Productivity, Investment in People Can Put Russia Back on Path to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
January 12, 2017--Increased productivity and greater investment in human capital and services are essential to achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth to benefit all of Russia's citizens, says the World Bank Group's Systematic Country Diagnostic for the Russian Federation, "Pathways to Inclusive Growth" launched today at the 2017 Gaidar Forum
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Euro area securities issues statistics
January 11, 2017--Euro Area Securities Issues Statistics: November 2016
The annual rate of change of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was -0.1% in November 2016, compared with -0.3% in October.
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Britain's finance industry drops demands for passporting after Brexit
January 11, 2017--Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude some financial products.
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ESMA finds improvement in regulators' supervision of MiFID best execution requirements
January 11, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) finds that national regulators are giving greater attention to best execution requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) in the follow-up report to its Peer Review published in 2015.
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Blockchain could streamline regulatory reporting, EU lawmaker says
January 11, 2017--Securities firms should be allowed to experiment with using blockchain technology to cut the cost of their regulatory reporting, a European Parliament leader said, pressing EU authorities to promote financial technology.
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Brexit adds to caution on LSE, Deutsche Boerse merger: Draghi
January 11, 2017--The European Central Bank needs to carefully analyze a proposed merger between London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) and Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE), particularly given Britain's decision to leave the EU, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday
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Turkish lira plumbs record lows against the dollar on economic and political fears
January 10, 2017--Turkey,s currency, the lira, hit an all-time low of 3.7790 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Tuesday, breaking previous record lows plumbed during Monday's session.
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WisdomTree creates European compliance chief role
January 9, 2017--Former Aberdeen Asset Management consultant on Mifid II joins $39bn ETF provider.
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ETF on UBS inflation-protected US government bonds launched on Xetra
January 9, 2017--ETF tracks US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) with a minimum term of 10 years
A new UBS Global Asset Management bond index ETF has been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
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Unscheduled adjustment in SDAX
January 9, 2017--On Monday, Deutsche Börse announced an unscheduled change to SDAX.
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Tradeweb European Exchange-Traded Funds Update-December 2016
January 9, 2017--The following data is derived from trading activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF platform.
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BMO adds emerging markets to ETFs range
January 9, 2017--BMO Global Asset Management has expanded its "Income Leaders' suite of ETFs for UK investors with the launch of the new BMO MSCI Emerging Markets Income Leaders Ucits ETF.
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Lyxor-ETF Barometer-December 2016
January 6, 2017--European ETF Market flows continued to recover in December 2016. Net New Assets (NNA) during this month amounted to EUR4.7bn, the highest level since September 2016.
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National Statistics: UK official holdings of international reserves: December 2016
January 5, 2017--This monthly release shows details of movements in the UK's official holdings of international reserves, or assets.
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Eurex Monthly Report: Innovative products help manage volatility through 2016
January 4, 2017--In 2016, Eurex, Europe's largest derivatives exchange, saw increasing demand for its highly liquid benchmark product range as well as strong growth in a number of new product segments.
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Boerse Stuttgart generates 2016 turnover of over EUR 80.1 billion
January 3, 2017--Brisk trading in equities and exchange-traded products
Boerse Stuttgart remains market leader for securitised derivatives and for corporate bonds in Germany
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January 3, 2017--Option to sell LCH.Clearnet SA to Euronext N.V.
Further to the announcement by Deutsche Börse AG ("DBAG") of 28 September 2016 that the London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG") and LCH.Clearnet Group Limited ("LCH Group") are exploring the sale of LCH.Clearnet SA in order to address proactively anti-trust concerns raised by the European Commission in relation to certain businesses
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Two STOXX Regional Industry Neutral ESG Indices licensed to Stichting Algemeen Pensioenfonds Unilever Nederland-Kring 'Progress'
January 3, 2017--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Böoerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced that the newly launched STOXX Europe Industry Neutral ESG and STOXX North America Industry Neutral ESG 150 indices have been licensed to Stichting Algemeen Pensioenfonds Unilever Nederland-Kring 'Progress'('Progress') to be used as benchmarks.
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The Spanish Stock Exchange traded euro652.9 billion in 2016
January 2, 2017--The trading volume in December reached €48.9billion
The ETF trading volume in 2016 totalled €6 billion
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Cash markets achieve third strongest year since 2010
January 2, 2017--Turnover on Xetra, Börse Frankfurt and Tradegate Exchange totals €1.38 trillion
Daimler AG is equity with the highest order book turnover 2016 with €69.5 billion
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Passive investment gains trounce active pains in Europe
December 22, 2016--European passive funds look set to register higher inflows than their active equivalents for the first year on record.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe were 556 billion US dollars at the end of November 2016
December 22, 2016--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe were US$556 billion down from the record high US$567 Bn reached at the end of Q3 2016.
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Official Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: December 2016
December 21, 2016--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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ESMA publishes updated MAR Q&A
December 20, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today a Questions & Answers (Q&A) document regarding the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
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ESMA updates MiFID II Q&A on Investor Protection
December 19, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has added new Q&As to its Questions and Answers (Q&A) document on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).
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BlackRock launches Swedish equity ETF
December 19, 2016--BlackRock has launched an ETF to cover the Swedish domestic equity market.
The iShares OMX Stockholm Capped Ucits ETF, which will cost 0.10 per cent in fees, will track the OMX Stockholm Benchmark Cap index.
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World-first listing on CISE for global bitcoin fund
December 19, 2016--Global Advisors Investment Fund plc (GABI) has today been admitted to the Official List of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) to become the first regulated bitcoin fund to be listed on any exchange globally.
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First iShares ETF with access to Swedish stock market launched on Xetra
December 19, 2016--A new iShares equity index ETF has been tradable via Xetra since Monday.
Name: iShares OMX Stockholm Capped UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
Total expense ratio: 0.1 percent
Distribution policy: accumulating
Benchmark: OMX Stockholm Benchmark Cap Index
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Monthly report November 2016-Survey: Wealth managers concentrate on asset protection
December 19, 2016--Survey shows focus on rising costs and regulatory challenges
Market structure providers offer vital support to wealth managers
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New methodologies for Moscow Exchange's indices to come in force
December 19, 2016--On 19 December 2016, the following calculation methodologies came in force following Moscow Exchange's corporate restructuring whereby a 100%-owned subsidiary CJSC MICEX Stock Exchange had been consolidated into Moscow Exchange:
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