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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Source: FT.com


Europe ETP News
Changes to the Executive Board of Eurex
May 13, 2016--The Board of Directors of Eurex Zürich AG and the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG have appointed Dr. Randolf Roth as a new member of the Eurex Executive Board.
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ESAs clarify their position on technical standards on the credit quality steps for ECAIs' credit assessments
May 12, 2016--The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA-ESAs) published today its Opinion on the European Commission's (EC) intention to amend the draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on the mapping of External Credit Assessment Institutions' (ECAIs) credit assessments under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Solvency II Directive. The Opinion was produced in response to the EC's proposed amendments to these draft ITS.
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Financial Stability Paper 37: Got to be certain: The legal framework for CCP default management processes-Jo Braithwaite and David Murphy
May 11, 2016--Central clearing offers numerous benefits to financial stability including multilateral netting of cleared exposures and the centralisation of default management. These benefits explain the pivotal role of central counterparties ('CCPs') in the post-crisis derivatives market reforms.
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ESMA sees continued high level of market risks in first quarter
May 11, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today its Risk Dashboard for the first quarter of 2016.
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ETP providers launch ETF forum in the UK
May 11, 2016--A group of exchange traded product providers has banded together to launch the ETF Forum, an initiative designed to improve advisers' understanding of exchange-traded funds.
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UBS ETF on emerging market bonds with currency hedge launched on Xetra
ETF tracks more than 100 government and quasi-government bonds from over 60 emerging markets
May 10, 2016--A new UBS Global Asset Management bond index ETF has been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
ETF name: UBS ETF-Barclays USD Emerging Markets Sovereign UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc
Asset class: bond index ETF
ISIN: LU1324516308
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Currency-hedged Amundi ETF Floating Rate USD Corporate UCITS ETF
May 10, 2016--Amundi ETF adds to its corporate bond offering by launching a new currency-hedged USD/EUR share class to its USD-denominated Floating Rate Notes ETF.
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New UBS commodity index ETF excluding agriculture and livestock sectors launched on Xetra
ETF offers access to performance of a broadly diversified basket of commodity contracts
May 9, 2016--A new UBS Global Asset Management commodity index ETF has been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Monday.
ETF name: UBS ETFs plc-CMCI ex-Agriculture SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc
Asset class: commodity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BZ2GV965
Ongoing charges: 0.37 percent
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Winterflood launches 'watershed' fractional shares for ETFs
May 9, 2016--Winterflood Business Services (WBS) will offer trading and custody of ETFs on a fractional share basis from July.
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WisdomTree Launches Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange
May 9, 2016--Demonstrating continued leadership in innovative index strategies to commodity ETFs
WisdomTree has launched its first broad-based WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF (the "Fund") on the London Stock Exchange (WCOA)
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National Statistics: UK official holdings of international reserves: April 2016
May 5, 2016--This monthly release shows details of movements in the UK's official holdings of international reserves, or assets. These consist of gold, foreign currency assets and International Monetary Fund assets.
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SSGA launches 10 ETFs on Euronext
May 4, 2016--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched 10 World Sector SPDR ETFs on the Euronext Exchange.
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Boerse Stuttgart generates turnover in excess of EUR 6.7 billion in April
May 3, 2016--Trading volume reaches almost the same level as in March//Increase in trading in equities and investment fund units
According to its order book statistics, Boerse Stuttgart generated turnover in excess of EUR 6.7 billion in April 2016.
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Euronext lists 2 Lyxor ETFs
May 3, 2016--Euronext is pleased to announce that LYXOR INTERNATIONAL AM will list 2 new ETFs on 05/05/2016.
ISIN: LU1390062831
ETF Trading name: LYXOR 10Y INFBRKEV
ETF Symbol:INFU
Venue: Euronext Paris
Underlying index:Markit iBoxx USD Breakeven 10-Year Inflation Index Nominal TRI
TER(%): 0,25
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Spring 2016 Economic Forecast: Staying the course amid high risks
May 3, 2016--Economic growth in Europe is expected to remain modest as key trading partners' performance has slowed and some of the so far supportive factors start to wane. As a result, GDP in the euro area is forecast to continue growing at modest rates over the 2015-2017 period.
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Turnover at Deutsche Borse's cash markets at 110.2 billion euros in April
May 2, 2016--MAy 2, 2016--Order book turnover on Xetra, Börse Frankfurt and Tradegate Exchange across all asset classes stood at €110.2 billion in April (April 2015: €137.1 billion).
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ESMA amends MiFID II standards on non-equity transparency and position limits
May 2, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today two Opinions proposing amendments to its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTSs) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).
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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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Growth in Turkey is projected to slow to 3.5 percent in 2016, says the World Bank
April 28, 2016--Growth in Turkey increased to 4 percent in 2015, reflecting stronger private and public consumption, but is expected to slow down to 3.5 percent in 2016 because of a more negative contribution from net exports compared to 2015, according to the April edition of the World Bank's Turkey Regular Economic Brief[i] issued today in Ankara.
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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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International Financial Reporting Standards: European Parliament calls for more democracy, financial market stability and common interest orientation
April 27, 2016--The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (ECON) has voted this Tuesday on the initiative report on the International Accounting Standards (IAS) evaluation and the activities of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).
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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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IMF Working paper-
April 25, 2016--Summary: This paper provides a quantitative evaluation of the macroeconomic. distributional, and fiscal effects of three reform proposals for Germany: i) a reduction in the social security tax in the low-wage sector, ii) a publicly financed expansion of full-day child care and full-day schooling, and iii) the further deregulation of the professional services sector.
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