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
European Semester Winter Package: review of Member States' progress towards economic and social priorities
February 23, 2017--The European Commission today publishes its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including an assessment of remaining imbalances.
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Compliance table for the Guidelines on market making activities under the Short Selling Regulation
February 21, 2017--Exemption for market making activities and primary market operations under Regulation (EU) 236/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps (ES-MA/2013/74)
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STOXX expands fixed income offering
February 21, 2017--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today introduced the EURO STOXX 50 Corporate Bond Sector, Rating and Maturity Bucket Sub-Indices.
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Vanguard appoints new head of business development for Germany
February 21, 2017--Vanguard has appointed Sebastian Külps as head of business development for Germany.
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Unscheduled free float adjustment of GfK SE in SDAX
February 15, 2017--Changes to be effective as of 20 February 2017.
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BNP Paribas Easy launches six new smart beta ETFs on Xetra
February 15, 2017--ETFs offer access to risk factor strategies with a focus on US and European companies
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Official Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: February 2017
February 15, 2017--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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QNB ZyFin India Consumption UCITS ETF launched on Xetra
February 13, 2017--ETF provides access for first time to consumption-focussed Indian stock corporations
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European Commission-Winter 2017 Economic Forecast: Navigating through choppy waters
February 13, 2017--All EU Member States' economies set to grow in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Having proven resilient to global challenges last year, the European economic recovery is expected to continue this year and next: for the first time in almost a decade, the economies of all EU Member States are expected to grow throughout the entire forecasting period (2016, 2017 and 2018).
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New ETF Listing on Euronext-3 BNP PARIBAS EASY ETFs
February 10, 2017--Euronext is pleased to announce that BNP PARIBAS EASY will list 3 new ETFs on 14/02/2017:
ISIN: LU1481202775
ETF Symbol: ELQC
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IMF-Australia: Selected Issues
February 9, 2017--Australia's labor markets were not severely impacted by the global financial crisis, and are adjusting smoothly to the sizeable commodity prices bust and mining investment downturn. However, some labor market indicators suggest persistent weaknesses.
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ESMA publishes 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme
February 9, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme (SCWP), which details the activities and tasks it will carry out to promote sound, efficient and consistent supervision across the European Union.
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ESMA assesses DLT's potential and interactions with EU rules
February 7, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
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New Ossiam multi-asset ETF launched on Xetra
February 7, 2017--A new equity index ETF issued by Ossiam has been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
ETF name: Ossiam Global Multi-Asset Risk-Control-UCITS ETF 1C (EUR)
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: LU1446552496
Total expense ratio: 0.55 percent
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Final call for the research analyst?
February 7, 2017--Under pressure to cut costs and meet new rules, banks and brokerages are shedding jobs.
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US$925 Million In Three Weeks: Record Inflows Into Source-s New Commodity ETF
February 6, 2017--The Source Bloomberg Commodity UCITS ETF Has Become The Fastest-Growing European ETF Of The Last Five Years.
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Source exchange traded fund launch draws $925m
February 4, 2017--Commodity product records strongest-ever debut in the European ETF market.
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National Statistics: UK official holdings of international reserves: January 2017
February 3, 2017--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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IMF Country report-Turkey: Selected Issues
1. The Turkish authorities have introduced a new automatic enrollment pension system also to promote private savings.
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New ETF Listing on Euronext-BNP PARIBAS
February 3, 2017--Euronext is pleased to announce that BNP PARIBAS EASY will list 5 new ETFs on 07/02/2017:
ISIN: LU1481201025
ETF Symbol: VLED
Underlying index: BNP Paribas Equity Low Vol Europe TR Index
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ESMA updates Q&A on MiFID II implementation
February 2, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today the updated Questions and Answers (Q&As) document regarding the implementation of the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).
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ESMA updates its EMIR Q&A
February 2, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
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Growth companies from Deutsche Borse Venture Network finance more than one billion euros
February 1, 2017--The growth companies from the Deutsche Börse Venture Network have generated a total of €1.09 billion in 30 financing rounds, as Deutsche Börse announced today with the publishing of its January figures for the Cash Market, Pre-IPO & Growth Financing segment.
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January 31, 2017--Unscheduled adjustment to be effective as of 3 February 2017
On Tuesday, Deutsche Börse announced an unscheduled change to the SDAX index.
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Solactive launches Solactive Swiss Family Owned Companies Index
Licensed to UBS
January 31, 2017--Solactive is announcing the release of the Solactive Swiss Family Owned Companies Index, an index tracking the price movements of publicly traded family-owned companies that are domiciled and listed in Switzerland.
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IMF Working paper-Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area
January 30, 2017--This paper provides evidence of fiscal procyclicality, excessive deficits, distorted budget composition and poor compliance with fiscal rules in the euro area.
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ESMA advocates common principles for setting up share classes in UCITS funds
January 30, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today issued an Opinion on the extent to which different types of units or shares (share classes) of the same UCITS fund can differ from one another, having found diverging approaches in different EU countries.
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ECB-Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: 3rd Quarter 2016
January 27, 2017--Euro area saving (net, as a percentage of disposable income) was higher in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the third quarter of the previous year while non-financial investment (net) was unchanged.
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ESMA publishes new Q&A on Alternative Performance Measures Guidelines
January 27, 2017--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a new Questions and Answers (Q&A) document, comprising six questions, on the implementation of its Guidelines on the Alternative Performance Measures for listed issuers.
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New ETF Listing on Euronext-OSSIAM
January 27, 2017--Euronext is pleased to announce that OSSIAM will list 1 new ETF on 31/01/2017:
ISIN: LU1446552496
ETF Symbol: GMRC
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