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
ESMA sees risk outlook deteriorate for EU securities markets
August 30, 2016--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) latest risk report has found that the overall assessment of risk levels in EU markets under its remit remains unchanged.
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ESMA Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities
August 30, 2016--ESMA has published the Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2, 2016 report
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Monetary developments in the euro area: July 2016
August 26, 2016--The annual growth rate of the broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 4.8% in July 2016, from 5.0% in June.
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UK resists expansive view of Mifid II position limits
August 25, 2016--FCA suggests limits shouldn't apply to OTC trades between non-EU entities.
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French support for the EU project is crumbling on the Left and Right
August 25, 2016--The drama of Brexit may soon be matched or eclipsed by crystallizing events in France, where the Long Slump is at last taking its political toll.
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ITG investment yields new trading desks in Europe
August 24, 2016--New accounts show the US agency broker ITG has been busy investing in its European operations since its most profitable year in 2014.
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BNP Paribas Investment Partners appoints Claus Hecher as Head of Business Development
August 24, 2016-BNP Paribas Investment Partners announces the appointment of Claus Hecher as Head of Business Development for Germany, Austria and the German-speaking regions of Switzerland, as it continues to strengthen its indexed fund and ETF business in Europe.
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Eurozone Expansion Hits 7-Month High in August
August 23, 2016--The euro area economy continues to grow in August, rate of expansion hitting a seven month high, a preliminary survey released Tuesday showed.
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UK investment funds suffered 5.7bn pounds outflows after Brexit vote
August 23, 2016--Some of the money appears to have been redeployed to other types of UK funds specialising in assets regarded as less risky, such as corporate and government bonds.
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Source favours European equities
August 22, 2016--A note from the Research team at ETF provider Source reveals that the firm favours European equities over those of the US and holds a maximum overweight to the Eurozone in the Source model portfolio, the Multi-Asset Portfolio.
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With one number, the Bundesbank reignited one of the fiercest debate surrounding the German economy
August 21, 2016--The German central bank's call for people to work until age 69 has reignited a fierce debate in Europe's fast-ageing top economy, with analysts backing it while politicians show their opposition ahead of key elections.
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Borsa Italiana: ETFstat July 2016
August 19, 2016--New Listing
8 new instruments were listed on ETFplus market
At the end of July there were listed 1155 instruments (729 ETFs, 301 ETCs/ETNs and 125 open-end CIUs)
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Amundi-Cross Asset Investment Strategy-July-August 2016
August 19, 2016--Post-Brexit in a few questions and answers
After 43 years of membership in the European Union, the United Kingdom has voted in a referendum to withdraw.
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Lyxor unveils Europe's cheapest US TIPS ETF
August 19, 2016--Lyxor, Europe's third largest provider of exchange-traded funds, has expanded its range of fixed income ETFs with the launch of the Lyxor US TIPS (DR) UCITS ETF (LSE: TIPU).
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Euro area investment fund statistics: second quarter of 2016
August 18, 2016--In the second quarter of 2016 the outstanding amount of shares/units issued by investment funds other than money market funds was €9,424 billion, which is €244 billion higher than in the first quarter of 2016.
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Merger of Deutsche Borse Group and London Stock Exchange Group: Final acceptance ratio: 89.04 per cent of all Deutsche Borse shares tendered
August 17, 2016--Following analysis of all shares tendered for exchange, Deutsche Börse AG has determined a final acceptance ratio for the Exchange Offer of HLDCO123 PLC ("HoldCo") of 89.04 per cent.
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Official Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: August 2016
August 17, 2016--A comparison of independent forecasts for the UK economy in August 2016.
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Xetra-Gold holdings rise by more than 50 per cent since the beginning of the year
August 15, 2016--90 ton mark exceeded
The gold held in custody by Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH for the purpose of physically backing the Xetra-Gold bond has risen to a new record high of 90.67 tons, an increase of more than 50 per cent since the beginning of the year.
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Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, July 2016
August 15, 2016--The promoters of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed healthy net inflows for July in a prospering market environment. Increasing markets lifted the assets under management in the European ETF industry from €452.8 bn for June to a new all-time high of €473.6 bn at the end of July.
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Brexit May Be Delayed Until Late 2019, Sunday Times Says
August 14, 2016--New ministry for Brexit still hiring staff, Sunday Times Says
Tension rising beween Fox, Johnson over policy, Telegraph Says
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Euribor's 'critical' tag opens way for more contested EU benchmark rulings
August 12, 2016--The Euro Interbank Offered Rate's designation as "critical" today is a quick and expected move to fill a gap in oversight of the key interest-rate benchmark.
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Voice brokers make a City comeback
August 11, 2016--So much for the long-predicted demise of voice brokers at the hands of ever more sophisticated technology.
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Russian Economy Shrinks Less Than Forecast as Crisis Peters Out
August 11, 2016--GDP dropped 0.6% last quarter, the least since recession began
Hurdles for recovery include cheaper oil, weak consumer demand
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Deutsche Boerse says shareholder acceptances for LSE merger above 75 percent
August 10, 2016--Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) said on Wednesday that more than 75 percent of its shares have been tendered for its agreed $29 billion (£22.21 billion) merger with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L).
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Russia Consumer Sentiment Ticks Up in July
Business Conditions For Big Ticket Purchases Fuel Sentiment
August 10, 2016-Consumer sentiment in Russia improved further in July, moving back to levels seen before the series low recorded in May.
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Bats Europe to Launch New European Equities Large in Scale Negotiation Facility Called Bats LIS
August 9, 2016--Bats LIS to be Powered by BIDS Trading Software, A Proven and Experienced Leader in Block Trading in the U.S.
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LSE August 2016 ETF & ETP Monthly Report
August 8, 2016--Listings
5 new ETFs/ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in July. 88 new ETFs and 9 new other ETPs have been listed in 2016.
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Unscheduled adjustment in MDAX and SDAX
August 8, 2016--On Monday, Deutsche Börse announced an unscheduled change to MDAX and SDAX.
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Lyxor adds short-dated gilts ETF to fixed income range
Follows post-Brexit flight to quality
August 8, 2016--Lyxor has expanded its core fixed income passive offering with the launch of a short-dated gilts ETF.
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Important Notice to the Shareholders of DB X-Trackers II IBOXX SOVEREIGNS EUROZONE UCITS ETF
August 5, 2016--The board of directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors") hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Fund (the "Shareholders") that it has resolved to make certain changes to the Sub-Fund, as detailed below under A) OVERVIEW OF THE CHANGES (such changes collectively referred to as the "Changes").
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Co-founder to leave $20bn ETF house Source
August 4, 2016--Exit comes amid a period of churn that has seen the departure of fellow co-founder Ted Hood and the appointment of ex-OMGI chief Julian Ide as its new CEO.
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National Statistics: UK official holdings of international reserves: July 2016
August 3, 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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Robo-advisor Scalable Capital launches in the UK
August 2, 2016--European digital investment manager Scalable Capital has entered the UK market, opening its portfolio management business with portfolios constructed exclusively from exchange-traded funds.
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Boerse Stuttgart generates turnover of around EUR 6.3 billion in July
August 2, 2016--Fall in turnover following outstanding levels in June
Boerse Stuttgart generated turnover of around EUR 6.3 billion in July 2016, according to its order book statistics.
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Eurex-Trading statistics July 2016
August 1, 2016-In July 2016, the international derivatives market Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 5.5 million contracts (July 2015: 5.9 million).
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Turnover at Deutsche Borse's cash markets at 100.8 billion euros in July
August 1, 2016--Order book turnover on Xetra, Börse Frankfurt and Tradegate Exchange across all asset classes stood at €100.8 billion in July (July 2015: €137.3 billion).
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World-first "masala" bond launches on London Stock Exchange
August 1, 2016--London's status as the leading global financial centre was underlined when the world's first ever "masala" or rupee-denominated bond issued outside of India by an Indian company was listed on the London Stock Exchange today (1 August 2016).
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STOXX Announces Component Changes To STOXX Europe 50 Index
August 1, 2016--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced component changes in the STOXX Europe 50 Index due to the fast-exit rule.
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