ETF Research : Weekly European ETF Market Monitor & Global Product Directory-continued

February 22, 2012--The most recent issue ofthe Weekly European ETF Market Monitor is now available. The report includes key statistics on the European ETF market as well as global ETF market highlights.
For more detailed coverage please refer to our monthly report, issued in the first week following the end of each month.

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Source: Christos Costandinides, European Head of ETF Research & Strategy, Deutsche Bank


Europe ETP News
Deutsche Borse launches US Dollar hedged version of HDAX
August 19, 2014--Deutsche Börse today launched the HDAX Hedged USD Index, which measures the performance of the underlying HDAX while eliminating foreign currency fluctuations. The HDAX Index measures all 110 stocks listed in the DAX, MDAX and TecDAX indices, representing more than 95 percent of Germany's free-float market capitalization.
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Two new db x-trackers equity index ETFs launched on Xetra
ETFs provide access to S&P 500 Equal Weight and MSCI World Index
August 14, 2014--Two new db x-trackers from the ETF section of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management have been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Thursday.
ETF name: db x-trackers S&P 500 Equal Weight UCITS ETF (DR)
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BLNMYC90
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Two new ETNs from Boost launched on Xetra
ETNs track the inverse performance of German and US government bonds
August 11, 2014--Two new ETNs issued by Boost have been tradable on Xetra since Friday. The new products refer to indices in the BNP Paribas Future index family and give investors access to the inverse performance of 1-month futures contracts on German and US government bonds with a leverage factor of three.
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Equity research undergoes big structural changes
August 11, 2014--The business of equity research is undergoing big structural change as a result of regulation, which is hitting at the investment banking model and playing into the hands of independent groups.
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ESMA publishes translations of AIFMD guidelines
August 8, 2014--Today ESMA published the official translations of ESMA's guidelines on reporting obligations under Articles 3 and 24(1),(2) and (4) of the AIFMD (ESMA/2014/869).
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UK Official holdings of international reserves: July 2014
July 5, 2014--In summary, this month's release shows that in July 2014:
No intervention operations were undertaken.
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Almost 90% of UK active managers beat the stock market
August 3, 2014--Almost 90 per cent of UK active equity fund managers beat the UK stock market last year, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
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ESMA publishes an update of its Guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues
August 1, 2014--This guidelines published today are an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.
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Turnover at Deutsche Boerse cash markets at 99.1 billion euros in July
August 1, 2014--Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at €99.1 billion in July (July 2013: €98.5 billion). Of the €99.1 billion, €91.3 billion were attributable to Xetra (July 2013: €90.9 billion). €4.1 billion were attributable to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (July 2013: €4.1 billion).
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The Joint Committee of the ESAs reminds financial institutions of their responsibilities when placing their own financial products with consumers
July 31, 2014--The Joint Committee of the ESAs reminds financial institutions of their responsibilities when placing their own financial products with consumers.
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Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments
July 31, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is issuing this statement to clarify to institutional investors risks from a newly emerging asset class referred to by most market participants as contingent convertibles instruments (CoCos).
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Business Climate Indicator decreases marginally in July
July 30, 2014--In July 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area decreased marginally by 0.04 points to +0.17. Managers' more optimistic views on expected production and, to a lesser extent, the current level of overall order books were offset by an important decline in their assessments of past production.
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July 2014: Economic Sentiment stable in the euro area, decreasing slightly in the EU
July 30, 2014--In July the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) remained broadly stable in the euro area (+0.1 points at 102.2),1 while it decreased slightly in the EU (by 0.6 points to 105.8).
Euro area developments
The virtually flat euro area outcome perpetuates the sideways movement observed in recent months.
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IMF-United Kingdom: Selected Issues
July 28, 2014--HOUSING AND BUSINESS CYCLES: IS THE UK DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ADVANCED ECONOMIES?1
In contrast to other OECD countries, housing cycles in the UK are marked by sharp movements in prices and an inelastic response of residential investment, owing notably to supply constraints. Housing cycles in the UK also tend to have a large impact on economic activity, with booms generally associated with a worsening of household balance sheets and a rise in relatively high-risk mortgages.
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London banks and brokers face research business shake-up
July 24, 2014--The City of London's biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business
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July 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator
July 23, 2014--In July 2014, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator decreased in both the EU (by -1.2 points to -5.5) and the euro area (by -0.9 points to -8.4) compared to June.
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ESMA consults on counterparty risk calculation methods for UCITS subject to central clearing
July 22, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the calculation of counterparty risk by Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) which enter into OTC derivative transactions which need to be centrally cleared under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
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