LSE February 2018 ETP Monthly Report-continued

March 19, 2018--Listings
19 new ETFs were listed on LSE in February, making a total of 26 new ETFs listings in 2018.
There are now 994 ETFs (available as 1,480 lines through multi-currency offerings) and 412 other ETPs (available as 504 lines) on our London market.
Pleased to welcome ITI Funds, an ETF brand owned by Da Vinci Capital, as a new ETF issuer on LSE who brought 2 Russian ETFs:
ITI Funds RTS Equity UCITS ETF tracks the RTS Index based on the 50 most liquid Russian equity securities of largest Russian issuers admitted to trading on the Moscow Exchange.
ITI Funds Russia-focused USD Eurobond UCITS ETF provides exposure to 25 Eurobonds of Russian issuers chosen for market size, liquidity, credit rating and seniority of debt and bond characteristics.

JP Morgan launched 3 fixed income ETFs, marking JP Morgan's first fixed income ETFs in Europe:
JP Morgan USD Ultra Short Income UCITS ETF is an actively managed ETF primarily investing in investment grade, USD denominated and short term debt securities.
JP Morgan EUR Government Bond 1-3 Year UCITS ETF provides an exposure to the performance of EUR denominated bonds that have been issued by governments of Eurozone countries with a maturity of between one and three years.
JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond UCITS ETF offers an exposure to the performance of bonds issued by the governments or quasi-government entities of emerging markets countries globally which are denominated in USD.

SSGA SPDR introduced USD and GBP hedged share classes for the recently launched SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS ETF tracking the performance of the global investment grade, fixed-rate bond markets.

Xtrackers listed the Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, which tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield Very Liquid Index.

iShares added 11 new share classes to their smart beta ETF offerings (see full list of products in the attached stats flash). Orderbook value traded for ETPs in February 2018 was £11.1 billion (307k trades), up by 58% compared to February 2017.
Orderbook value traded for ETPs in 2018 YTD was £21.6 billion (591k trades), up by 43% compared to same period in 2017.

view the LSE February 2018 ETP Monthly Report

Source: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE)

Europe ETP News
New Amundi ETF on Xetra: Bonds from companies with good sustainability ratings
April 16, 2019--Since Tuesday a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) issued by Amundi is tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt
With the Amundi ETF-AMUNDI INDEX US CORP SRI UCITS ETF DR - USD investors can participate in the performance of fixed-interest investment-grade debt securities, which are denominated in US dollars and issued by companies meeting good sustainability criteria.
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Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, March 2018
April 15, 2019--The promoters of ETFs in Europe enjoyed net inflows for March. These inflows led, in combination with a positive performance of the underlying markets, to increased assets under management in the European ETF industry.
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Broker research spending slashed after Mifid II
April 13, 2019--Budgets 'down by an average of 30 per cent' but variations are significant
The second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, known as Mifid II, which came into effect last year, forced asset managers to separate the cost of research from trading commissions paid to brokers, a process known as unbundling.
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Brexit: EU summit agrees delay until 31 October
April 11, 2019--EU leaders agreed late Wednesday evening at their special summit to give the United Kingdom an extension of Article 50 until the end of October 2019.
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"Largely positive" results for European ETF flows in Q1
April 11, 2019--Inflows into European ETFs were "largely positive" in the first quarter, despite a minor slowdown in March, according to figures from Amundi Asset Management.
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Investors flee UK stock funds on Brexit worries
April 11, 2019--Investors withdrew $304.5m from funds that invest in UK shares for the week ending Wednesday, extending the total for the year past $1bn and to $24.8bn since the vote three years ago, according to EPFR Global data.
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ESMA-Q&A on Prospectus Related
April 11, 2019--ESMA has published the ESMA- Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics.
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EBA updates list of diversified indices
April 11, 2019--The European Banking Authority (EBA) updated today the list of diversified indices, which was originally published in December 2013. The list is part of the implementing technical standards (ITS) drafted to calculate the capital requirements for position risk in equities according to the standardised rules. The list was updated according to the procedure and methodology laid down in the ITS and submitted to the European Commission for endorsement.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in the European ETF and ETP industry reached a new record US$859.51 billion at the end of March 2019
April 11, 2019-- ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$6.10 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$31.59 billion, more than the US$27.27 Bn gathered at this point last year.
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Solactive registered as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR)
April 10, 2019--Solactive is pleased to announce that it is registered as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). This event enables the company to provide superior indexing services throughout Europe for years to come.
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ECB-Euro area securities issues statistics: February 2019
April 10, 2019--The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents increased from 2.2% in January 2019 to 2.6% in February.
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New J. P. Morgan ETFs on Xetra
April 10, 2019-Three new J. P. Morgan Exchange Traded Funds have been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Wednesday. The JPMorgan ETFs (Ireland) ICAV-USD Ultra-Short Income UCITS ETF gives investors the opportunity to participate in the performance of short-term euro-denominated investment grade debt securities.
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New UBS ETFs on Xetra: first ETF on S&P 500 with focus on sustainable US companies
April 10, 2019--Since Wednesday, two new Exchange Traded Funds of UBS Global Asset Management have been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
The new equity ETFs allow investors to invest in the performance of companies from the S&P 500 Index that meet strict sustainability criteria for the first time.
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ECB renews vow to hold rates steady until 'at least' end of 2019
April 10, 2019--The European Central Bank has left interest rates on hold at record lows and reiterated its commitment to keep monetary stimulus in place until the eurozone's economic slowdown reverses course.
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ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting
April 10, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).
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ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting
April 10, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).
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European Commission-Fourth Report on the State of the Energy Union
April 9, 2019--The fourth report shows the progress made on the energy union since the start of the Juncker Commission. Building on results achieved so far, the report sets out legal rules, as well as political commitments and targets for a cleaner and greener world.
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OECD-Further reforms in France can drive growth, improve public finances and boost social cohesion
April 9, 2019--The French economy has slowed, with weaker growth and employment prospects weighing on living standards and well-being. Policy should focus on long-term strategies to revitalise growth, improve public finances, create more and better jobs and ensure a more inclusive and cohesive society, according to a new report from the OECD.
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London on track to become global FinTech hub, new report finds
April 9, 2019--This year, London will be home to just as many FinTech 'unicorns' as current global leader San Francisco-according to a new report from global recruiter, Robert Walters, and market analysis experts, Vacancy Soft.
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Monday Morning Memo: Is there a wider consolidation ahead in the European fund industry?
April 8, 2019--Rumor has it that Deutsche Bank may want to offload its asset management unit DWS in case of a possible takeover of its local rival Commerzbank. The thinking is that Deutsche Bank may need the cash from selling its asset management arm to finance the Commerzbank deal.
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ECB-Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, held in Frankfurt am Main
April 5, 2019--on Wednesday and Thursday, 6-7 March 20191.
Review of financial, economic and monetary developments and policy options
Financial market developments
Mr Cœuré reviewed the latest financial market developments.
As regards bond market developments, the fall in euro area ten-year overnight index swap (OIS) yields from early October 2018 to mid-February 2019 had recently reversed slightly. Notwithstanding the recent recovery, yields remained compressed compared with the levels observed in early October 2018.
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ESMA issues first pan-EU overview of use of supervisory sanctions for UCITS
April 4, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today its first annual report on sanctions imposed by national competent authorities (NCAs) under the Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive.
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NGM makes first Litecoin and XRP-tracking ETPs available to EU Investors Via Regulated Exchange Owned by Boerse Stuggart
April 4, 2019--First Litecoin (LTC) & XRP tracking Exchange Traded Products available on a regulated exchange in EU
Nordic Growth Market (NGM)is owned by Boerse Stuttgart, Germany's second Largest Exchange
Listing as XBT Provider reports 3 quarters of net positive inflows ($90M in total), a company first
Litecoin experienced over a 100% rise in price in Q1 2019; still down over 70% from high of $375 in Dec. 2017
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Brexit: bill to prevent no-deal passes Commons by one vote
April 4, 2019--Government fails to block draft law from Yvette Cooper and Sir Oliver Letwin
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HANetf and Gins Global partner again for healthcare innovation ETF
April 4, 2019--New addition to HAN-GINS suite
The new products will be available on the the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and XETRA this month and will have a TER of 0.75%.
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Brexit chaos spurs record flows to sterling-hedged funds
April 4, 2019--Investors pour money into pound-proofed ETFs at a rate seven times that of a year ago
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Commerzbank shares rise on report UniCredit plans to make a rival bid if Deutsche talks fail
April 4, 2019--A report says UniCredit is prepared to make a multibillion-euro offer for a sizable stake in Commerzbank.
Commerzbank would reportedly be merged with German Unicredit subsidiary HypoVereinsbank.
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Italy reportedly to slash growth forecast to 0.1%
April 4, 2019--The Italian Treasury is set to slash its growth forecast for this year and raise its projected budget deficit, according to two senior officials with knowledge of the draft outlook.
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EU Forms Blockchain Group to Streamline the Industry
April 4, 2019--In a bid to promote blockchain adaptation,the European Union (EU) has launched the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA).
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UK official holdings of international reserves: March 2019
April 3, 2019--This release details movements in the international reserves of gold and assets held by the UK government.
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Tabula expands range with global credit volatility premium ETF
April 3, 2019--Plans further products
Tabula Investment Management has launched the Tabula J.P. Morgan Global Credit Volatility Premium Index UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange at an ongoing charge of 0.50%.
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European investors complain over soaring cost of data
March 3, 2019--Funds say exchanges are jacking up fees to offset weaker revenues from trading
European stock exchanges are locked in battle against some of their biggest customers, trying to fend off accusations that they are overcharging for the basic ingredient to every trade: market data.
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Europe's $850bn ETF sector fears no-deal Brexit crunch
April 3, 2019--Europe's $850bn ETF sector fears no-deal Brexit crunch.
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Solactive MicroSectorsTM U.S. Big Bank Index launches, underlying new MicroSectors ETNs
April 3, 2019--Solactive is pleased to announce the Solactive MicroSectorsTM U.S. Big Bank Index. The Index premiers as Solactive's first joint collaboration with US company REX Shares, functions as the underlying for a series of long & short ETNs for sophisticated investors, and is linked only to the biggest U.S. banks.
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S7P Dow Jones Indices-Index Dashboard: S&P Europe 350(R) Factor Indices Q1, 2019
April 3, 2019--European equities got off to a strong start in 2019, as the first quarter of 2019 began with a bullish bounce, recovering from the late 2018 pullback.The S&P Europe 350 gained 13% in Q1.
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ESMA updates its Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR transparency topics
April 2, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers regarding market structures and transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).
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EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and asset price volatility
April 2, 2019--The European Union's (EU) banking, insurance, pensions and securities sectors continue to face a range of risks, the latest report on "Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System" published today by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) shows.
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New Amundi ETF on Xetra: Sustainable Emerging Markets Companies
April 2, 2019--A new Amundi Exchange Traded Fund has been available for trading on Xetra and Bö'rse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
With the Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets SRI UCITS ETF DR investors can invest in companies from developing countries that meet high sustainability criteria.
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Monday Morning Memo: The EU action plan on financing sustainable growth has been hollowed by the European Parliament
April 1, 2019-- The European Commission has started an ambitious initiative with the commission action plan on financing sustainable growth. Even as this initiative was welcomed at the top level of the wider financial industry, there was some resistance with regard to the reporting duties for asset managers and mutual funds mentioned in the proposal.
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Cash markets achieve turnover of 130.3 billion euros in March
April 1, 2019--Bayer AG most traded DAX share
Deutsche Börse's cash markets generated a turnover of €130.3 billion in March (previous year: €165.1 billion). €117.8 billion were attributable to Xetra (previous year: €152.2 billion), bringing the average daily volume to €5.6 billion.
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IMF-Switzerland: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission
April 1, 2019--The renewed prospect of global "low-for-long" interest rates and the possibility of a resurgence in international economic and political risk could trigger safe haven pressures on the Swiss franc and push inflation into negative territory.
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Boerse Stuttgart records March turnover of EUR 5.6 billion
April 1, 2019--Based on the order book statistics, Boerse Stuttgart generated turnover of around EUR 5.6 billion in March 2019. Securitised derivatives made up the largest share of the turnover. The trading volume in this asset class was around EUR 2.4 billion.
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Study: Swiss Fintech Sector Grows, While Traditional Banks Decline
April 1, 2019--A new study shows that the fintech sector in Switzerland continues to grow, while traditional financial institutions are stagnating. The report was published by SwissBanking on April 1.
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ETF dividend chasers told to 'do your homework'
March 30, 2019--Investors on the hunt for yield are boosting European demand for "smart beta" funds
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ESMA clarifies format for disclosure of risk factors in prospectuses
March 29, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final guidelines on how national competent authorities (NCAs) should review risk factors, as required by the new Prospectus Regulation (PR).
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ESMA advises Commission on information document for takeover, merger and divisions
March 29, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its technical advice on the minimum information content of documents describing a takeover, merger or division.
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ESMA Q&As clarify benchmark disclosure obligations for UCITS
March 29, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding the application of the Undertakings in Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices Europe Dashboard
March 29, 2019--Europe
European equities got off to a strong start in 2019, recovering from the late 2018 pullback on the heels of dovish central bank statements and better-than-feared earnings reported by the region's blue-chips.
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BNP Paribas Asset Management Launches THEAM Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan, The First UCITS Fund Established Under French Law* With A Carbon Offset Mechanism
March 29, 2019--A Major Innovation: The Fund Aims To Combine Financial Returns From The European Equity Market With A Positive Impact On Climate Change.
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ESMA updates AIFMD Q&As
March 29, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
ESMA has added two new Q&As on calculation of leverage under AIFMD.
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New First Trust-ETF on Xetra: eurozone shares
March 29, 2019--Since Friday, a new Exchange Traded Fund of First Trust is tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
The First Trust ETF-First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX UCITS ETF offers an investment in the performance of companies from eurozone countries.
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ESMA updates on its preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario on 12 April
March 28, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a statement updating on its preparations for a no-deal Brexit scenario in view of recent developments on timing.
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ESMA provides guidance on the new EMIR Refit regime for the clearing obligation
March 28, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a statement on the Implementation of the new EMIR Refit regime for the clearing obligation for financial and non-financial counterparties.
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Turkey's Problems Appear to Be Ring-Fenced
March 27, 2019--Last year, Turkey's economic woes contributed to a febrile international climate that undermined investor confidence in emerging market currencies generally. While the lira's slump at the end of last week shows the nation's challenges persist, this time the issues are ring-fenced, making the drama a purely domestic affair. For now, at least.
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ESMA publishes the first Q&As relating to the Prospectus Regulation
March 27, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a new document containing nine Q&As relating to Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (Prospectus Regulation).
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March 27, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on MiFID II and MiFIR commodity derivatives topics. These Q&As provide clarification on issues related to the MiFID II/MiFIR regime for commodity derivatives, including on position limits, position reporting and ancillary activity.
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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sweden
March 27, 2019--On March 25, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Sweden.
Solid domestic demand supported Sweden's growth averaging 2.4 percent in 2016-18 together with a halving of the current account surplus to 2 percent of GDP in 2018.
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Boerse Stuttgart, Axel Springer and develop a joint offering for the digital financial world
March 27, 2019--Information and trading on one platform //Joint venture company planned
Boerse Stuttgart Group and Axel Springer SE with its portal will be working together in future.
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MPs reject all alternative Brexit options
March 27, 2019--None of eight indicative votes gains majority, with customs union option coming closest
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Mifid II? Use-cases for Mifid II data prove elusive
March 27, 2019--Banks running market share analysis from trade reports, but data quality hampering other projects
If Jerome Sabah had his way, any time a client changed their trading patterns, he would get a tap on the shoulder, so he could call them and find out what they need. Data, he says, could give him that tap.
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WisdomTree launches Europe's first floating rate US treasury ETF
March 26, 2019--WisdomTree has launched a floating rates treasury bond ETF, which will seek to expand its developed world fixed income fund range.
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ESMA responds to EC consultation on update of reporting guidelines to reflect climate-related disclosures
March 26, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) welcomes the European Commission's proposal to update the non-binding Guidelines on non-financial reporting with the introduction of a specific supplement addressing climate-related disclosures.
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Italy Still Is Europe's Debt King, But France Gets Closer
March 26, 2019--Italy remained the holder of Europe's biggest public-debt burden in 2018 even after France's rose to almost match it.
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New theme ETFs from Lyxor on Xetra: Gender Equality ETF and MSCI China
March 26, 2019--Two new Exchange Traded Funds from Lyxor International Asset Management have been available for trading on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Wednesday.
The Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF offers investors access to leading companies that demonstrate a very high level of gender equality.
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Tokeny Announces European Launch of investorID
March 25, 2019--European Launch
Tokeny has just announced the European launch of their anticipated identification services. Increased adoption of, and acceptance towards, digital securities is being witnessed across Europe.
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Invesco unveils two low-cost UK gilts ETFs
March 25, 2019--Ongoing charge of just 0.06%
Invesco is launching two low-cost UK gilts ETFs on the London Stock Exchange at an ongoing charge of just 0.06% per annum.
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Monday Morning Memo: Bonds were European Investors Darlings in February
March 25, 2019--The negative trend with regard to fund flows in Europe continued in February even as the securities markets rebounded. As a consequence, February was the tenth month in a row long-term mutual funds posted net outflows after 16 consecutive months of net inflows.
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Flow Traders publishes its 2019 Convening Notice for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
March 25, 2019--Flow Traders N.V. (Euronext: FLOW) is pleased to announce that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (General Meeting) will take place on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 15.00 hours Amsterdam time at the INIT building, Jacob Bontiusplaats 9 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
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Britain's financial sector has gloomiest outlook since 2008 crisis: survey
March 24, 2019--Optimism about the business outlook among Britain's financial services firms has fallen at its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis amid concerns about Britain's exit from the European Union, a survey showed on Monday.
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European Council (Art. 50) conclusions. 21 March 2019
March 22, 2019--
1. The European Council takes note of the letter of Prime Minister Theresa May of 20 March 2019. 2. In response, the European Council approves the Instrument relating to the Withdrawal Agreement and the Joint Statement supplementing the Political Declaration agreed between the European Commission and the government of the United Kingdom in Strasbourg on 11 March 2019.
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BlackRock to buy software firm eFront for $1.3bn
March 22, 2019--BlackRock will pay $1.3 billion in cash for French software firm eFront, an end-to-end alternative investment management software firm.
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FCA to introduce UK Benchmarks Register
March 22, 2019--The FCA continues to plan for a range of outcomes in relation to Brexit, including the UK leaving the EU without an implementation period. To prepare for this scenario, the FCA has developed a new UK Benchmarks Register.
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Deutsche Boerse Xetra Annual ETF Factsheet 2018
March 22, 2019-ETF TRADING ON XETRA --Facts & figures for the year 2018 Xetra. The market.-Overview
Deutsche Börse's XTF segment for exchange-traded index funds (ETFs) was launched on 11 April 2000.
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Turkey's central bank suspends one-week repo auctions as lira slides
March 22, 2019--The Central Bank of Turkey announced on Friday it had suspended one-week repo auctions for an undefined length of time, while lira tumbled more than 4 percent against the U.S. dollar, the worst daily percentage drop since a currency crisis in last August.
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EU agrees Brexit 'cliff-edge' delay, with conditions
March 21, 2019--After lengthy debate at a summit in Brussels Thursday, EU leaders agreed a short Article 50 extension till 12 April, or 22 May if the UK Parliament approves Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement next week.
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The shift away from Libor could threaten stability
March 21, 2019--Investors should not be too sanguine about transition from scandal-linked rate.
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Brexit: Theresa May asks EU for delay with cabinet in deadlock over 'crisis'
March 20, 2019--PM forced to seek extension of article 50 as No 10 admits it is too late to leave with a deal.
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EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on InvestEU
March 20, 2019--The European Commission welcomes the preliminary agreement on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
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Official Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: March 2019
March 20, 2019--A comparison of independent forecasts for the UK economy in March 2019.
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Solactive partners with CoinMarketCap to create Cryptocurrency Benchmark Indices
March 20, 2019--Solactive is pleased to announce that internationally renowned cryptocurrency information and data provider CoinMarketCap (CMC) joined forces with the German index provider to create new Cryptocurrency Benchmark Indices, labeled: CMC Crypto 200 Index-powered by Solactive.
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Two New Metal and Energy ETCs from Boost on Xetra
March 20, 2019--Since Wednesday, two new Exchange Traded Commodities from Boost are tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
The ETCs offer investors access to the performance of reference indices denominated in US dollars that track the commodity sectors of industrial metals or energy.
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EBA updates methodological guidance on risk indicators and analysis tools
March 20, 2019--The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an updated methodological guide on how to compile risk indicators and detailed risk analysis tools.
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Europeans Try to Kill MiFID Rule in Brexit Derivatives Fight
March 20, 2019--Exchange-traded derivatives worth 1.3 trillion euros per day
Battle pits Deutsche Boerse against its British rival LSE
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EBA publishes updated impact of the final Basel III reforms on EU banks capital and updates on the compliance with liquidity measures in the EU
March 20, 2019--The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports, which measure the impact of implementing the final Basel III reforms and monitor the current implementation of liquidity measures in the EU. The EBA Basel III capital monitoring report includes a preliminary assessment of the impact of the Basel reform package on EU banks, assuming its full implementation.
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ESMA publishes its Data Operational Plan under a no-deal Brexit scenario
March 19, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a statement in relation to the impact on ESMA's databases and IT systems of a no-deal Brexit scenario on 29 March 2019.
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UniCredit and Axiom AI launch first global CoCo bond ETF
March 19, 2019--UniCredit Bank AG, via its subsidiary Structured Invest S.A., and Axiom Alternative Investments have announced the launch of the UC AXI Global CoCo Bonds UCITS ETF, the first global exchange-traded fund (ETF) to provide a market weighted exposure to the contingent convertible (CoCo) bond market.
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UK to lose 1tn pounds of financial assets to Europe due to Brexit
March 19, 2019--Financial services companies have committed to move about £1tn of assets out of the UK into Europe as the industry triggers its worst-case contingency plans with no Brexit deal in sight, according to consultancy EY.
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Solactive and Axiom Alternative Investments launch together a Global CoCo Index
March 19, 2019--Solactive and Axiom AI are pleased to announce the launch of the Solactive AXI Liquid Contingent Capital Global Market TR Index (SOLAXICC), a tailored index for investors that seek broad access to a universe of liquid contingent convertible bonds (CoCos). The index development marks the first joint venture between the German Index provider and the French Asset Manager.
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New Unicredit ETF on Xetra: CoCo Bonds from Global Financial Institutions
March 19, 2019--A new UniCredit Exchange Traded Fund has been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
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EU, UK market watchdogs clash over no-deal Brexit share trading
March 19, 2019--The European Union's markets watchdog published guidance on Tuesday identifying which shares investors in the bloc could no longer trade in London if there is a hard Brexit next week.
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