DTCC Promotes Market Transparency With New CDS Tables -continued

February 29, 2012--DTCC's Across the Pond information series, which provides regular updates on the latest financial reform developments in the U.S. and Europe, has expanded its content to include publication of weekly tables listing credit default swaps (CDS) contracts on the top 15 sovereign and corporate reference entities and top 15 percentage movers.
The addition of the CDS tables in Across the Pond builds on DTCC’s ongoing efforts to promote greater transparency in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.

Excerpted from public data in DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), the tables are based on net notional values and provide a high-level overview of CDS exposure. The tables are a reliable resource for global market participants, regulators, government officials and journalists who track movements in the OTC derivatives markets.

read more

Source: DTCC

Global ETP News
China Construction Bank and Euroclear sign MoU to foster offshore RMB growth
June 30, 2015--Euroclear Bank, the Brussels-based international central securities depository (ICSD), and China Construction Bank (CCB), whom has a market capitalization of US$ 251.4
read more
EU-China summit
June 29, 2015--The 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and the People's Republic of China took place in Brussels on Monday 29 June 2015.
read more
Nasdaq Global Indexes to Maintain Last Trade Price on Greece Securities
June 29, 2015--Until further notice and in accordance with our indexes' published methodologies, Nasdaq Global Indexes will maintain the Friday, June 26, 2015, closing price, or last trade price received on June 26 if there was no official closing price, for index securities listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.
read more
Nasdaq Launches Index Calculation System for Marketplaces
Offering gives exchanges index producer capabilities, opportunities for new revenue streams
Singapore Exchange to leverage technology to boost index services offering
June 29, 2015--Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the launch of the Nasdaq Index Calculation System, a standalone solution that provides marketplaces with a highly flexible index calculation platform to compute multi-asset, multi-currency indexes.
read more
Morgan Stanley Weighs New Bond-Trading Push
Firm weighs new effort in fixed-income trading to help hit profit targets after postcrisis retreat
June 28, 2015--After years of ratcheting back trading operations in favor of more stable businesses, Morgan Stanley is quietly plotting a comeback.
read more
Legg Mason Is Poised to Run
June 27, 2015--After seven straight years of outflows, Legg Mason is bringing in money and its share are on the rise.
read more
That Russelling is the sound of indices being realigned
Annual recasting of listings has traders scrambling to keep up with-and game-the market
June 26, 2015--As I write this, in New York on the morning of Friday June 26, stock market traders are locked in to what they know will be the heaviest trading day of the year.
read more
Renaissance Capital's 2Q 2015 Global IPO Quarterly Review
June 26, 2015--Analyst IPO Blog
Following a seasonally calm start to the year, global IPO issuance improved in the second quarter of 2015. Quarterly proceeds increased 29% from the first quarter to $46.6 billion, but still remained down 24% from last year's levels.
read more
DGCX-Middle-Earth: Greece Failed to Reach an Agreement, EU Leaders to Meet Again on Saturday
June 26, 2015--MARKET PULSE:
Asian equities plunged as Greece failed again to reach an agreement with its creditors.
EU Official : Eurogroup will reconvene on Greece on Saturday morning
IMF says Greece must implement reforms before talks on debt; On June 30 deadline, says IMF doesn't extend deadlines as a matter of policy
read more
DECPG Global Weekly
June 26, 2015--Taking Stock
U.S. economy in Q1 contracted less than previously estimated, while consumer spending climbed the most in six years in May. U.S. GDP contracted 0.2 percent (q/q saar) in Q1, less than the 0.7 percent decline previously reported.
read more
IMF Working paper-Does Easing Monetary Policy Increase Financial Instability?
June 26, 2015--Summary: This paper develops a model featuring both a macroeconomic and a financial friction that speaks to the interaction between monetary and macro-prudential policies. There are two main results. First, real interest rate rigidities in a monopolistic banking system have an asymmetric impact on financial stability: they increase the probability of a financial crisis (relative to the case of flexible interest rate) in response to contractionary shocks to the economy, while they act as automatic macro-prudential stabilizers in response to expansionary shocks.
read more
Shanghai Gold Exchange in Talks With CME to List Contracts
June 25, 2015--The Shanghai Gold Exchange is in discussions with the CME Group Inc. about listing each other's contracts on their respective exchanges, according to Shen Gang, vice president of the SGE.
read more
IMF Work Agenda Aims to Lift Global Growth, Address New Risks
June 25, 2015--Fostering global growth-both actual and potential-is a key priority
Addressing financial stability risks remains important challenge
Agenda stresses multilateral cooperation on cross-cutting issues
The IMF has published a new work program that aims to diminish risks and tackle emerging global challenges to help bolster actual and potential growth.
read more
IMF Working paper-Estimation and out-of-sample Prediction of Sudden Stops:Do Regions of Emerging Markets Behave Differently from Each Other?
June 25, 2015--Summary: We identify episodes of sudden stops in emerging economies and estimate the probability to observe them. Sudden stops are more likely when global growth falters, risk aversion in financial markets rises, and vulnerabilities in the external and financial sectors increase.
read more
Infographic: Development Solutions for Disaster Risk Finance
June 25, 2015--This infographic gives an overview of the high cost of disasters on national and local governments, businesses and households- including farmers, herders, homeowners- and the most vulnerable.
read more
Fed's looming rate rise is bad news for bonds
June 24, 2015--Another day, another missed Greek deadline. Those who no longer have the energy to worry about the eurozone periphery can express their concerns about the US Federal Reserve's impending rate rises, instead.
read more
IOSCO Consults on Elements of Intern, Regulatory Standards on Fees and Expenses of Investment Funds
June 24, 2015--The International Organization of Securities Commissions today published the consultation report on Elements of International Regulatory Standards on Fees and Expenses of Investment Funds, which proposes an updated set of common international standards of best practice for the operators of Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and regulators to consider.
read more
BlackRock Boosts China Debt Holdings With Focus on Quality Bonds
June 24, 2015--BlackRock Inc., the world's biggest money manager,said it's been raising its stake in China's bond market as policy makers tackle corruption, runaway debt and an economic slowdown.
read more
Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers
June 24, 2015--The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.
read more
Most in finance industry against action to correct gender imbalance, CISI survey shows
June 24, 2015--Should the financial services industry do more to improve career opportunities for women? Not according to the majority of financial services professionals who took part in a CISI survey
read more
More asset managers lend directly to European; US firms
June 23, 2015--Asset managers that conduct direct lending in the US and Europe have increased significantly during the past two years,
read more
Investors in smart beta ETFs satisfied, but..
June 23, 2015--In a survey of investment professionals conducted as part of the Amundi ETF & Indexing research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on "ETF and Passive Investment Strategies," EDHEC-Risk Institute has solicited the specific views of European ETF investors on "smart beta" exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
read more
DMS-Emerging Markets: A Personal Journey
June 23, 2015--As today is somewhat of a celebration, it's my umpteenth birthday, I thought I would take the liberty, I hope you don't mind, of expanding on my usual article to include some personal insights.
read more
DECPG Global Monthly-June 2015
June 23, 2015--Monthly Highlights: Global Economy in Transition
Global growth: further disappointments. The global economy hit a soft patch at the start of the year, with slowing activity in the United States and China, outright contractions in Russia and Brazil, and broad-based weakness across other major commodity exporters. On the positive side, growth strengthened in the Euro Area, Japan and India.
read more
RENMINBI ASCENDING: How China's Currency Impacts Global Markets,Foreign Policy, and Transatlantic Financial Regulation
June 22, 2015--How will the rise of China's currency impact global markets, foreign policy, and transatlantic financial regulation?
read more
Gross's Pimco Exit Shows Fund Risk Not Systemic, IOSCO Head Says
June 22, 2015--Pimco's ability to cope with a stampede of investor withdrawals after Bill Gross's departure gives credence to arguments that mutual funds don't threaten the broader financial system, the chairman of a global group of market regulators said Monday.
read more
Net Stable Funding Ratio disclosure requirements finalised by the Basel Committee
June 22, 2015--The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued the final Net Stable Funding Ratio ("NSFR") disclosure standards, following the publication of the NSFR standard in October 2014.
read more
More asset managers become shadow banks
June 21, 2015--The number of asset managers lending directly to companies in the US and Europe has more than doubled in the past two years, underlining fears about the rapid development of financial intermediaries known as shadow banks.
read more
Active Managers Must Prove Their Worth
June 20, 2015--Is there any way to tell in advance which investment funds will perform best? And do the funds that most differ from their index-which are the most "active"-do better in the long run?
read more
FT 500 2015 Introduction and methodology
June 19, 2015--This is the 19th annual ranking of the FT Global 500, providing an annual snapshot of the world's largest companies.
read more
Bond funds worldwide post biggest outflows in two years-BofA
June 19, 2015--Investors worldwide pulled $10.3 billion out of bond funds in the week ended June 17, marking the biggest outflows from the funds in two years, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.
read more
Record number of hedge funds now operating around world: HFR
June 19, 2015--Wealthy investors can now choose from a record 10,149 global hedge funds according to industry data released on Friday that show hundreds of new launches but nearly as many liquidations.
read more
Bond funds worldwide post biggest outflows in two years-BofA
June 19, 2015--Investors worldwide pulled $10.3 billion out of bond funds in the week ended June 17, marking the biggest outflows from the funds in two years, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.
read more
DECPG Global Weekly
June 19, 2015--Taking Stock
U.S. Fed kept interest rate unchanged, while industrial production contracted and inflation accelerated. In light of the modest improvement in the U.S. economic outlook, the Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged. The FOMC's post-meeting communication appeared to signal that any interest rate increase would be gradual.
read more
Vanguard sees growth in ETFs from advisers in post-RDR world
June 19, 2015--Growing demand from independent financial advisers in markets where the use of provider commissions has declined is helping drive growth in the exchange traded funds market, according to Nick Blake, head of retail at Vanguard Investments UK.
read more
Here's a Bond Backed by Dirty Laundry
Another esoteric deal to hit the market
June 18, 2015--Coming soon to markets: a bond deal backed by-dirty laundry?
The $400 million of asset-backed securities (ABS) from Alliance Laundry Systems is the latest example of wacky assets being bundled into bonds that are then put up for sale to yield-hungry investors.
read more
High-Frequency Trading around Large Institutional Orders
June 18, 2015--Abstract:
Liquidity suppliers lean against the wind. We analyze whether high-frequency traders (HFTs) lean against large institutional orders that execute through a series of child orders. The alternative is that HFTs go "with the wind" and trade in the same direction.
read more
HFT Nightmare Gets Some Validation, But Only For Whales
June 18, 2015--To critics, high-frequency traders harm other investors by sniffing out their strategies and completing the juiciest trades first. New academic research from the Netherlands suggests naysayers have it at least partly right.
read more
Bitcoin-based ETN COINXBT Now Available in 179 countries through Interactive Brokers
June 18, 2015--XBT Provider AB (publ) announced today the availability of the ETN Bitcoin Tracker One in 179 countries.
read more
Smart beta: 2015 global survey findings from asset owners
June 18, 2015--The results are in for the FTSE Russell 2015 Smart Beta Survey. In 2015 a follow-up to the well-received 2014 survey was conducted to better understand the progression in perceptions and adoption of smart beta globally.
read more
Institutional Investors: The Unfulfilled $100 Trillion Promise
June 18, 2015--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Institutional investors are a large and growing actor in global financial markets, with nearly $100 trillion of assets under management in OECD countries alone.
read more
DGCX-Middle-Earth: FOMC still uncertain: Dollar hits one month low, Asia markets reacted positive
June 18, 2015--MARKET PULSE
FOMC: Fed Officials Downgrade Growth Outlook for 2015
Fed Chair Yellen: Fed will consider rate increases on meeting by meeting basis; Conditions for first rate increase not yet met; Fed decisions will depend on actual data in months ahead
read more
Losing edge in ETFs, State Street turns to hedge funds
June 18, 2015--Firm is expanding hedge funds and alternative investment strategies that can be offered to individual investors
read more
Global watchdog says to study bond market liquidity
June 17, 2015--Global regulators will review the structure of bond markets to see if any changes are needed as central bankers fret over the possibility of more "taper tantrums" once interest rates start to rise.
read more
DMS-Indonesia On Right Track, But Still Has Many Hurdles To Overcome
July 17, 2015--It was with much anticipation on July 9, 2014, when Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia, the ASEAN region's largest economy with just over 53% of the vote.
read more
World Bank Aging in Europe and Central Asia- A Gray Tsunami or a Golden Era?
New World Bank report looks at both the challenges and opportunities of an aging population
June 17, 2015--Societies are aging across Europe and Central Asia, but individuals are not-a demographic trend driven primarily by declining fertility rates rather than increased longevity, says the new World Bank report, Golden Aging: Prospects for Healthy, Active and Prosperous Aging in Europe and Central Asia.
read more
Regulation is untapped resource for growth-study
June 17, 2015--Financial firms are failing to capitalize on regulation for investment and business change, as the investment banking community struggle with a state of constant regulatory change dubbed 'The New Normal.'
read more
OECD-Financial sector must promote inclusive growth
June 17, 2015--Finance is a key ingredient of modern economies, but too much finance may hamper economic growth and worsen income inequality, according to new research from the OECD.
read more
IOSCO publishes report on credible deterrence approaches in securities market regulation
June 17, 2015--The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published the report Credible Deterrence, which identifies key enforcement factors that may deter misconduct in international securities and investment markets. June 17, 2015--The report draws on the collective experience and expertise of IOSCO members and was produced by IOSCO's Committee 4 on Enforcement and the Exchange of Information, which is chaired by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
read more
Plans to label big fund managers 'systemic' in jeopardy
June 17, 2015--A global effort to label the biggest asset managers as "systemically important" and subject them to greater scrutiny is in jeopardy after the world's market regulators hit back at the plans.
read more
Insurers take first bite of exchange-traded funds
June 17, 2015--While their interest is tentative, insurance companies present
read more
Assessing Debt Management Performance-Why It Is Important
June 16, 2015--The analysis and management of a country's debt portfolio are critical not only for maintaining macroeconomic stability. They also mobilize long-term resources for the country's development and help create the building blocks for a domestic money market.
read more
Saudi Arabia Opens Up $585B Stock Market To Direct Foreign Investment
June 15, 2015--Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices.
read more
LSE gets Hong Kong regulatory nod to HK firms to become LSE members
June 15, 2015--London Stock Exchange said on Monday it has received approval from Securities and Futures Commission to allow Hong Kong trading firms to become members of the LSE.
read more
IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21
Report offers strategy for delivering a peak in energy emissions by 2020
June 15, 2015--A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency said on Monday in its new World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change.
read more
WDR 2015-Mind Society and Behavior
June 15, 2015--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
'Mind, Society and Behavior', the World Bank's flagship World Development Report for 2015, explores the myriad psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence the way people think and decide in their everyday lives.
read more
Firms alter bond portfolios as liquidity concerns mount
June 15, 2015--Lack of liquidity in the global bond markets has pushed money managers to alter the composition of portfolios, as concerns mount over an impending crunch in the fixed-income market.
read more
China managers set to ramp up solo overseas ETFs
June 15, 2015--Chinese managers are tipped to increasingly look to independent overseas listings of ETFs, without a foreign partner.
read more
World Bank-The Little Green Data Book 2015
June 15, 2015--The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies.
read more
WisdomTree Appoints Kurt MacAlpine Executive Vice President and Head of Global Distribution
New Role to Oversee Company's Ongoing and Future Distribution Efforts Worldwide
June 15, 2015--WisdomTree Investments, Inc. WETF, an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced the hire of Kurt MacAlpine as Executive Vice President--Head of Global Distribution.
read more
What Investors Need to Know as Saudi Stocks Open Up to the World
June 14, 2015--Saudi Arabia is opening one of the world's most-restricted stock markets to foreigners for the first time on Monday.
read more
DECPG Global Weekly
June 12, 2015--Taking Stock
The World Bank lowered its growth forecasts for developing countries. The World Bank cut its growth outlook for developing countries in the June 2015 Global Economic Prospects report, citing a series of tough challenges including the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs in a new era of low prices for oil and other commodities.
read more
State Street Global Advisors-Weekly Market Report
June 12, 2015--This Week's Highlights
Economies
Retail sales rise robustly in the US. Housing starts rebound in Canada. Industrial production rises in the UK and Germany but falls in France and Italy. GDP is revised up for a very strong gain in Japan. Unemployment falls in Australia.
read more
DGCX RISK RETURNS: Greece IMF talks fail, USD falls in-spite of good Retail Sales
June 12, 2015--USD's strength will persuade the Fed to delay its first rate increase since 2006-Comment U.S. consumer demand increased in May
US Commerce Department said retail sales rose 1.2 % in May, 1st time this year as per forecast.
US Fed FOMC meeting next week BOJ Governor said Wed "currency was already "very" weak on a real effective basis"
read more
To Solve Liquidity Drought, Investors Try to be Future(s) Perfect
June 12, 2015--Hardly a week passes without a senior regulator talking about dwindling liquidity and rising volatility in financial markets.
read more
FSB and IOSCO publish Public Responses to the Second Consultative Document on NBNI G-SIFI Assessment Methodologies
June 12, 2015--FSB and IOSCO publish public responses to the March 2015 second consultative document on assessment methodologies for identifying non-bank non-insurer global systemically important financial institutions.
read more
Junk-Bond Defaults Growing as Pressure From Commodities Persists
June 12, 2015--U.S. junk-bond defaults rose to the highest level since October 2009 as depressed prices plague energy, metal and mining issuers that represent the largest contingent of debt from the riskiest companies.
read more
GoldMoney weekly market report and customer metrics
June 12, 2015--Silver in the spotlight
GoldMoney customers have had a busy few days with trading volumes up on the previous week.
read more
IEA Oil Market Report
June 11, 2015--Product market strength and rising tension throughout the Middle East supported global crude oil prices in May and through early June. At the time of writing, ICE Brent was trading at around $65.95/bbl, while US WTI was at $61.50/bbl.
read more
Implementation monitoring of the PFMIs: Second update to Level 1 assessment report
June 11, 2015--The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published the second update to the Level 1 assessments of implementation monitoring of the Principles for financial market infrastructures (PFMIs).
read more
Report Says Rich Nations Face Rising Risks of Cyberattacks
June 11, 2015--Wealthy nations face a high and fast-growing threat of cyberattacks while risks from terrorism increasingly are confined to poorer, conflict-stricken countries, according to a defense outlook report by the consultancy Deloitte.
read more
G20 GDP Growth-First quarter of 2015, OECD
G20 GDP growth slows slightly to 0.7% in first quarter of
June 11, 2015--Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area grew by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015, slightly down from 0.8% in the previous quarter, according to preliminary estimates. However, patterns diverged across countries.
read more
MSCI Says Market Access Holds Key to China's A Shares
June 11, 2015--The firm is working with Chinese authorities to address access issues and pave the way for including A shares in MSCI's EM index.
read more
The 48% slump in SPDR holdings shows gold is out of favour
Assets in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded product slumped to the lowest since the start of the financial crisis.
June 11, 2015--Assets in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded product slumped to the lowest since the start of the financial crisis as equities rallied and investors prepared for the onset of higher U.S. interest rates, hurting demand.
read more
DMS-Deciphering Developing Markets-Emerging Markets: India to revamp labour laws
June 11, 2015--Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now turned his attention to the antiquated labour laws that have seriously hindered the manufacturing sector in India. He will need to do so if he wants his signature programme "Make in India" to be a success.
read more
Competition hots up among fixed income ETF brokers
June 10, 2015--Liquidity-starved bond investors are pouring money into fixed income exchange-traded funds
read more
Overberg Asset Management-This week's bottom line...
June 10, 2015--The emerging markets displaying the weakest currency fundamentals include Brazil, SA and Turkey, dubbed the "Threatened Three".
Countries with high current account deficits are especially vulnerable.
read more
Success of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Hinges on Removing Barriers to Participation-According to Study
June 10, 2015--Launched in November, this path-breaking initiative provides international investors with direct access to China's A shares market for the first time
Continued participation among investors, brokers and custodians is a key focus area to ensure program achieves its goals
read more
BP-Statistical Review of World Energy 2015
June 10, 2015--2014 in review
Global primary energy consumption decelerated sharply in 2014, even though global economic growth was similar to 2013
Consumption increased for all fuels, reaching record levels for every fuel type except nuclear power; production increased for all fuels except coal. For oil and natural gas, global consumption growth was weaker than production.
read more
World Bank-Developing Countries Face Tough Transition in 2015 with Higher Borrowing Costs and Lower Prices for Oil & Other Commodities
Impending rise in US interest rates could reduce capital flows, spur financial market volatility in developing countries
June 10, 2015--Developing countries face a series of tough challenges in 2015, including the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as they adapt to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities, resulting in a fourth consecutive year of disappointing economic growth this year, says the World Bank Group's latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, released today.
read more
State Street Names Michael Ho for Push Into Hedge Funds
June 10, 2015--Michael Ho, who heads active emerging market stock investing for State Street Corp.'s asset-management arm, will lead the unit's expansion into alternatives.
read more
First Bridge Data- 'ETF 20/20 Report' June 2015
June 10, 2015--Highlights
16 new launches including an innovative product that replicates exposure to spot VIX.
Index benchmark switches for 10 Invesco PowerShares ETFs.
read more
Commodity markets braced for El Nino impact
June 10, 2015--Farmers and commodity investors around the world are braced for weather disruptions affecting harvests and markets as leading meteorological agencies have warned of a longer and stronger than expected El Niño phenomenon.
read more
S&P lowers ratings of Barclays, Deutsche and RBS
June 10, 2015--Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded several U.K. and German banks, including Deutsche Bank and Barclays, saying it considers government support for these banks to be uncertain.
read more
London Stock Exchange Group and Haitong Securities sign Agreement
June 10, 2015--LSEG and Haitong Securities agree to wide ranging collaboration across trading, ETFs and IPOs
Further significant boost to growing ties between UK and China
read more
Investors dump junk exchange traded funds as bond turmoil spreads
June 10, 2015--Investors are accelerating their withdrawal of money from one of the riskiest areas of the US credit market, tracked by exchange traded funds, as global bond yields continue rising.
read more
Western stock exchanges look to China for market growth
June 9, 2015--China offers better growth prospects for stock and derivatives exchanges as making money in mature western markets becomes tougher due to overcapacity, top bourse officials said on Tuesday.
read more
Global holding and use of yuan fall
June 9, 2015--THE international holding and use of the yuan fell in April from a month ago for the first time in over two years, hurt by the currency's depreciation in the first quarter, Standard Chartered Bank said today.
read more
IMF-Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?: Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments
June 9, 2015--Summary: This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimated at about $456 billion or 0.6 percent of global GDP in 2012.
read more
MSCI May Upgrade Pakistan To Emerging Markets, Saudi Arabia Is Not Ready
June 9, 2015--There is a chance Pakistan will be in the emerging markets again, while Pakistan's far wealthier brother Saudi Arabia is nowhere close to entering the club, tracked by close to $1.7 trillion funds.
read more
MSCI Decides Against China A-Shares In Huge Emerging Market Index
June 9, 2015--The verdict is out. China is not ready for the big time...just yet.
read more
BetaShares Global Market Review: May 2015...
June 9, 2015--The main theme last month was fear of Fed tightening, which saw the US dollar rise and the $A weaken-which in turn contributed to unhedged international equity being the best performing major asset class during the month.
read more
Bond-Market Volatility Triggers Alarms
June 8, 2015--U.K.'s debt agency chief raises prospect that swings could cause investors to balk at buying bonds at auction.
read more
Collaboration with Shanghai Stock Exchange
June 8, 2015--SIX Swiss Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange have agreed in a memorandum of understanding to step up their collaboration.
read more
IOSCO publishes good practices on reducing reliance on CRAs in Asset Management
June 8, 2015--The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published its final report on Good practices on reducing reliance on CRAs in Asset Management, which provides a set of good practices for reducing over-reliance on external credit ratings in the asset management industry.
read more
BlackRockETP Landscape: Durable non-U.S. equity demand
GLOBAL ETP FLOWS IN MAY REFLECT DURABLE DEMAND FOR NON-U.S. EQUITIES DESPITE BROADER SLOWDOWN IN ACTIVITY
June 8, 2015--Global ETPs gathered $18.3bn, though excluding non-U.S. equities flows were largely flat
read more
STOXX Ltd. launches True Exposure index family to help investors achieve efficient strategic asset allocation
June 8, 2015--STOXX Limited, a leading provider of innovative, tradable and global index concepts, today announced the launch of the STOXX True Exposure index family, in short STOXX TRU. The indices allow investments in predefined countries or regions by selecting companies that have a dominant economic exposure to the targeted area. By enabling investors to sharpen portfolio exposure to selected regions, these indices allow for improved asset allocation that significantly de-risks portfolios with the same regional allocations.
read more
Jain Era Ending as Deutsche Bank Appoints Cryan for Top Job
June 8, 2015--Deutsche Bank AG shares surged the most in more than two years as investors welcomed a management overhaul at Germany's biggest bank.
read more
BlueStar Israel Equity Update June 2015-Israeli Global Equities Reach New Highs in May
June 8, 2015--Israeli global equities, as measured by BIGI(R) continued their upward move in May, almost reaching another all-time high before falling off slightly during the last week of the month.
read more
Free Lunch: Bitcoinomics
June 8, 2015--If bitcoin were a person, it would barely have reached school age. But only six years after the cryptocurrency software was released by its equally cryptic inventor, it is garnering extraordinary attention from finance professionals and regulators.
read more
Russia Gets Very Serious On De-Dollarizing
June 6, 2015--Russia is about to take another major step towards liberating the Ruble from the Dollar System. Its Finance Ministry just revealed it is considering issuing Russian state debt in Chinese Yuan.
read more
Lyxor AM to launch RQFII China bond ETF
June 5, 2015--Lyxor AM says it will use part of its new Rmb6 billion quota to launch a China bond ETF, after it became the largest RQFII holder in France.
read more
Assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industry broke through the 3 trillion US dollar milestone at the end of May according to ETFGI
June 5, 2015--Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally broke through the US$3 trillion milestone at the end of May to reach a new record of US$3.015 trillion in assets under management (AUM), according to ETFGI's preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for May 2015.
read more
The BNY Mellon-Consultant 360-Volume II 2015
June 5, 2015--The BNY Mellon-Consultant 360-Volume II 2015 is now available.
read more
DECPG Global Weekly
June 5, 2015--Taking Stock
U.S. labor market showed robust growth in May. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 280,000 in May, more than expected, while the unemployment rate edged up slightly to 5.5 percent. The gains centered on professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and health care. The participation rate was broadly stable, at 62.9 percent.
Greece delayed loan repayment to IMF. Greece informed the IMF that it will not make the scheduled € 300 million loan repayment due this Friday. Following a procedure under IMF rules, the Greek government intends to bundle all the loan repayments due in June, totaling €1.6 billion, and make the payment at the end of the month.
read more
Emerging Markets: The Philippines
June 5, 2015--Once known as "the sick man of Asia," the Philippines is still being touted by many as the country in the ASEAN region in which to invest, even though the Philippine GDP dropped to 5.2% in the first quarter 2015 from 6.6% in the fourth quarter 2014.
read more
FTSE SET Index Series Semi-Annual Review June 2015
June 5, 2015--FTSE announces the following semi-annual changes to the FTSE SET Index Series.
read more
ETF Securities Precious Metals Monthly-Consolidation or Foundation?
June 5, 2015--Consolidating or forming a foundation?
Led by silver, divergent strength remains the 2015 story in the precious metals (PMs) market. Divergent, because gold and silver have remained resilient in an environment that many analysts would consider bearish.
read more
Swiss, Scandinavian Exchanges Widen Access to Clearing Options
June 5, 2015--SIX Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.'s Nordic exchanges are widening the clearing options available to their customers, a move proponents say will increase competition and lower prices.
read more
BATS Reports Continued Strong Market Share in May; Second-Best Month for U.S. Options Business, 21.2% U.S. Equities Market Share
Reports 24.4% European Equities Market Share, Hotspot Reports ADV of $26.8 Billion
June 4, 2015--BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported May data and highlights including the company's best market share month since October 2013 in European equities and the second-best month in U.S. options.
read more
S&P 500 Benchmarked Assets Reach $7.8 Trillion; $3.05 Trillion Invested in Products Indexed to S&P DJI Indices
Explosive Year-over-Year AUM Growth in Products Based on S&P DJI Smart Beta Indices
June 4, 2015--S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI"), one of the world's leading index providers, announced today that is has published its annual survey of indexed assets.
read more
World's biggest gold ETF loses place in U.S. top 10
June 4, 2015--SPDR Gold Shares falls out of top 10 U.S. ETFs
Value of fund falls to $27.1 bln vs peak of $77.5 bln
read more
Russia May Soon Sell Its Debt In Yuan
June 4, 2015--Russia is considering issuing debt in Chinese yuan in the coming years, which will facilitate Russian corporate borrowers' access to the Chinese market, Russia's Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.
read more
EMERGING MARKETS-Qatar stocks fall 2 pct on World Cup fear; higher US, German yields worry EM
June 3, 2015--Qatari stocks slumped as much as 2.6 percent on Wednesday as the resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of soccer's governing body FIFA raised fears the Gulf state could lose the right to host the 2022 football World Cup.
read more
IMF Paper-Housing Finance and Real-Estate Booms : A Cross-Country Perspective
June 3, 2015--Summary: The recent global crisis highlighted the risks stemming from real estate booms. This has generated a growing literature trying to better understand the sources and the risks associated with housing and credit booms.
read more
JSE announces ESG partnership with FTSE Russell
June 3, 2015--The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Africa's leading exchange and the first emerging market and first stock exchange to form a Socially Responsible Investment Index (SRI Index) in 2004, today announced that from 2015
read more
Regulators scrutinise asset managers as bond holdings rise
June 3, 2015--Asset managers have increased bond holdings since the financial crisis, prompting regulators' concerns about consequences of a probable interest-rate increase by the US Federal Reserve.
read more
Strengthening investment key to improving world economy's B-minus grade, says OECD
June 3, 2015--Global growth will gradually strengthen towards its pre-crisis trend rate by late 2016 as activity becomes more evenly shared across the major economies and overall external imbalances are less marked than in the run-up to 2007, according to the OECD's latest Economic Outlook.
read more
Energy Storage-The Next Big Source of Innovation
June 3, 2015--With solar and wind energies reaching the tipping point across the world, the next big source of innovation is storing the energy that these intermittent technologies produce.
read more
IMF Working Paper-When Should Public Debt Be Reduced?
June 2, 2015--Summary: What considerations should guide public debt policy going forward? Should debt be reduced to achieve normative anchors (such as 60 percent of GDP), should it be increased further to finance a big public investment push, or should the existing debt be serviced forever?
read more
BlackRock to Vanguard Tell FSB: We're Not Lehman 2.0
June 2, 2015--The world's biggest investment managers, from BlackRock Inc. to Vanguard Group Inc., have a simple message for Mark Carney, head of the Financial Stability Board: stop trying to regulate us like banks.
read more
Oil and gas CEOs call for carbon price as Exxon, Chevron outline climate strategy
June 2, 2015--The CEOs of six of the largest energy companies worldwide want national governments to put a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions.
read more
Larry Fink: Like Europe, Don't Fall In Love With It
June 2, 2015--Europe is currently a good bet for equity investors, but there's reason for caution over the long term, said the head of the world's largest asset manager.
read more
IMF-An Overview of Islamic Finance
June 2, 2015--Summary: Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resilience and broad appeal, partly owing to principles that govern Islamic financial activities, including equity, participation, and ownership.
read more
OECD updates its Better Life Index
June 2, 2015--The OECD today launched the 2015 update of the Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org), an online, interactive tool that invites people to create their own index according to their priorities in 11 topics
read more
Six Vanguard TSX-Listed International Equity ETFs To Broaden Diversification With All-Cap Exposure
June 2, 2015--Six ETFs to receive new names
Access to China A-shares proposed for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index ETF and Vanguard FTSE All-World ex Canada Index ETF
Management fee reductions announced for Europe and Asia Pacific ETFs
read more
Ready or not, here "IoT" comes!
June 2, 2015--By now you've surely heard the predictions: The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and it's going to forever change the financial services industry.
read more
BIS-Credit risk management across sectors-report released by the Joint Forum
June 2, 2015--Today the Joint Forum released its report Developments in credit risk management across sectors: current practices and recommendations.
read more
Source joins forces with FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates to launch innovative index series
June 1, 2015--Source, one of the largest providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) in Europe, has worked with FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates to create the FTSE RAFITM Equity Income Index Series, a new family of indices targeting high dividend-paying stocks which have also been screened to favour sustainable income.
read more
Average daily volume of 10.1 million contracts at Eurex Group in May
Segment interest rate derivatives volume with significant increase year-on-year
June 1, 2015--In May, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 10.1 million contracts (May 2014: 8.1 million).
read more
FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates Launch New Smart Beta Index Series
New index series focuses on high dividend-paying, high quality stocks
Builds on 10 years of smart beta leadership and innovation from FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates
Source ETFs to track the index series in Europe
June 1, 2015--FTSE Russell, the global index provider, and Research Affiliates LLC, a pioneer in smart beta strategies, today announce the launch of new smart beta indexes: the FTSE RAFITM Equity Income Index Series.
read more
DTCC Publishes Perspectives on CCP Risk Management
Issues new paper highlighting critical differences among CCPs and the markets they serve and promoting transparency and certainty concerning CCP risk management practices
June 1, 2015--The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today issued a white paper outlining views on CCP governance, stress testing, default management and continuity of CCP services in times of market distress.
read more