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A new dawn for Europe's retail ETFs

A new dawn for Europe's retail ETFs

Retail use of ETFs in Europe is set to grow sharply in the coming years as regulatory, structural and market forces combine to drive demand.

> But, how should the industry respond?


The growth of ETFs - Opportunities and risks for the market

The growth of ETFs - Opportunities and risks for the market

More on-exchange trading will increase European ETF volumes, especially if we grow Europe’s retail investor segment. Using a centralised infrastructure will cut risk, cost and boost liquidity for more lending and borrowing. The opportunities for fund managers to grow with the sector are considerable.

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Illiquidity: a sticky question for funds

Liquidity management is a constant and evolving area of focus for funds. Better transparency gives fund managers more control. If you know your settlement activity you can make quick and informed decisions on the liquidity of the portfolio, and facilitates regulatory reporting and compliance.

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The new world of GDPR - fund managers

GDPR comes into force in May 2018. It carries large penalties for non-compliance.

> How is the industry responding?


Fundtech - Can blockchain bring more certainty to investors?

Fundtech - Can blockchain bring more certainty to investors?

Revolution in the fund industry does exist. Automation via new technologies, including blockchain, can remove the most difficult and costly parts of the process – checking and reconciliation. Achieving higher levels of STP means investors who prefer to invest directly in equities and bonds for cost reasons could in future find it cheaper and easier to hold funds in their portfolios.

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Funds - the next evolution in collateral management

Funds - the next evolution in collateral management

The next crisis will probably not look like the last crisis, but liquidity will almost probably be the first victim of it.

> What part will funds and their investors have to play in mitigating this risk?


Portable pensions - win, win, win?

Portable pensions - win, win, win?

The launch of the EU Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) is due in mid-2017.

> Read our latest paper to understand what impact this will likely have on the European pensions market


ETFs in securities finance - Exploiting the opportunity

ETFs in securities finance - Exploiting the opportunity

A recent panel comprising Citi, Flow Traders, iShares, State Street and consultancy - CORE Collateral discussed how frictional costs and fragmentation in Europe's ETF market are coming down while availability and loan balances are going up.

> Industry experts discuss the role of ETFs in securities lending and collateral management


How T2S could impact the distribution of European funds

T2S and the funds industry

In a post-T2S environment, Euroclear FundsPlace can meet all the fund T2S settlement needs of fund managers and fund distributors.

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Videos and webinars

Asian webinar on cross-border fund distribution

Cross-border fund distribution

This webinar focuses on how fund flows between Asia and Europe are evolving, as centres such as Hong Kong and Singapore seek to establish themselves as fund hubs and China’s onshore fund market gains momentum.

> Listen to Euroclear's latest Asian webinar in partnership with Asian Investor


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Evolving plans for cross-border funds distribution

Evolving plans for cross-border funds distribution

Alternative Asian Funds Passport schemes are in the early stages of implementation. Their success is likely to depend on the country-level support in the region.

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Harmonising cross-border transactions

Harmonising cross-border transactions

Industry experts at the Euroclear Asia round table explored APAC funds market need for greater standardisation and automation of processes.

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FundsPlace

MiFID II what's all the hype about - roundtable

The potential impact of MiFID II on product governance led to lively discussions at the Euroclear/Funds Europe roundtable.

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Is Robo-advice the new Airbnb?

Is Robo-advice the new Airbnb?

With an estimated USD 2.2 trillion of US wealth expected to be invested in the Robo industry by 2020, is this industry the latest innovation product in finance or is it just a fad?

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ETFs

Advent of RMB ETFs opens new channel into China

Advent of RMB ETFs opens new channel into China

Unlocking the cross-border marketplace for investors interested in RMB-denominated ETFs bodes well for future growth.

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International ETFs: Transforming how we work together

International ETFs: Transforming how we work together

The international ETF structure is growing. It simplifies the European ETF post-trade industry and increases liquidity, distribution opportunities and improves transparency.

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ETF Securities lending: creating a path to greater market liquidity

ETF Securities lending: creating a path to greater market liquidity

The US ETF securities lending market is worth about US $100bn, with 30% of that total on loan at any one time. Europe by comparison is just one quarter of that size – US$25bn – with a significantly smaller average percentage of securities in use, at 5%.

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ETFs to overcome fragmentation and boost liquidity

ETFs to overcome fragmentation and boost liquidity

In Europe alone, there are 51 providers of ETFs, with products available on 25 different exchanges. International ETFs may be the solution against fragmentation.

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Global Alternative Investment Automation group (GAIA)

We are a co-founding and active member of GAIA. The Group has been in action since 2014 with the main objective of bringing automation and standardisation to the alternative investment funds community.

In February, a major milestone has been met. Euroclear and a number of other co-founding GAIA members have been able to successfully exchange deal messages between each other using the GAIA standards as the base. This is just the beginning of a much desired change in the alternative fund industry and one which we are committed to continue supporting.

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