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SIX buys ETF data specialist firm ULTUMUS

SIX buys ETF data specialist firm ULTUMUS

The Swiss exchange, SIX, is acquiring ULTUMUS LTD, the London-based index and ETF data specialist. SIX writes that the acquisition is aimed at enhancing SIX’s data offering and to support its overall strategy to bring new data to its clients, making trading in ETFs more transparent and efficient for customers. The transaction closed yesterday, 12 July 2021. Financial terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.

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BlackRock reports June ETP inflows into US ETPs as second highest month on record

BlackRock reports June ETP inflows into US ETPs as second highest month on record

BlackRock’s global ETP flows figures for June 2021 show that flows into US equity ETPs increased 2.5x vs. May’s flows, with USD71.7 billion of inflows in June – the second-highest month on record, behind the mammoth USD75.7 billion added in March this year, and ahead of the USD61.7 billion added in February. 

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GTS’s Browne expects big things from options embedded ETFs

GTS’s Browne expects big things from options embedded ETFs

ETF market maker Global Trading Systems (GTS) has been under what the firm’s principal Reggie Browne (pictured) calls ‘a number of different corporate flags’ over the last few years. The firm is the biggest NYSE designated market maker trading every asset class from equities to fixed income to commodities – including anything in a UCITS or 40 Act sleeve, as Browne puts it.