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New SPDR ETF Analysis Reveals Surge in ETF Sector Investments

New analysis from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), reveals there has been a five fold increase in global assets of sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) since 2008, reaching $394 billion in assets under management (AUM) at the end of 2016, with $35 billion in flows last year alone.

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Interest rate volatility to spread to the Eurozone

With the ECB expected first to change its communication emphasis over the summer followed by a move to ‘taper’ its quantitative easing programme moving into 2018, investors should expect the ‘one-way’ trend in Eurozone rates to transition to increasingly ‘two-way’ volatility, much as seen in the post-2013 period following the end of the US quantitative easing programme in 2013.

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