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European ETF Listing & Distribution

The previous years have confirmed a phenomenal growth in the global ETF market. As it's now reaching a mature level, there's a slight slowing down. The AuM of the EU domiciled ETFs grew from EUR 420.2 billion in March 2015 to EUR 439.7 billion in June 2016, which is a very modest grow (4.6%) compared to the last year(45.8 %).



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European Institutional Investors - Poster

The European Institutional Investors poster provides a quick, yet comprehensive overview of the European institutional market including the size and structure of the market, the asset allocation breakdown, the top locations and the largest investors. The poster also highlights the country origins and destinations of European portfolio investments outside Europe.



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PwC ETF Services

A comprehensive multijurisdictional "turn-key" solution for UCITS and non-UCITS ETFs, combining quick and efficient market entry and stock-exchange listing, together with ongoing maintenance activities, all fully managed by a central GFD team in Luxembourg and supported by our integrated PwC global network ETF experts.



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Banking in Luxembourg: Trends & Figures 2016

The first edition of our "Banking in Luxembourg - Trends and Figures 2016" publication provides an insight into this international structure seen in the financial centre, and highlights the developments of the individual country segments in comparison with the overall market.



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    IFRS 9 Financial instruments - Taking a closer look

The IASB's new financial-instrument standard, IFRS 9, applies for years beginning on or after 1 January 2018 and introduces significant changes to classification and measurement, impairment and hedge accounting. Its impact is sure to reach far beyond finance to areas such as credit risk, systems, data, tax, internal audit and others. The time to act is now.



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Global Tax Compliance: The Korean Taxable NAV calculation - favourable tax treatment for Korean investors

Capital gains (and losses) earned by individual Korean investors arising from investments in funds that respect several criteria ("qualifying funds") will be tax exempted. The new rule results from a recent decree adopted by the Korean government, amending the Restriction of Special taxation Act ("RSTA"). The tax exemption will be applicable for 10 years from the date of the investment and is effective for investments made during the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.



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Payments in the Wild Tech World: Digitisation and changing customer expectations

Payments used to be one of the industries least vulnerable to disruption. In a FinTech-flooded world, this is no longer the case.



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Energy audit: A cost-effective obligation

Energy audit is compulsory for all companies whose staff exceeds 250 people, turnover exceeds EUR 50 million or balance sheet total exceeds EUR 43 million, starting from 10 Deember 2016. The Luxembourg Law of 5 July 2016 transposes the Energy Efficiency Directive ("EED") and requires companies to have an audit energy carried out by an independent expert every four years.



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Asset Management in the social era - #SocialMediaStudies

Social media usage in Asset Management has evolved rapidly, and the factors driving that change have also intensified. As the pace of change in the social media environment is brisk, Caceis and PwC Luxembourg have just published the second study of the #SocialMediaSeries. In this new thought leadership piece, you will find updated information on all aspects of the intersection between social media and asset management.



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Securitisation in Luxembourg: A comprehensive guide

Before the financial crisis, securitisation was the funding and risk transfer method of choice for a huge number of issuers. It was also the largest growing contribution to the global capital markets. During the financial crisis, securitisation gained a bad reputation in the in the eyes of the public, but also of many investors, like banks and insurers.



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Securitisation in Luxembourg: Illustrative financial statements

The quality of the financial information disclosed to third parties is crucial for a company. This illustrative example is intended to assist you to prepare annual accounts for a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle in good quality and required transparency.



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Luxembourg income taxes 2016: Guide for individuals

A clear understanding of your tax liability.



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Internal Audit - Expect More: Rising to the challenges of a dynamic risk landscape

The business environment has changed and continues to change, affecting every organisation, in every market, to one degree or another. As the risk landscape expands and with it the complexity of doing business, challenges and opportunities are being created. It is essential for organisations to be ready to respond, but it's by no means easy.



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Valuations & Modelling

Valuation is a controversial and complex subject. It requires indepth knowledge of the markets, the business and its operating environment.



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BEPS Country by Country: Ready to comply?

Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) requires multinational enterprises (MNEs) to provide information on their global allocation of profit, taxes paid and other economic indicators in the countries in which they operate.



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