Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Chilton finds common ground with Modern Markets Initiative

10/17/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Bart Chilton, a former member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said he is "pleased and honored" to be frontman for the Modern Markets Initiative, which represents high-frequency traders. C… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Massad: Agreement on cross-border derivatives inevitable

10/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • International Financing Review (free content)

Massad

A coordinated system for regulating cross-border derivatives will come about eventually, though likely not quickly, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad says. Massad also no… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

EU utilities might not be able to avoid clearing OTC derivatives

10/17/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Utilities in Europe have been working to sidestep clearing of over-the-counter derivatives, but margin requirements for noncleared derivatives might force the move, market participants say. "While mos… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Cellphone, Wi-Fi service to be extended to more NYC subway stations

10/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to bring cellphone and Wi-Fi service to 40 subway stations in Manhattan and Queens. The transit hubs set to get the service include Herald Square, Bryan… Read More

SIFMA SmartBrief

News on capital markets, wealth management and the financial services industry

SIFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

SIFMA, DTCC and ICI collaborate to lead T+2 transition

10/17/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com
  • FinExtra.com

Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. is working with SIFMA and the Investment Company Institute to help transition the U.S. market to a shorter settlement cycle. "The formation of the steering committee … Read More

SIFMA SmartBrief: Operations and Technology Edition

Operations and technology news specific to securities firms, banks and asset managers

SIFMA SmartBrief: Operations and Technology Edition

Published in partnership with: SIFMA

Investors want mobile trading solutions, report says

10/15/2014

  • Wall Street & Technology

Financial institutions that fail to offer mobile trading solutions are dropping the ball, according to a white paper from Caplin Systems. Survey results show that "a high proportion of buy-side partic… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

Asian-Pacific markets mixed after flat close on Wall Street

10/17/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The
  • Reuters

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday as volatility diminished on U.S. markets after the release of positive U.S. economic data. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.5… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief: Asia Pacific Edition

The latest Asia Pacific investment news and trends

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief: Asia Pacific Edition

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

Fears grow over new Hong Kong clashes

10/19/2014

  • Reuters

Hong Kong police and pro-democracy demonstrators clashed early Sunday for the second time over the weekend even though talks with the government have been scheduled for Tuesday. Fears are now growing … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Banks shy away from single-name CDS

10/13/2014

  • International Financing Review (free content)

Rules on single-name credit default swaps are presenting challenges for banks. Many, including Deutsche Bank, are pulling back on handling such transactions. Weak volumes and soaring costs are aggrava… Read More

Toigo SmartBrief

News stories on diversity leadership and talent and development issues affecting the financial services community

Toigo SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Robert Toigo Foundation

Report: Diversity is in short supply among first-year Wall Street bankers

10/13/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The current crop of first-year Wall Street bankers, or analysts, is nearly two-thirds white, while Asians account for 29% of the class and blacks and Hispanics account for 6%, startup recruiter Vetter… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

More individuals to soon face FCPA enforcement actions, SEC official says

10/15/2014

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are forthcoming against individuals, likely before this year concludes, according to Kara Brockmeyer, who… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Janssen Labs: Meet with Poliwogg -- Tuesday in Boston

10/14/2014

Managing directors will discuss change in the alternative-funding landscape and meet with potential health care and life sciences companies for the Poliwogg equity-crowdfunding platform. They will als… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Hedge funds should go beyond boilerplate when crafting PPMs

10/13/2014

  • Bloomberg

A new hedge fund must avoid the temptation to use boilerplate language when forming its private placement memorandum, the document that explains to investors the fund's strategy and other key points. Read More