Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Banks' exit from commodities hits liquidity, trading houses say

4/24/2015

  • Reuters

Liquidity is being drained from some markets that are increasingly susceptible to wide price swings as stricter capital requirements force banks to exit commodities, major trading houses say. "The dyn… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ECB emerges as target for public anger at financial woes

4/24/2015

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The European Central Bank is a target for anger at financial trouble in Greece and elsewhere, though President Mario Draghi gets credit from some for holding the eurozone together. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Hedge fund to spread swaps business among banks

4/24/2015

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

D.E. Shaw aims to reduce costs it expects to face from margin rules by using more banks for swaps business, said David Moss, a lawyer for the hedge fund. "We're probably going to establish relationshi… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Bond buying recommended as general Fed policy tool

4/24/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Reserve, which has come to oversee financial stability, should choose from numerous monetary-policy tools, including bond purchases, instead of resuming dependence on setting of short-term… 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

Supporters of cybersecurity legislation look to Senate

4/24/2015

  • AmericanBanker.com (subscription required)

This week, the House approved a couple of cybersecurity bills, shifting supporters' focus to the Senate. The starting texts for cybersecurity legislation are similar in the House and Senate, observers… 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

House approves cybersecurity legislation

4/23/2015

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The House voted 307-116 to approve legislation that is intended to encourage companies to share cyberattack information. However, lawmakers put a time limit of seven years on the measure. The Senate m… 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 as traders book profit

4/24/2015

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

After climbing to multiyear highs recently, Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday as many investors decided it was a good time for profit-taking. Japan's Nikkei 225 declined 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang S… 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

China manufacturing contracts

4/23/2015

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

China's manufacturing activity has slipped into contraction this month. The 49.2 reading for HSBC's preliminary purchasing managers index is the lowest in 12 months. Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

PIMCO urges Basel to reconsider capital requirements

4/20/2015

  • Bloomberg

Pacific Investment Management has asked the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to reconsider capital requirements for derivatives that the asset-management company says will concentrate risk among… 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

Across-team diversity can power innovation

3/30/2015

  • Knowledge.Insead.edu

Creating several teams -- each with different purposes and specializations -- can enhance the innovative potential of a company as a whole, writes Vikas Aggarwal. "Managing diversity should take into … Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Compliance officer to receive more than $1M for whistleblower information

4/23/2015

  • Compliance Week

A compliance officer who disclosed information to the Securities and Exchange Commission will receive a whistleblower award of $1.4 million to $1.6 million. The officer had reason to think the notific… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Scientific and regulatory breakthroughs fuel biotech IPOs

4/21/2015

  • MarketWatch

Medical technology advances and the Food and Drug Administration's newly supportive regulatory approach have helped create strong demand for biotech initial public offerings. The market has been espec… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

BlackRock's Fink: Low rates hurting insurers, pension funds

4/22/2015

  • Bloomberg Professional

The global low-interest-rate environment poses a threat to the health of pension funds and insurers, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says. "As we live in a world of persistent low rates and, in the case of E… Read More