Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

FXCM's situation shows currency market risks

1/23/2015

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The Swiss National Bank's move to abandon the cap on the country's currency against the euro hit FXCM hard, forcing a rescue from Leucadia National. The situation exposes the risks brokerages and thei… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

European Commission weighs effort to bolster capital markets

1/23/2015

  • MLex (subscription required)

The European Commission is looking into removing obstacles for smaller companies interested in raising money through capital markets. The effort is part of the commission's plan to establish a capital… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

FCA fines individuals in Libor case

1/22/2015

  • Bloomberg
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has fined the first individuals regarding manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate. Both individuals have been barred from holding a financial-services jo… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

N.Y. subway and bus fares increased by MTA

1/23/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Proposed increases in New York City's bus and subway fares and bridge and tunnel tolls have been approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board. Base fares will go up by 10%. The toll i… 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

Lew sees common ground with Congress on business tax reform

1/23/2015

  • ABC News

The Obama administration and the Republican-led Congress should look to simplify federal business taxes amid disagreements too great on individual tax reform, said Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. "While … 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

Analysis: High-priced trading technology may be entering end stage

1/22/2015

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

High-frequency-trading technology needed to survive is expensive, making it difficult for some firms to keep up and raising questions among others whether the extra investment is worth it. Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

News of ECB stimulus boosts Asian-Pacific markets

1/23/2015

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

A global equity rally swept Asian-Pacific markets after the European Central Bank made a long-anticipated announcement that it will launch a huge stimulus program. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.1%. Hong K… 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

Euro-challenging party on path to easy victory in pivotal Greek election

1/25/2015

  • Reuters

The party vowing a sharp change in Greece's bailout deal with the eurozone and posing a widely perceived challenge to the euro itself appeared well on the way to an easy victory in Sunday's elections.… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Nouy calls on banks to address results of ECB health check

1/20/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Daniele Nouy, the European Central Bank's supervisory chief, is calling on banks to provision for more capital or raise capital after a health check in 2014 found assets to be overstated by almost $56… 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

Commentary: Diversity can improve if managers eliminate favoritism

1/19/2015

  • Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Managers need to stay mindful of how they might show favoritism and make efforts to avoid such behaviors to build stronger, more trusting relationships with employees, writes Michelle Johnson. "From a… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

SEC accounting-fraud actions up 46% in fiscal 2014

1/21/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed 99 enforcement actions involving accounting fraud in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, up 46% from the previous fiscal year. New inquiries into accounti… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Mass. pushes ahead with crowdfunding

1/20/2015

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts is allowing companies to raise as much as $1 million via online solicitation and as much as $2 million if the firm has undergone a financial-statement audit, Secretary of State William G… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Volcker rule a hot topic in U.S. and EU

1/19/2015

  • Bloomberg Brief

The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a bill that would delay some aspects of the Volcker rule, in particular giving banks until July 2019 to divest or conform their collateralized loan… Read More