Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Some want SGX stripped of regulatory powers

2/27/2015

  • Reuters

Some brokers and investors are calling for Singapore Exchange to no longer have regulatory authority. The departure of CEO Magnus Bocker is seen as an opportunity for the Monetary Authority of Singapo… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Regulatory changes prompt major global banks to shrink

2/27/2015

  • Bloomberg

HSBC Holdings, Royal Bank of Scotland and other big global banks are reining in operations amid significant regulatory changes, including higher capital requirements. "We're beginning to see discussio… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Bank's forex case reportedly held up by N.Y. inquiry

2/27/2015

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

U.S. and U.K. authorities are close to settling claims regarding foreign exchange rate manipulation, but a New York investigation of one U.K. bank is creating hurdles, sources say. Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

New York City, sergeants' union reach contract deal

2/27/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association and the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio have reached a seven-year labor contract. The city has now made deals with four of the five police uni… 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

Editorial: Obama's fiduciary plan to raise cost of investing

2/27/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama recently pushed a proposal that would subject brokers and other financial professionals who give retirement account advice to a fiduciary standard. The proposal would raise the … 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

Survey: Manual processes bleed office resources

2/25/2015

  • MarketsMedia

Manual front-office processes are eating up more than 15% of resources for almost half of asset managers who responded to a recent survey by SimCorp. "There is a real, measurable cost to having 'alpha… 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 U.S. jobless claims rise

2/27/2015

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday weighed by U.S. jobless claims that were higher than expected. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.3%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 … 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

U.S. consumer inflation turns negative for past year

2/26/2015

  • Reuters

The 12 months through January marked the first deflationary year for the U.S. since October 2009, the Labor Department reported, but other data pointed to further economic recovery that suggests the c… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

European banks worry about possible end to CVA capital exemption

2/23/2015

  • International Financing Review (subscription required)

With monetary easing pressuring hedging books and a possible capital-cost increase spurring concerns, some European banks are choosing not to quote prices for corporate interest-rate swaps. A report b… 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

Gender gap in portfolio management has widened since 2009, data show

2/3/2015

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Diversity advocates are expressing concern as Morningstar data show a drop in the number of women in portfolio management every year since 2009. Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Internal auditors see cyber-risk as major threat, IIA survey finds

2/26/2015

  • Compliance Week

About 70% of respondents to The IIA's annual North American Pulse of Internal Audit survey said security issues, including cyberattacks, represent a major concern for their organizations. Only about o… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO) is grabbing attention from investors

2/24/2015

  • Benzinga.com

Exchange-traded funds are focusing on niche strategies "that were once impossible to capture," Matthew McCall writes. These ETFs "are enjoying an influx of money from Main Street investors." He holds … Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Report: More witnesses cooperate in insider trading cases

2/23/2015

  • Bloomberg Brief

The number of witnesses cooperating with authorities in insider trading cases outside New York's southern district increased last year, according to data compiled by the Morrison & Foerster law firm. Read More