Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

LCH.Clearnet and Eurex plan clearing for inflation swaps

8/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Eurex and LCH.Clearnet are both striving to offer clearing for inflation swaps in early 2015. However, some market participants are concerned that once the central counterparties offer clearing, a man… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Lenders might join UK mortgage market as securitisation costs drop

8/20/2014

  • Mortgage Strategy (U.K.)

Lower securitisation costs and European rules that are more favourable than expected could prompt lenders to enter the mortgage market in the UK, experts say. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ISDA SwapsInfo reports 31% drop in notional CDS cleared last week

8/19/2014

  • Global Capital online (U.K.) (subscription required)

According to data from ISDA SwapsInfo, there was a 31% decrease in notional cleared credit default swaps last week, a trend also seen on executed facilities, which saw a 32% decline compared with the … Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

N.J. officials defend overhaul of coastal-development rules

8/19/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Proposed revisions of New Jersey's rules governing coastal development are simply common-sense reforms, state officials said. Environmental advocates have criticized the regulatory overhaul, saying it… 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

Treasury looks into ways to deter inversions

8/19/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to select one or more of the options department officials are coming up with to prevent or deter inversions by U.S. companies, an official said. Republicans and… 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

Performance measurement isn't easy for buy-side firms

8/13/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com

There are plenty of challenges in store for buy-side firms implementing data-based performance-measurement systems, says Rich Mailhos of Eagle Investment Systems. Good governance and leadership is imp… 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 rise as global tensions ease

8/19/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

An equity rally swept through Asian-Pacific markets Tuesday as several trouble spots around the world cooled. Japan's Nikkei 225 grew 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 each… 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

Fitch affirms South Korea rating, outlook

8/19/2014

  • Korea Herald (Seoul), The

Fitch Ratings has affirmed its AA- rating and stable outlook for South Korea. "Growth remains broadly resilient notwithstanding a slowdown in the second quarter of 2014 following a shock to consumer c… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Risk-appetite statements align firms' risk, revenue objectives

8/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The most effective tool available to chief risk officers' efforts to ensure that their companies' risk and revenue goals are consistent with each other is the "risk appetite statement," according to 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

Commentary: Minority women face unique obstacles to work-life balance

7/28/2014

  • National Journal

Minority women often face additional challenges as they attempt to balance their professional responsibilities with caregiving, writes Michel Martin, host of the NPR show "Tell Me More." In addition t… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Analysis: Facilitation payments can lead to "administrative nightmare"

8/13/2014

  • JDSupra.com

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can allow exceptions to its anti-bribery provisions in cases of facilitation payments, but international firms can face an "administrative nightmare" because of such … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Medical leads with the way in Q2 earnings season

8/13/2014

  • Zacks

Results across the Standard & Poor's 500 index have beat expectations during the second-quarter earnings season, led by the medical sector. Data overall show revenue up 4.6% and a revenue beat ratio o… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Financial firms are urged to create CPO role: Chief privacy officer

8/18/2014

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial firms should establish separate organizations dedicated to safeguarding confidential information provided by customers and employees rather than using a decentralized approach to privacy, ac… Read More