Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

CFTC aims to strike pacts with other regulators, Massad says

4/1/2015

  • FOW magazine online (subscription required)

Chairman Timothy Massad said the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is working with regulators in the U.S. and abroad on a few key initiatives. Those measures include clearing equivalence with the E… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

EU presidency moves to nix proposed prop-trading ban

4/1/2015

  • Reuters

Latvia, which is holding the rotating EU presidency, has proposed forgoing a ban on proprietary trading by banks. The ban is a proposal of the European Commission. "The changes reflect the fact that t… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

O'Malia: Data-reporting problems can be resolved

4/1/2015

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Inconsistent data requirements mean meaningful data aggregation and analysis are extremely challenging, ISDA CEO Scott O'Malia writes. Solutions exist, but a coordinated and concerted effort is requir… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Sandy aid criticized in NYC audit

4/1/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

An audit by New York City's comptroller criticized shoddy work by consultants that held up assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy. Federal funds of $6.8 m… 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

Pension funds call on SEC to require more disclosure about boards

4/1/2015

  • Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers)

Public pension funds representing more than $1 trillion in investment assets have called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to require greater corporate disclosure about diversity on boards of … 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

SEC calls for FINRA registration of prop-trading firms

3/26/2015

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a proposal to increase oversight of high-frequency-trading firms, voting unanimously to require proprietary-trading companies to register with the F… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

China, Hong Kong advance on mixed Asian-Pacific markets

4/1/2015

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Wednesday, but China and Hong Kong posted solid gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 gave up 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.5%. C… 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

JPMorgan says pessimism over Greece is inflated

4/1/2015

  • Bloomberg

With complex negotiations over the fate of Greece and its standing in the eurozone still up in the air, JPMorgan Chase is advising investors to buy Greek 30-year securities amid the prevailing pessimi… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Basel Committee might update rules for bank capital

3/31/2015

  • Bloomberg

Ingves

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is considering updating rules on capital that banks need in preparation for interest-rate increases, Chairman Stefan Ingves said. "We are working on interest… 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

Survey: New Zealand organizations cite increase in corruption

3/26/2015

  • Stuff (New Zealand)

Organizations in New Zealand are reporting an increase in corruption, with 23% of respondents in a Deloitte survey saying they have detected at least one instance of domestic corruption in the past fi… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Health Evolution Summit. April 29 to May 1, 2015 -- Dana Point, California

3/31/2015

This summit convenes the most prominent business leaders from health care services, IT and life science sectors to discuss critical issues facing these industries. Learn more. Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Financial firms aim for better data management

3/31/2015

  • WatersTechnology.com (free content)

Raymond James Financial is looking to improve data management with client onboarding and reporting fed into a centralized security master. Centralization is playing a role in how firms respond to stre… Read More