Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Mining financier reportedly to launch metals fund

5/22/2015

  • Reuters

Oskar Lewnowski, co-founder of trading and investment firm Red Kite, is planning to roll out a base and precious metals fund, according to sources. The fund is part of Lewnowski's growth plan for Orio… 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 banks become choice investment for bulls

5/25/2015

  • Bloomberg

Shares of European banks are trading below their two-year average, despite surging 28% during the past five months. The European Central Bank's quantitative easing is bolstering bank earnings. The sit… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

European ministers narrow transaction-tax proposals

5/22/2015

  • Bloomberg

Finance ministers in Europe have narrowed a list of proposals for a financial-transaction tax but have not chosen one. The European Commission plans to conduct impact studies to help countries determi… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Economists to change calculation of portion of growth

5/26/2015

  • Bloomberg

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is changing how it seasonally adjusts data used to calculate growth in the economy. The intent is to address weak first-quarter growth that may be due to some bias in t… 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

Chicago wins penalty reprieve from banks for debt refinancing

5/22/2015

  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters

Chicago has won a reprieve in refinancing its debt, saying that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs Group and other banks have dropped a requirement for penalty payments triggered when Moody's Investors Se… 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

EBS system could thwart FX manipulation

5/20/2015

  • Reuters

A computerized system set to begin testing this year could prevent manipulation of foreign exchange benchmarks, said Darryl Hooker, head of currency platform EBS Market. The Financial Stability Board … Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

China leads advances among Asian-Pacific markets

5/26/2015

  • CNBC
  • The Economic Times (India)

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Tuesday with China's Shanghai Composite posting the strongest gain at 2%. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 eac… 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 seeks private investors' help with infrastructure

5/25/2015

  • Reuters

China is turning to public-private partnerships on more than 1,000 infrastructure projects. Private investors are being invited to contribute to the funding, building and operation of 1.97 trillion yu… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Commentary: Eurozone bond yields still in flux

5/18/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

A sell-off that has sent yields on eurozone government bonds into positive territory is a temporary phenomenon that could soon end, writes Franck Dixmier, chief investment officer of fixed income for … 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

IMF chief: Ethics would improve with more diversity at banks, regulators

5/19/2015

  • AmericanBanker.com (free content)

More gender diversity among leadership at banks and regulatory agencies would lead to a more risk-averse and ethical environment, said Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund. The b… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Report examines struggles with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

5/21/2015

  • AccountingWEB

Companies still find compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act challenging 13 years after its enactment, according to a Protiviti survey. Respondents cited the "dynamic nature" of forces such as the Comm… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

ALPS Medical Breakthroughs (SBIO) named ETF of the week

5/19/2015

  • ETF Trends

The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO) has been featured in a podcast. The exchange-traded fund's focus on small-cap and midcap biotech companies on the verge of a breakthrough has positioned it du… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Report: Monetary-policy operations not greatly affected by rule changes

5/20/2015

  • Bank for International Settlements

This paper covers the impact of regulatory changes on monetary policy based on central bank case studies and interviews with market participants. The authors argue new rules should have only a limited… Read More