Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Cleared inflation swaps avoided by pension funds, insurers

4/17/2015

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Liability-driven investors such as insurers and pension funds are opting to use real assets to hedge and avoiding cleared inflation swaps, according to speakers at an industry conference. The investor… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Kaisa faces interest-payment deadline, aims to avert default

4/17/2015

  • Bloomberg

Developer Kaisa Group Holdings, seeking to avoid default, must pay by Monday $52 million in interest on 2017 and 2018 notes due last month. Kaisa could become the first Chinese developer to default on… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

CDS markets signal no contagion concern about Greek exit risk

4/17/2015

  • Reuters

Credit default swaps markets indicate investors are not concerned about an increasing risk that Greece will exit the eurozone. Default probability derived from CDS has exceeded 80% in Greece and has d… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Fed reportedly to let banks use muni bonds to meet requirements

4/17/2015

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

The Federal Reserve is likely to let major banks count municipal securities toward their liquidity requirements, sources said. However, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal De… 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

Lawmakers move to give administration trade negotiation authority

4/17/2015

  • Reuters
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama has scored a legislative victory as congressional leaders agreed on a measure to let the administration negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership without congressional amendment. … 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

Centralized view of operations difficult to achieve

4/16/2015

  • MarketsMedia

Putting together a centralized view of a financial firm's compliance, operations, surveillance, trading and risk-management activities is important for transparency but remarkably difficult to achieve… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

China advances amid mixed Asian-Pacific markets

4/17/2015

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday on the heels of a weak Wall Street close but China kept climbing. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.3%. Australia's S&P/AS… 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. Senate makes progress on quick trade deal approvals

4/16/2015

  • Reuters

U.S. senators were poised to offer a bill that would allow for so-called fast-track approval of trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. However, critics are still expected to put up stif… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Pricing of Europe's leveraged loans close to record high

4/13/2015

  • Bloomberg

The European Central Bank's unprecedented stimulus efforts have sent prices for Europe's leveraged loans soaring close to a record high, driven by demand from investors with an appetite for more risk.… 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

Expert: Thorough transaction monitoring bolsters compliance

4/15/2015

  • JDSupra.com

Brainstorming with subject-matter experts, gathering and mapping data, and crafting effective queries are key steps in building an effective transaction-monitoring process, according to Joe Oringel of… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

ALPS Medical Breakthrough ETF (SBIO) gains praise

4/14/2015

  • Seeking Alpha (free registration)

A "unique aspect" of the ALPS Medical Breakthrough ETF (SBIO) is that "investments need to have cash for 2 years at the normal burn rate," Daniel Ward writes. The exchange-traded fund is based on a Po… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Stress testing, communication key to managing tail risk

4/15/2015

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

"Scalable" stress testing and improved communication from the trading desk could help manage events such as the recent drop in oil prices and volatility in U.S. Treasurys, risk managers say. "I was ge… Read More