Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

China to make it easier for individuals to invest overseas

5/29/2015

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

China's State Council is expected to announce soon that it will allow individuals and businesses to invest directly in foreign markets. The move is part of China's effort to turn the renminbi into a r… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Chinese investors pour money into small investment funds

5/29/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

China's stock market rally is getting help from private-securities funds, which can tap wealthy investors directly. More than 4,000 funds have debuted this year, and investors have poured more than 45… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Basel Committee thought to be considering new FRTB study

5/29/2015

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is thought to be considering conducting a further quantitative-impact study before it finalizes Fundamental Review of the Trading Book rules. "It is a possib… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

4 major banks receive ratings upgrade from Moody's

5/29/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Moody's Investors Service upgraded the credit ratings of Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, Citigroup and Bank of America. Morgan Stanley's rating was raised two notches, while the other banks saw o… 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

Young Wall Street traders face their first rate increase

5/29/2015

  • Bloomberg

A significant number of Wall Street traders started their careers after 2008, when the Federal Reserve reduced benchmark interest rates to close to zero. For the first time, the young traders are abou… 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

How data capitalization can help banks be "regulation ready"

5/27/2015

  • Bloomberg for Enterprise

Most businesses understand at least in a general way that data are more valuable than they have been in the past, but few are taking a strategic approach to getting the most value from data. Data capi… 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 after weak Wall Street close

5/29/2015

  • CNBC
  • The Economic Times (India)

Major Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday, overlooking varied economic data from the region and a decline on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index decreased 0.… 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

4 Swiss banks avoid U.S. prosecution over tax evasion

5/28/2015

  • Reuters

Four Swiss banks that helped Americans dodge taxes will pay penalties and avoid prosecution under agreements with the U.S. Justice Department. The banks cooperated as part of a voluntary Justice Depar… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

European banks benefiting from ECB bond-buying, lenders' rally

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

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

Tech companies see many types of risk, study finds

5/28/2015

  • FierceCIO

Regulations at the federal, state and local levels, as well as competition and pricing pressures, are among the top technology-industry risks cited by firms in a BDO USA study. Other sources of risk m… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Small-cap biotechs expected to sustain momentum

5/25/2015

  • Barron's (free content)

Growth in value for the small-capitalization biotech sector is likely to continue, says Jonathan Eckard of Barclays. Eckard expects the sector "to remain integral to the innovation momentum in health … Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Strengths, weaknesses of order-protection rule discussed

5/27/2015

  • Bloomberg Tradebook

Market participants have been discussing whether the Securities and Exchange Commission's order-protection rule has improved the quality and efficiency of trade execution or led to fragmentation and d… Read More