Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Commentary: Consolidation expected in derivatives industry

9/23/2014

  • Trade News (U.K.) (tiered subscription model), The

The derivatives industry is facing a variety of regulations and prompting speculation about consolidation, writes Jon Watkins. GFI Group, which is reviewing bids for its interdealer-broker business, i… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ESMA says independence key to credit ratings

9/23/2014

  • MLex (subscription required)

The European Securities and Markets Authority has advised policymakers that total independence is important for credit rating agencies. ESMA's advice increases doubts about developing a public entity … Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Analysis: Shift toward SEFs remains steady

9/23/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com

U.S. regulators had mandated that some swaps contracts be executed on electronic platforms starting in February. While the move to swap-execution facilities was expected to be revolutionary, the reali… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

2 Fed presidents critical of easing to retire

9/23/2014

  • Bloomberg

Two Federal Reserve Bank presidents critical of monetary easing are stepping down. Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser will retire March 1 after eight years, the Fed said Monday. Dallas Fed Pre… 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

Goldman predicts Treasury 10-year yields to rise

9/23/2014

  • Bloomberg

Philip Moffitt of Goldman Sachs Asset Management said that Treasury 10-year yields could increase to 4% over the next year as the Federal Reserve winds down its bond-purchase program and considers rai… 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

Banks boost IT spending, but some problems remain

9/17/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street & Technology

Two-thirds of banks plan to increase IT spending this year, and only 11% say they'll cut IT budgets, according to a survey. Still, there's a risk in that by spending on IT without properly outlining s… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

Chinese industrial data leave Asian-Pacific markets mixed

9/23/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Tuesday after investors were troubled by rising turmoil in the Middle East but encouraged by a surprise improvement in industrial activity in China. Hong Kong's Hang S… 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

Alibaba's IPO is largest ever in the world

9/22/2014

  • Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding's initial public offering at US$25 billion is officially the largest ever, topping the previous record of US$22.1 billion set by Agricultural Bank of China in 2010. The stock jum… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Proposed EU bank levy is postponed

9/16/2014

  • MLex (subscription required)

EU economic and finance ministers are raising questions about a proposed levy on banks, prompting the initiative to be postponed. The European Commission planned to propose the rules by the end of Sep… 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

Survey: Few directors cite racial, gender diversity as crucial

9/14/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found that racial diversity was described as "very important" by only 24% of male directors, while 32% said the same about gender diversity. Female directors had higher… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Expert: Controls help monitor FCPA risk in third parties' activities

9/17/2014

  • JDSupra.com

Companies dealing with third-party representatives need essential internal controls to aid in compliance with anti-bribery laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says Henry Mixon, an expert i… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Physicians can use their expertise to invest

9/17/2014

  • Physician's Money Digest

Rania Nasis continues her series on physicians and how they can use their knowledge to make early stage investments in promising companies. She concludes the series by answering some reader questions. Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Register NOW for today's webinar on trade reconstruction

9/16/2014

It's not too late to register to attend the "Tackling the Challenges of Trade Reconstruction" webinar at 1 p.m. EDT today. Join SmartBrief Risk and Compliance Editor Sean McMahon and a panel of indust… Read More