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ICSC conference boasts sustainable features


  • SCT Newswire

Hosting the New York National Deal Making Conference at New York City's Javits Center -- which boasts energy-efficient lighting and a 7-acre green roof, among other green features -- is one of several… Read More

France won't contradict MiFID II with new HFT rules, watchdog says


  • International Financial Law Review online (free registration)

Guillaume Eliet of France's Autorité des marchés financiers said the regulator's new rules governing high-frequency trading won't clash with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. "… Read More

Retirement experts focused on safety recommend annuities, bonds


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Retirement expert Wade Pfau says there are two schools of thought about saving for retirement: the probability approach and the more cautious view that focuses on guaranteed income. Authorities who em… Read More

Fannie, Freddie narrow mortgage-repurchase parameters


  • Reuters

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have narrowed their rules requiring lenders and servicers to buy back problematic loans. The changes are meant to ease lenders' reluctance to make mortgage loans. "Addressin… Read More