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Global economic uncertainty spurs bond buying


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Doubts about global economic growth and debt troubles at Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo have caused a flurry of activity in sovereign bonds. "It's the contagion risk that has investors clamoring for … Read More

Phillips Edison keeps focus on single-asset deals


  • SNL Financial (free access for SmartBrief readers)

Phillips Edison is continuing its strategy of seeking out individual assets instead of large portfolios, said CEO Jeffrey Edison. Major portfolios usually come at a premium price and include negative … Read More

ESMA proposes mandatory clearing of some rate swaps, CDS


  • MLex (subscription required)

The European Securities and Markets Authority is seeking comments on a proposal to require central clearing for certain interest-rate swaps and credit default swaps on a couple of bond indexes. Read More

Expert: Organizations need to be educated on Big Data


  • Information Management

Organizations should be familiar with computer languages involved in Hadoop in order to reduce Big Data costs, consultant Joe Caserta says. "It's just very different. And I think that's kind of the 'g… Read More

Fed's Fischer supports stress tests, capital rules


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Reserve's stress tests and stricter capital rules are appropriate responses to the financial crisis, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in his first speech since taking the post. He also c… Read More