Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Customers in Asia account for up to 25% of e-trading on LME

4/24/2014

  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg

Garry Jones, CEO of the London Metal Exchange, said 10% to 25% of the bourse's electronic-trading volume comes from customers in Asia. The LME is striving to increase business in China and other Asian… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Commentary: ECB quantitative easing likely to disappoint

4/24/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The European Central Bank is considering launching a quantitative easing scheme, but it will likely be less effective than hoped because markets already anticipated the move, writes Ralph Atkins. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Basel Committee promotes Coen to secretary-general

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision says William Coen will move into the secretary-general position in June, replacing Wayne Byers, who is taking over as chairman of the Australian Prudential R… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Record Q1 profit expected from Moody's, S&P

4/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Fitch Ratings reported that 2013 was "one of its best years ever," and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Moody's Investors Service are expected to have had record first-quarter profit. The rating… 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

Insurers ramp up issuance of catastrophe bonds

4/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Insurance companies are responding to investor demand for high-yield debt by issuing catastrophe bonds at the fastest pace since before the global financial crisis. Cat-bond issuance hit $1.2 billion … 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

Report: Congress not expected to act on HFT

4/17/2014

  • MarketsMedia

The debate on high-frequency trading is heating up but there isn't much chance that Congress will take any action on the issue, according to a report by analysts at KBW. If any action is taken in the … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

OCC's "heightened expectations" proposal being modified

4/22/2014

  • AmericanBanker.com (free registration)

Some adjustments are underway to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's "heightened expectations" proposal for the nation's biggest banks. Observers expect the regulator to relax some provisi… 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

Commentary: 3 ways minorities, women can gain an edge as board candidates

4/20/2014

  • Forbes

Women and minorities seeking corporate board seats can have an advantage if they find a powerful mentor through networking, Melissa Llarena writes. They also should tout their skill strengths and lead… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Exec: Internal audit offers assurance role in integrated reporting

4/16/2014

  • LinkedIn

Internal audit can offer an assurance role regarding nonfinancial data as companies provide sustainability data as part of integrated reporting, writes Mazars CEO Philippe Castagnac. "The impetus for … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Health Evolution Partners Summit 2014 -- April 30 to May 2 in Dana Point, Calif.

4/23/2014

Each year, the HEP Summit convenes 400 of the most prominent business leaders from across health care services, IT and life sciences sectors to discuss critical issues facing the health industry. In a… Read More