Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Watchdog calls for expanding rate-swap clearing mandate

8/27/2014

  • MLex (subscription required)

The European Systemic Risk Board, the EU's watchdog for financial-system hazards, has suggested that mandatory clearing of swaps related to interest rates could be expanded to include more currencies.… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ABS market needs public backing, ECB official says

8/27/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Benoit Coeure, a member of the European Central Bank Executive Board, says a revitalised asset-backed securities market in Europe can be as deep as the US market if governments and taxpayers are willi… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

CDS notional continues to decline, ISDA says

8/27/2014

  • Global Capital online (U.K.) (subscription required)

A second straight weekly drop in overall credit default swaps notional was seen last week, according to ISDA. The 27% decline follows a 30% slump the previous week. Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Poll: Sharpton viewed as a positive force in New York City

8/27/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nearly half of New Yorkers see the Rev. Al Sharpton as a positive force, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Sharpton has received a lot of public attention amid the controversy over the death … 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

Academic raises concerns about pension schemes

8/27/2014

  • Professional Pensions

Simon Wong, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, says that pension schemes could run into issues related to asset managers and consultants. "Some pension schemes lack sufficient expe… 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 reportedly face scrutiny on failure to see in-house risks

8/21/2014

  • Reuters

Some of the biggest global banks have not fully understood and addressed worrisome in-house risks, prompting U.S. regulators to warn them to address the issue or face greater scrutiny, sources said. B… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

S&P 500's record high bolsters Asian-Pacific markets

8/27/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Most Asian-Pacific markets gained Wednesday after the Standard & Poor's 500 index broke 2,000 the first time. Japan's Nikkei 225 and China's Shanghai Composite each edged up 0.1%. Australia's S&P/ASX … 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

Gauge reveals U.S. consumers are most upbeat since 2007

8/26/2014

  • Reuters

U.S. consumer confidence has risen this month to its highest point since 2007, although the outlook for months ahead is down. The private Conference Board index reflected brighter attitudes about an i… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

South Africa's experience with internal versus standard models

8/25/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

There are several parallels between the way insurers governed by Solvency II are dealing with the use of models to calculate regulatory capital and similar events in South Africa. The experiences in b… 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

How to thrive when co-workers don't speak the same language

8/15/2014

  • Glass Hammer blog, The

Diverse, multinational workforces can bring linguistic challenges, writes Cathie Ericson. It's helpful to make it clear which language a meeting will be held in and to be sensitive to the potential po… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Expert: Strong financial controls help credit unions stop internal fraud

8/20/2014

  • Credit Union Times

Having a robust system of checks and balances is one key way for credit unions to avoid embezzlement and other types of internal fraud, says Chris Marquet of Marquet International. "That means credit … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

"Crowdfunding Your Venture: Promise, Progress and Peril"- August 27, 2014- Los Angeles, CA

8/20/2014

This event takes a look at crowdfunding and its potential to accelerate projects and new ventures. The JOBS Act of 2012 brings promise for equity funding new ventures and this year, hundreds of equity… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

SEC data show increase in regulatory assets

8/25/2014

  • Bloomberg Brief

The Securities and Exchange Commission says that regulatory assets under management at funds registered with the agency reached $8.9 trillion during the 12-month period that ended in May 2014, up from… Read More