Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Europe called on to launch buy-side swaps clearing sooner

8/20/2014

  • Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required)

The European Securities and Markets Authority has proposed a phase-in period ending in 2016 for requirements that buy-side firms start clearing swaps. However, market participants are calling on autho… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Lenders might join UK mortgage market as securitisation costs drop

8/20/2014

  • Mortgage Strategy (U.K.)

Lower securitisation costs and European rules that are more favourable than expected could prompt lenders to enter the mortgage market in the UK, experts say. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ISDA research dispels myths of derivatives trading

8/20/2014

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

An ISDA study says 65% of turnover in over-the-counter interest-rate derivatives is used to hedge risk and volatility on balance sheets. The study was conducted to dispel a myth that derivatives tradi… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Montag becomes sole COO at Bank of America

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Tom Montag has been named sole chief operating officer at Bank of America. David Darnell, who had been sharing the role with Montag, has become BofA's vice chairman. Montag joined the bank in 2009 whe… 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

"G-fee" issue becomes increasingly important

8/20/2014

  • AmericanBanker.com (free registration)

Guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have become a central issue as authorities and market participants strive to develop a more stable housing finance market. Some market participants… 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

Performance measurement isn't easy for buy-side firms

8/13/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com

There are plenty of challenges in store for buy-side firms implementing data-based performance-measurement systems, says Rich Mailhos of Eagle Investment Systems. Good governance and leadership is imp… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

Asian-Pacific markets mixed as traders await Fed minutes

8/20/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Despite a solid close on Wall Street, Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Wednesday as traders limited equity exposure ahead of the release of minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting. Japan's Nikkei 225 w… 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

Fitch affirms South Korea rating, outlook

8/19/2014

  • Korea Herald (Seoul), The

Fitch Ratings has affirmed its AA- rating and stable outlook for South Korea. "Growth remains broadly resilient notwithstanding a slowdown in the second quarter of 2014 following a shock to consumer c… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Risk-appetite statements align firms' risk, revenue objectives

8/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The most effective tool available to chief risk officers' efforts to ensure that their companies' risk and revenue goals are consistent with each other is the "risk appetite statement," according to 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

Analysis: Facilitation payments can lead to "administrative nightmare"

8/13/2014

  • JDSupra.com

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can allow exceptions to its anti-bribery provisions in cases of facilitation payments, but international firms can face an "administrative nightmare" because of such … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Medical leads with the way in Q2 earnings season

8/13/2014

  • Zacks

Results across the Standard & Poor's 500 index have beat expectations during the second-quarter earnings season, led by the medical sector. Data overall show revenue up 4.6% and a revenue beat ratio o… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Financial firms are urged to create CPO role: Chief privacy officer

8/18/2014

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial firms should establish separate organizations dedicated to safeguarding confidential information provided by customers and employees rather than using a decentralized approach to privacy, ac… Read More