Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Europe poised to adopt MiFID II, including HFT rules

4/15/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The European Parliament is poised to adopt the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, which includes tougher rules governing high-frequency trading, The move launches the complex implemen… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

EU nations express concerns about draft rules

4/14/2014

  • Reuters

Five EU countries -- Britain, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria and the Netherlands -- say draft EU rules to halt market manipulation would undermine major benchmarks unless the rules also apply to non-EU cou… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Swiss trader seeks deal to strengthen coffee, cocoa presence

4/14/2014

  • Reuters

Ecom Agroindustrial wants to buy the commodity-trading arm of Armajaro Holdings and has asked for EU approval. The acquisition would solidify the Swiss agricultural trader's position as one of the top… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Concerns mount about high-yield-bond valuations

4/15/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Last week's equities sell-off is increasing concerns that investors might decide that valuations of high-yield bonds have risen too much. Traditionally, prices for the two have moved in tandem. 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

Experts discuss millennials' financial-service needs

4/15/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor
  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Finance

A panel discussion at SIFMA's private wealth conference in New York focused on what millennials want from financial-services firms. For example, Michael Liersch of Bank of America Merrill Lynch said f… 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

Data privacy laws challenge banks' cross-border data sharing

4/10/2014

  • Wall Street & Technology

Banks looking to collect and share customer data across borders are likely to run into a thicket of conflicting privacy laws, writes Andrew Waxman, a consultant in IBM's U.S. financial risk services a… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

U.S. banks are still originating highly-leveraged loans

4/15/2014

  • Reuters

Despite an upcoming review planned by financial regulators, banks in the U.S. have not cut back the volume of highly-leveraged loans they are making to companies with weak credit ratings, according to… 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

Board diversity requires development of leaders, expert says

4/6/2014

  • Associations Now online

Hispanics' representation on corporate boards accounts for just 5% of members, while Latinos account for only 1%, according to the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Companies often "th… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Auditors take greater role in ensuring public money is used effectively

4/10/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

Auditors around the world are taking an enhanced role in ensuring that public money is spent effectively and legally. A new book compiles essays by auditors from several countries who write about the … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

New Approaches to Investing in Healthcare -- TONIGHT in Rockville, Md.

4/8/2014

Doctors and life sciences professionals: Invest in what you know! Doctors have resources to invest but often lack time or expertise to evaluate investment opportunities. However, with health care as t… Read More