Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

BGC launches all-cash tender offer for GFI

10/22/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)
  • FOW magazine online (subscription required)

New York-based BGC Partners is moving forward with a $675 million all-cash tender offer for GFI Group. Talks between the rival interdealer brokers had become deadlocked, leading to the hostile bid. "D… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

European fund managers concerned about dark pools

10/22/2014

  • Reuters

Fund managers in Europe are voicing concerns about the operation of dark pools as regulators increase scrutiny of the private venues. "The feeling among the buy-side [investor] community is that dark … Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Few incentives for swap futures, exec says

10/22/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Collateral constraints would be the only incentive for real-money investors to replace over-the-counter derivatives with swap futures, an industry executive said. "If we were short of collateral, we w… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Marijuana arrests continue despite de Blasio's criticism

10/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Marijuana arrests are continuing at about the same rate as last year despite Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign promise to curtail the practice of upgrading what could be a minor legal violation to a mis… 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

SEC prompts concerns with money-fund proposal

10/22/2014

  • Bond Buyer (special access for readers of SIFMA SmartBrief), The

A proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission to strip references to credit ratings from a regulation governing money market funds is seen by some market participants as possibly overly restric… 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

Investors want mobile trading solutions, report says

10/15/2014

  • Wall Street & Technology

Financial institutions that fail to offer mobile trading solutions are dropping the ball, according to a white paper from Caplin Systems. Survey results show that "a high proportion of buy-side partic… Read More

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Global financial markets and investment news

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: CFA Institute

Most Asian-Pacific markets advance after U.S. gains

10/22/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets mostly rose Wednesday after a Wall Street rally the day before. Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 2.6%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 1.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.1%. Chin… 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

Barclays: Beijing investment drive producing results

10/21/2014

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)
  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

Beijing's efforts to spur investment are paying off, according to a report by Barclays Research, which predicts a pickup in overall economic growth in the fourth quarter. Separately, the government re… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Europe's banks expect ECB stress tests to boost lending

10/21/2014

  • Bloomberg

Executives at some of Europe's biggest banks say that by resolving uncertainty about required capital levels, the European Central Bank's examinations will sweep away the obstacles that have depressed… 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

Report: Diversity is in short supply among first-year Wall Street bankers

10/13/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The current crop of first-year Wall Street bankers, or analysts, is nearly two-thirds white, while Asians account for 29% of the class and blacks and Hispanics account for 6%, startup recruiter Vetter… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

More individuals to soon face FCPA enforcement actions, SEC official says

10/15/2014

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are forthcoming against individuals, likely before this year concludes, according to Kara Brockmeyer, who… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Janssen Labs: Meet with Poliwogg -- Tuesday in Boston

10/14/2014

Managing directors will discuss change in the alternative-funding landscape and meet with potential health care and life sciences companies for the Poliwogg equity-crowdfunding platform. They will als… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Firms grapple with tech issues related to regulatory demands

10/20/2014

  • Bloomberg for Enterprise

Trading firms are facing a number of difficult regulatory demands, and "regulators are ramping up their compliance, oversight, and enforcement activities," according to a report from Deloitte. Firms c… Read More