Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

European banks aim to build confidence in dark pools

7/14/2014

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

European banks have hired independent consultants as part of an effort to improve confidence in dark pools as market share of equity trading in the off-exchange venues declines. Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Blackstone acquires global wealth-management units

7/13/2014

  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Blackstone Group is purchasing two wealth-management subsidiaries from Friends Life Group for as much as £356 million. The deal gives Blackstone access to estate and succession planning for indiv… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Commentary: Alternative funds face risk-regulations divide

7/11/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Alternative investment funds that enter into derivatives contracts face more hurdles in risk mitigation as they manage between European Market Infrastructure Regulation in force since Aug. 16, 2012, a… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Gov. Cuomo's AIDS-drug plan criticized by activists

7/14/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A proposal by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state make use of the AIDS prevention drug Truvada has run into opposition. AIDS activists say the drug raises troubling health and social questions a… 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

Donovan confirmed by Senate as head of OMB

7/11/2014

  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee, Shaun Donovan, as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Since the start of the Obama administration, Donovan has been the … 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

Expert discusses SEC's plan for collecting dark-pool data

7/9/2014

  • Securities Technology Monitor

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority are collecting data to help them understand high-frequency trading and dark pools before they draft regulations. … 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 rise as worries about Portugal fade

7/14/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets advanced Monday amid assurances from Portugal's central bank that its banking sector was sound. Japan's Nikkei 225 grew 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.5%. Australia's S… 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

China sets 2-year treasury bond issue

7/13/2014

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

China will tender 26 billion yuan in fixed-rate two-year treasury bonds this week, the Ministry of Finance announced. The bonds will become tradable on the secondary market July 25. Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

European banks move to get cash before ECB stress tests

7/8/2014

  • Bloomberg

Pending European Central Bank stress tests are putting pressure on lenders to shore up ledgers with fresh capital to strengthen balance sheets. “The comprehensive assessment is as much about the pro… 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

Why small ethical lapses are dangerous for companies

6/30/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

People are more susceptible to ethical lapses after they have been incentivized to tell small lies, indicates a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology by four business school professors.… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

U.K. internal auditor group urges more rigor in enhancing culture

7/9/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Internal auditors need to examine training, employee incentives and support structures to help firms identify potential cultural problems, the U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors said … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Opal Financial Group's Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum -- July 21 to 23 in Newport, R.I.

7/8/2014

This event will explore challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy and other asset classes, as well as address soft… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

SEC looks for clarification after court decision on market-data fees

7/7/2014

  • Bloomberg Tradebook

A federal appeals court has ruled in recent years in favor of NetCoalition -- which includes Bloomberg, Google and Yahoo -- as well as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in a la… Read More