Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

U.S. may move to halt derivatives trades with Russia over Ukraine

7/30/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The U.S. might move to restrict derivatives trading with Russian companies as part of sanctions aimed at ending Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine. Such a move would be an option if the U.S. decid… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Argentina defaulted on debt, S&P says

7/30/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters
  • Buenos Aires Herald (Argentina)
  • CNNMoney

Standard & Poor's says Argentina is in selective default on foreign-currency-denominated debt, after the government failed to make a $539 million payment on $13 billion in restructured bonds. Argentin… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Singapore grants derivatives-reporting reprieve

7/31/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has granted small asset managers a reprieve from the second phase of derivatives reporting, which started this month. "The exemption was not part of original MAS po… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

De Blasio defends Cuomo amid criticism of handling of corruption panel

7/31/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defended New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose decision to shut down an anti-corruption commission that he himself created has come under scrutiny. Cuomo is a man of "high in… 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 considers rule change on execution speed

7/30/2014

  • Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering relaxing rules on speeds for securities trades, which under Reg NMS require the fastest possible execution. Such a move could benefit IEX Group, w… 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

Survey: More advisers use compliance software

7/23/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Reliance on compliance software by financial advisers has increased sharply in recent years, according to a survey by InvestmentNews. Among respondents, 71% say they use compliance software, up from 3… 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 amid Argentine default, strong U.S. GDP

7/31/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Thursday as U.S. data showed strong second-quarter growth and negotiators were unable to head off a default on Argentina's bonds. Japan's Nikkei 225 declined 0.2%. Hon… 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

U.S. Fed again trims bond buying, signals continued low rates

7/30/2014

  • Reuters

As expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its bond-buying program by another $10 billion a month and said it would likely stick with low interest rates for a "considerable time." Concluding a two-day … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Market prepares for overhauled credit default swap contract

7/29/2014

  • Reuters

Investors and dealers are picking up the pace of their preparation for the most far-reaching overhaul of the credit default swap market in more than a decade, a revised CDS contract designed to accomm… 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

Experts: People-focused element is important in diverse recruiting

7/13/2014

  • TalentMgt.com

Technological solutions are harnessing algorithms that aim to improve diversity, but some firms are also employing a people-focused recruiting strategy. "We'd be silly not to use the technology that's… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

N.Y. becomes first state to pursue bitcoin-specific rules

7/23/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

New York state's Department of Financial Services has proposed regulations to require a license for the purchase and sale of bitcoin as the virtual currency gains traction with some Wall Street firms.… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Bioscience industry thrives in Cleveland

7/28/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

Venture capital investment in bioscience firms has soared across the Midwest. In Cleveland, bioscience companies attracted nearly $100 million in the first half of 2014, and investment in young Clevel… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Game tech makes compliance training engaging, fun

7/28/2014

  • Wall Street & Technology

Video game mechanics are the tool of choice for startup True Office in an attempt to make compliance training for financial firms engaging. The games task bank employees with insider-trading and money… Read More