Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Money manager Braga departs BlueCrest Capital

9/29/2014

  • Bloomberg

Leda Braga, the second-largest money manager at BlueCrest Capital Management, is leaving the firm to start her own business. Braga said in an interview that she and co-founder Michael Platt had been t… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Protests prompt HKMA to adopt emergency measures

9/29/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)
  • ChannelNewsAsia.com (Singapore)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has implemented emergency measures amid pro-democracy protests. Banks have activated contingency plans, closed branches and suspended some services. The situation also… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ISDA looks for go-ahead on standard margin model

9/29/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

ISDA has proposed a methodology for a standard initial-margin model to regulators. The model is aimed at reducing the possibility of disputes in the uncleared-derivatives market. Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Tapes appear to show Fed ignoring, covering up bank misconduct

9/29/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • CNNMoney
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Forty-six hours of tape recordings secretly made at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York appear to show how the regulator is deferential to big Wall Street banks and sometimes does nothing about their… 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

Banks need to repair software issue, regulators say

9/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Regulators are urging banks to repair a software vulnerability known as "Shellshock," which could leave their systems exposed to hackers. The issue concerns Bash, a software tool that can be used to t… 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

SEF execs concerned about competition, volumes, costs

9/24/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Swap-execution facilities are facing challenges including low volumes, fierce competition and market fragmentation. "I spend most of my day worrying about costs, writing checks for costs and wondering… 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 Hong Kong protests heat up

9/29/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Monday as pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong expanded and industrial profit in mainland China declined. Japan's Nikkei 225 and China's Shanghai Composite each r… 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 accounted for 12.3% of world economy in 2013

9/29/2014

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

At US$9.32 trillion last year, China's economy accounted for 12.3% of the global total, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The service sector for the first time last year accounted for th… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

ECB eyes retained bonds for ABS program

9/22/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, says the ECB is looking at buying more than €300 billion in asset-backed securities that banks created and retained during the financial crisis.… 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

Survey: Few directors cite racial, gender diversity as crucial

9/14/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found that racial diversity was described as "very important" by only 24% of male directors, while 32% said the same about gender diversity. Female directors had higher… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

SEC to pay biggest whistleblower award

9/23/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor
  • Hill, The
  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Securities and Exchange Commission intends to pay a record-high award of more than $30 million to a person who provided information that was essential to an enforcement action. "This whistleblower… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

High Water Women Investing for Impact Symposium -- Oct. 21 in New York City

9/23/2014

This symposium will focus on how different investors are approaching the impact space and discussing challenges for growth. High Water Women is an organization that focuses on providing educational op… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

S&P: 2018 accounting rules hit major Western European banks

9/23/2014

  • Bloomberg Brief

Western European banks could see their capital levels fall by 2.7 percentage points because of new rules for calculating loan losses, according to Standard & Poor's. The new International Financial Re… Read More