Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

SwapClear appoints Australian head in bid to expand

8/21/2014

  • Global Capital online (U.K.) (subscription required)

LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear has named Marcus Robinson as head in Australia as the clearinghouse strives to increase its presence in the region. "The relocation of Marcus, one of our senior executives, re… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Firms aim to provide Chinese benchmark index

8/21/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

China has yet to offer a globally acknowledged stock market benchmark, despite having the second-biggest equity market in the world. However, Chinese and global index providers have introduced product… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ISDA research dispels myths of derivatives trading

8/20/2014

  • Trade News (U.K.) (tiered subscription model), The

An ISDA study says 65% of turnover in over-the-counter interest-rate derivatives is used to hedge risk and volatility on balance sheets. The study was conducted to dispel a myth that derivatives tradi… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

BofA's mortgage-bond issue results in $17B settlement

8/21/2014

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

Bank of America is poised to pay almost $17 billion to settle U.S. Justice Department concerns about mortgage bonds that the bank sold before the financial crisis. The deal could be announced as soon … 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 reportedly face scrutiny on failure to see in-house risks

8/21/2014

  • Reuters

Some of the biggest global banks have not fully understood and addressed worrisome in-house risks, prompting U.S. regulators to warn them to address the issue or face greater scrutiny, sources said. B… 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

Performance measurement isn't easy for buy-side firms

8/13/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com

There are plenty of challenges in store for buy-side firms implementing data-based performance-measurement systems, says Rich Mailhos of Eagle Investment Systems. Good governance and leadership is imp… 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 weak data from China

8/21/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Thursday after China's industrial activity continued its slowdown and traders watched for news from a meeting of central bankers in the U.S. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.… 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 is encouraged but waiting for further labor gains

8/20/2014

  • Reuters

More progress is needed in the U.S. labor market before the Federal Reserve will consider boosting interest rates, according to newly released minutes of the bank's latest policy meeting. The minutes … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Risk-appetite statements align firms' risk, revenue objectives

8/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The most effective tool available to chief risk officers' efforts to ensure that their companies' risk and revenue goals are consistent with each other is the "risk appetite statement," according to B… 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

How to thrive when co-workers don't speak the same language

8/15/2014

  • Glass Hammer blog, The

Diverse, multinational workforces can bring linguistic challenges, writes Cathie Ericson. It's helpful to make it clear which language a meeting will be held in and to be sensitive to the potential po… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Expert: Strong financial controls help credit unions stop internal fraud

8/20/2014

  • Credit Union Times

Having a robust system of checks and balances is one key way for credit unions to avoid embezzlement and other types of internal fraud, says Chris Marquet of Marquet International. "That means credit … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

"Crowdfunding Your Venture: Promise, Progress and Peril"- August 27, 2014- Los Angeles, CA

8/20/2014

This event takes a look at crowdfunding and its potential to accelerate projects and new ventures. The JOBS Act of 2012 brings promise for equity funding new ventures and this year, hundreds of equity… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Financial firms are urged to create CPO role: Chief privacy officer

8/18/2014

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial firms should establish separate organizations dedicated to safeguarding confidential information provided by customers and employees rather than using a decentralized approach to privacy, ac… Read More