Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Losing streak of "trend-following" trading strategies might be over

9/16/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Funds that copy what other market participants have been doing have faced losses since the global financial crisis, but that trend appears to be reversing. 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 banks shed jobs in first 6 months

9/16/2014

  • Reuters

Banking rules such as having to hold more capital and curbs on proprietary trading have resulted in a smaller headcount in Europe. Nine major European banks added employees, but overall headcount drop… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Proposed EU bank levy postponed

9/16/2014

  • MLex (subscription required)

EU economic and finance ministers are raising questions about a proposed levy on banks, prompting the initiative to be postponed. The European Commission planned to propose the rules by the end of Sep… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Report says NYC library branches need $1.1B in repairs

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A New York think-tank, the Center for an Urban Future, said in a report that the library branches in New York City need $1.1 billion of repairs. Part of the problem is that the libraries have become t… 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

Companies buy back shares at fastest pace since 2007

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

In the first six months of this year, companies bought back more than $338 billion of their own stock, according to Birinyi Associates. The figure is the highest for any six-month period since 2007. "… 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

Officials stress need to bolster cybersecurity efforts

9/11/2014

  • GovInfoSecurity.com
  • Politico Magazine online
  • AmericanBanker.com (free registration)

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing to discuss cyberthreats and efforts to counter such issues. "Assessing these ever-changing, broad threats and making s… 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 mostly fall ahead of Fed meeting

9/16/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Most Asian-Pacific markets posted losses Tuesday as traders waited for the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged down 0.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 0.9%. Australia… 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. producer prices steady in Aug.

9/16/2014

  • Reuters

The leeway for rate-raising action by the U.S. Federal Reserve widened as producer prices registered no increase in August, indicating little in the way of inflation pressure. Over the past 12 months,… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Fed's Tarullo outlines shift in bank capital requirements

9/15/2014

  • Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo recently explained that regulators might use the capital buffer banks would need to have based on how risky their assets are as the dominant measure of whether … 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

Chief diversity officer: Managers, metrics are key for inclusion

9/1/2014

  • TalentMgt.com (tiered subscription model)

Geri Thomas says that, as chief diversity officer of Bank of America, she focuses on metrics showing how the company's inclusion efforts stack up against top performers in the industry. Bank of Americ… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Commentary: Internal-control rules for credit ratings can guide public companies

9/10/2014

  • National Law Review, The

Internal-control requirements are part of new Securities and Exchange Commission regulations for credit rating firms. The requirements may have pertinence to public companies in some cases, writes Lin… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

With research supporting leptin as potential therapy for Alzheimer's, CEO looks for investors

9/9/2014

  • National Herald (subscription required), The

The path to great scientific discoveries is rarely a direct one, which makes the work of people such as Nikolaos Tezapsidis and Neurotez, the biotech company he founded in 2005 to pursue novel cures f… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Register NOW for today's webinar on trade reconstruction

9/16/2014

It's not too late to register to attend the "Tackling the Challenges of Trade Reconstruction" webinar at 1 p.m. EDT today. Join SmartBrief Risk and Compliance Editor Sean McMahon and a panel of indust… Read More