Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Currency-dealing platform might have way to counter HFT

4/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

Banks have approached ParFX about the currency-dealing platform's technology and whether it could be used for other asset classes, according to CEO Dan Marcus. ParFX's system randomly pauses trades to… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Ukrainian turmoil drives down Russian stocks, ruble

4/17/2014

  • RIA Novosti (Russia)
  • Bloomberg
  • EuroNews.com (France)

Russia's stock exchange has been down all week as investors avoid risk, waiting to see where events in Ukraine are headed. The ruble continues to lose value on foreign exchange markets. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

CFTC and U.K.'s FCA reportedly have SEF miscommunication

4/17/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission told trading venues in Europe to hold out on applying to become a qualifying multilateral trading facility, equivalent to a swap-execution facility in the U.S.… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

New Treasury division will focus on muni-bond market

4/17/2014

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

Issues in the $3.7 trillion municipal-bond market have prompted the Treasury Department to create a unit to monitor troubled borrowers as well as the broader market. "This office will centralize a lot… 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

Shorter settlement cycle has SIFMA's backing

4/17/2014

  • Investment Executive (Canada)

SIFMA says it will work with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. on the timing of reducing the settlement cycle for equities, corporate bonds and municipal bonds to trade date plus two days, from 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

Report: Congress not expected to act on HFT

4/17/2014

  • MarketsMedia

The debate on high-frequency trading is heating up but there isn't much chance that Congress will take any action on the issue, according to a report by analysts at KBW. If any action is taken in the … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

U.S. banks are still originating highly-leveraged loans

4/15/2014

  • Reuters

Despite an upcoming review planned by financial regulators, banks in the U.S. have not cut back the volume of highly-leveraged loans they are making to companies with weak credit ratings, according to… 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

Board diversity requires development of leaders, expert says

4/6/2014

  • Associations Now online

Hispanics' representation on corporate boards accounts for just 5% of members, while Latinos account for only 1%, according to the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Companies often "th… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Exec: Internal audit offers assurance role in integrated reporting

4/16/2014

  • LinkedIn

Internal audit can offer an assurance role regarding nonfinancial data as companies provide sustainability data as part of integrated reporting, writes Mazars CEO Philippe Castagnac. "The impetus for … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Milken Institute Global Conference -- April 27 to 30 at Beverly Hilton

4/15/2014

The Milken Institute Global Conference is an event like no other. It is where leading thinkers in disparate disciplines gather to exchange ideas and solve some of the world's toughest challenges. Lear… Read More