Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

CFTC revises collateral rules for uncleared swaps

9/18/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Reuters

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed revised collateral rules for swaps traded between two firms. The agency is seeking feedback on how to apply the rules to foreign banks and oversea… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Outcome of ECB bank inquiry could be less decisive than expected

9/18/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Some observers are cautioning that the outcome of the European Central Bank's lender review might be less decisive than many want. Several banks are expected to face capital shortfalls. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Swiss bank reportedly sells CDS portfolio to U.S. bank

9/18/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Goldman Sachs Group reportedly bought a $24 billion credit default swaps portfolio from UBS in Australia last year, with the Swiss bank selling the securities to help meet capital requirements and cur… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

De Blasio to leave parade-permit policy unchanged

9/18/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has no plans to change the policy on parade permits, a spokesman says. Under a longstanding policy, sponsors of regularly recurring events such as the St. Patrick's Day P… 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

Firms see unconstrained bond funds surge

9/18/2014

  • Reuters

Over the past year, unconstrained bond funds at Goldman Sachs Group and BlackRock have doubled in size amid a search for yield. "We are seeing pension funds and state funds grow significantly in this … 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

Banks boost IT spending, but some problems remain

9/17/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street & Technology

Two-thirds of banks plan to increase IT spending this year, and only 11% say they'll cut IT budgets, according to a survey. Still, there's a risk in that by spending on IT without properly outlining 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 mixed amid negative housing data in China

9/18/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Thursday after data confirmed that China's housing market is still cooling. Japan's Nikkei 225 grew 1.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.9%. Australia's S&P/ASX 20… 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

Banks making dark pools more transparent

9/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

Banks are shedding more light on rules governing their dark pools in response to legal action in New York taken against Barclays over alleged concealment of high-frequency traders in its pool. Separat… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

EU pushes swaps clearinghouse deal with U.S.

9/15/2014

  • Bloomberg

A deal with U.S. regulators on rules for swaps clearinghouses is a priority for the EU ahead of a Dec. 15 deadline that implements tougher capital rules on banks, said Michel Barnier, European Commiss… 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

Career strategies for MBA students

9/10/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Students striving for a master's degree in business administration should begin networking now and interview at least 10 executives from divergent industries to advance their careers, writes Javier Mu… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Expert: Controls help monitor FCPA risk in third parties' activities

9/17/2014

  • JDSupra.com

Companies dealing with third-party representatives need essential internal controls to aid in compliance with anti-bribery laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says Henry Mixon, an expert i… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Physicians can use their expertise to invest

9/17/2014

  • Physician's Money Digest

Rania Nasis continues her series on physicians and how they can use their knowledge to make early stage investments in promising companies. She concludes the series by answering some reader questions. 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