Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Morgan Stanley rejects Fed's take on banks' commodity ownership

4/23/2014

  • MLex

The Federal Reserve is wrong to conclude that Morgan Stanley's sale of an oil-product storage and trading operation to Russia's Rosneft Oil indicates that U.S. markets would benefit from a ban on bank… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

AFME's Hopkin discusses securitisation's potential to fuel growth

4/23/2014

  • BBC

Richard Hopkin, head of securitisation at AFME, discusses the market for asset-backed securities and its potential to drive economic growth in Europe. The goal in reviving securitisation is to get fun… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

CDS covering CoCos desired by market participants

4/23/2014

  • Bloomberg

Market participants are welcoming the possible creation of credit default swaps that cover contingent-capital securities. "CDS changes everything because it allows you to short CoCos in a very efficie… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

3.35% water rate hike to be proposed for New York City

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration plans to call for a 3.35% increase in the city's water and sewer rates. It would be the lowest rate-hike proposal for the city since the 2006 fiscal year… 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

Canada works on creating national securities regulator

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

Joe Oliver, Canada's new finance minister, said creating a national regulator to replace the current patchwork of watchdogs is a priority. Canada's government can't impose a new regulatory system on 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

OCC's "heightened expectations" proposal being modified

4/22/2014

  • AmericanBanker.com (free registration)

Some adjustments are underway to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's "heightened expectations" proposal for the nation's biggest banks. Observers expect the regulator to relax some provisi… 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

Commentary: 3 ways minorities, women can gain an edge as board candidates

4/20/2014

  • Forbes

Women and minorities seeking corporate board seats can have an advantage if they find a powerful mentor through networking, Melissa Llarena writes. They also should tout their skill strengths and lead… 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