Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

France won't contradict MiFID II with new HFT rules, watchdog says

11/24/2014

  • International Financial Law Review online (free registration)

Guillaume Eliet of France's Autorité des marchés financiers said the regulator's new rules governing high-frequency trading won't clash with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. "… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

China likely to fall short of IPO expectation

11/23/2014

  • Reuters

A prediction of about 100 initial public offerings by year-end is unlikely to happen, according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission. The IPO tally stands at 66. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

CDS hedging of Chinese debt soars

11/21/2014

  • Bloomberg

Investors have almost doubled the value of credit default swaps insuring against losses in China. CDS coverage of China's sovereign debt reached $15.7 billion Nov. 7, up from $8.1 billion a year ago, … Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

NYC employees to get better training, de Blasio says

11/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

De Blasio

New York City will upgrade its training for employees to emphasize skill development, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. He said the city will train 30,000 people a year for "middle-skill occupations" as a pa… 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

Bond issuers face Dec. 1 SEC reporting deadline

11/24/2014

  • Reuters

Several U.S. municipalities and bond underwriters have reported that they failed to give investors sufficient information, said Andrew Ceresney, enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Com… 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

Barclays taps former NYSE exec to help with e-trading

11/19/2014

  • Reuters

Barclays has hired Joe Mecane, previously head of U.S. equities at the NYSE, to help develop its electronic trading offerings. Mecane will focus on equities and credit markets, Barclays said. 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 advance after China cuts rate

11/24/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asia-Pacific markets posted solid gains Monday after China's central bank made a surprise cut to its key interest rate. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 2%. Australia's… 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 see complications from China rate cut

11/23/2014

  • Taipei Times (Taiwan), The

The head of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China said the Chinese central bank's sudden cut in interest rates will reduce commercial banks' profit margins and further limit their growth and ass… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

ECB boosts covered-bond purchases, preps for ABS buying

11/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

The European Central Bank has made an increased push to acquire covered bonds, as it prepares to purchase asset-backed securities this week. The ECB hopes to expand its balance sheet to $3.75 trillion… 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

Advocacy group sues 2 universities over race-based admissions

11/18/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are being sued by an advocacy group for their use of race-based admissions practices. The group, Students for Fair Admissions, ac… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Experts: COSO framework principles are key for effective internal controls

11/20/2014

  • Financial Executives International Daily

Under the updated internal-control framework from the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, an effective system of internal control needs to have all 17 principles outlined… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Deloitte estimates 2012 health spending at almost $3.5T

11/18/2014

  • Forbes

Deloitte has calculated that consumers' health care spending totaled $3.46 trillion in 2012, higher than government estimates. Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Analyzing the financial industry's regulatory future

11/18/2014

  • Bloomberg

Leaders in the financial industry discussed regulatory issues at the recent annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Among the topics they covered were the Financia… Read More