Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Issues remain as process for mandated swap clearing in Europe advances

4/21/2014

  • Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required)

The authorization last month of Nasdaq OMX Group's clearinghouse under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation launched the countdown for when over-the-counter derivatives will be required to be… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Fund managers tap into smart beta

4/21/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Fund managers have found that smart-beta products, which track specific assets or stocks in an index, often deliver returns that beat those of the broader market. Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Pickel to remain in swaps industry after ISDA departure

4/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

ISDA CEO Robert Pickel is set to step down after 17 years with the organization. Pickel says he hasn't decided what exactly he will do next but that he likely will stay involved in the swaps industry. Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Many NYC officials are holdovers from Bloomberg administration

4/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The highest-ranking appointees of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio share his wish to make a clean break from the policies of Michael Bloomberg, but there aren't a lot of new faces below the highest level… 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

Industry reaction mixed over FINRA broker-compensation rule

4/20/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The comment period for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority broker-compensation proposal recently closed, eliciting many comments for and against Rule 2243, which requires additional closure on… 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