Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

ICE proposes way to rehabilitate Libor

10/20/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Intercontinental Exchange has proposed a more standardized way for banks to submit their transactions for calculation of the London Interbank Offered Rate as a way to rehabilitate the troubled benchma… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ESMA begins consultation for NDF clearing

10/21/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The European Securities and Markets Authority has started consultation on clearing of nondeliverable forwards. NDFs referenced in several currencies will be permitted, according to a consultation docu… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Bank's commodity operation could be optimized, CEO says

10/20/2014

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

Gorman

Morgan Stanley is considering optimizing more of its commodity operation, CEO James Gorman said on a call with analysts to discuss the bank's quarterly results. "We believe we remain well-positioned f… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

New trades exam readied by N.Y. educators

10/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

New York's Board of Regents is expected to approve a plan that would let students use an exam in accounting, welding, culinary arts and other trades to meet one of their graduation requirements. Suppo… 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

Banks to get more time for stress-test compliance in 2016

10/20/2014

  • AmericanBanker.com (subscription required)

Starting in 2016, banks will get three more months to comply with stress-test requirements under a rule issued late last week by the Federal Reserve Board. The timeline for stress tests this year and … 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

Investors want mobile trading solutions, report says

10/15/2014

  • Wall Street & Technology

Financial institutions that fail to offer mobile trading solutions are dropping the ball, according to a white paper from Caplin Systems. Survey results show that "a high proportion of buy-side partic… 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 rally after strong close on Wall Street

10/20/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets advanced Monday on the heels of an equity rally in the U.S. on Friday. Japan's Nikkei 225 increased 4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9%… 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

Joko Widodo takes office in Indonesia

10/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

Reform-minded Joko Widodo was sworn in Monday as Indonesia's president. Analysts are hailing the former Jakarta governor's ascension as a positive and significant break from the old power regime. A qu… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Banks shy away from single-name CDS

10/13/2014

  • International Financing Review (free content)

Rules on single-name credit default swaps are presenting challenges for banks. Many, including Deutsche Bank, are pulling back on handling such transactions. Weak volumes and soaring costs are aggrava… 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

Report: Diversity is in short supply among first-year Wall Street bankers

10/13/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The current crop of first-year Wall Street bankers, or analysts, is nearly two-thirds white, while Asians account for 29% of the class and blacks and Hispanics account for 6%, startup recruiter Vetter… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

More individuals to soon face FCPA enforcement actions, SEC official says

10/15/2014

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are forthcoming against individuals, likely before this year concludes, according to Kara Brockmeyer, who… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Janssen Labs: Meet with Poliwogg -- Tuesday in Boston

10/14/2014

Managing directors will discuss change in the alternative-funding landscape and meet with potential health care and life sciences companies for the Poliwogg equity-crowdfunding platform. They will als… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Hedge funds should go beyond boilerplate when crafting PPMs

10/13/2014

  • Bloomberg

A new hedge fund must avoid the temptation to use boilerplate language when forming its private placement memorandum, the document that explains to investors the fund's strategy and other key points. Read More