Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

ISDA reportedly aims to postpone margin rule for uncleared swaps

8/22/2014

  • Reuters

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association reportedly has written to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions asking for a two-y… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Central banks wary of ending easy monetary policy

8/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Central bankers worldwide say economic conditions are still fragile and that easy monetary policy, in place since the financial crisis, remains appropriate. They are gathered this weekend for an annua… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ISDA seeks delay in implementation of derivatives rules

8/21/2014

  • Reuters

ISDA has submitted a letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions expressing concern about the market's ability to implement margin… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Improving economy seen in home resales, jobless claims

8/22/2014

  • Reuters

Initial unemployment claims decreased last week. House resales hit a 10-month high in July. Factory activity is improving. All of that indicates the U.S. economy is strengthening. 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

Broker-dealers struggle with record keeping, PCAOB says

8/22/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Broker-dealers continue to show poor record keeping in evaluating net capital, fraud risks, customer protection and fair value estimates, among other areas, according to the Public Company Accounting … 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 reportedly face scrutiny on failure to see in-house risks

8/21/2014

  • Reuters

Some of the biggest global banks have not fully understood and addressed worrisome in-house risks, prompting U.S. regulators to warn them to address the issue or face greater scrutiny, sources said. B… 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 mostly up as traders await news on rates

8/22/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Most Asian-Pacific markets rose Friday, although trading was light as many await news from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where central bankers are gathered. Japan's Nikkei 225 bucked the trend by giving up 0.3%… 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

U.S. housing, labor data point to sustained gains

8/21/2014

  • Reuters

The latest readings in the key U.S. labor and housing markets added a note of confidence for further economic recovery. Home resales hit a 10-month high in July, and the number of Americans filing for… Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Risk-appetite statements align firms' risk, revenue objectives

8/19/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The most effective tool available to chief risk officers' efforts to ensure that their companies' risk and revenue goals are consistent with each other is the "risk appetite statement," according to B… 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

How to thrive when co-workers don't speak the same language

8/15/2014

  • Glass Hammer blog, The

Diverse, multinational workforces can bring linguistic challenges, writes Cathie Ericson. It's helpful to make it clear which language a meeting will be held in and to be sensitive to the potential po… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Expert: Strong financial controls help credit unions stop internal fraud

8/20/2014

  • Credit Union Times

Having a robust system of checks and balances is one key way for credit unions to avoid embezzlement and other types of internal fraud, says Chris Marquet of Marquet International. "That means credit … Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

"Crowdfunding Your Venture: Promise, Progress and Peril"- August 27, 2014- Los Angeles, CA

8/20/2014

This event takes a look at crowdfunding and its potential to accelerate projects and new ventures. The JOBS Act of 2012 brings promise for equity funding new ventures and this year, hundreds of equity… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Financial firms are urged to create CPO role: Chief privacy officer

8/18/2014

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial firms should establish separate organizations dedicated to safeguarding confidential information provided by customers and employees rather than using a decentralized approach to privacy, ac… Read More