Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Derivatives-trading volume in Asia rises due to growing oil-product flows

12/17/2014

  • Reuters

Trading volumes of derivatives in Asia are increasing because of expanding oil-product flows. Increased trading by national oil firms and trans-Atlantic arbitrage are helping drive the trend, experts … Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Trading slow in 1st month of Hong Kong-Shanghai link

12/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

About one-fifth of a yuan quota has headed to China using the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect since 17 November, according to the exchange, surprising observers, who blame high expectations. Of 300 b… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

In Senate exit, Levin seeks limit on banks' commodity deals

12/16/2014

  • Reuters

Outgoing Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., has introduced legislation that for the first time would limit physical-commodity activity by big banks by cracking down on trading on inside information. It likely … Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Mayor de Blasio to meet representatives of Justice League NYC

12/17/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

De Blasio

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to meet with representatives of Justice League NYC, one of the groups protesting the death of an unarmed man placed in a choke hold by police. “[Th]e mayor… 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

Financial firms offer targeted apps

12/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Goldman Sachs Group, Deutsche Bank, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and other financial firms are starting to offer applications targeting specific investment interests, such as initial public offerings. Gold… 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

Facial analysis could help traders, researchers say

12/10/2014

  • InformationWeek

Facial analysis technologies could offer valuable real-time data to financial traders, researchers say. When applied to public comments made by CEOs and other senior executives, facial analysis could … 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 mixed ahead of Fed meeting

12/17/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Mounting a partial recovery from a sell-off earlier this week, Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Wednesday as traders focused on an upcoming meeting of the Federal Reserve. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4%… 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

Tremors hit U.S. credit markets as oil plunges

12/16/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

With oil prices down by nearly half since midyear, anxiety is growing in U.S. credit markets as investors try to gauge the risk associated with complex securitized loan packages. Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Proposed bankruptcy rules have lenders worried

12/16/2014

  • Reuters
  • AmericanBanker.com (subscription required)

Lenders are expressing concern that they will lose important protections if some proposals by the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 are enacted into law. Som… 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

Study: Traders in ethnically diverse groups price assets more accurately

12/1/2014

  • Forbes
  • Huffington Post, The

A study found that a group of ethnically diverse stock traders performed better at pricing assets appropriately than did a group of homogeneous traders, according to researchers at Columbia University… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

Issues cause FASB to weigh revenue-recognition delay

12/10/2014

  • Journal of Accountancy online
  • Accounting Today

The Financial Accounting Standards Board is researching revenue-recognition issues that might challenge companies and is considering delaying the effective date of the standard. Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Processor a breakthrough for genetic-data processing

12/8/2014

  • Scientist (free registration), The

Among The Scientist's top innovations of the year, Edico Genome's DRAGEN Bio-IT Processor has greatly reduced time and energy needed to process genomic data, going from 24 hours to 18 minutes. Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Only one failure reported in Bank of England stress test

12/16/2014

  • Reuters

A stress test that envisioned a plunge in housing prices revealed seven of eight U.K. banks and building societies would survive in good form. Only Co-operative Bank was found to fall short of at leas… Read More

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