Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

Fed denied banks' commodity-market requests, Senate report says

11/20/2014

  • Reuters

The Federal Reserve has for several years denied bank requests to become more involved in physical commodity markets, according to a report by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Thai bourse turns to cash to limit speculation

11/20/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is demanding cash for share purchases under a trading alert for unusual activity, President Kesara Manchusree says. Officials, concerned that excessive valuation might c… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

IOSCO considers CDS post-trade transparency

11/20/2014

  • Asset Servicing Times

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has released a report that examines the effect of post-trade transparency on the credit default swaps market. The analysis suggests the transpa… Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Head of New Jersey's pension system resigns

11/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Robert Grady has resigned from his position overseeing New Jersey's $81 billion pension system. Gov. Chris Christie said Grady has done a good job but he has wanted to leave for a long time because of… 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

Study finds 80% of pension funds plan in-house management

11/20/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

Four out of five pension funds plan to manage more assets themselves to boost oversight and save costs, according to a State Street survey. As a result, pension funds will likely hire more asset manag… 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 mixed amid news from Japan, China

11/20/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Thursday as data showed that Japan's exports grew and China's manufacturing activity fell. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.1%. Aus… 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

IMF official paints brighter picture for Vietnam economy

11/20/2014

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

Exports, foreign direct investment and domestic demand are all picking up in Vietnam, speeding the nation's recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund's resident representative, Sanjay Kal… 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