Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

MarketAxess SEF volume jumps, but business unprofitable

7/24/2014

  • SNL Financial (free content)

A 79% increase in swap-execution-facility volumes in the second quarter for MarketAxess Holdings over the previous quarter was not enough to make the business profitable, according to Chairman and CEO… Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Hedge fund segregation issue remains unsettled

7/24/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

The European Securities and Markets Authority is still working out how strictly to enforce the segregation of hedge fund clients' assets held at prime brokers, as mandated by the Alternative Investmen… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Default wouldn't ruin economy, Argentina says

7/23/2014

  • Market News International
  • Buenos Aires Herald (Argentina)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Even if a U.S. court order blocks Argentina from making a bond payment at the end of this month, putting the government in technical default, the economy won't collapse and "life will go on," Cabinet … Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

Group wants Cuomo to release documents on corruption panel

7/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A public-interest group is demanding that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo make public all documents with information on his relationship with the anti-corruption commission he created and then abruptly shu… 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

MSRB tweaks proposed rules governing municipal advisors

7/24/2014

  • Bond Buyer (special access for readers of SIFMA SmartBrief), The

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has revised its draft rules for municipal advisors. Leslie Norwood, co-head of municipal securities at SIFMA, said that after an initial review, the group is … 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

It's time to start talking about "invest-tech"

7/23/2014

  • Institutional Investor online

Investors need to start harnessing the power of new technologies to empower themselves and make their trading more efficient and equitable, writes Ashby Monk. 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 as traders await earnings

7/24/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Thursday as the region's earnings season was set to begin. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2%. Chi… 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 lowers global growth outlook

7/24/2014

  • Bloomberg

Global gross domestic product will grow 3.4% this year, down from an earlier estimate, the International Monetary Fund predicts. The IMF cites the lagging performance of leading economies and turmoil … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

ECB to reveal key data of eurozone's leading banks

7/22/2014

  • Reuters

Key data on the eurozone's leading banks will be disclosed and banks will be given two weeks to produce plans to address shortcomings when the European Central Bank winds up its stress tests in Octobe… 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

Experts: People-focused element is important in diverse recruiting

7/13/2014

  • TalentMgt.com

Technological solutions are harnessing algorithms that aim to improve diversity, but some firms are also employing a people-focused recruiting strategy. "We'd be silly not to use the technology that's… Read More

IIA SmartBrief

Internal audit news

IIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Institute of Internal Auditors

N.Y. becomes first state to pursue bitcoin-specific rules

7/23/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

New York state's Department of Financial Services has proposed regulations to require a license for the purchase and sale of bitcoin as the virtual currency gains traction with some Wall Street firms.… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Poliwogg founder addresses accredited-investor standards

7/22/2014

Jeff Feldman, founder of Poliwogg, takes issue with a recommendation that the Securities and Exchange Commission raise accredited-investor standards. He argues that the guiding principle behind the "b… Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

CFTC's O'Malia announces resignation

7/21/2014

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

Scott O'Malia, a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, plans to step down Aug. 8. "While I find this position to be professionally fulfilling, I believe it is time to pursue other o… Read More