Institutional & Investment Banking

FIA SmartBrief

Global coverage of futures and options news

FIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Futures Industry Association

CFTC works on clearing mandate for nondeliverable forwards

7/22/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Market participants continue to wait for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to mandate clearing for nondeliverable forwards. Now that the CFTC has new leadership, some expect the agency to move … Read More

GFMA SmartBrief

Securities, global capital markets and financial services news

GFMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Argentina again seeks stay of order barring bond payment

7/21/2014

  • Reuters
  • Buenos Aires Herald (Argentina)

The Argentine government has asked US District Judge Thomas Griesa to stay his order that prevents it from paying holders of restructured bonds unless it also pays holdout bondholders. Griesa previous… Read More

ISDA dailyLead

News and information about derivatives markets

ISDA dailyLead

Published in partnership with: International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Complex energy swaps prompt compliance concerns

7/21/2014

  • Risk.net (subscription required)

Bespoke energy derivatives are costing European trading houses time and money to comply with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, experts say. Improved standardization might be one remedy. Read More

NYSSA SmartBrief

Wall Street and economic news

NYSSA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: New York Society of Security Analysts

New York City health care workers' strike averted

7/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

New York City-area hospitals reached agreement on a contract with the union representing 70,000 health care workers, heading off a strike. Under the tentative agreement, workers will see their wages g… 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

Regulators note changes at big banks after Dodd-Frank Act

7/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Four years after the Dodd-Frank Act was adopted, major Wall Street banks have made a variety of changes. Banks have been fortifying themselves to handle future crises, reining in businesses that could… 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

Commentary: Why financial firms should fear "watering hole" attacks

7/16/2014

  • Bank Systems & Technology

No matter how robust your organization's network, it's likely still vulnerable to "watering hole" attacks, which involve hackers targeting "industry-spanning" vulnerabilities in third-party sites and … 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 rise as geopolitical risks seem to ease

7/22/2014

  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Asian-Pacific markets advanced Tuesday as traders viewed diplomatic efforts in Ukraine and Gaza as opening the door to relaxed tensions. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumpe… 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

New global prominence seen for renminbi by 2020

7/21/2014

  • Xinhuanet.com (China)

Direct investment and cross-border trade settlement are elevating China's renminbi on a global scale and will make it the world's third-largest currency by 2020. That's according to a forecast by the … Read More

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Credit market news

IACPM Weekly SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

U.S. banks' option of releasing loan reserves is disappearing

7/14/2014

  • Reuters

Banks in the U.S. have been boosting profitability for some time by releasing reserves set aside for bad loans, but that strategy has been largely exhausted. Reserves and loss rates are now approachin… 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

Inaugural meeting to troubleshoot revenue recognition

7/16/2014

  • Compliance Week

The Transition Resource Group, a Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board joint body, will meet Friday for the first time to begin to troubleshoot implementati… Read More

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Follow the trends in Investment Management

Poliwogg SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Poliwogg

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference -- Aug. 21 to 23 in Santa Clara, Calif.

7/15/2014

This conference will build on novel strategies pioneered by the Alzheimer's and cancer communities. By convening foremost leaders from academia, industry, investment, policy and disease advocacy, the … Read More

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

News about finance and corporate risk management

SmartBrief on Risk and Compliance

Organizations need to be smarter about collateral management

7/14/2014

  • WatersTechnology.com

Regulatory pressures are driving changes in collateral management related to derivatives trading, but those aren't the only reasons that financial firms should make better use of their high-quality as… Read More