SmartBrief Originals
News and original analysis on the finance and accounting sectors.
John Thain

John Thain is baaaaaaaack, PIMCO on risk-retention rules, the family that is trying to give back $8 billion, and go Ramblers!


Trust issues for banks, a game of tears versus fines for bankers, and the elephant in the chat room.

John Deere

Playing fast and loose with flash crashes, the FCA's slow roll, Zuck says a whole lotta nothin, John Deere caught in headlights, and FS-ISAC urges Patriot Act update

Mark Zuckerberg

FinReg sausage making, BoE with a deft touch, Cobalt comes to the fore, and where for art thou, Mark Zuckerberg?

Phil Angelides

Looking back on the financial crisis, Share buybacks vs capital investment, globalizing fintech, and fun with Bitcoin charts


CQG expands its footprint with Nasdaq, INE agreements


How will the opening of a new exchange in China change global markets?

FIA Boca

Day Three at FIA Boca. Beware the Ides of March!

David Solomon

BIS warns of a 'digital run', C-suite moves at Goldman Sachs, Saudi Aramco pushes pause, and one thing big bank gotta do to get mobile payments right

Lloyd Blankfein

Lloyd Blankfein heads for the exit, Stanford endowment set to be scrutinized, a steady course for Deutsche Boerse, and the Nasdaq sets a record.

Cobalt Namibia

Trump exempts Mexico and Canada from tariffs, Blockchainits, airborne and floating cows, and who will get Namibia's cobalt?

Gary Cohn

Wells Fargo burned by nuns and guns, unpatriotic execs at Jack Daniel's, the beginning of another HSBC scandal, and what now for Gary Cohn?

Bank for International Settlements

Good news from the Basel Committee, Democratic senators conveniently forget what causes banks to go out of business, Citi aims for digital, and Real Madrid boots PSG