SmartBrief Originals
News and original analysis on the finance and accounting sectors.
Barack Obama

Mission half-accomplished for the Mooch, CME Group goes big for GFLC, the straight shooter at Stifel, and why the next Oceans movie might be set in London

Janet Yellen

The Fed's Theory of Relativity, Trump knows that sometimes less is more, Brexit bankers weigh pay packages, and Jose Cuervo falls of his bar stool

Adena Friedman

Wall Street is cool again, Nasdaq makes RegTech move, a fiduciary rule nothingburger, and researchers imagine a world where securitization is transparent

Anthony Scaramucci

MoochWatch ends and begins all at the same time, the Imposssible Trinity faces the Financial Trilemma, Deutsche Bank has a Brexit plan, and investment banking heads to the boon docks


Illinois-based Magnetar Capital is expanding its energy franchise, which dates back to 2005

FDIC headquarters

Strange days at the FDIC, a new nominee for the CFTC, and a nothing burger speech from the new chair of the SEC

Kids playing football

How really bored bond traders pass the time, teeny-tiny bank fines, and should policymakers be Tweeting more?

CFPB Director Richard Cordray

On "social collateral" and interbank markets, firepower at the CFPB, firepower at the SEC, and Dr. Doom is doing his thing again

Jean-Claude Juncker

Trump gets an Econ 101 lecture, Where renewable power might literally replacing nuclear, the OCC states the obvious, and should anyone really worry about bond market liquidity?

Brexit flag

How to rein in a winning trader, crowd-sourcing as an investment strategy, Brexit kabuki dance, and clean coal bites the dust

Labor Department

Labor Department isn't in on the joke, Money and politics in the UK, The cable woes of forex traders, and when wine labels go bad

Chris Christie

Mark Carney impersonates Leon Lett, the Wall Street Journal editorial board needs an editor, a new kind of World Cup, and a West Side Story in New Jersey

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank is helping bankers save lives, Europe’s role in the de-globalization of banking, Post-evolution energy policy confronts reality, and Substainable really is the new strategery


Banks beat CCAR, Central banks ponder virtual currency, an "Enigma" in Hong Kong, and how to optimize airport security

Jay Clayton

Yellen plays the age card, Clayton re-defines efficiency, some hedge funds jobs dodge AI, and whodunit at the Philly Fed?