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Are Trendy Robot Funds Making Suckers of Us All?

Are Trendy Robot Funds Making Suckers of Us All?

Yet slicing up public markets for passive consumption might still be taking on a life of its own. It is creating ETF “darlings” that behave differently to the rest of the market, according to Vincent Deluard, strategist at financial services firm INTL FCStone...
Tech Rally Slowing? Take a Look at the Boom in Banks

Tech Rally Slowing? Take a Look at the Boom in Banks

“It’s a perfect storm for banks,” said Vincent Deluard, global macro strategist at INTL FCStone Financial Inc. “It’s a lot of good news happening in a very short amount of time in a very depressed sector that was under-owned,”...
S3 Introduces Contra Reporting for Fixed Income Securities

S3 Introduces Contra Reporting for Fixed Income Securities

The new contra reporting capabilities provide customers with greater insight into the trading activity of their counterparties, which is especially beneficial when grading counterparties on their executions immediately before and after the executions of a given client using S3’s Suite...
Claims magazine recognizes insurance industry leaders for innovation

Claims magazine recognizes insurance industry leaders for innovation

Michelle Bjarnson of Generali Global Assistance’s travel insurance division, previously CSA Travel Protection, was recognized with the ACE/Claims Magazine Customer Champion Award, honoring a claims professional who has gone above and beyond to serve their customers and provide a seamless, supportive experience...
Mall Landlords Roll the Dice With Tech Investments

Mall Landlords Roll the Dice With Tech Investments

“We want to make sure we’re not jumping onto a bandwagon on technology that’s going to be obsolete in 18 months,” said Jim Ward, vice president of marketing, brand development and digital strategies at CBL...
Energy firms raise concerns over CFTC capital rules

Energy firms raise concerns over CFTC capital rules

If the CFTC fails to amend its proposed rules, a wholesale move to exchange-based futures markets is not a viable alternative for commodities firms accustomed to trading swaps, says Eric Donovan, managing director for over-the-counter foreign exchange and interest rates at INTL FCStone...

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FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

In an ongoing mandate to protect investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors approved the next step in FINRA’s ongoing initiative to strengthen controls on brokers with a history of significant past misconduct and to ensure greater accountability for firms that choose to employ high-risk brokers...
High-Touch Hangs On in Equities

High-Touch Hangs On in Equities

Fund managers still prefer high-touch, rather than electronic, execution for more than a third of US cash equities and non-US cash equities according to new research...
CFTC: A New Direction Forward

CFTC: A New Direction Forward

Speaking at the FIA’s International Futures Industry Conference the day after President Trump nominated him to serve as chairman of the CFTC, acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced a new, forward-looking agenda for the regulator focused on fostering economic growth, enhancing US financial markets and right-sizing its regulatory footprint...
U.S. Buyside Eyes MiFID II

U.S. Buyside Eyes MiFID II

Mid- and small-tier US-based asset managers should not think that they’ve dodged the MiFID II bullet, according to the discussion on a Security Traders Association open call...
FINRA’s 5 Biggest Fine Categories in 2016

FINRA’s 5 Biggest Fine Categories in 2016

Fines ordered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in 2016 shattered the self-regulator’s previous record in 2014 – jumping to a record high of $176 million, an 87% increase from the $94 million reported in 2015 and a 31% jump from the former record of $134 million reported in 2014...