Saturday 25th October 2014
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FRIDAY TICKER: OCTOBER 24th 2014: Standard Life has signed a memorandum of understanding with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China aimed at building partnerships around savings and investment solutions - A research report has found Australia to be one of the world’s most expensive developed markets to clear and settle equities - BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched an outsourcing service for AIFMD reporting - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says it sees the beginnings of a new phase in the lingering eurozone crisis, where the worst may be over, but the difficult job of tending to unfinished business lies ahead.
North America

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios that will be used in the next round of stress tests for major US banks.

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US money manager Federated Investors saw its revenue rise 2% to $216.92m in this year’s third quarter thanks to a rise in equity assets under management.

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Christine Cumming, first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, today announced her intention to retire from the Bank in June 2015. Cumming is the second ranking officer in the Bank and a member of the Bank’s Management Committee, as well as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

 
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

SEC supports final risk retention rule

At today’s open meeting at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, chair Mary Jo White says the regulator will consider adopting (jointly with five other federal agencies) adoption of the final rules on credit risk retention. 

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Renewed concerns over a slowdown in Europe and some emerging markets as well as heightened geopolitical risk and Ebola have weighed on markets over the last few weeks. Portfolio managers and strategists from across Newton, BNY Mellon Investment Management and The Boston Company comment on the latest market fluctuations.

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The two-year streak of US home price growth appears to have come to a close, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest quarterly index report.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission says that John J. Cross, director of the Office of Municipal Securities, will leave the agency in November.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

US T-bills added to eSpeed platform

eSpeed, Nasdaq’s over-the-counter platform for electronic trading in US Treasury securities, has introduced US Treasury bills (T-bills) with notional average daily volume exceeding $4bn and daily highs exceeding $10bn.

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