Thursday 23rd October 2014
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WEDNESDAY TICKER: OCTOBER 22ND 2014: The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has launched a probe into the causes of yesterday’s disruption to Real-time gross settlement (RTGS), the bank's system for settling high value payments - A major loophole in the UK’s criminal records checking system means that IT staff, including those working in critical functions within financial services firms are not permitted to be vetted for fraud, says Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI and chief executive officer of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) - Employment in financial and related professional services in London reached a record high of 703,900 in June 2014– 11%, according to TheCityUK’s October 2014 London Employment Survey - LSE-backed multilateral trading facility Turquoise has launched Block Discovery, a new service designed to allow users within the Turquoise Midpoint Dark Book to trade larger block orders by matching block indications - Dominic Wheatley will take up the job of chief executive of Guernsey Finance as of December 1st. Wheatley will replace Fiona Le Poidevin, whose resignation was announced in July and who will head up the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
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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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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Maroclear, the Moroccan Central Securities Depositary (CSD) have signed a cooperation agreement to expand the range of services the exchange provides to the market participants in Morocco.

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The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has today adopted a final rule for risk retention in securitisation, which requires banks to keep at least 5% of the risk on their books when they sell on credit risk to investors. "Arriving at the final Risk Retention Rule has involved compromise among the agencies to implement its general purpose in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. While there are elements that I am not completely satisfied with, on balance the final rule provides standards that will serve to contain some of the excessive risk taking that was an important contributor to the crisis of 2008," says FDIC vice chairman Thomas M Hoenig in Washington, following the announcement.

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