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  1. BATS Global names global head of exchange-traded products

    trueLaura Morrison was named senior vice president, global head of exchange-traded products, at BATS Global Markets.

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  1. IACPM: Credit default concerns increase in North America, improve in Europe

    trueCredit portfolio managers are growing more optimistic about the credit outlook in Europe, while growing more pessimistic about the outlook in North America

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  2. BofA survey: Managers increasingly view equities, bonds as overvalued

    trueA growing proportion of money managers believe equity and bond markets are overvalued, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey.

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  3. Nasdaq to calculate, market Keefe Bruyette & Woods indexes

    trueKeefe Bruyette & Woods’ index family will be calculated and marketed by Nasdaq OMX Group through a partnership announced Wednesday.

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  4. 'Somewhat' moderated growth led to FOMC decision, minutes show

    trueThe Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to reaffirm the zero to 0.25% target range for the federal funds rate at its March meeting was based on “somewhat” moderated economic growth since January, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.

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  5. China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision

    trueChina’s regulators are taking more aggressive steps to open the country’s capital markets to foreign investors in the run-up to a midyear decision by MSCI Inc. on whether to begin adding China’s A shares to the firm’s benchmark equity indexes.

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  6. Towers Watson: Institutional investors remain uncertain over future of global economy

    trueInstitutional investors continue to be uncertain about the global economy, a new Towers Watson survey says.

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  7. ISDA issues principles for rules governing the centralized execution of swaps

    trueThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association on Wednesday issued principles to be applied to rules governing centralized execution of swaps and called for alignment in swap-execution facility rules across national borders.

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  8. Ackman: Shareholder activism driving bull market

    trueShareholder activism deserves much of the credit for the bullish stock market in recent years, William A. Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, told the more than 560 attendees Monday at a conference of the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington.

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  9. Schapiro: Multitude of trading venues a regulatory challenge for SEC

    trueThe equity market structure with more than 70 venues for trading and 35% of trades done in dark pools represents a major regulatory challenge for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairwoman, said Tuesday before attendees at a conference of the Council of ...

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  10. POLL: Why will the Fed ultimately raise interest rates?

     

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  11. Beneath the ugly face of second half 2014 lies the beauty of opportunity in 2015

    trueIn our view, the coming year will resemble more the volatility of the second half of 2014 than the prolonged, virtually uni-directional (i.e., up!) market that leveraged credit investors have enjoyed over the past several years.

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  12. High-frequency traders to be regulated by FINRA

    trueHigh-frequency and other proprietary traders will be overseen by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority under a proposed rule announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

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  13. CFA Society of the U.K. members see developed markets equities as overvalued

    trueDeveloped markets equities are overvalued, say a net 52% of U.K. respondents to a survey by the CFA Society.

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