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eVestment: Equity strategies post first quarter of inflows in more than 2 years
trueInstitutional equity strategies experienced net inflows for the first time since the first quarter of 2012, eVestment’s quarterly report on global institutional asset flows shows.
OECD warns European Central bank needs stronger policies to avoid stagnation
trueThe European Central Bank must implement stronger policies if it is to avoid a prolonged period of stagnation, and to prevent unintended effects to other economies, warned the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Fed minutes show caution over foreign markets
trueSome members of the Federal Open Market Committee remain concerned about slower-than-expected economic growth in the coming months if foreign economies continue to struggle, said minutes from their late Oct. 28-29 meeting released Wednesday.
SEC to require backup operational plans for large-volume trading venues
trueThe SEC on Wednesday approved requiring large-volume equity exchanges, alternative trading systems and dark pools to submit to the agency backup operational plans in case those venues' technological systems break down.
Eurozone shows modest growth in quarter
trueThe eurozone economy grew 0.2% in the three months ended Sept. 30, with diverse contributions across member states as fiscal and structural reforms move at different rates.
18 banks sign ISDA rules to delay swaps termination rights
trueNew rules that will delay swaps termination rights and collateral demands were signed by 18 major banks, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association announced Wednesday.
S&P Dow Jones downgrades Morocco to frontier market status
trueMorocco has been reclassified as a frontier market country by S&P Dow Jones Indices, following feedback from market participants.
Weak equity returns sting managers
trueSeveral publicly traded money managers experienced either a decline in assets under management or flat growth during the third quarter, due to weak equity markets.
Risks of clouding priorities
trueAsset owners, institutional investment management firms and the markets are not immune from crises of confidence.
High-frequency trading: Considerations and risks for pension funds
truePotential negative effects of the subset of automated algorithm-based trading known as high-frequency trading have recently generated significant attention, including congressional hearings, regulatory investigations, lawsuits and widespread media coverage. A fiduciary to a pension fund should ...
BATS Global Markets hires new president
trueChris Concannon was named president of BATS Global Markets, effective Dec. 15.
SEC releases tick size pilot program plan for comment
trueThe SEC late Monday released for public comment its plan to do a one-year pilot program to widen minimum tick sizes for small-cap stocks.
Bank of Japan expands QE program in surprise move
trueBank of Japan announced an expansion of its quantitative and qualitative easing program, shocking the currency markets and bolstering stocks.
Fed stops bond buying, stays with federal funds rate near zero
trueThe Federal Open Market Committee’s bond-buying program will end this week, members announced Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting, citing “substantial improvement” in the labor market outlook and underlying strength in the broader economy.
ETP traders not responding to exchange overtures
trueAll too often, exchange-traded products are described as mutual funds that trade like stocks. A closer look reveals that not to be the case. To the surprise of many, ETP traders are comfortable in the dark.