• Washington Non-sensus

    The IMF meeting in Washington, D.C., last week is as good an example as any of the utterly confused state of debate that exists in macroeconomic policy making these days.

Big banking companies dominate currency trading

The biggest FX traders dominate the market, accounting for over half of the available business, and putting pressure on smaller players, a recent research report showed. If the situation continutes, finance executives may find their choices for trading partners limited,

Litigation risk rises

Almost a third of companies saw more legal disputes over the past year.

The return of turbulence

Yes, it's October, a month that often spooks the market like a Halloween ghoul. But surely there are larger and more serious reasons for the sharp sell-offs we've seen in global equities of late.

AbbVie's aborted bid for Shire may signal end of inversions

The Treasury's crackdown on "hopscotch" loans is likely to undermine the rationale for inversions going forward.


ISS proposes changes to the way it views executive compensation

Proxy adviser ISS suggests using a "scorecard" tally approach to equity plans, opens window for comment.


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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has seen positive results from the work it has done so far in migrating toward big data analytics and cloud-based technology for market surveillance. As a result, it is leveraging those same technologies in its bid to build and run the Securities and Exchange Commission's Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).  


CME Group announced this week that it will cut 150 jobs representing 5 percent of its workforce, in response to what it called "changing market dynamics." The majority of the job cuts will be in the technology area, with some cuts in corporate and administrative functions as well.