Economy

Commentary: A look at transaction reporting obligations of MiFID II

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Taking a detailed look at pre- and post-trade reporting, perhaps the most onerous obligation of MiFID II.
Investors as irrational as ever

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That idea plays out at least according to the Aptus Behavioral Momentum index. The index falls in line with the work of the weekend’s winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences,...
Richard Thaler, famed for 'nudge' theory, wins Nobel economics prize

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University of Chicago professor Richard H. Thaler was awarded the Nobel economics prize "for his contributions to behavioral economics."
Treasury Department calls for capital market reforms

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Treasury calls for "significant reforms" to capital market rules to promote economic growth while still protecting investors.
Randal Quarles confirmed for Federal Reserve Board

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Randal Quarles was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Uber will proceed with SoftBank deal, limit Kalanick's power

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Uber Technologies will move forward with a major investment deal from SoftBank Group Corp. and approved a slate of governance reforms that will limit the influence of co-founder Travis Kalanick and...
Commentary: Safeguarding your portfolio in a low-return environment

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Investors have several approaches to consider when looking to maximize investment outcomes in a low-return environment.
Commentary: Income equities – A desirable portfolio asset as interest rates turn

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Dividend-paying equities might remain an attractive and viable income option for insurers and will remain attractive should rates rise.
Return dispersion highest for megacaps

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Returns dispersion, as measured by cross-sectional volatility, moved higher in 2017 among the 50 largest U.S. equities.
FSOC rescinds systemically important financial institution designation for AIG

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AIG's designation as a systemically important financial institution was rescinded by the Financial Stability Oversight Council on Sept. 29.
FTSE Russell's latest review ends with China A-shares still on watch list

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FTSE Russell's latest review shows China's A-shares still on the firm's watch list for inclusion in its benchmark indexes.
Another MiFID II impact: Best execution of derivatives

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Transaction cost analysis providers are moving into more complex derivatives asset classes, in part to meet MiFID II requirements.
Research network to study European market

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Plato Partnership is working with Imperial College Business School to establish a research network focused on European market structure.
Commentary: CHOICE Act gives investors no voice

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The Financial CHOICE Act would weaken many important provisions of Dodd-Frank and introduce changes that would harm capital markets, investors and consumers.
Commentary: The importance of senior bank loans

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Floating-rate instruments, notably senior bank loans, are a compelling way to reduce rate exposure in the face of rising interest rates.