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FINRA’s Role in Regulating Financial Services Advertising: Challenge of Social Media

FINRA’s Role in Regulating Financial Services Advertising: Challenge of Social Media

FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department is tasked with reviewing firms’ communications and faces challenges in keeping up with the changes social media has brought to the arena.

blogs.cfainstitute.org
The Long-Awaited Pooled Fund Guidance Statement Nearing Release

The Long-Awaited Pooled Fund Guidance Statement Nearing Release

In a step toward being relevant for all investment vehicles and in response to requests from the industry, new guidance on applying the GIPS® standards to pooled funds will be available soon.

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The Evolution of the GIPS Standards: Introducing GIPS 20:20

The Evolution of the GIPS Standards: Introducing GIPS 20:20

GIPS 20:20 is the next update of the GIPS standards and the focus is on ensuring that the Standards are relevant for all asset classes and types of asset managers.

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Once known just for accounting, EY now gets billions of dollars from digital consulting

Once known just for accounting, EY now gets billions of dollars from digital consulting

Most people know EY for its auditing and tax services. It's much more than that.

businessinsider.com
Here's where the world's commodities come from

Here's where the world's commodities come from

The top producing countries for each major commodity worldwide.

businessinsider.com
Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders voted in favor of a merger Thursday, meaning the combined company will be producing and selling its solar roof product.

businessinsider.com
Here's everything you need to know about the solar roof Tesla plans to build with SolarCit

Here's everything you need to know about the solar roof Tesla plans to build with SolarCit

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders voted to merge the two companies Thursday. Here's a closer look at the solar roof the "new Tesla" will produce in 2017.

businessinsider.com
The Internet of Everything — $12.6 trillion ROI expected over the next decade [SLIDE DECK]

The Internet of Everything — $12.6 trillion ROI expected over the next decade [SLIDE DECK]

BI Intelligence has created a slide deck exploring the most disruptive trends in the IoT including an analysis of consumer, enterprise, and government markets.

businessinsider.com
U.S. Supreme Court allows ATM fees lawsuits to proceed

U.S. Supreme Court allows ATM fees lawsuits to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green light to class action lawsuits by consumers accusing Visa Inc (V.N), Mastercard Inc (MA.N) and several U.S. banks of conspiring to inflate the prices

reuters.com
Rising U.S. yields help dollar to 13-1/2 year high, Asian shares slip

Rising U.S. yields help dollar to 13-1/2 year high, Asian shares slip

Asian share markets weakened on Friday as rising U.S. bond yields carried the dollar to a more than 13-1/2 year high against a basket of major currencies, fueled by expectations that President-elect D

reuters.com
Oil prices fall as strong dollar wipes out OPEC cut optimism

Oil prices fall as strong dollar wipes out OPEC cut optimism

Oil prices fell in early trading on Friday as the strengthening U.S. dollar snuffed out rekindled hopes that OPEC might agree production cuts.

reuters.com
Saudi Arabia is trying to build the Amazon of the Middle East

Saudi Arabia is trying to build the Amazon of the Middle East

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund will contribute $500 million to the venture.

businessinsider.com
Soros’s fund bailed out on the big gold ETF

Soros’s fund bailed out on the big gold ETF

George Soros’s hedge fund Soros Fund Management sold its stake in a widely used gold ETF in the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

marketwatch.com
Alliance54.com |   Impact Investing: Jane King Interviews Derek Saleeby & Steven Saltzstei

Alliance54.com | Impact Investing: Jane King Interviews Derek Saleeby & Steven Saltzstei

Meet Derek Saleeby and other industry leaders to explore new opportunities at the next edition of the Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum in 2017 by registering your interest as a partner, delegate

alliance54.com
Deutsche Bank / FT Remark survey of 200 what is driving today’s capital markets

Deutsche Bank / FT Remark survey of 200 what is driving today’s capital markets

Financial regulation, new technologies such as blockchain and a revival of emerging markets are key issues driving financial markets, according to a recent survey conducted by Deutsche Bank and FT Re

db.com
From “ROI” to “PHI”: State Street’s Center for Applied Research and CFA Institute Iden

From “ROI” to “PHI”: State Street’s Center for Applied Research and CFA Institute Iden

New research published today by the Center for Applied Research, the independent think-tank of State Street (NYSE: STT), and CFA Institute, argues that to succeed, the investment industry and its prof

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Bankers split on local dollar bond issuance | Banking-finance - Business

Bankers split on local dollar bond issuance | Banking-finance - Business

The Chief Investment Strategist of Standard Chartered Bank Group, Steve Brice, has backed government’s recent decision to turn to the domestic capital market to raise capital by issuing its debut doll

thebftonline.com
Financial Markets: Equities

Financial Markets: Equities

Value stocks underperformed in the past decade, but PIMCO believes 2016 may be the start of a reversal.

pimco.com
Judges v Jacob

Judges v Jacob

A South African institution that works

economist.com