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  • With rise of wealth management, a call for more RIA audits

    The year 2014 has so far shaped up to be a banner one for wealth management. Charles Schwab's 2014 Benchmarking Study reported that registered investment advisors (RIAs) in this year's study had the highest profitability since the inception of the study in 2006.

SEF data shows interest rate trading lower and credit trading continues a slow, steady rise

The Futures Industry Association's latest swaps execution facility (SEF) data shows a drop in interest rate trading, while credit trading volumes continued a slow climb for the second period in a row.


New York Stock Exchange owners emphasize listings, revamp facilities

The New York Stock Exchange's new owner wants to emphasize its offered help for companies listing their shares, and sees the creation of a simpler marketplace as one way to do that. That revelation was one of several glimpses into the strategy that InterncontinentalExchange chairman and CEO Jeffrey Sprecher has for the NYSE that were revealed in a detailed Wall Street Journal exclusive report.

Investors react to rumors of a Credit Suisse takeover of Julius Baer

Wealth management firm Julius Baer's shares rose more than two percent Friday after rumors circulated that Credit Suisse might have an interest in acquiring it. The rumors of the potential takeover interest first appeared in Swiss financial blog Inside Paradeplatz and were reported by Swiss paper SonntagsZeitung.


Morgan Stanley's planned natural gas facility takes commodities strategy in a new direction

Recent reports that Morgan Stanley has filed plans to build and run a compressed natural export gas facility shed new light on the company's energy commodities plans. Morgan Stanley's unwinding of its oil operations through the pending sale of its physical oil trading to Russia's Rosneft and the sale of oil storage and transport company TransMontaigne indicated that Morgan Stanley was exiting energy commodities. But perhaps the firm was just moving in a new direction.

Tabb Group's July Liquidity Matrix illustrates Barclays LX struggles after lawsuit

The recently released July issue of Tabb Group's Liquidity Matrix reveals the sharp drop in trading that Barclays' dark pool Barclays LX experienced following New York Attorney General Eric...

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