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December 11, 2012
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  • U.S. Treasury will sell its last shares of AIG
    The U.S. Treasury Department plans to sell its remaining 15.9% equity stake in American International Group. After selling 234 million shares, the government will still hold an undisclosed number of warrants but will cease to be an owner of the company. The transaction closes the books on one of the largest and most fiercely criticized rescues of the financial crisis. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/11), Bloomberg (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Regulatory initiatives around the world emphasize the importance of centrally cleared standardized OTC transactions. At Eurex Clearing - Europe's leading clearing house - we recognize both the challenges and opportunities this presents for the buy-side. And provide some groundbreaking solutions.
  Industry News 
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Washington Roundup 
 
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Operations Update 
 
Big Data is revolutionizing trading. Get in on it.
Today's financial firms are faced with intensive regulatory scrutiny, new compliance demands and the need to make better, more transparent decisions. It's all about data. These articles show how banks, capital markets and other financial institutions can derive the most value from the complex, fast-paced data pouring into their organizations.

  Private Client News 
  • JPMorgan Private Bank will widen its net
    JPMorgan Private Bank plans next year to pursue clients it previously did not consider wealthy enough to draw its attention. The bank will try to attract individuals and families with $5 million to $30 million in investable assets. "We think it has been underserved for a long period of time, and with around 1.5 million households and $5 trillion in net worth, we think it's a spectacular growth opportunity," said John Duffy, CEO of JPMorgan Private Bank. Family Wealth Report (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SIFMA News 
  • GFMA Member Call: Best Practises for Financial Benchmarks -- Dec. 13 -- 8 a.m. EST
    In response to recent calls for reform, GFMA developed and recently finalized its Principles for Financial Benchmarks, recognizing that the financial industry has a responsibility to restore public confidence in financial benchmarks. This Member Call on Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m. EST will discuss the impact of the latest global regulatory developments, review GFMA's Principles, and address the practical implications of recent regulatory and industry actions. The discussion panel for the call will include: GFMA CEO Simon Lewis; Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal, Susan Krause Bell and Tony Murphy, both Managing Directors at Promontory Financial Group, and Randy Snook, Executive Vice President at SIFMA. Pre-registration for this call is required. Participants can register through this pre-registration link (Conf. ID 10021707). After pre-registration, a dial-in number will be provided. The call is open to all members of SIFMA, AFME and ASIFMA, and CLOSED to the press and non-members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SIFMA Financial Management Society Educational Training Session -- Dec. 18 -- NYC
    SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) is holding an Education Training Session covering three current and challenging areas confronting brokers today: preparing for CFTC's broader scope of regulation; complying with potential Basel III capital requirements; and implementing the proposed Volcker rule. The session will also include an update by FINRA on rules in development. CPE credits are available and this event is open to FMS members and non-members. Sign up for this session today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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