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  •   “Given the current environment, for most banks and credit unions, dealing face-to-face with the customer has not happened since early March. How can financial institutions continue to provide a customer experience but maintain safety? Video banking. This technology allows financial institutions to meet customers’ needs while still supporting physical
  •   “Backlinks, or inbound links, tell Google and other search engines that two websites are connected. They are, in some sense, a signal of approval used by search engines to calculate a website’s domain authority. The higher a website’s authority, the more search engines will show that website over others
  •   “When a lengthy “short” report is published, a company’s stock price will almost often experience a near-term drop as momentum traders react to the allegations. Billions of dollars can hang in the balance as investors sift through a densely written report posted on a website. In some cases, the
  •   “Party City has not given its stock and bondholders a reason to party over the past year. The company ended 2019 with its stock down 76.5% as it saw EBITDA drop 39% from the previous year due to soft Halloween sales and helium supply problems. The first half of
  •   Accenture and the Digital Dollar Foundation have published a whitepaper laying out proposals for the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the US. The partnership, known as the Digital Dollar Project, is seeking to “future-proof the dollar” against developments in the way consumers and businesses transact

At Mercer Advisors, a Sign RIAs Are Taking Their Online Presence Seriously (RIAIntel)

“Backlinks, or inbound links, tell Google and other search engines that two websites are connected. They are, in some sense, a signal of approval used by search engines to calculate a website’s domain authority…” […]

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Anatomy of a Short Attack (CFO.com)

“When a lengthy “short” report is published, a company’s stock price will almost often experience a near-term drop as momentum traders react to the allegations. Billions of dollars can hang in the balance as investors sift through a densely written report posted on a website. In some cases, the publication will set off an extended battle in the media between corporate executives, short-sellers, and large investors that can last for weeks or even months. […]

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“Nobody Has More Party for Less” Than Party City Bondholders (Koyfin Research)

Many investors expected Party City would become another casualty of the Covid-19 epidemic and ultimately be forced into bankruptcy. Before the announced exchange, both senior bonds (PRTY 6.125% due 2023 and PRTY 6.625% due 2026) were trading between 4-6 cents on the dollar as bondholders feared little to no recovery value.” […]

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US must look to ‘future proof’ the dollar with a CBDC (Finextra)

  Accenture and the Digital Dollar Foundation have published a whitepaper laying out proposals for the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the US. The partnership, known as the Digital Dollar Project, is seeking to “future-proof the dollar” against developments in the way consumers and businesses transact […]

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FOMC Minutes Paint Bleak Picture (Trading Economics)

  “The coronavirus pandemic brought an extraordinary amount of uncertainty and considerable risk to the economy in the medium term, FOMC minutes from meeting held on April 28-29 showed…The minutes offered a glum outlook on the coronavirus later this year, saying a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak with another […]

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CI Roundup (05-18-20)

Financial Sector Asset Management Goldman to Buy Folio Financial (Think Advisor) Banking Former BoE Official Assesses Basel III Crisis Response (Practice Insight) Macro Factors Government Policy Japan Moves to Limit Foreign Investment in Half of Listed Firms (Bloomberg via GARP) Economy How Startups and Entrepreneurs Can Power the Economic Recovery […]

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Currency Overlay Essentials

Currency overlay is an outsourced FX management program to a firm which specializes in foreign exchange markets. […]

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CI Morning Roundup (05-01-20)

Financial Sector Asset Management Buy-side rejects changes to dark trading and SIs under MiFID II review (The Trade) Raymond James to focus on ‘virtual’ recruiting (Investment News) Macro Factors Monetary Policy & Central Banks Fed expands main street lending program (Think Advisor) Tiff Macklem is set to succeed Stephen Poloz […]

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Trade Financing Feeling the Pressure as Global Economy Contracts

According to a recent report from the Elevate Global Trade Intelligence Unit, global trade finance has come under strain as a result of the COVID-19 fallout. […]

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CI Roundup (04-29-20)

Financial Sector Insurance U.S. insurers want taxpayers to back pandemic coverage for businesses (Reuters) Banking European Banks Win Major Relief From Leverage Restrictions (Bloomberg Law) UBS Profit Jumps Despite Coronavirus Disruption (WSJ) US SBA temporarily closes program to all banks except the smallest Asset Management JPM Calling for Boost in […]

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