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Fund Giants Jointly Seek Protection from Bond Conundrum

The world’s biggest money managers are mapping out proposals intended to grease trading in debt markets that regulators warn are at risk of seizing up in the event of a sudden rush by investors to pull cash.

'Mere' Customer Data Is Gold to Hackers

Most companies strongly protect their crown jewels: internal sales figures, product development plans, account numbers and customer transaction information. Typically lower down the priority list are customer relationship management systems and databases of clients' contact information.

Morgan Stanley Probe Said to Examine Whether Adviser Got Hacked

A U.S. probe into how Morgan Stanley client information ended up for sale on the Internet is examining whether a financial adviser was targeted by hackers after he took data from the bank, two people briefed on the inquiry said.

NICSA Forum Focus: Cyber, Regulation Issues

Industry leaders at NICSA's strategic leadership forum in Hollywood, Fla., reached quick consensus on the twin challenges at the top of every organization's strategic priority list: managing cybersecurity threats and responding to increased regulatory demands.

Investment Funds Face Renewed Too-Big-to-Fail Scrutiny

The International Organization of Securities Commissions said that it will publish a second batch of draft plans on Feb. 20 for identifying funds or particular investing practices that could present systemic risks.



State Street's Global CIO Talks Change

Last month, State Street Global Advisors revealed numerous changes meant to modify its core teams in the traditional asset space.

Executive Briefs

Broadridge Financial Solutions has agreed to acquire Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing, and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms.

SEC Chair Gets Some Advice

By now, the Securities and Exchange Commission's newly-minted Chair Mary Jo White must be inundated with advice on how to succeed at her job from sources near and far.

Executive Briefings

Franklin Resources has acquired the remaining 80% stake of alternative investments specialist Pelagos Capital Management.

2013 Tech Survey: Productivity On the Go

Thirty eight percent of fund firms across the country said that they will increase technology-related costs while a total of 17% of respondents said they expected no change in whether their firm's technology costs would rise or decline for the rest of 2013, according to the 2013 Money Management Executive Technology Survey.