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News For UBS;JPM;C;HBC From The Last 14 Days
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July 30, 2014
09:38 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN TWTR NFLX GILD C MA FB RFMD AMGN GNW TSLA
July 29, 2014
18:00 EDTUBSUBS could have 25% upside, Barron's says
UBS' current drop could be a buying opportunity as steady cash flow could boost dividend. The stock looks like it has a 25% upside, Barron's contends in its "Ahead of the Crowd" column. Reference Link
11:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan reducing tech support headcount, Bloomberg says
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09:57 EDTJPMJPMorgan cutting hundreds of tech support employees, Bloomberg reports
06:47 EDTCCiti looks to hire 100 Asia unit bankers to rival HSBC, Reuters says
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06:11 EDTUBSUBS says 'responding to inquiries' on dark pools
UBS says it is responding to inquiries concerning the operation of UBSís alternative trading system and its securities order routing and execution practices from various authorities, including the SEC, the New York Attorney General and Finra, who reportedly are pursuing similar investigations industry-wide. These inquiries include an SEC investigation that began in early 2012 concerning features of UBSís ATS, including certain order types and disclosure practices that were discontinued two years ago. UBS is co-operating in these matters. In addition, UBS is among dozens of defendants, including broker dealers, trading exchanges, high-frequency trading firms, and dark pool sponsors, named in putative class actions pending in New York federal court, which have been filed on behalf of purchasers and sellers of equity securities. The lawsuits allege principally that the defendantsí equities order handling practices favored high-frequency trading firms at the expense of other market participants, in violation of the federal securities laws.
05:24 EDTUBSUBS says underlying challenges previously highlighted remain
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05:23 EDTUBSUBS reports Q2 net income CHF 792M vs. CHF 690M last year
Reports fully applied Basel III common equity tier 1 ratio 13.5%. UBS said it resolved its cross-border tax matter in Germany with the authorities in Bochum in July. The settlement, which includes a payment of approximately EUR 300M, concludes the Bochum proceedings. UBS booked provisions of approximately CHF 120M relating to this matter in Q2. It stated, "As a result of significant efforts by the bank, over 95% of its German clients have either provided UBS with evidence of tax compliance or completed the voluntary compliance program. UBS continues to target 100% by year-end."
July 28, 2014
07:01 EDTJPMSankaty to acquire JPMorgan Global Special Opportunities Group portfolio
Sankaty Advisors, LLC, the independently managed credit affiliate of Bain Capital, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of loans and other securities from J.P. Morganís Global Special Opportunities Group. The portfolio contains mezzanine loans in North America and Europe, as well as loans and related special situations investments in Australia and across Asia, with an aggregate value of approximately $1.3B. This acquisition follows Sankaty Advisors' other recent purchases of loan portfolios from Irish Bank Resolution Capital, Lloyds Banking Group and CapitalSource. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of 2014, is subject to borrower and regulatory approvals. Kirkland & Ellis, LLP served as legal counsel to Sankaty Advisors. J.P. Morgan advised on the sale and Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP served as legal counsel to JPMorgan Chase. This transaction is not expected to have a material impact on JPMorgan Chaseís earnings.
06:36 EDTJPMJPMorgan to sell debt portfolio to Sankaty for $1B, FT reports
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06:35 EDTJPMJPMorgan questoined by regulators for conclicts of interest, WSJ says
JPMorgan has been recently questioned by regulators about whether the firm steers private-banking clients to its own investment products, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar with the matter, the questions have prompted JPMorgan to change its disclosures to private-banking clients about the differences between its own products and outside offerings. Reference Link
06:25 EDTJPMJPMorgan implied volatility of 14 at lower end of index mean range
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July 25, 2014
11:03 EDTCCitigroup unit LavaFlow to pay $5M in settlement with SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Citigroup business unit operating an alternative trading system with failing to protect the confidential trading data of its subscribers. New York-based LavaFlow Inc. has agreed to pay $5M to settle the SECís charges, including a $2.85M penalty that is the agencyís largest to date against an ATS. According to the SECís order instituting a settled administrative proceeding, LavaFlow allowed an affiliate operating a technology application known as a smart order router to access and use confidential information related to the non-displayed orders of LavaFlowís ECNís subscribers. While LavaFlow only allowed the affiliate to use the confidential trading data for order router customers who also were ECN subscribers, the firm did not obtain consent from its subscribers to use their confidential information in this way, nor did LavaFlow disclose the use in its regulatory filings with the SEC. In addition to the Regulation ATS violations, the SECís order finds that LavaFlow aided and abetted a violation by the same affiliate that operated the smart order router, Lava Trading Inc., which continued to provide broker-dealer services for several months after it deregistered in August 2008.
09:37 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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06:45 EDTUBSUBS blasts French prosecutors over probe, NY Times reports
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06:40 EDTUBSLoan write down standards changed for non-U.S. banks, NY Times says
A new accounting rule will enable banks outside of the U.S. to write down the value of loans earlier but could cause loans to become less attractive for those banks, according to The New York Times. The rule was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, whose guidelines are followed in more than 100 countries but not in America, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).Reference Link
July 24, 2014
16:00 EDTCiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 10c to 28.08
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07:00 EDTJPMJudge dismisses JPMorgan case regarding Madoff scheme, Reuters says
U.S. Federal Judge Paul Crotty made a ruling that dismissed a shareholder's case which claimed JPMorgan board members knew about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and didn't acknowledge red flags motioning towards fraud, according to Reuters, citing the lawsuit. Reference Link
06:41 EDTUBSFrance initiates formal probe of UBS, NY Times says
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July 23, 2014
16:02 EDTCSallie Mae names Jeffrey Dale as companyís first Chief Risk Officer
Sallie Mae (SLM) appointed Jeffrey Dale as the companyís first Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Dale will work with senior executives and other company stakeholders to build out the enterprise risk management function and framework for the company and its Sallie Mae Bank subsidiary. Mr. Dale arrives from Citigroup (C) where he most recently served as the North American Group Risk Director responsible for consumer credit in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; July 23, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 23c to 28.17. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB C GILD MSFT PBR NFLX AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data
07:14 EDTUBSUBS hires Edgar, Whitcher to beef-up investment banking team, Reuters says
UBS has named Craig Edgar as the new managing director and sector head of the company's power investment banking team and David Whitcher will be joining the firm as managing director of the unit, according to Reuters, citing an internal memo. UBS made the appointments in an effort to grow its America's power investment banking practice. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
19:34 EDTJPMJPMorgan in advanced talks to sell half its stake in buyout arm, WSJ says
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09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:30 EDTJPMJPMorgan creating new multi-class electronic-trading group, WSJ says
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July 21, 2014
10:02 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTJPM, CActive equity options trading on open
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08:41 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
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07:50 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
07:29 EDTJPMAIG settlement with BofA takes crisis claw back total up to $2B, FT says
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07:23 EDTCCiti unit, Mexican regulator at odds over fraud probes, Reuters says
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07:12 EDTJPMCFA Institute to hold a seminar
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTC, JPMMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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13:02 EDTJPMGoldman, JPMorgan ready with $25B bridge loan for Time Warner takeover by Fox
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12:01 EDTCCitigroup says DOJ settlement includes est. of cost of consumer relief
Says $3.8B charge for DOJ settlement included estimates of cost of consumer relief.
11:30 EDTCCitigroup sees issuing 'somewhat more' securitizations during rest of year
Says liquidity position remains strong. Sees FY NCL rate in Asia, Latin America roughly in line with 1H. Says expects to repurchase or redeem $10B of debt this year. Expects to issue preferred stock between now and when Basel III rules are implemented at a measured pace. Sees 2014 preferred stock issuance volume below 2013 levels. Says capital position remains among the strongest in the industry. Says will issue "somewhat more" securitizations during the rest of the year, says credit cards to be primary source of additional securitizations. Comments made on the company's Q2 Fixed Income Investor Review.
10:32 EDTCCitigroup says making continued progress in resolving legacy issues
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July 17, 2014
16:22 EDTJPMJPMorgan awards CEO Dimon 2M crisis-era stock options
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06:38 EDTUBSStudy says UBS largest private bank with assets near $2T, Reuters says
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06:34 EDTUBSBlackRock sells $3.7B of UBS securities to Credit Suisse, Bloomberg says
Blackrock (BLK) sold $3.7B of the $22B of securities it purchased six years ago from UBS (UBS) to Credit Suisse (CS) in yesterdayís auction of mostly subprime-mortgage bonds, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the transaction. Reference Link
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