Sloane Ortel serves CFA Institute's members globally as a curator and commentator. Based in New York City, she is a regular contributor to the Enterprising Investor and a co-author (with Jason Voss, CFA) of CFA Institute's Investment Idea Generation Guide.
In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.
Banks hope to negotiate a carve-out from capital requirements under the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book as they transition $370 trillion in swaps notional to a Libor alternative. Risk (subscription required) (14 Aug.)
President Donald Trump has signed a bill giving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US expanded authority to review foreign investments in US companies for national-security risks. The measure gives the committee authority over minority-stake investments made by venture capital and private equity funds. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (13 Aug.)
Activist investor Carl Icahn has decided not to solicit proxies to vote against Cigna's plan to pay $54 billion for Express Scripts Holding, a deal he once described as a "travesty." The announcement came after two major shareholder-advisory firms endorsed the deal. BloombergQuint (India) (14 Aug.)
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