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Quarles: Getting CBDC right is more important than being first

The Federal Reserve vice chair and the head of the CFTC have divergent views on how aggressively the US should pursue a central bank digital currency.

Tarbert: Public-private partnership key to Libor transition

The top US derivatives regulator praised the leadership of the ARRC in preparing markets for the switch.

Economists discuss outlook for global economy's recovery

The global economy is experiencing a better-than-expected rebound, but policymakers' actions will play a large role in the longer-term recovery, said economists at the SIFMA Annual Meeting.

Gorman: Industry performed “extraordinarily well” through pandemic volatility

Morgan Stanley CEO tells SIFMA's Annual Meeting the financial industry did what was previously considered impossible during the coronaivrus pandemic

Panelist: Digitized documents “clearly the way forward”

The financial industry has ramped up its adoption of digitized communications amid the coronavirus pandemic

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan execs discuss diversity efforts

The CEOs of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan U.S. Wealth Management discussed their companies' efforts to address diversity and inclusion as well as the racial wealth gap during SIFMA's Annual Meeting.

Pandemic accelerates cloud, analytics, digital channel trends for advisers

Wealth management firms are seeing accelerated trends in cloud adoption, digital channels and analytics, panelists said during SIFMA's Annual Meeting.

Companies accepting bitcoin: Why corporate is taking crypto

Increasingly more companies are accepting bitcoin payments as cryptocurrencies grow in popularity. Here’s why.

The best finance news websites:  A wealth of information!

Are you getting your finance news from the best sources possible? Here are the top websites that SmartBrief regularly includes in our finance newsletters.

How insurance carriers can prepare for the COVID-19 impact

Insurers will face several strategic and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to prepare.

3 things advisors can do to help themselves and clients manage through a crisis

Here are a few ways financial advisors can support clients and help them navigate these uncertain times.

Securities processing must continue digital transformation following pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating digital transformation for many parts of financial services, including securities processing using distributed ledger technology.

Financial services firms: Welcome to the decade of the cloud

Implementing cloud technology is now a question of when and how -- not if for financial services firms

Stock Trading App Industry Overview: Trading Goes Virtual

Stock trading apps are disrupting the financial industry. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular investment apps, and why they matter.

Helping financial services firms better control risks from remote working

With more people working remotely, financial firms need to improve their risk management and cybersecurity efforts

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