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FLASH FRIDAY: Wrap Powerhouse

by Traders Magazine on September 27, 2019

A flashback to an article published by Traders Magazine in 2013 about wrap accounts and technology, with updated commentary from Chris Hurley, Mark Viani, and Rob McHeffey, all on the CAPIS sales team.

CAPIS Ups Women’s Initiatives

by Traders Magazine on September 26, 2019

CAPIS has launched a new charity initiative to use the firm's women-owned status to help empower women. Coleen Donohue and Kimberly Doran, both institutional salespeople, spoke with Traders Magazine about how the donations will work, which charities CAPIS has chosen, and how they're hoping to make a lasting impact on women's and girl's lives.

Outsourced Trading: Opportunity Amid Disruption

by Markets Media on February 27, 2019

Chris Hurley, CAPIS Director of Institutional Sales, weighs in on what questions to ask when considering an outsourced trading firm. He goes on to explain why CAPIS is a conflict-free option for those looking to outsource their trading desk. Information and statistics are also provided about this growing need in the financial services industry.

Firm Joins Outsourced-Trading Field

by Hedge Fund Alert on December 12, 2018

Outsourced trading shop, Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS), is setting its sights on hedge funds. The Dallas firm, founded in 1977, currently provides trade-execution services to about 500 clients including family offices, insurance companies, mutual funds and pensions. It now wants to compete in the hedge fund arena, where an increasing number of vendors is vying to take over managers' trading operations.

Outsourced Trading: What Is It, and What Might It Mean for You?

by Traders Magazine on November 27, 2018

Outsourced trading is the latest “hot topic,” but what does it really mean? To some, it is a strategic extension of their current trading capabilities, while others use outsourced trading to minimize overhead costs as they expand their assets under management (AUM). In addition to trading, some want to outsource their middle office and back office functions. In all cases, outsourced trading should be customized to meet the needs of each investment manager.

From Royalty-Payment Reconciler to CFO

by Markets Media on November 6, 2018

Ann Sebert, CFO and Treasurer of CAPIS, discusses how she got her start in financial services and eventually earned her C-suite position. After 16 years serving CAPIS and its clients, Sebert shares her advice for women looking to climb the corporate ladder: "Work hard and be persistent."

Citi Hires Women-Owned Firms to Lead Distribution of $250 Million Citigroup Inc. Subordinated Bond Issuance

by Citi on March 20, 2018

Citi hired CAPIS and eight other women-owned firms to handle a $250 million subordinated bond issuance. Citi has been a leader in promoting inclusion by diversifying their suppliers, particularly in providing opportunities to engage in roles that are typically reserved for much larger financial institutions.

US Managers Should Prepare for MiFID II Now!

by Traders Magazine on January 24, 2018

If you don't think U.S.-based pension funds and plan sponsors will want the same level of transparency as their EU counterparts under MiFID II, then you are fooling yourself. All U.S. managers should begin preparations, even if they are currently “outside the scope.”

Woman-Owned CAPIS Goes After Plan Sponsor Business

by Traders Magazine on February 11, 2016

Capital Institutional Services is now a full-fledged and certified woman-owned brokerage. And as such, has set its sights on the institutional buyside that has a mandate to trade with brokers run by women.

SEC Examines Wrap Trading Practices

by Traders Magazine on October 24, 2014

Is trading away from a sponsor a bad thing? Can best execution be achieved given the troubling problems of sponsor rotation? This article explores these questions.

A Trio of Ex-Cowen Execs Open Wrap Trading at CAPIS

by Traders Magazine on April 11, 2014

CAPIS hires a team to launch CAPIS' managed accounts offering.

Anatomy of a Trading Floor

by Information Week: Wall Street & Technology on December 12, 2009

See pictures of CAPIS' state-of-the-art trading desk.

Agency Brokers Take Role in Credit Markets Recovery

by Information Week: Wall Street & Technology on July 13, 2009

As big brokers retreat from credit markets, agency brokers are stepping in to fill the void in fixed income trading.

Sales Traders are Back in Vogue Amid Volatile Market

by Wall Street & Technology on March 3, 2009

In search of 'advocates on every trade,' the buy side increasingly is tapping sales traders to find the other side of block trades or to work orders via algorithms, direct market access and dark pools.

CAPIS' Morrow Shares his Insight into the Buy Side

by Wall Street & Technology on October 29, 2008

With recent market volatility and the ongoing fall out from the credit crisis, Jim Morrow, chief operating officer at Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS), an institutional agency broker based in Dallas, sees buy side traders wanting and needing different things from their trading partners.

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