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Could Phil Vasan return to the alternative investment industry?

The sale of the US private banking operations of Credit Suisse to Wells Fargo, agreed last month, has created an opportunity for an imaginative alternative investment fund manager or investment bank to secure the services of the kind of talent tha

Posted on: 20 Nov, 2015

Treasury management: no longer the poor relation

Treasury operations within hedge funds have traditionally been the ‘poor relation’ to other functions, however, this is changing.

Posted on: 05 Nov, 2015

New contenders to prime brokerage

Organisations such as BlackRock are well-placed to provide prime brokerage to hedge fund managers that are being exited by bulge bracket banks. 

Posted on: 12 Jun, 2015
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Your prime broker may be the biggest risk you are failing to manage

Ever since they found prime brokers reneging on margin agreements in the early stages of the financial crisis in 2007, hedge fund managers have worried about their exposures to the investment banks.

Posted on: 28 May, 2015
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New contenders to prime brokerage

Organisations such as BlackRock are well-placed to provide prime brokerage to hedge fund managers that are being exited by bulge bracket banks.

Posted on: 05 May, 2015
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Increase in synthetic PB and alternative financing as primes face squeeze

Basel III capital and leverage ratios are likely to facilitate a substantial increase in synthetic prime brokerage financing and alternative sources of hedge fund financing.

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2014
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Depositary banks warned on restitution of assets in sub-custody at US primes

There are questions as to whether depositary banks with assets held in sub-custody at US prime brokers will be subject to strict restitution liability under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) for assets lost during re-hypot

Posted on: 24 Nov, 2014
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GAIM Ops: Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
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Clearing brokers retreating from delegated reporting

Clearing brokers are likely to retreat from providing buy-side clients with delegated reporting services for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) as required under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation

Posted on: 07 Oct, 2014
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Bulge bracket prime brokers risk looking short-termist

The decision by bulge bracket prime brokers to terminate certain hedge fund relationships risks looking short-termist and could provide opportunities for the mini-prime brokerage industry, particularly in London.

Posted on: 18 Sep, 2014
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