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Hedge funds urged to start PB financing negotiations now

Hedge fund managers should start negotiations with their prime brokers and scale back on the number of counterparty relationships they have if they want to obtain favourable financing terms as primes look set to curb their financing operations onc

Posted on: 09 Sep, 2014
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Investors increasingly looking to make hedge fund allocations, says Credit Suisse study

The overwhelming majority (97%) of institutional investors plan to be highly active in making hedge fund allocations during the second half of the year, according to a mid-year survey by Credit Suisse Capital Services.

Posted on: 17 Jul, 2014
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Citi paper warns hedge funds on collateral management and rising financing costs

Hedge funds must optimise the way in which they manage their collateral following reforms of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets while the cost of financing is going to rise exponentially in light of Basel III capital requirements, a ne

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2014
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Forcing PBs to segregate AIF assets could cause serious challenges

Forcing prime brokers to segregate AIF assets could have serious unintended consequences and will ramp up borrowing costs for those firms.

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2014
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FCA authorises three prime brokers to undertake safe-keeping under AIFMD

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has authorised the prime brokerage arms of Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Barclays to undertake the Article 21(8)(a) safe-keeping of financial instruments duties as required under the EU’s Alternative Inv

Posted on: 27 Jun, 2014
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Investors adopting partnership-driven approach to hedge funds, says Barclays study

Investors are concentrating their hedge fund portfolios on fewer managers and adopting a more partnership-driven approach, according to a study by Barclays Prime Services and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2014
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Fund Forum: ESMA guidance on segregation at primes eagerly anticipated

Depository banks and prime brokers are eagerly awaiting the much anticipated decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as to whether primes will be forced to segregate AIF assets from their own and other clients.

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2014
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GAIM: RBS remains committed to prime brokerage

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) remains committed to its prime services business despite plans to scale back on its rates prime broking and over-the-counter (OTC) clearing units.

Posted on: 17 Jun, 2014
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Hedge fund AuM to double by 2018, predicts Citi

The global hedge fund industry is projected to double from $2.9 trillion to $5.8 trillion by 2018 while there is an increasingly blurred line between investors and hedge funds as the former start to build out their own asset management organisatio

Posted on: 30 May, 2014
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Barclays study highlights capital raising opportunities in APAC

There could be up to $70 billion in assets up for grabs for hedge funds marketing into Asia-Pacific (APAC), according to a study by Barclays Prime Services Capital Solutions.

Posted on: 28 May, 2014
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