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Leverage likely to increase, says J.P. Morgan

Hedge fund leverage is likely to increase in the short-term as fears about the market abate, J.P. Morgan prime brokerage has said.

Posted on: 21 Jan, 2013
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Interest in macro continues despite underperformance, says Credit Suisse cap intro head

Institutional investor interest in macro hedge funds remains strong despite the strategy’s unimpressive performance in 2012 and continuing economic uncertainty, the global head of capital introductions at Credit Suisse has said.

Posted on: 04 Jan, 2013
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Hedge funds need at least $250 million AuM to break-even, according to Citi Prime Finance survey

Hedge fund managers need to run between $250 million and $375 million AuM to enable their management fee to adequately cover the costs of support personnel and third party expenses, according to Citi Prime Finance’s 2012

Posted on: 12 Dec, 2012
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Newly formed Wells Fargo Prime Services targets top five US prime brokerage slot

The newly formed Wells Fargo Prime Services is aiming to target a top five slot in the US prime brokerage market within the next five years, the business co-head has said.

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2012
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Bloomberg Start-up Hedge Fund Conference London 2012: Key Points

Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-up Conference 2012


$2.19 trillion      -      Total capital invested in global hedge fund industry (Hedge Fund Research)

Posted on: 29 Nov, 2012

Banks need to be more transparent on eurozone crisis

Banks need to be more forthright with buy-side clients about the operational implications of a eurozone country (or countries) exiting the single currency or common market.

Posted on: 28 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg 2012: A Summary

Here are some of the key points from ALFI, which took place in Luxembourg between November 20 and 21.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

UBS commitment to prime brokerage reaffirmed

UBS’s prime brokerage business will not be scaled back despite massive cuts in other parts of the bank.

Posted on: 19 Nov, 2012

Nordic investors enthusiasm for hedge funds increasing but Solvency II fears remain

Nordic investors are likely to increase allocations into hedge funds although concerns about Solvency II are stymieing their enthusiasm, senior executives at SEB Enskilda, the Nordic prime broker, have said.

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012

Hedge funds' disaster recovery systems pass Hurricane Sandy test, experts say

Disaster recovery systems and business continuity plans at hedge funds fared well during Hurricane Sandy’s onslaught, experts have said.

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2012


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