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Citi Prime Finance makes reshuffles

Citi Prime Finance has appointed Alan Pace into the newly created role of global head of sales and client experience, according to an internal memo.

Posted on: 26 Sep, 2012

Rehypothecation caps in EU would hurt PBs and hedge funds, warns industry experts

A stringent regulatory cap on rehypothecation would limit prime brokers’ ability to provide financing against illiquid instruments at hedge funds, while it would almost certainly push costs up at managers, a senior executive at Citi Prime Services

Posted on: 24 Sep, 2012

White paper dismisses myths on European ETFs

A new white paper has sought to upend many of the myths held about European ETFs and urges market participants to lend ETF shares more readily – something which could ultimately benefit hedge funds.

Posted on: 18 Sep, 2012

Hedge fund assets in prime custody surges, says BNY Mellon/Finadium report

Hedge fund assets in prime custody have jumped by 40% to $684 billion since 2010, according to a study by BNY Mellon and Finadium.

Posted on: 12 Sep, 2012

Brussels: European Commission could intervene if clearing pushes buy-side out of swaps market

The European Commission has said it could intervene to ease CCP collateral requirements for buy-side firms trading swaps to prevent them  being priced out of the market.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012

Brussels: European Commission rejects industry complaints on depositary liability

The European Commission has hit back at industry claims that depositary liability will be prohibitively expensive.

EU not backing down on AIFMD

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Rehypothecation caps being reviewed, says top European Commission policymaker

A top policymaker at the European Commission has said rehypothecation is being firmly scrutinised, adding a cap was a possibility although no decision would be made until the implications were fully understood.

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2012

Appointing depositaries not wholly straightforward, says J.P. Morgan Prime Brokerage

Appointing a depositary might not be as straightforward as many managers assume, a senior executive at J.P. Morgan prime brokerage has cautioned.

Posted on: 28 Aug, 2012

Hedge funds pose limited systemic risk, according to FSA survey

Hedge funds pose a limited risk to market stability, according to the results of a survey  conducted by the

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2012

Conifer Securities acquired by JonesTrading

JonesTrading Institutional Services, a Los Angeles-based pure execution equity trading firm, is to acquire Conifer Securities, the prime brokerage business owned by the Conifer Group.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2012


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