Securities Financing

Pundits confident on equities although doubts remain about event driven, convertible bonds and ETFs

Managers are bullish on equities while event driven and convertible bond strategies could struggle in 2012, according to a panel debate at Data Explorers’ securities financing forum in London.

Posted on: 21 Mar, 2012

Short position disclosures have little impact on share prices, according to academic research

Short position disclosures do lead to follow-up shorting although this activity has a negligible effect on share prices, according to academic research presented at Data Explorer’s securities financing forum in London.

Posted on: 21 Mar, 2012

J.P Morgan says tri-party repo market reform will not impact buy-side

J.P. Morgan has said it is confident hedge funds and other buy-side organisations will be able to cope with proposed changes to the $1.67 trillion tri-party repo market.

Posted on: 06 Mar, 2012

Research depts at prime brokers could be culled if profits don't increase, warns top exec

Prime brokerage research departments are likely to be trimmed down or even shut completely if hedge fund trading volumes do not pick up, a senior executive at a major prime broker in New York warned.

Posted on: 27 Feb, 2012

Sponsored article: Gaim Ops Cayman 2012 preview

Gaim Ops will be holding its annual operational due diligence conference at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman between April 22 and 25, 2012.

Posted on: 16 Jan, 2012

Hong Kong should create Pan-Asian, Ucits-esque fund brand, expert states.

Hong Kong should take a lead in creating a Pan-Asian, Ucits-esque product which can be marketed to the region’s growing retail investor base, an industry expert has said.

Posted on: 31 Oct, 2011

FINRA proposal “intrusive” towards investors, leading law firm states

The decision by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulation Authority), the US securities’ firms regulator, to force hedge fund investors to disclose their business interests in initial public offerings (IPOs) is “intrusive” and excessive, a leading int

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2011

CCPs could hold high-grade corporate bonds, experts suggest

There are question marks as to whether central counterparty (CCP) clearing houses should accept blue-chip corporate bonds as collateral alongside cash and high-grade corporate bonds.

Posted on: 26 Oct, 2011

CIBC makes new appointments

CIBC Mellon has made a series of appointments.

Rob Ferguson has been named head of global securities lending at CIBC Mellon where he will take sole responsibility for the firm’s capital markets team.

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2011

JP Morgan unveils full prime brokerage service offering in EMEA

JP Morgan has unveiled a full prime brokerage service offering for its hedge fund clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Posted on: 22 Jun, 2011

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