SunGard claims derivatives clearing utility will save clearing brokers from margin squeeze

A new industry utility is being launched by SunGard for post-trade futures and cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives operations.

Posted on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Operations

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Stock Connect delays should not alarm asset managers and investors

Delays to the much-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme should not alarm asset managers and investors hoping to transact in mainland Chinese A-shares amid concerns the adjournment is attributable to regulators and market participants st

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

ESMA likely to force primes to segregate AIF and non-AIF assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Pension funds to continue hedge fund allocations despite CALPERS withdrawal

Pension funds will continue to increase their exposures to hedge funds although fees are likely to face more scrutiny going forward following the high-profile exit from hedge fund investing by California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPER

Posted on: 23 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

EU regulators will struggle to digest data provided by algos and HFTs following MiFID II

European regulators will struggle to digest much of the data they receive from algorithmic traders and high-frequency-traders (HFTs) once the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) takes effect.

Posted on: 02 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

McKinsey survey highlights convergence of traditional and alternative managers

The convergence between alternatives and traditional asset managers looks set to continue with liquid alternative mutual funds likely to account for up to 50% of net new retail revenues over the next five years, according to a report by McKinsey &

Posted on: 07 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors


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