Basel III

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Jefferies hoping to bolster prime brokerage operations in Israel

Jefferies is attempting to fill the prime brokerage void in Israel as the country’s domestic hedge fund industry continues to show promising signs of growth.

Posted on: 21 May, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Lock-ups at hybrid hedge funds could be up to seven years

The growing convergence between hedge funds and private equity could potentially see some managers imposing lock-ups of three years, or even seven in the near future.

Posted on: 02 May, 2014
Posted in: Investors

A surprising call from the ECB for the resurrection of the European ABS markets

Nobody expects a central banker to say anything interesting any more, even about subjects other than monetary policy.

Posted on: 14 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Cap intro model could be threatened by AIFMD

Cap intro teams at prime brokers could be forced to rethink their business model when hosting events or introducing hedge funds to potential investors within the European Union (EU) following passage of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Dir

Posted on: 14 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

J.P. Morgan warns hedge funds on Basel III implications

Hedge funds will be forced to reassess their prime brokerage relationships once Basel III capital requirements are imposed on investment banks while some managers should consider developing internal treasury functions to enable direct access to fu

Posted on: 14 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Firms should enhance investor reporting well in advance of Solvency II and Basel III

Forward-thinking hedge fund managers should consider reporting position-level data to banks and insurers well in advance of Basel III and Solvency II deadlines, according to the chief operating officer at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the $13.5 bil

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Investors

An AIFMD depositary bank is for life, not just for Christmas

Fund managers unable to escape the clutches of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) are now in the process of appointing a depositary bank.

Posted on: 27 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

FRM warns on impact of regulation on hedge fund financing

Any regulation of the shadow banking market must be careful not to dramatically alter the cost of hedge fund financing, it has been warned.

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Regulation


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