counterparty risk

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

Institutional investors predict further hedge fund growth, according to Credit Suisse survey

Institutional investors predict global hedge fund AuM will grow 10% in 2013 to $2.42 trillion, an all-time record, while long/short equity was identified as the most sought after strategy, according to Credit Suisse’s hedge fund investor survey.

Posted on: 08 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

PBs warned on short-termist behaviour with unprofitable hedge fund clients

Prime brokers have been advised to take a less short-termist approach to unprofitable or underperforming hedge fund clients.

Posted on: 28 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Review of 2012: Part one

Our year-end review in 2011 prophesised 2012 would be miserable.

Posted on: 17 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Attention needs to be paid to custody risk, warns Odey Asset Management chairman

Hedge fund managers need to pay more attention to custody risk, the chairman of Odey Asset Management has warned.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Operational Risk

Prime custody growing in Asia, says HSBC

Uptake of prime custody by Asian hedge funds has been slow although attitudes are changing, according to the global head of sales for prime services at HSBC. 

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: A Summary

An industry conference veteran once joked he never failed to see the irony of hedge fund managers and investment bankers moaning about their ever-growing expense ratios from the confines of five star hotels.  It is perhaps for this reason GAIM Ops

Posted on: 21 Oct, 2012

Jones Trading-Conifer merger on hold, sources say

The planned merger between Jones Trading Institutional Services, the Los Angeles-based pure execution equity trading firm, and Conifer Securities, the prime brokerage business owned by the Conifer Group, is on hold although a possible compromise i

Posted on: 12 Oct, 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

Momentum Trading Partners shuts raising doubts about future of mini primes

Momentum Trading Partners, a New York-based mini prime, has shut raising further questions about the future of mini primes.

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012
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