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Could Phil Vasan return to the alternative investment industry?

The sale of the US private banking operations of Credit Suisse to Wells Fargo, agreed last month, has created an opportunity for an imaginative alternative investment fund manager or investment bank to secure the services of the kind of talent tha

Posted on: 20 Nov, 2015

FCA publishes hedge fund survey

Concentration risk at UK hedge funds remains high with the 10 largest firms controlling 38 per-cent of Assets under Management (AuM), according to the latest Hedge Fund Survey conducted by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

Posted on: 02 Jun, 2015
Posted in: Operational Risk

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

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

BNP Paribas acquires Credit Suisse's fund administration arm

BNP Paribas Securities Services has agreed to buy the fund administration arm of Credit Suisse creating a business with combined alternative Assets under Administration (AuA) of $231 billion.

Posted on: 01 Aug, 2014

Investors increasingly looking to make hedge fund allocations, says Credit Suisse study

The overwhelming majority (97%) of institutional investors plan to be highly active in making hedge fund allocations during the second half of the year, according to a mid-year survey by Credit Suisse Capital Services.

Posted on: 17 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

FCA authorises three prime brokers to undertake safe-keeping under AIFMD

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has authorised the prime brokerage arms of Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Barclays to undertake the Article 21(8)(a) safe-keeping of financial instruments duties as required under the EU’s Alternative Inv

Posted on: 27 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

CTAs should not be written off

Investors should not write Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) off despite several years of chronic underperformance, it has been said.

Posted on: 11 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private investor capital in hedge funds at pre-crisis levels, finds Goldman Sachs survey

Private investor capital managed by hedge funds has returned to levels not seen since 2008, according to a survey of allocators conducted by the capital introductions arm of Goldman Sachs Prime Services.

Posted on: 30 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

AIMA hits back on hedge fund performance criticism

Comparing hedge fund performance with that of the S&P 500 is misguided, according to a new paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund industry body.

Posted on: 28 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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