Hedge funds using multiple brokers to reduce risk

Hedge fund managers are increasing the number of prime brokers with whom they work to reduce counterparty risk, as well as making other operational changes to reduce risk and attract investors, according to a study commissioned by Omgeo and conducted by Greenwich Associates.
   
The study examined the operational practices of more than 50 hedge funds, each with assets of more than $1 billion in North America, Europe and Asia.

Approximately 70% of the hedge fund managers participating in the study