Hedge funds study collateral management options

Prudent management

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Few areas in the hedge fund industry have undergone such seismic change since the financial crisis as collateral management.

Prior to Lehman’s collapse few industry participants gave more than a passing thought to the organising, transfer and safe-keeping of cash and securities that hedge funds pledged to prime brokers with whom they did business. It was rarely mentioned.

The result of the mayhem caused by the bankruptcy was an almost obsessive interest in counterparty risk and collateral manageme