Could a top prime exit the market altogether?

Credit Suisse seen as vulnerable as it cuts leverage in investment banking


Banks, including New York-based Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, reported healthy increases in equity trading revenues in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period a year ago in operations that span the range from dealing stocks and derivatives to running prime brokerage.

But the picture is not rosy for all, especially given the pressure prime brokerage and related businesses have been under for some time.

In the short term, losses from the surge in the Swiss franc have meant forei