Larger custodians beginning to see attractions of Malta as hedge fund jurisdiction

Special report Malta 2012/2013: Dawn of a new era

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A lot has changed since the financial crisis. One area that has experienced a quiet revolution has been prime custody. Sparked off by the Lehman bankruptcy and spurred on by the collapse of MF Global in 2012, hedge funds are turning more to custodians as a place to put unencumbered assets.

Hedge fund assets available for prime custody rose 40% between 2010 and the end of August 2012, representing a quarter of all assets under management (AUM) by the industry. The increase in assets parked with cu

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