Choosing the right prime broker depends on a myriad of factors, starting with the hedge fund strategy. It is important to think ahead and select a long-term partner, not the cheapest provider
Four-way agreements too difficult under Dodd-Frank external business conduct standards, say prime brokers
Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings cover a wide range of services including prime brokerage, fund administration and accountancy. They give an insight into what managers and investors value
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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A preliminary protocol to enable four-way FX prime brokerage involving agency desks has been agreed ‘in principle’ and could allow agencies to scale up their activities, having been largely reduced to spot since May
Agency desks warn they could be driven out of the market as a result of business conduct rules
Prime brokers have had to cancel four-way agreements for trades involving two buy-side firms, on the basis that a no-action letter issued by the CFTC on April 30 did not cover this type of business
Coming into force in July, the AIFM directive will likely to curb the freedom for prime brokers to reuse assets pledged by hedge funds for collateral, resulting in higher fees for services including leverage, says Patrick Colle, general manager of Paris-based...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.