Cutting counterparty risk has a price tag that might prevent smaller funds from changing their ways, experts fear
Prime brokers have focused on bolstering asset security for clients after billions of dollars of client assets were caught up in the administration of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE).
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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