Barclays Capital's Michael Brian explains hedge funds' nimbleness does put pressure on prime brokers to respond in kind but, as is the case with all rapidly changing industries, the cream does still rise to the top
When choosing a prime broker, clients should conduct a thorough review of firms' core competencies to assess suitability, says Lehman's prime broking team
Hedge funds going digital was one thing, but boy, do they generate some data? More than you can put on a floppy disk, anyway, as Bob Guilbert from Eze Castle explains
Chicago, home to the futures exchanges, is an obvious draw for fund managers, but the partnership strategies of local players are further opening up the market, suggests Astor's Robert Stein. By Phyllis Feinberg
Grid computing is ubiquitous in investment banking, yet until now the energy trading and risk management space has been slow on the uptake. This looks set to change, reports David Watkins
The increase in energy trading in recent years has brought significant opportunities but also a rise in operational risk, leaving systems struggling to keep up. Barney Brown at Detica identifies some areas of operational risk deriving from both internal...
Rising wind power prices are encouraging US producers to turn to the short-term and spot electricity markets. Increasingly sophisticated risk management techniques may follow. David Watkins reports
The freight derivatives market has attracted an influx of new players recently thanks to the spread of clearing. With more banks and hedge funds poised to enter, Roderick Bruce looks at what opportunities the market offers and how it needs to develop...
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SunGard launches product to cater to globalising asset management firms and their providers
If you thought all acronyms were born equal, Grant Thronton's Michael Patanella begs to differ. He explains why one called FAS 157 could help managers show why their fund isn't one of the pack, either, when it comes to valuations
With 130/30 funds predicted by some to pull in $1trn in five years and attracting allocators like CalPERS, Phyllis Feinberg went to see who was offering them, and if hedge fund managers should be worried...
Hedge Funds Review gathered 10 of the administration industry's great and good to share their thoughts on the most pressing issues facing the industry today...
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The smart grid is well on the way to becoming a reality, with some technologies already changing the economics of power supply. However, customers must be offered risk differentiated pricing for the real benefits of the smart grid to be realised, finds...
Debate over the suitability of West Texas Intermediate as a benchmark crude resurfaces regularly, but recent price activity in the US oil contract – which influences the entire energy complex – is causing consternation. David Watkins reports
With nearly 300 CDO managers plying their trade in today's global markets, investors are hard-pressed to decide who's top of the pops and who's a one-hit wonder. Rachel Wolcott speaks to influential investors to find out which managers they really rate