European Union and US regulations could impact the way custodians do business with hedge funds. At the same time the relationship between custodians and prime brokers is also evolving.
Goldman Sachs advises start-up managers to focus on securing an ‘anchor tenant’ in the form of a seed investor or strategic capital provider. Creating a 'founding share class’ also pulls in investors....
Independent Ucits platform provider Alpha Ucits says managers are attracted to products that are able to raise assets. Selection criteria are high, with the average AUM of managers above $1 billion.
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Bloomberg has responded to changing regulatory and market conditions by creating a service feeding critical data, analysis and insight directly into enterprise information technology infrastructures.
Deutsche Bank has had a second wave of expansion on its managed account hedge fund platform this year. It has benefited from an increased appetite for managed accounts from a wider investor base.
A solid balance sheet is only one quality hedge funds look for in a prime brokers. Morgan Stanley believes a wide range of services offered globally and a consultative relationship is needed.
Blackstone takes an economic stake as a partner in a select number of hedge funds using its size and scale to bring intellectual and financial capital to help nurture and grow a sustainable business.
Hedge fund managers value research from a global franchise covering a wide range of companies, markets and specific sectors giving a breadth and scope of coverage to build a complete picture.
Cloud technology could push down the costs for hedge funds of all sizes but fears remain over the counterparty risk of having one service provider for IT. Many are moving to the lower cost model.
Hedge Fund Research sees opportunities for hedge funds in emerging markets, particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe. It also predicts EU regulations could negatively impact Ucits hedge funds.
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.
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