Trading transparency tug-of-war

Prime brokerage

Prime brokers face an information conundrum. To attract hedge fund business, they pledge to uphold the highest standards of client confidentiality. But hedge funds spread business among a number of brokers anyway, effectively keeping their margining limits hidden. So how can prime brokers get the information they need to risk-manage their relationships with these clients?

A prime broker may try to extrapolate a client’s strategy from the business it sees, but there is no way to tell if the

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