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Neonet and Quod Financial offer integrated trading solution

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:30

Neonet Securities has integrated with Quod Financial to offer mutual customers using Quod Financial’s technology access to trading with Neonet as an agency broker. »

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Acadian Asset Management opens new office in Japan

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:45

Acadian Asset Management, a specialist in active global and international investing, has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, located at the Marunouchi Trust Tower.  »

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Training The Street hires Bob Wieczorek as head of asset management and capital markets practice

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:45

Training The Street (TTS), a corporate training provider for Wall Street firms, has appointed Bob Wieczorek as head of its asset management and capital markets practice. »

Charalambos Psimolophitis, CEO of FxPro

Prime-of-Prime service launched for institutional investors

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

FxPro Financial Services Limited (‘FxPro’) has launched a Prime-of-Prime service in a bid to attract institutional investors and enable them to benefit from greater transparency and trading cost efficiencies. With FxPro Prime, hedge funds, in particular start-ups (as well as other asset managers), will be able to trade against the high quality liquidity pool that FxPro has across 11 liquidity providers and avoid having to establish prime brokerage relationships. »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital Markets

Threat of rising funding costs

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:39

“Our history is that we’ve been very welcoming to start-up hedge funds. Even as the opportunities to service larger managers grow, we’re not just walking away from what has been a significant part of our business,” says Jack Seibald (pictured), managing member at Concept Capital Markets LLC, one of North America’s leading introducing brokers.  »

EJ Liotta, PrimeOne Solutions

Basel III set to create a richer array of prime brokers

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:36

By James Williams – On 4 August 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that Goldman Sachs had commenced culling its hedge fund client roster, offloading managers who simply weren’t generating enough return on equity. Fast forward to 7 December 2014. Reuters reported that Credit Suisse was considering scaling down its prime brokerage business, as Switzerland contemplates imposing a tier one capital ratio of 4 per cent on its banks by 2019, 1 per cent higher than the Basel III ratio. »

John Stracquadanio, Head of Prime Services, Scotiabank

A new paradigm for prime brokers

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:25

Scotiabank is one of a stable of Canadian banks that have decided to enter the prime services space as regulation begins to shake up the established order. Basel III and other regulations are providing new entrants with similar opportunities that arose following the ‘08 financial crisis as managers adopted a multi-prime approach. »

Paul Kelly, CEO, Linear Investments Limited

Benefits of holistic approach

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:22

“In 2011, we identified that larger prime brokers were pulling back on smaller hedge funds. We saw our opportunity at that point,” states Paul Kelly (pictured), CEO of London-based Linear Investments Limited; an FCA-approved full service mini prime broker (Linear Mini Prime) providing full prime brokerage, custody and execution services to small and mid-sized hedge funds.  »

Ben Chalice, Nomura Prime Finance

Opportunities for HFs

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:18

Japan attracted significant international interest following the launch of Abenomics – how should global hedge fund managers assess Japan, and the rest of Asia, as a long-term source of capital? »

Gildas Le Treut, Global Head of Prime Services at ABN AMRO Clearing

Well placed to grow prime brokerage offering under AIFMD

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:13

Today’s evolving regulatory landscape is playing to the strengths of ABN AMRO Clearing, certainly with respect to EMIR and AIFMD. Over the last 35 years, ABN AMRO Clearing has built a nexus to global market infrastructures to provide execution services and post-trading facilities across most markets and products.  »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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