Sign up for free newsletter


Prime Services For Hedge Funds

Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale

CTA performance in the positive for February

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:18

According to the data from Societe Generale Prime Services February was a strong month for managed futures strategies, with all three CTA indices (the CTA index, the CTA mutual fund index and the Trend index) producing performance in excess of 2 per cent. »

CTAs post positive returns in eight out of nine last quarters

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:28

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that June was a strong month for most CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index posting the largest monthly gain since November 2014, and 90 per cent of the constituent programs contributing positive returns.  »

Event driven paper finds investors disenchanted

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:32

A new study from Barclays Prime Services examines the effect of poor performance in the event driven hedge fund strategy on institutional investor demand and reveals that, in recent years, those strategies have been some of the most consistently in demand among investors. »

Duncan Crawford, Newedge

Focusing on diversification

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

French bank Societe Generale announced in early November that it was buying the 50 per cent stake held by Credit Agricole in leading derivatives broker Newedge and in doing so assume full control. Subject to regulatory approval the deal is expected to be completed before the end of 2013 and will, according to Duncan Crawford (pictured), Global Co-Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, Prime Clearing Services, be highly advantageous as Newedge looks to diversify its offering. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Technology helps boutiques support smaller managers

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

By James Williams – Given that around 90% of the hedge fund industry is dominated by smaller managers running between USD100milllion and USD1.5billion in AuM it is perhaps little surprise that smaller, boutique prime brokerage firms are holding their own against bulge bracket prime brokerages owned by European and US banks. »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital

Extending reach to the wider community

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

“As we’ve matured and the industry’s needs have grown, we’ve continued to make investments aimed at providing solutions to emerging and more established managers as opposed to solely supporting the start-up market,” explains Jack Seibald (pictured), managing member at Concept Capital Markets LLC. “Start-up managers remain a core pillar of our business. However, given the increasing regulatory requirements and the demands for greater transparency by investors a lot of the solutions we’ve built answer the needs of managers who might otherwise not have thought of us.” »

Robert O’Boyle, EVP of Sales & Solutions, Liquid Holdings Group

Redefining the ‘miniprime’ model

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

For Liquid Holdings Group, a comprehensive technology and services firm that focuses on supporting small- to mid-sized hedge funds, the time has never been better to redefine the ‘mini-prime’ model with a stable environment for managers to generate investor and operational alpha. »

Marianne Scordel, Bougeville Consulting

The conundrum of investing in emerging managers

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

By Marianne Scordel – A year ago, we explored what hedge fund investors might be looking to buy during the following twelve months, what their attitude towards managers at the smaller end of the spectrum was, and what investment strategies appealed the most. »

Kevin LoPrimo, Global Prime Partners

The right relationships are vital to success

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:00

For award-winning boutique prime brokerage Global Prime Partners this year has seen the firm go from strength to strength, laying further foundations to their reputation as one of the hedge fund industry’s ‘go to’ service providers to small and medium sized hedge funds. »

Five fingers

PrimeOne Solutions hires five senior execs

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 15:17

PrimeOne Solutions, a division of CoreOne Technologies, offering a full-service, global prime brokerage platform, has hired five senior executives to its management team.   »

Philip Masterson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Investment Manager Services division, SEI

Estlander selects SEI to provide hedge fund outsourcing

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 12:14

Estlander & Partners has selected SEI to provide operational outsourcing services for the firm’s hedge fund business. »

Sanjiv Sawhney, Head of Fund Services, Investor Services, Citi.

Citi launches enhanced liquidity and portfolio analytics capabilities for funds of hedge funds clients

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 12:53

Citi has expanded its global capabilities for administration and custody services to assist fund managers in establishing a more efficient, informed and effective investment process. »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services.

GlobeOp launches monthly Hedge Fund Performance Index

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 13:32

GlobeOp Financial Services is launching an independent, asset-weighted hedge fund performance index on 15 May, 2012. The latest in a series of monthly GlobeOp hedge fund indices, it is transparent, consistent in underlying funds and data processing, and free from selection and survivorship bias. »

Peter Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services.

Northern Trust prepares clients for Form PF reporting

Wed, 02/05/2012 - 13:39

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC, is actively working with its private fund clients to provide the data necessary for Form PF reporting. »

Two fingers

SSgA adds two currency strategies to dbSelect

Wed, 25/04/2012 - 14:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched two currency investment strategies on Deutsche Bank’s dbSelect, its platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

Man talking through loud hailer

New CGS Hedge Fund Service aims to increase transparency in hedge fund industry

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 10:00

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), managed by S&P Capital IQ on behalf of the American Bankers Association, has launched the CGS Hedge Fund Service, which offers unique CUSIP identifiers for domestic and global hedge funds.  »

Paul Chain, President of AIS Fund Administration.

AIS Fund Administration opts for Confluence Unity platform

Wed, 14/03/2012 - 06:00

AIS Fund Administration, a provider of outsourced support and administration for hedge funds, has used Confluence's Unity Financial Statements software to provide hedge fund financial reporting for its clients. »

Jonathan Hall, Managing Director, Macquarie Funds Group

Macquarie to provide third party hedge fund capital raising services

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:03

Macquarie Group will begin offering hedge fund capital-raising services to external hedge funds through its Alternative Investment Strategies (AIS) division. »

Stephen Casner, CEO of HazelTree

HazelTree and Treasury Curve to partner

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 10:00

HazelTree, a leading provider of Treasury management services, and Treasury Curve, a firm that provides access to institutional money market funds from multiple providers on a single platform, are teaming up to provide hedge fund and asset management executives with true end-to-end service. »

Dan Shapiro, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel marks 10th anniversary in London

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 12:35

Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its London office. Formed in New York in 1969, SRZ is a legal service provider to the global hedge fund industry. »

Stephen Van de Wetering, CEO of Empaxis

Empaxis introduces overnight process monitoring for buy-side firms

Mon, 13/02/2012 - 00:01

Empaxis, a provider of operational services and support for asset managers and prime brokerage firms running Advent applications, has launched its Overnight Process Monitoring (OPM) system for hedge funds and other investment advisory firms. »

Stack of money

Virogen in discussions with European hedge fund to secure long term financing

Fri, 10/02/2012 - 14:00

Virogen Inc, a holding company specialising in data security and encryption technology, is in discussions with a European hedge fund to secure long term financing for the commercialisation of its products and services worldwide. »

Jim McKee, Senior Vice President of Hedge Fund Research at Callan

Callan selects eVestment for hedge fund of funds data collection

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:00

eVestment Alliance is to act as Callan Associate’s data collection platform for hedge fund of funds and other alternatives strategies. »

Bart McDonough. CEO, Agio Technology

Agio Technology continues rapid growth in 2011 amid growing hedge fund demand for managed IT services

Wed, 18/01/2012 - 13:42

Agio Technology, a provider of managed IT services for hedge funds, continued to demonstrate significant growth in 2011 as a result of a growing trend of hedge funds and other investment advisory firms outsourcing non-differentiating IT functions to third-party providers. »

pile of paperwork

SEI introduces Form PF reporting services

Wed, 21/12/2011 - 12:00

SEI has unveiled a new service that assists SEC-registered investment advisers of private funds in meeting their Form PF obligations. »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR

Hedge funds down in November says HFR

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 13:37

Hedge funds posted monthly declines in November for the fifth time in the last seven months, as lack of clarity on resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis resulted in continued investor caution and risk aversion. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined by 0.92 per cent, with weakness across all sub-strategies more concentrated in equity and credit sensitive strategies, as reported today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.) the leading provider of data, indices and analysis of the global hedge fund industry.   »

Lisa Corvese, Managing Director for Global Business Strategy at PerTrac.

PerTrac offers hedge fund administrators cloud-based reporting service

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 13:17

PerTrac has launched a new service that offers hedge fund administrators the ability to deliver performance tear sheets to their hedge fund clients, including how well the funds performed relative to benchmarks. Hedge fund managers can offer these alternative tear sheets to investors as independent, third-party verification of their hedge fund performance. »

Gillian Scott, Beaumont Advisors

Beaumont Advisors launches hedge fund operational due diligence business

Fri, 18/11/2011 - 14:30

Beaumont Advisors Limited has launched a new business offering hedge fund operational due diligence services. »

Sandy Kaul, US Head of Business Advisory at Citi.

Citi introduces "Hedge Fund 3.0" model for fund managers

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 11:50

Citi has introduced a new operating model for hedge funds, designed to help managers launch, manage and build successful hedge funds without excessive investment in non-core functions. »

Information sign

ConceptONE announces Form PF preparation and advisory services for private fund advisors

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 14:16

Since the final version of Form PF was confirmed by the SEC and the CFTC on 31 October, 2011, ConceptONE has ben analysing the new requirements and has spent a significant amount of time researching the proposed rules and building the necessary tools, including a specialised data warehouse and proprietary calculation library, to help clients implement the required reporting process. »



Hedgeweek Global Awards 2017

Hedgeweek Global Awards 2017

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 14:14

GFM Events

James Williams, Global Fund Media

Shaping smarter performance

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 10:44

Special Reports

Bermuda Fund Services 2017

Bermuda Fund Services 2017

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 11:55

Switzerland Hedge Funds 2017

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:53

Guide to Relocation 2017

Guide to Relocation 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 15:43

3 days 23 hours from now - Abuja
1 week 3 days from now - London
2 weeks 1 day from now - London
2 weeks 2 days from now - San Francisco
Mon, 15/05/2017   - London
Mon, 15/05/2017   - London
Mon, 15/05/2017   - London
IKONIC Fund Services Ltd.
Tue, 29/11/2016 - 12:28
Backstop Solutions Group
Tue, 08/11/2016 - 18:44
The Gemini Companies
Mon, 17/10/2016 - 12:51
other gfm publications