Prime brokers

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Strong client relationships support rise of boutique prime brokers

Strong client relationships support rise of boutique prime brokers

Transparency, trust and a clear understanding of the prime broker’s risk management process can help managers build long-term sustainable relationships with their providers. This is especially critical among boutique and mini-prime brokers. These firms are meeting a growing need among emerging hedge fund managers as the traditional providers step further away from this part of the industry.

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The importance of being visible

The importance of being visible

Although it ushered in a whole host of new challenges, when it came to client and audience engagement, the Covid-19 pandemic levelled the playing field between the big banks and smaller players in the prime brokerage market. It encouraged dialogue and boosted transparency. Further, in view of the expected growth in outsourced trading in Europe and Asia, ensuring a good fit between providers and clients has never been more relevant. 

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Higher scrutiny welcomed by the industry

Higher scrutiny welcomed by the industry

By A Paris – Just four months into 2021 and the hedge fund industry had already experienced two major events affecting prime brokerage – the GameStop run and the Archegos collapse. Though these incidents may have rocked some firms, others have held strong and are almost appreciative of the greater scrutiny resulting from such episodes.

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The importance of boutique prime brokers

The importance of boutique prime brokers

BCS Global Markets: Best Boutique Prime Broker – The prime brokerage landscape has seen significant changes over the last couple of years, making it difficult for funds to source the right prime partner. BCS Global Markets has established itself as a boutique prime within the equities space and has recently won Hedgeweek’s Best Boutique Prime Broker award.