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Gildas le Treut, ABN Amro Clearing

The benefits to using a specialised prime broker

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:54

Starting up a fund is a battle, regardless of which jurisdiction the manager chooses. For those with a trading background embarking on their inaugural launch, one location that is perfectly predisposed yet sometimes overlooked is the Netherlands; a mere one hour from London City airport.  »

Sean Trager, Wedbush Prime Brokerage

Wedbush Prime Brokerage - Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:01

Wedbush Securities was founded in 1955, and is one of the largest providers of small and midcap equity research in the US.  »

Jack Seibald, Cowen Prime Services

Cowen Prime Services - Best North American Prime Broker

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:50

The series of acquisitions that have taken place since Cowen Inc acquired Concept Capital Markets, LLC – which took place exactly two years ago – have been numerous and have led Cowen's prime services unit to become regarded as a genuine alternative to bulge-bracket prime brokers. »

Jack Seibald, Cowen

Cowen expands global prime business

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:03

Cowen has completed the integration of Cowen Execution Services’ prime brokerage business, which was acquired as part of Cowen’s acquisition of Convergex earlier this year. »

Jack Seibald, Cowen

Cowen Prime Services wins Hedgeweek USA Award 2017

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 10:06

Cowen Inc has been named Best North American Prime Broker at the 2017 Hedgeweek USA Awards for the third consecutive year. »

Kevin LoPrimo, Cowen Prime Services

Cowen’s LoPrimo: The architect of the firm’s international prime brokerage sets his sights on Europe… and then Asia

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 09:02

For someone who prides himself on building things, the opportunity for Kevin LoPrimo (pictured) to develop a footprint for Cowen Prime Services in London1 was too good to overlook. Last June, LoPrimo was officially unveiled as Head of International Prime Brokerage and charged with building on the success of Cowen Prime Services in the US, here in Europe. »

Sean Kelleher, Wall Street Access

Wall Street Access acquires RJL Capital Group

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 09:28

Wall Street Access Corp has acquired a majority interest in RJL Capital Group (RJL), a New York-based provider of prime brokerage and trading services. Terms of the private transaction have not been disclosed. »

Sean Capstick, GPP

Emerging hedge fund managers are profitable below USD100 million

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 12:10

Emerging managers have a lot to be bullish about because even though the fund raising environment remains challenging, the break-even cost of running a hedge fund is surprisingly less than people might believe.  »

Sean Capstick, GPP

GPP enhances client offering through Edgefolio’s Cap Intro services

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:36

GPP has formed a joint venture with Edgefolio to provide a Capital Introduction service to its prime brokerage clients. Edgefolio’s platform connects investors and hedge funds, creating technology-driven solutions for a traditionally conservative and fragmented industry.  »

Jack Seibald, Cowen

Choosing your prime broker

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:03

When setting up as a new hedge fund manager, one of the most important relationships to establish is that of the prime broker. With banks facing regulatory pressures in the form of Basel 3, many are re-appraising their client book to ensure that they are getting a suitable return on investment for the balance sheet they provide. Consequently, the first point for start-ups to focus on is to articulate what they will be doing with the fund they are planning to launch.  »


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