Data sharing is a sensitive topic for hedge funds. Investment managers spend years accumulating the experience, knowledge and processes that give them their competitive advantage, and protecting that intellectual property is of critical importance to them.[Read more…] about Cloud Technology – The Secure Solution
The value of transparency in portfolio financing
How a clearer understanding of financing relationships will benefit both hedge funds and prime brokers
Hedge funds and prime brokers have a symbiotic relationship that began as early as the 1970s and will likely continue for many decades more. Hedge funds rely on their prime brokers to lend them securities for short selling and cash for leverage, without which they cannot execute their strategies. Prime broker divisions are often the jewel in the crown for investment banks, contributing multiple billions of dollars in annual revenues and providing a central point of ownership for the bank’s broader relationship with the hedge fund community.
The nature of this partnership has evolved over the years, with the most recent shifts coming primarily from increased competition, regulation, and improved technology.[Read more…] about The value of transparency in portfolio financing
What is Treasury Management?
Treasury management is a term used to describe the process of managing an enterprise’s holdings and liabilities, with the ultimate goal of controlling the firm’s liquidity and mitigating its operational, financial, and reputational risk. Treasury management is integral to the operations of a variety of financial institutions, including hedge funds who typically run complex and ever-changing books.[Read more…] about What is Treasury Management?