Rather than focusing solely on the revenues generated by a client, prime brokers are likely to focus increasingly on that client’s overall profitability to the firm as measured by their total return on assets (ROA). Pricing in the emerging landscape will be tied to how efficient a counterparty the hedge fund is perceived to be.
This will require a new focus on dialog and coordination between hedge funds and their financing counterparts, and more deliberate placement of debits and shorts across the manager’s set of prime brokers.
NEW YORK, LONDON AND HONG KONG, Oct. 3, 2019 – Hazeltree, the leading provider of integrated treasury management and portfolio finance solutions, announced today that it has acquired ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO), a leading provider of portfolio analytics for hedge funds and prime brokers, previously owned by CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME). This acquisition solidifies Hazeltree’s position as the leader in treasury and portfolio finance solutions. IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, participated in the investment, alongside existing investors. Read More
Global Custodian – Hedge Fund Annual – Strategy Games Traditional COO and CFO roles at alternative investment managers no longer exist, as they are now required to be technology, compliance and investor relations experts. ENSO’s Paul Busby and Ted O’Connor discuss the changing landscape and highlight new trends that are empowering these COO’s to adapt.... Read More
Commentary from ENSO, HedgeMark and Man FRM A decade since the financial crisis empowered managed accounts as the institutional go-to structure for transparency, liquidity and control of hedge fund strategies, assetson dedicated platforms continue to grow, driven by convergence, customisation and soon socially conscious investing. Unlike fund administrators, custodians or prime brokers that offer a... Read More