Barclays steers Prime Services build out in Asia towards multi-asset class managers

Tue Mar 1, 2011

Barclays Capital has undertaken a significant build out of prime services in Asia Pacific over the past 14 months, and is in the midst of rolling out what it feels is a holistic financing solution geared towards multiple asset class hedge funds, large money managers and financial institutions in the region.

The move ties in well with the emergence of true multi-strategy, credit and macro funds in the Asia Pacific post the global financial crisis, as compared to the dominance of equity focused hedge funds in the region previously, as well as the increasing trend of large international (and often multi-asset class) hedge funds brands establishing a presence in Asia Pacific.

"When I arrived in October 2009, it was...

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