How should you go about choosing a prime broker to the Asia-Pacific region? Ryan Bacher, Head of GEPS Sales, Asia ex-Japan, Deutsche Securities Asia, offers some expert guidance
The Asian hedge fund industry is growing rapidly. Record numbers of new managers are setting up in the region and investors are allocating greater capital and resources to this investment community.
Asia has a selection of prime brokers, offering different levels of expertise and service, affording the manager the opportunity to evaluate each one on the quality of service and value-added products.
Prime brokers offer clearing and custody, financing and securities lending as standard services. Managers should also consider the provision of value-added products, such as investor introduction services, risk management tools and cross margining capabilities. A thorough commitment from the prime broker firm to servicing hedge funds across all products is imperative. The prime broker's ability to cross sell the fund...