Mon Apr 16, 2012

Asset security underpins prime services solution

Paul Hamill, Global Head of Prime Services
Cian Burke, Co-Head of HSBC Securities Services
The search for alpha has long been a global one. More and more, it is taking hedge fund managers to unexpected places. While the growth credentials of Brazil, Russia, India or China are well recognised, many of the fastest growing economies are in the frontier, rather than emerging, category.

A study produced by HSBC's Senior Global Economist, Karen Ward, on 11 January 2012, titled 'The World in 2050-From the Top 30 to the Top 100', highlighted 26 fast growth countries expected to generate annual growth of 5% or more over the next four decades. In addition to the likes of the Philippines and Malaysia, they included three central Asian 'stans', Egypt and Jordan. Five states in sub-Saharan Africa also featured on the list.

In economic terms, the world is shifting. Economic power  is steadily beginning to move...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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