RBS synthetic prime broking in strong growth mode


Stephen Howard
The synthetic prime broking arm of RBS says the volume of business for the group in Asia-Pacific has jumped over 220% in the last twelve months – and that most of that growth can be traced to the pick-up in hedge fund activity in the region, as well as the significant investments the bank has poured into the platform including significant hires it made in recent months.

Stephen Howard, managing director for equity prime services and for equity delta one and financing at RBS, says RBS’ equity primes services team now has eleven