The End of the Single Prime Broker Model
September’s financial crisis calls into question an unaddressed issue in the rapidly changing landscape of independent investment banking and prime brokerage: The reliance by some hedge funds on a single prime broker.
The New Business of Collateral Management
The recent collapse of many financial services firms has been a wake-up call for others, and you can be sure that each and every buy- and sell-side firm has increased its vigilance of existing trading relationships, reevaluating all of its counterparty’s creditworthiness and reexamining the rationale of even the smallest trading relationships.
Why the Bailout Failed and Ideas for Fixing Wall Street and its IT
Congress's failure to pass the Treasury's proposed $700 billion financial bailout package today came as no surprise to Anil Kumar, global head - financial services group at IT services giant Satyam. "They didn't do a good job of summarizing the plan," Kumar says. "They've got to redefine the plan to be more consumer-oriented, rather than solely based on removing toxic assets from banks' balance sheets." He adds, "Unless the housing problems are
Why are we still waiting for the $700 billion bailout?
As debate over the $700 billion bailout continues, Larry Tabb, CEO of TABB Group, comments on the need for "bipartisan, unambiguous and morally steadfast leadership ... not a group of folks fiddling around while Rome burns"
Tools To Help Older Clients Weather the Economic Storm
At least two older people I know live entirely off the income they get from ultra-conservative investments such as Treasury bills. With long-term Treasury notes paying 2-4%, they're watching their monthly incomes plummet. To pay their bills, they have to periodically sell off some of their principal, a scary thing they hesitate to do, knowing they'll have even less to live off of.