Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Aug 6 2010 | 11:20am ET
Morgan Stanley, which is currently working to spin-off its FrontPoint Partners hedge fund, could be mulling a second hedge fund spin-off.
The firm is pondering its options for a proprietary trading desk called Process Driven Trading, The Wall Street Journal reports. The newly-enacted Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law bars banks from prop. trading.
Among the possibilities are a spin-off of PDT, which is headed by Peter Muller. Morgan Stanley may also move the desk to its investment management business, where it would also begin accepting outside investment.
A decision on PDT is expected within the next few months, the Journal reports. The desk has earned Morgan Stanley billions of dollars since its creation in 1993.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…