Global Prime Partners Launches Structured Products Unit

Feb 22 2017 | 12:40am ET

London-based Global Prime Partners (GPP) has launched a structured products division that will provide clients with streamlined access to top issuers along with custom technology and customer service.

The announcement follows the appointment of former Nomura executive Mike Ward last fall. Along with Ward, who came aboard as head of new business development, Global Prime’s new structured products team includes former Catley Lakeman executive Matt Robinson as head of structured products sales and ex-Hartmoor specialist Ross Trotman as Head of Structuring. 

GPP’s structured products division is initially aimed at UK onshore clients, according to a statement, and started trading earlier this month. 

“We have been fortunate to work with a great panel of issuing banks and developed a bespoke structured products platform designed specifically for the needs of wealth managers,” said Ward in the statement. “It’s exciting to bring this product to market and the initial reception from our clients has been extremely positive. 

“Business development continues and in the second half of 2017 we will launch our Wealth Solutions service,” he added. “[This] will provide wealth managers with an integrated clearing, custody and portfolio management platform.” 

Founded in 2009, London-based Global Prime is a boutique firm that provides prime brokerage, execution, lending and custody/clearing services to hedge funds, broker-dealers, asset managers, family offices and professional traders around the world. It is known for its support of emerging fund managers.

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