Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Oct 16 2008 | 2:38am ET
JPMorgan Chase has responded to the Wall Street disaster by billing itself as one of the largest and most stable banks in the country. So far, it seems, that promise is resonating with hedge fund managers.
The New York firm has seen its prime brokerage assets rise by about a quarter over the last few months, CEO Jamie Dimon told reporters, helping almost triple the firm’s investment-banking profit.
Dimon credited the increase both to returning Bear Stearns prime brokerage customers—JPMorgan purchased the collapsed bank this summer—and to other hedge funds fleeing Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley as the investment banking industry went into a tailspin.
Dimon said his firm expected its prime brokerage fees to reach $600 million to $750 million by next year, although he declined to disclose the unit’s assets.
Bear Stearns’ prime brokerage, which saw as much as 40% of client assets disappear prior to its collapse, took in $1.2 billion in revenue last year.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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